Published: October 28, 2016
MILFORD, CONN. – The beauty of the American landscape through the seasons was a running theme of Shannon’s 250-lot sale of paintings, sculpture and works on paper on October 27. Leading the selection of mostly Hudson River School through early Modernist paintings was “Sunset on the Farm,’ a classic farm scene by Dale Nichols (1904-1995), a painter and illustrator whose work often reflected his rural Nebraska heritage. The 24 by 30 inch canvas sold near the high end of its range for $66,000. Setting a peaceful tone was Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908)’s luminist seascape “Evening Glow,” which crossed the block at $60,000. Dramatic and sun-drenched, Shannon’s cover lot, Charles Courtney Curran’s “Blue and Gold,” achieved $50,400. Depicting a summer frolic near the artist’s country home, Cragmoor, the painting was one of seven Curran works in the auction, each from a different consignor. Prices include buyer’s premium. Watch for a complete review in Antiques and The Arts Weekly.
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