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Amer­i­can & Euro­pean Fine Art $2.5 mil­lion

With $2.5 mil­lion in sales, Shan­non’s April 26 sale of Amer­i­can and Euro­pean art be­came the auc­tion house’s most suc­cess­ful auc­tion in five 80 per­cent sell­through rate was achieved, while pieces across all gen­res were of in­ter­est to buy­ers. Mod­ernism was of par­tic­u­lar note, with world auc­tion records set for Eu­gene Ber­man’s Es­mer­alda, From the Hunch­back of Notre Dame (est. $7/10,000) and Alice L. Mat­tern’s Ca­dence (est. $40/60,000).The paint­ings sold for $81,250 each. A fresh-to-the-mar­ket paint­ing by Colin Camp­bell Cooper ti­tled New York From Brook­lyn (est. $200/300,000) was the top lot of the sale at $162,500.The re­gion­al­ist scene Win­ter on the Farm, by Dale Ni­chols, and William Trost Richards’ seascape Off Co­nan­i­cut were two others that had in­ter­est with buy­ers, selling for the same price of $62,500. Emil Bist­tram’s circa 1938 paint­ing Pen­e­tra­tion sold for $75,000, while a work ti­tled Pic­nic by John Joseph En­nek­ing sold for $68,750.

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