MILFORD, CONN.- Shannons
Summer Online Auction on Thursday, June 23rd at 2 pm Eastern time offers something for everyone, with many works priced around $1,000. There are original oil paintings, fine quality prints, unique contemporary drawings and brightly colored works on paper.
Leading the auction is an oil painting of a New England covered bridge by American artist Eric Sloane. Under the bridge, identified as Conway Bridge in New Hampshire, there is a figure fishing in the stream (estimate $6,000-$8,000). Other leading lots in the sale include a stormy sailing scene attributed to Robert Salmon (estimate $6,000-$8,000); a Jenness Cortez, titled Saratoga Horse Race (estimate $6,000-$8,000) and a Jennie Brownscombe, titled Girl with Flower (estimate $3,000-$5,000).
There are numerous paintings by celebrated Gloucester, Massachusetts area artists. Highlights in this category include T.M. Nicholas Farm in the Hills, a large, 20 inch by 30 inch oil painting in excellent original condition (estimate $1,500-$2,500) and Shrimp Boats, Beaufort, S.C., a 30 inch by 40 inch oil painting from the same collection (estimate $5,000-$7,000); six paintings by Bernard Corey of scenes in Gloucester and other Massachusetts landscapes (estimates from $500-$1,000); three colorful views of Gloucester street scenes by James Jeffrey Grant (estimates $800-$2,500); and a view of the Gloucester Wharf by Paul Strisik (estimate $1,200-$1,800).
Other American Impressionist works in the sale include two snow scenes by Vermont artist Aldro T. Hibbard (estimates from $800-$3,000); a view of Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut by Leonard Ochtman (estimate $2,000-$3,000); and a large double portrait by Robert Philipp, titled Friends (estimate $2,500-$3,500).
There are lovely portraits by Ivan Olinsky featured in the sale. Collected together, the paintings are each well-framed and in good condition. Leading the group is a portrait titled Madeleine, Young Woman in a Patterned Blouse, estimated at $4,000-$6,000. There are also portraits of Marguerite, a young woman with red hair, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; The Green Bodice, a full-body portrait of a young woman in an interior, estimated at $3,000-$5,000; and Dancer, estimated at $2,000-$3,000. There are also two nudes by Olinsky and a view of the Grand Canal, Venice (estimate $2,000-$3,000).
A view of Seven Lake Trout by Walter M. Brackett (estimate $3,000-$5,000) will appeal to sporting art collectors along with etchings by Aiden Lassell Ripley and Frank Weston Benson.
There are bargains on fine still-life paintings in the sale. Two works by Bryant Chapin (estimates from $1,000-$2,000), a Frederick Batcheller of Three Apples (estimate $700-$900) and an American School, Still Life, at 30 inches by 25 inches (estimate $800-$1,200).