Part 2 of the massive Credit Suisse Americana collection will headline Nadeau's New Year's Day sale Original oil paintings by the renowned late 19th/early 20th century Black American artists Henry Ossawa (H.O.) Tanner and Charles Ethan Porter will headline Nadeauís Auction Galleryís Jan. 1 auction.
News-Antique.com - Dec 13,2015 - WINDSOR, Conn. Ė Original oil paintings by the renowned late 19th/early 20th century Black American artists Henry Ossawa (H.O.) Tanner and Charles Ethan Porter will headline Nadeauís Auction Galleryís annual New Yearís Day auction, slated for Friday, Jan. 1, in the firmís gallery at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor. Around 650 lots in a variety of categories will come up for bid.
H. O. Tanner (U.S./Fr., 1859-1937) was Americaís first internationally famous Black artist. He was born in Pittsburgh to a well-educated and devoutly religious family, and he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy, where he became close friends with Thomas Eakins. His oil on artist board work titled Flight into Egypt is conservatively estimated to hammer for $40,000-$80,000.
Charles Ethan Porter (Conn./N.Y., 1847-1923) didnít have the advantages of Tannerís education and upbringing, but his unique talents made him one of the top Black artists of his day. Heís only recently been rediscovered as a major 19th century painter and not many of his works are known. His oil on canvas titled Still Life with Fruit and Basket should sell for $6,000-$10,000. The work is photographed in the book Charles Ethan Porter, published by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc.
Many paintings and prints in the sale are from the huge, 3,500-piece Americana collection of the banking giant Credit Suisse, featuring large framed portraits, period American furniture, quilts, maps and more. On November 7th, Nadeauís Auction Gallery sold Part I of the collection. Many paintings and other artworks will be sold on New Yearís Day. The balance of the collection will be sold in subsequent auctions throughout 2016. All will be held by Nadeauís Auction Gallery.
The Jan. 1 auction will feature original artworks, estate jewelry, Victorian and continental furniture, furniture creations by Margolis and Fineberg, vintage lamps and more. Internet bidding will be provided by Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
The sale will get underway promptly at 11 a.m. (EST). Previews will be held Monday through Thursday and on auction day from 9-11 a.m. Lots may be viewed at www.NadeausAuction.com.
Fine art is expected to dominate the list of top prices realized. A signed oil on canvas by Marin Rico y Ortega (Sp./It./Fr., 1833-908), titled Venetian Canal, 28 inches by 18 ľ inches, has a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000; while a signed oil on canvas by Edward Arthur Walton (UK, 1860-1922), titled The Uplands of Ceres, 24 Ĺ inches by 31 inches, should hit $10,000-$15,000.
An oil on canvas mounted on panel by John George Brown (N.Y./Calif., 1831-1913), titled Distant Thoughts, Young Girl Peeling Apples, artist signed lower right and measuring 30 inches by 25 inches, should realize $20,000-$40,000; and an engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring of a male black-billed Cuckoo bird, after John James Audubon by Robert Havell (N.Y., 1793-1878), overall 36 Ĺ inches by 44 ľ inches (plate and sheet), should garner $3,000-$5,000.
An expected superstar of the antique lamps category is a Duffner & Kimberly leaded lamp with a thistle theme, having a