Lively bidding, strong results lead to a fall fine art sale totaling over $2.3 million at Shannon's
It was an exciting night at Shannon's last Thursday, October 24th. With a full room of bidders, a bank of 20 phone bidders and participation from online bidding platforms, Shannon's kicked off a robust auction that resulted in over $2.3 million.
By: Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
The top lot in the sale, a rare hunting scene by Percival Leonard Rosseau, sold for $100,000 after a lively round of bidding from the telephone bank. The painting, probably a depiction of Percy Rockefeller's hunting grounds at Overhills, North Carolina, attracted dog lovers, Sporting Art collectors and collectors of the American South.
Maintaining their reputation for leading results of exceptional 19th century works, Shannon's achieved a remarkable $87,500 for their cover lot John George Brown's the Flower Girl from 1878. All four lots by Brown sold well, including the smallest Ready for Biz an 8 x 6-inch portrait of a shoe-shine boy that sold for $7,500 against its $3,000-5,000 estimate.
19th century American landscape paintings did well for the "right stuff." Managing partner, Sandra Germain, commented, "We see it again and again, clients are still buying 19th century landscapes and Hudson River School paintings if the works are by leading artists, of good subjects, in good condition and with provenance."
There were impressive sales in American Impressionism. Pennsylvania Impressionism had a strong night with Fern Coppedge's Winter in Bucks County selling for $81,250 doubling the low estimate. Other noteworthy sales results were achieved for Frederick Mulhaupt whose Evening Glow – Gloucester Harbor sold for $42,500 and February Morning in New Hampshire sold for $32,500. An Emile Gruppe of Winter, Meredith, New Hampshire, which many commented was among the artist's best works, sold for $21,250.
Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To learn more about Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, please visit www.shannons.com.