Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers will host a biannual American & European Fine Art Auction on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6 PM ET, in their gallery at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, CT, as well as online. The auction will feature nearly 250 lots, including quality examples from the Hudson River School, American Impressionism, Modernism, and European fine art. 

Leading the auction is an oil on board painting by famed American Impressionist Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937), titled New York From Brooklyn. The fresh to the market work, entitled New York From Brooklyn, depicts the busy ferry traffic on the East River and the Brooklyn Docks looking out toward lower Manhattan. (Est. $200,000-300,000). 

Another standout market-fresh painting is a regionalist scene by Dale Nichols (Am., 1904-1995) that’s expected to gavel for $50,000-75,000. The oil on canvas painting, painted by the artist in 1969, the work is titled Winter on the Farm. Shannon’s recently achieved a world record price for Nichols when Mid-Nation Winter sold at their last auction for $120,000.   

Shannon’s is featuring yet another painting by Non-Objective artist Alice Mattern (Am., 1909-1945). Shannon’s set top auction records for the artist, selling Allegro in 2017 for $55,200 and Con Moto in 2016 for $31,000. The painting offered in this sale, Cadence, was included in the 1944 exhibition of the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (a precursor to the Guggenheim) and was accessioned by the Guggenheim Museum in 1961 before entering a private collection. (Est. $40,000-60,000). 

A highlight in the Contemporary category is a large landscape by New England artist Wolf Kahn (Am., b. 1927). A student of Hans Hofmann, Kahn uses Abstract Expressionism and Color Field theory to produce landscapes that are both familiar and surreal for the viewer. The oil on canvas painting (est. $70,000-90,000) measures 52 inches by 60 inches, creating a submersive visual experience.

Leading 19th century paintings is an exceptional seascape fresh from a private Connecticut collection, titled Off Connecticut, by William Trost Richards (Am., 1833-1905). With a presale estimate of $50,000-$75,000, the 20-inch by 32-inch canvas features the luminist sky and translucent waves characteristic of Richards’ best paintings. 

Other auction highlights include 19th century American paintings by J. Buttersworth, R. Gignoux, A.C. Smith, G. Inness, R.S. Dunning and A. Bierstadt; European paintings by R. Dufy, A. Guillaumin, F. Zuber-Buhler, and G. Kolbe; American Impressionism by C.C. Curran, W.L. Palmer, L. Campbell, J. Lie, and W. Schofield; and Modern and Contemporary art by F. Kline, M. Avery, A.R. Fleischmann, O. Bluemner, J. Levine, and P. Guston. 

Previews will be held daily, starting Monday, April 16, and continuing through Wednesday, April 25 (closed Sunday, April 22). Preview hours are 11 AM to 6 PM ET, except on Saturday, April 21, when the preview will be from 10 AM to 3 PM. There will also be a preview on Thursday, April 26, the date of sale, from 12 PM until 5:30 PM. The auction will start promptly at 6 PM ET. Live, internet, phone, and absentee bidding will all be permitted. 

Shannon’s produces an extensive 180-page, color catalog, which is available for sale on their website. A large, 8-page color brochure will also be mailed to 18,000 clients. Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. 

The next auction will be an Online Fine Art Auction in June, followed by another cataloged Fine Art Auction in October. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate, or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711 or send an email to info@shannons.com. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, April 26auction, visit www.shannons.com. Updates are posted frequently.