Shannon's Oct. 24 fine art auction has American and European artworks from the 19th century forward
By: Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
Highlights from the sale include an exceptional Grandma Moses painting Over the Bridge depicting children playing in the winter and riding a sled over a covered bridge. The scene captures all the excitement after a heavy winter snow in Moses' nostalgic, recognizable style (Estimate $80,000-120,000)
Another highlight in American Art is a sporting scene by Percival Rosseau. The painting is a master work by the artist measuring 23 x 32 inches and depicting four pointers on the hunt. Each dog has unique identifiable markings and is painted in a highly realistic style. The painting is believed to be painted at Overhills, Percy Rockefeller's hunting grounds in North Carolina (Estimate $60,000-80,000)
Leading the 19th century American Art category is a view of "Half Moon Cove at Gloucester Bay" by James Renwick Brevoort estimated at $50,000-75,000. Brevoort, a second-generation Hudson River School artist, mastered the Luminist techniques of painters like J.F. Kensett, this painting is a rare example of a Hudson River School artist painting in Gloucester. Brevoort was elected to the NAD in 1863. Another view of Gloucester Bay by Brevoort is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
The cover lot is an engaging and beautiful portrait of a young flower girl by J.G. Brown (est. $70,000-100,000)
A sculpture by Abastenia St. Leger Eberle titled "Windy Doorstep" and cast in New York is a rare early example dated 1910. It was exhibited at the National Academy of Design and subsequently purchased by four museums. Eberle worked with Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington on early joint commissions and was a contemporary of the Ashcan school in New York.
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