Shannon's will host its semi-annual live fine art auction on Thursday, October 25th in Milford, Conn
Important American paintings from the 19th century through the contemporary era will be available during Shannon's semi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6 pm Eastern time on Thursday, October 25, in Milford, Connecticut.
By: Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
Leading the auction is a New England landscape by American Impressionist Willard Leroy Metcalf. The painting, titled "The Road that Leads Home," romantically depicts a quiet village scene. Metcalf masterfully captures the atmosphere and the shadows of the trees. The painting is fresh-to-the-
Another leading highlight in American Impressionism is a café scene by Irving Ramsey Wiles. The panting is dated 1887, only three years after the artist returned from studying in Paris. Wiles undoubtedly encountered works by artists like Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet while in Paris, their influences are apparent in this painting. (est. $100,000-150,000)
Other highlights in American Impressionism are an early work by Willard Leroy Metcalf depicting a young woman in a garden of sunflowers; a large-format Winter Landscape by Pennsylvania Impressionist Walter E. Schofield; a view of New York City's Washington Square by Guy C. Wiggins; another view of Washington Square by Impressionist Alfred S. Mira; two fresh-to-the-
Another leading fresh-to-the-
The sale will also feature several other outstanding examples of 19th century American Art including a Luminist seascape by William Trost Richards (est. $60,000-90,000);
Previews will be held daily, starting Monday, October 15th, and continuing through Wednesday, October 24th (closed Sunday). Preview hours are 11-6 (ET), except on Saturday, October 20th, when the preview will be from 10:00AM-3:00PM. There will also be a preview on Thursday, October 25th, the date of sale, from noon until 5:30PM. The auction will start promptly at 6PM ET. Live, internet, phone and absentee bidding will all be permitted.
Shannon's produces an extensive color catalog, which is available for sale on their website (shannons.com)
Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. The next auction will be an Online Fine Art Auction in January 2019 followed by another cataloged Fine Art Auction in April 2019. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, October 25th auction, please visit www.shannons.com. Updates are posted frequently.