Shannon's online fine art auction, June 23rd, will feature paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture

There are original oil paintings, fine quality prints, unique contemporary drawings and brightly colored works on paper -- 145 lots in all. Online bidding thru

MILFORD, Conn. - Hartok -- Shannon's 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).

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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).

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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).

To view the full catalog, condition reports and to bid live online, visit ( Previews will be held by-appointment June 16th-22nd, weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm Eastern. Virtual previews and additional photos are available by request. Bidding is available online through

Sandra Germain

Source: Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

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