Fine Arts

Rafael Osona Auctions trades in fine art by local, regional, national and globally recognized artists of the 18th -21st century.  Known for our expertise and personal service, we evaluate single artworks or entire collections for sale, with significant prices realized in the Americana, Marine, Maritime and Nantucket Art Colony arenas.

12 Annual auctions connect high quality material with a discriminating bidding pool, for consistent success built on years of cultivating trust and relationships with connoisseurs and collectors of fine and decorative art in every price range.

Selected Artists:

  • Joan Albaugh
  • Clifford Warren Ashley
  • Irmgard Arvin
  • John Austin
  • Milton Avery
  • Roy Bailey
  • James Bard
  • David Bareford
  • James Francis Barker
  • Doris Riker Beer
  • Richard Beer
  • Alfred Thomas Bricher
  • Albert Bross
  • Bobby Bushong
  • Polly Bushong
  • James Buttersworth
  • John Caggiano
  • Martha Cahoon
  • Ralph E. Cahoon
  • Rodney Charman
  • Frank Swift Chase
  • George Cherepov
  • Charles Cobelle
  • J. G. Cochrane
  • Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin
  • William Henry Coffin
  • Earl Collins
  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon
  • Laura Cooper
  • Mellie Cooper
  • James Cromarti
  • Vu Cao Dam
  • Gene Davis
  • George Davis
  • William R. Davis
  • Jane De Decker
  • Molly Dee
  • John Devany
  • Marshal DuBock
  • Lawrence Charmichael Earle
  • José Fabri-Conti
  • George Gardner Fish
  • Anne Barker Folger
  • James Walter Folger
  • Robert Frazier
  • André Gisson
  • Sybil Goldsmith
  • Jack Gray
  • Emile Albert Gruppe
  • Kerry Hallam
  • James Hathaway
  • Martin Johnson Heade
  • Jason (Jesse) Emerson Herron
  • Philip B. Hicken
  • G. S. Hill
  • Emily Hoffmeier
  • David Hostetler
  • George Inness
  • Antonio Jacobsen
  • Edgar Jenny
  • Eastman Johnson
  • Reginald Jones
  • Illya Kagan
  • Michael Keane
  • William Keith
  • David Kooharian
  • Paul LaPaglia
  • Kenneth Layman
  • David Lazarus
  • George Lear
  • Richard Haley Lever
  • Katie Trinkle Legg
  • Reggie Levine
  • John Lochtefeld
  • Richard Loud
  • William Lowe
  • Aletha Macy
  • Wendell Macy
  • William Ferdinand Macy
  • William Starbuck Macy
  • George Herbert McCord
  • Keith McDaniel
  • Frederick McDuff
  • Joseph McGurl
  • Maggie Meredith
  • Addison Thomas Millar
  • Charles Munro
  • Janet Munro
  • Mary Sarg Murphy
  • Tom Nicholas
  • Reginald Nickerson
  • Michael A. Palmer
  • Jan Pawlowski
  • Edgar Payne
  • C. Robert Perrin
  • Edward Henry Potthast
  • William Preston
  • Jane Brewster Reid
  • Forrest Anderson Rodts
  • Elizabeth Saltonstall
  • Tony Sarg
  • Lynette Shaw
  • Issac Sheffield
  • Andrew Shunny
  • Henry P. Smith
  • H. Stadler
  • Robert Stark
  • Anne B. Stevens
  • John Stobart
  • Austin Strong
  • Philip Starbuck Swain
  • Tim Thompson
  • Roy Tidmarsh
  • Frederick & John Tudgay
  • J. M. W. Turner
  • Isabelle Hollister Tuttle
  • Neik Van der Plas
  • Emma H. Van Pelt
  • Lucien Van Vyve
  • William Welch
  • Orrin Augustine White
  • Bert Wright
  • Julian Yates

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  • Kenneth Layman Oil on Canvas “Coming In”

    SOLD FOR $4,543

    Kenneth Layman (American, Contemporary) Oil on Canvas “Coming In”, signed lower right K. Layman
    16 in. x 20 in.

    Layman received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Tulane University. He has taught at Newcomb College, Georgia State University, Wheelock College and is a former member of the Copley Society of Boston, Kenneth Taylor Gallery & Main Street Gallery, Nantucket and Williams Gallery, Princeton; He is a current member of the Artists Association, Nantucket.

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  • Frank Swift Chase Oil on Canvas Board “Upper Harbor, Nantucket”

    SOLD FOR $11,800

    Frank Swift Chase (1886-1958) Oil on Canvas Board “Upper Harbor, Nantucket”, signed lower right
    Frank Swift Chase, in molded wood silver gilt frame
    12 in. x 16 in.
    Overall 15 in. x 18 ¾ in.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas “Sailing in Sesachacha”

    SOLD FOR $34,500

    Robert Stark Jr. (1933-2014) Oil on Canvas “Sailing in Sesachacha”, signed lower right R. Stark, in gilded and molded frame with applied stars
    20 in. x 52 in.
    Overall 27 ¾ in. x 59 ¾ in.

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  • Doris and Richard Beer Watercolor on Paper “Old North Slip”

    SOLD FOR $1,475

    Doris and Richard Beer (1898-1967 & 1893-1959) Watercolor on Paper “Old North Slip”, signed lower right D & R Beer, titled lower left.
    3 ¾ in. x 4 ¼ in.

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  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon Oil on Masonite “Chrysanthemum Floral Still Life”

    SOLD FOR $15,600

    Anne Ramsdell Congdon (American 1873-1968) Oil on Masonite “Chrysanthemum Floral Still Life” with a blue bowl in foreground, signed Anne R. Congdon ’25
    15 ½ in. x 19 ½ in.
    Overall 20 ½ in. x 24 ½ in.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas “Breezing In”

    SOLD FOR $36,000

    Robert Stark Jr. (1933-2014) Oil on Canvas “Breezing In“, depicting a lone catboat with red sail, sandy beach foreground and Brant Point Lighthouse in the distance, signed lower right R. Stark and dated on verso 10/27/99, in gold leaf rope trim carved frame.
    23 ½ in. x 49 ½ in.
    Overall 31 ½ in. x 57 ½ in.

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  • Yasemin Tomakan (American b. 1958) Oil on Canvas, “Salt Marsh”

    SOLD FOR $4,012

    Yasemin Tomakan (American b. 1958) Oil on Canvas, “Salt Marsh”, signed lower right Tomakan
    30 in. x 30 in.
    Overall: 31 ½ in. x 31 ½ in.

    Tomakan attended the Art Student’s League in Manhattan and the Cooper Union of Art & Engineering. Her professional affiliations include The Lyme Art Association American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), Rowayton Arts Association, Art Society of Old Greenwich and The Greenwich Art Society.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas “Red Sail at Dusk, Polpis Harbor”

    SOLD FOR $7,375

    Robert Stark Jr. (1933-2014) oil on canvas “Red Sail at Dusk, Polpis Harbor” signed lower left R. Stark, in gilt frame with branch work details
    8 in. x 10 in.
    Overall 13 in. x 15 in.

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  • Kenneth Layman Oil on Canvas “South Shore, Nantucket”

    SOLD FOR $17,700

    Kenneth Layman (American Contemporary) Oil on Canvas “South Shore, Nantucket”, signed lower right K. Layman. 36 ¾ in. x 60 ½ in.

    Layman received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Tulane University. He has taught at Newcomb College, Georgia State University, Wheelock College and is a former member of the Copley Society of Boston, Kenneth Taylor Gallery & Main Street Gallery, Nantucket and Williams Gallery, Princeton; He is a current member of the Artists Association, Nantucket.

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  • Eugene Louis Boudin Oil on Canvas “Trouville, Moonrise Over the Port”

    SOLD FOR $48,000

    Eugene Louis Boudin (French 1824-1898) Oil on Canvas “Trouville, Moonrise Over the Port”, signed and located lower left.
    12 in. x 18 in. Overall 18 ½ in. x 24 in.

    Boudin was born in Deauville, Honfleur, Normandy in 1824. As a young man, he worked as a cabin boy on a steamer that sailed on the Seine River between Havre and Honfleur. He lost interest in being a cabin boy and became especially interested in art when in 1835, his father became a frame-maker. Boudin was an assistant in his father’s shop, where he met artists working in the area including Jean-François Millet, Thomas Couture and Constant Troyon. Couture encouraged the young Boudin to become a dedicated artist, and at age 22 he started painting full time and left the job with his father.

    Boudin was one of the earliest French plein-air painters and became known for his marine scenes, especially people and boats along the shores, and for his expansive skyscapes on canvas. He was an impressionist painter long before there was such a school or classification. Boudin’s influence on his fellow artists was profound, as expressed by his student Monet, who when asked about his time studying with Boudin, stated simply: “It was as if at last my eyes were opened. If I have become a painter it is entirely due to Eugene Boudin.” In 1874, Boudin joined Monet and other Impressionists in the first exhibition of works in that style.

    Beginning in the 1870s Boudin traveled extensively to Venice, Belgium, the Netherlands and southern France. After the death of his wife in 1889 he returned to the familiar places between Deauville and Dunkirk where he derived solace in painting the sea and sky of his youth. In 1896 he received the Legion of Honour and passed away in Deauville in 1898.

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  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon Oil on Board “Yerxa’s Boat Shop”

    SOLD FOR $72,000

    Anne Ramsdell Congdon (American 1873-1958)
    Oil on Board “Yerxa’s Boat Shop“,
    signed lower right Anne Congdon, 1934.
    11 ½ in. x 15 ½ in.

    Provenance: From the Collection of Lucy Fowlkes Breed and R. Huntington Breed II

    Literature: A similar example painted in 1936 may be found in Robert A. DiCurcio’s “Art on Nantucket” pg 159, image 192.

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  • Richard Hayley Lever Oil on Board “Nantucket Harbor”

    SOLD FOR $31,200

    Richard Hayley Lever (1876-1958) Oil on Board
    Nantucket Harbor”, signed lower right Hayley Lever;
    inscribed verso “Painted on Board, Nantucket, Mass., 1913 by Hayley Lever”, in gilt frame with linen liner.
    10 in. x 12 in.

    Provenance: From the Collection of Lucy Fowlkes Breed and R. Huntington Breed II

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  • Colin Campbell Cooper Oil on Canvas “Down Cliff Road”

    SOLD FOR $12,000

    Colin Campbell Cooper (American 1856-1937) Oil on Canvas “Down Cliff Road”, depicting a view approaching a curve in the road with the Congregational Church in the background, signed lower left Colin Campbell Cooper in gold leaf carved frame.
    18 in. x 14 ½ in.

    Provenance: Walter Beinecke Jr. Collection, Sold Rafael Osona Auctions August 4, 1990, lot 156 to the present owner.

    Literature: Robert A. DiCurcio, Art on Nantucket, 1982, Plate 227, pg 193.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas “Red Sail in Polpis Harbor”

    SOLD FOR $11,210

    Robert Stark Jr. (1933-2014) Oil on Canvas “Red Sail in Polpis Harbor” a single sailboat passing a green headland under a luminous sky.  Signed lower left R. Stark.

    9 ½ in. x 19 ½ in.
    Overall 15 in. x 24 in.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Masonite “Sunset Sail ‘Round Sankaty Light”

    SOLD FOR $12,980

    Robert Stark Jr. (1933-2014) Oil on Masonite
    Sunset Sail ‘Round Sankaty Light“, signed lower right R. Stark in 22k gilt and ebonized frame.
    12 in. x 16 in.

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  • James Cromartie Acrylic on Board “Brant Point Light”

    SOLD FOR $4,720

    James Cromartie Acrylic on Board
    Brant Point Light” depicting one of Nantucket’s most iconic views, rosa rugosa in full bloom and seagulls in flight.   Gilt frame with linen mat, signed lower right J. Cromartie.

    20 in. x 30 in.

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  • Ralph Cahoon Oil on Masonite “A Hero’s Wedding”

    SOLD FOR $24,000

    Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982) Oil on Masonite
    A Hero’s Wedding” the dockside celebration of a young mermaid and “Hero” sailor with 3 cupids flying overhead with arrows aiming downward; the arrows signifying desire and emotions of love causing them to fall deeply in love; two shipmates dancing on the deck with a violinist, child mermaid holding a bouquet, clipper ship and lighthouse on a headland in the distance, signed lower right R. Cahoon in a walnut and gilt frame.

    21 ½ in. x 25 ½ in.

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  • Ralph Eugene Cahoon Oil on Masonite “Port O’ Dreams”

    SOLD FOR $36,000

    Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (American 1910-1982) Oil on Masonite “Port O’ Dreams,” a playful scene depicting thirteen mermaids on the shore and in the water before a beach-side home sipping martinis, playing games, cooking up a lobster-clambake feast and generally making merry. Signed and dated lower right R. Cahoon, May 1967.
    21 ½ in. x 27 ½ in.

    Exhibited: Cahoon Museum of American Art
    Personalized and Commissioned Works by Ralph Cahoon
    January 15, 1986 – February 23, 1986.

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  • Pair of Andrew Shunney Oils on Canvas “Floral Bouquets in Blanc de Chine Vases”

    SOLD FOR $3,540

    Pair of Andrew Shunney (American 1916-1978) Oils on Canvas “Floral Bouquets in Blanc de Chine Vases,” each signed lower left Shunney.
    28 ½ in. x 10 ½ in.

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  • Theodore Jeremenko Acrylic on Canvas “Bay Entry”

    SOLD FOR $3,835

    Theodore Jeremenko (American/Yugoslavian b.1938) Acrylic on Canvas “Bay Entry,” signed lower right T. Jeremenko, titled and signed on reverse of canvas.
    20 in. x 25 in. Overall 26 in. x 31 in.

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  • Waunita Smith Triptych Oil “Tall Ships in Old Nantucket Harbor”

    SOLD FOR $6,000

    Waunita Smith (1866-1959) Triptych Oil on Artist Board “Tall Ships in Old Nantucket Harbor“, signed lower left Waunita Smith. Original label on reverse: “For Easy Street Gallery, 1 Aug to 1 Sept. 1929, ‘Old Nantucket’ $100 for three sections, Waunita Smith, 1905 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA”
    Left 21 ½ in. x 12 in.
    Mid 21 ½ in. x 22 ½ in.
    Right 21 ½ in. x 12 in.

    A student of Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute, Wuanita Smith was a painter and printmaker active in Wilmington, Delaware, at the Rehoboth Beach Art Colony, and in Philadelphia. She was widely traveled and active professionally into her nineties.

    Smith was born and remained based in Philadelphia, and began her art training in 1884 at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. She also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Art Students League in New York, and in Paris with printmaker Allen Lewis.

    Early in her career, she was a successful children’s book illustrator including for “The Little Runaways at Home,” 1922. She was a founding member with Mary Mullineux of the American Color Print Society, and often exhibited with her in two-women exhibitions.

    She was also part of the Provincetown, Massachusetts group that developed the white line color block print method during World War I, and exhibited there in the 1920s and 1930s. She had a studio on Nantucket, and was a regular exhibitor at the summer art colony in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy, the Plastic Club, and the Woodmere Art Museum. For many years, she also had living quarters in Philadelphia at the Clinton Hotel.

    She traveled extensively in France, Alaska, and Mexico.

    Source: “American Art Review,” April 2002

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas “A Single Red Sail”

    SOLD FOR $36,000
    ***This item will appear in our August 5th Addendum***
    Robert Stark Jr. (American 1933-2014) Oil on Canvas “A Single Red Sail,” signed lower left R. Stark.
    48 in. x 67 in.

    Note: This painting was commissioned in 1988 and is thought to be one of Stark’s largest works of art.

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  • Chinese Export Oil on Canvas “Starboard Portrait of the Nantucket Ship Midnight”

    SOLD FOR $14,400
    ***This item will appear in our August 5th Addendum***
    Chinese Export Oil on Canvas “Starboard Portrait of the Nantucket Ship Midnight, Captain George H. Brock, Master, Sailing Into Hong Kong“, Chinese, circa 1850, attributed to Hin Qua (Chinese 19th c.), in period Chinese Export Chippendale frame with gilt slip and original Hong Kong frame and canvas, Merchant’s label on reverse.
    21 in. x 31 in.

    Exhibited: Nantucket Historical Association’s
    From Brant Point to the Boca Tigris,” July 9 1994 – October 15 1994.

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  • Suite of Twelve Studies of Various Hand Decorated Ceramic Plates

    SOLD FOR $12,000
    Suite of Twelve Studies of Various Hand Decorated Ceramic Plates, framed watercolors, gouache & ink on gray paper, French, 19th century, depicting examples of fine French, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese ceramic manufacture, each identified in hand lettering.
    14 ¾ in. x 11 in. Overall 20 in. x 18 in.

    Provenance: Amy Perlin Antiques, New York, New York;
    From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate

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  • Pair of Carved Mythological Mermen (Tritons)

    SOLD FOR $8,300
    Pair of Carved Mythological Mermen (Tritons), Italian, late 19th century, strong carving details of merman with fish netting wrapped around their upper torso, perched on a rock formation with flowers and holding their brass trumpets securely with both hands, aromatic cedar.
    Height 46 in.

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  • Hayley Lever Watercolor on Paper & Inlaid Mahogany and Rosewood Miniature Chest of Drawers

    SOLD FOR $5,400
    Hayley Lever (American 1876-1958) Watercolor on Paper “St. Ives: A Schooner Passing the Lighthouse,” watercolor on paper laid down to cardboard, signed in full lower left and inscribed “No 4,” upper right, in glazed giltwood frame.
    3 ⅝ in. x 5 ½ in.

    SOLD FOR $1,680
    American Inlaid Mahogany and Rosewood Miniature Chest of Drawers, mid-19th century, two short over two graduated long drawers with bone keyhole lozenges and brass pulls; the stiles and interstices of the case front inlaid with stringing and geometric motifs in contrasting natural woods.
    Height 11 ½ in. Width 12 ⅜ in. Depth 5 ¼ in.

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  • Wendell Macy Oil on Artist Board “Offshore Rescue”

    SOLD FOR $13,200
    Wendell Macy (Nantucket 1845-1913) Oil on Artist Board “Offshore Rescue,” depicting a barque foundering offshore as a schooner and dory hasten to the rescue, signed and dated lower right, Wendell Macy, 1897, in a one inch molded wood frame.
    6 ½ in. x 10 in.

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  • Frank Swift Chase Oil on Artist’s Board “Swain’s Wharf, Nantucket”

    SOLD FOR $16,800
    Frank Swift Chase (American 1886-1958) Oil on Artist’s Board “Swain’s Wharf, Nantucket,” signed lower right Frank Swift Chase, in a 1 inch gilt frame.
    8 ¼ in. x 10 ⅜ in.

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  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon Oil on Board “View of Island Service Wharf and Nantucket Harbor”

    SOLD FOR $14,400
    Anne Ramsdell Congdon (Nantucket 1873-1958) Oil on Board, “View of Island Service Wharf and Nantucket Harbor,” signed and dated lower left
    Anne Congdon, 1936.
    8 in. x 9 ½ in.

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  • Timothy H. Thompson Oil on Canvas “America Wins”

    SOLD FOR $42,000
    Timothy H. Thompson (English b.1951) “America Wins,” oil on canvas, depicting the yacht America of the New York Yacht Club winning the race around the Isle of Wight on August 22nd 1851. America defeated the entire British fleet and the trophy she won, the £100 Ewer, became known as the America’s Cup. Depicted in the background the royal steam yacht Victoria and Albert carrying the royal family on a return trip from an Allum Bay excursion before Egypt Point on the northernmost tip of the Isle of Wight, signed lower left Thompson, in giltwood frame.
    30 in. x 40 in.

    Born in Hull, England in 1951, contemporary British historical marine painter Timothy H. Thompson has been painting for nearly forty years. His paintings focus on marine settings, particularly battle scenes and boats that span the centuries from fighting ships of Drake and Nelson’s eras to the epic journeys of clipper ships. Since the 1980’s a great deal of Thompson’s work has been directed toward painting private commissions of modern racing vessels. He has co-authored two books, The Paintings of the America Cup and The Story of Yachting, and has exhibited his work throughout the United States as well as England, France, Italy Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco and Australia. His work is popular in the market for contemporary marine painting.

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  • Frank Corso Oil on Board “Nantucket Pathway”

    SOLD FOR $6,600
    Frank Corso (American b.1952) Oil on Board
    “Nantucket Pathway,” signed lower right Corso and on verso of frame, in gilt frame
    16 in. x 20 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Robert Wilson Galleries, Nantucket

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  • Frank Corso Oil on Board “View of Sankaty Head”

    SOLD FOR $6,600
    Frank Corso (American b.1952) Oil on Board
    “View of Sankaty Head,” signed lower right Corso, in gilt frame
    16 in. x 20 in.

    Provenance: From a Bunny Williams Designed Nantucket Estate
    Robert Wilson Galleries, Nantucket

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  • John Sharp Oil on Masonite “The Three Bricks – Nantucket”

    SOLD FOR $5,220

    John Sharp Oil on Masonite “The Three Bricks – Nantucket“, signed lower right J. Sharp
    14 in. x 18 in.

    Three Bricks – Nantucket” was painted in series with “Five Retired Bricks
    permanent collection, James A. Michener Museum, Bucks County, PA (left)

    Born April 7, 1911, Galesburg, Illinois
    Died November 17, 1966, Palm Beach, Florida
    John O.R. Sharp was a student and friend of Grant Wood, having met in 1930 when a then young Sharp gave Wood a tour of Eldon, IA, guiding Wood to the Eldon farm which became the inspiration and subject for Wood’s iconic 1930 painting, American Gothic.

    The young artist maintained a friendship with Wood, while continuing his studies at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery (1931) the Stone City Art Colony, where Wood was among the faculty (1932), the Art Students League, NYC, the National Academy of Design, NYC, and Greenwich House, NYC

    As portraits of American culture, John Sharp’s oil paintings reflect both American Regionalist and Precisionist influences, together with forays into the abstract. He was commissioned under the Works Progress Administration to paint US Post Office murals in Iowa. His painting of Indian Corn was featured on the cover of Collier’s magazine. His work enjoyed major exhibitions throughout the Midwest and in New York, as well as in Bucks County, where he lived for nearly twenty years with his longtime companion and artistic collaborator, Paul Crosthwaite. The couple eventually took up residences in Palm Beach and on Orange Street, Nantucket, where both men continued to paint and teach. ~ sources: James A. Michener Art Museum and “When Tillage Begins*: The Stone City Art Colony & School” Mt Mercy.EDU

    “Three Bricks – Nantucket” was painted in series with “Five Retired Bricks”
    permanent collection, James A. Michener Museum, Bucks County, PA (left)

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  • Harry J. Sunter “Mending the Nets” Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $30,000

    Harry J. Sunter (New York, Massachusetts 1850-1900) “Mending the Nets”, oil on canvas, signed lower left Sunter ’85, in original frame.
    24 in. x 40 in.

    Note: A Harry J. Sunter oil painting inscribed on the stretcher “A Sand Beach, South Beach, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1885” sold at Rafael Osona Auctions 02 August 1997 for $24,200. It is Osona’s opinion that this oil “Mending the Nets” also painted in 1885 was likely painted on Nantucket.

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  • Alan J. Eddy “Opera Cup Race, 2013″ Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $7,800

    Alan J. Eddy (Massachusetts b. 1940) “Opera Cup Race, 2013″, oil on canvas depicting seven yachts sailing in Nantucket Sound on deep blue waters, signed, in gilt frame. 24 in. x 48 in.

    Note: Eddy is a Boston native who studied at the Vesper George School of Art. Inspired by his love of the sea, his work is represented in private and corporate collections including Sears and Roebuck, Fleet Bank of Boston and the Boston Harbor Hotel.

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  • Robert Stark Oil on Canvas “Coskata Clamming”

    SOLD FOR $26,450

    Robert Stark (1933-2014)
    Oil on Canvas “Coskata Clamming”,
    depicting clammers on Coskata
    beach in the foreground with
    red sailed sailboat in the background,
    signed lower right R. Stark.
    30 in. x 40 in.

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  • Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. Oil “Sledding on Main Street Nantucket”

    Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (1910-1982)
    Oil on Masonite “Sledding on Main Street Nantucket”,
    signed lower right R. Cahoon
    22 in. x 28 in.

    Sold for $32,200.00

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  • Anthony Thieme Oil on Canvas “Twin Boats”

    Anthony Thieme (1888-1953) Oil on Canvas “Twin Boats”, signed lower left A Thieme.
    30 in. x 36 in.

    Sold for $8,050.00

    Thieme was born in Rotterdamn, Holland in 1888. He studied art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hauge, as well as in Italy and in Germany. During the 1920’s he emigrated to the US, settling first in New York City where he painted Broadway backdrops, then in Boston and finally in Rockport, MA and St. Augustine, FL, moving seasonally between the two coastal communities. Thieme is best known for his works depicting boats, fishermen and harbors, as well as his landscapes, farms and scenes of Paris, favoring painting en plein air as it allowed him to better capture the atmosphere’s ever changing effects. He has been referred to as the “Master of Light and Shadow.”

    As a strong proponent of the arts, Thieme held memberships to a great number of arts associations including the Art Allience of American, The Salmagundi Club, The Boston Art Club, The Boston Society of Artists and The National Arts Club among many others. He was also the founder of his own school, The Thieme School of Art in Rockport, MA.

    Thieme’s Work is held in high regard, the recipient of numerous awards and exhibited in many museums and galleries around the United States and Europe. He is represented in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Dayton Art Institute, The Museum of Modern Art, The Los Angeles Museum of History & Art, as well as in museums in London and Brussels.

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  • Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas “On the Hudson River”

    Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas
    “On the Hudson River”,
    signed lower left.
    12 in. x 16 in.

    Sold for $7,475.00

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  • Richard K. Loud Fine Art Oil on Linen “Catboats Sailing in Gloucester Harbor”

    Richard K. Loud (Massachusetts b.1942) Fine Art Oil on Linen “Catboats Sailing in Gloucester Harbor”, signed lower right Loud, in custom gold leaf frame.
    16 in. x 20 in.

    Sold for $9,520.00

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  • Andrew Shunney Fine Art Oil on Canvas “Spring Tulips”

    SOLD FOR $11,500

    Andrew Shunney (1916-1978)
    Fine Art Oil on Canvas
    “Spring Tulips”,
    signed lower left.
    30 in. x 24 in.

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  • J. Evans “Two Children and a Gentleman” Pen and Ink on Paper Laid on Board

    J. Evans “Two Children and a Gentleman”, 19th Century, pen and ink on paper laid on board.
    12 ½ in. x 14 ½ in.

    Sold for $17,850.00

    An excellent example of the more formalized style Evans employed in later watercolors, as documented in he definitive biography of the watercolor artist J. Evans by Gail and Norbert H. Savage as it appears in the catalog from the museum exhibition catalog Three New England Water Color Painters (pub. 1974). This example is likely related to the exhibited watercolors listed as plate no. 13, 15, 17 and 18 in the catalog.

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  • Ralph Cahoon Fine Arts Oil on Masonite

    Ralph Eugene Cahoon (1910-1982) Fine Arts Oil on Masonite “Mermaid Sailing in a Chinese Junk”, signed lower right R. Cahoon, in period Chinese Export frame.
    12 in. x 14 in.

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  • Sybil Goldsmith Fine Art Oil on Canvas “Still Life with Lobster, Fish, Pheasant and Vegetables”

    SOLD FOR $3990

    Sybil Goldsmith Fine Art Oil on Canvas “Still Life with Lobster, Fish, Pheasant and Vegetables” signed lower right Sybil Goldsmith ’95

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  • Thomas Willis (1850-1925) Fine Art “Portrait of the Steam-Sail Yacht Eleanor”

    Thomas Willis (1850-1925) Fine Art “Portrait of the Steam-Sail Yacht Eleanor”
    silk embroidery on painted canvas, signed lower right T. Willis, N.Y. Jan. 1900,
    original label on reverse “46 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.”
    42 in. x 26 in.

    Sold for $10,710.00

    Provenance: The Nantucket Estate of Georgia P. Gosnell

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  • Fine Art Portrait of Commodore Edward Preble (1761-1807)

    Fine Art Oil on Canvas Portrait of Commodore Edward Preble (1761-1807), early 19th Century, depicting Preble sitting before a window with a view of Mt. Vesuvius and the USS Constitution in the distance.
    43 ½ in. x 35 in.

    Sold for $29,750.00

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  • James E. Buttersworth Fine Art Oil on Wood Panel “Yacht Race Boston Harbor, 1865-1880”

    James E. Buttersworth (1817-1894) “Yacht Race Boston Harbor, 1865-1880”, fine art oil on wood panel views of the State House dome on Beacon Hill, Boston Light and Bunker Hill Monument and Fort Independence, signed lower right J.E. Buttersworth. 6 ¼ in. x 12 ¼ in.

    Sold for $10,710.00

    Boston was one of Buttersworth’s favorite settings.

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  • Thomas Brooks Fine Art Oil on Canvas “Portrait of a Young Lady and the Sea”

    Thomas Brooks (British 1818-1891) “Portrait of a Young Lady and the Sea”, circa 1862, fine art oil on canvas depicting a young woman searching the rough seas, initialed and dated lower left “T.B. 1862” with label on reverse “14 Exchange Street, Manchester”. 20 ¼ in. x 16 ¼ in.

    Sold for $6,545.00

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  • Frank Swift Chase Fine Art Oil on Artist’s Board “High Surf, Nantucket”

    Frank Swift Chase “High Surf, Nantucket” fine art oil on artist’s board, signed lower left Frank Swift Chase.
    12 in. x 16 in.

    Sold for $9,520.00

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  • Wendell Macy Fine Arts Oil on Panel “Brant Point”

    SOLD FOR $17,550

    Wendell Macy (Nantucket 1845-1913) Fine Arts Oil on Panel “Brant Point”, rare large format, signed lower right Wendell Macy 1883
    11 ¼ in. x 20 in.

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  • Ralph Cahoon Oil on Masonite “Nantucket Fish Co.”

    Ralph Eugene Cahoon (1910-1982) “Nantucket Fish Co.”
    A Fine Arts Oil on Masonite, depicting a sailor boy with four mermaids and their bounty of fish, signed lower right R. Cahoon.
    17 ½ in. x 23 in.

    Sold for $29,750.00

    Provenance: The Nantucket Estate of Georgia P. Gosnell

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  • Ralph Cahoon Oil on Masonite “Mermaid Inn”

    Ralph Eugene Cahoon (1910-1982) “Mermaid Inn” Fine Arts Oil on Masonite,
    depicting sailors from the ship “Hero” dancing on the boardwalk with approaching sailor and mermaid, patrons drink ale at the Mermaid Inn, a ship approaching headland in the distance. In custom frame by Eli Wilner & Co. New York, signed lower right. 25 ½ in. x 38 in.

    Sold for $27,370.00

    Provenance: The Nantucket Estate of Georgia P. Gosnell

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  • Jack L. Gray Oil on Canvas “On Browns”

    Jack L. Gray (New York/Nova Scotia/Canada 1927-1981) Oil on Canvas Entitled “On Browns”,
    A fine arts oil depicting salt fishing on Brown’s Bank, two fishermen in dory with Lunenburg schooner in the distance,
    signed lower right Jack L. Gray
    36 in. x 48 in.

    Sold for $47,600.00

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  • Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas

    Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas “Yankee Visits England, 1935″, signed lower right Thompson in gold leaf frame.
    7 ½ in. x 9 ½ in.
    Sold for $7,475.00

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  • Tim Thompson Oil on Canvas “The Navahoe”

    Tim Thompson (English b.1951) Oil on Canvas
    Navahoe, Dartmouth Regatta, 1893″, signed lower right.
    20 in. x 40 in.

    Sold for $24,990.00

    Thompson spent his childhood living on the tiny Channel Island of Herm and that is where he developed a love and respect for the sea. He created his first watercolor of the ship Queen Mary at the tender age of 6. In 1982 he met Ted Turner at a regatta in Cowes, England and Turner commissioned him to paint numerous sailing boats which brought him growing popularity and recognition. Thompson has exhibited his work in the United States, London, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the Vasa Museum in Sweden, Monaco, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Anne Packard Oil on Canvas

    Sold for $3220.00 Anne Packard (Massachusetts b. 1933) Oil on Canvas
    “Beached”, signed lower right A. Packard. Through her complex brushwork, Packard’s land and seascapes convey a deep awareness of nuances in light, color and composition, which heavily attribute to her reputation as one of the most renowned artist’s in the Provincetown Art Colony in Massachusetts.
    20 in. x 16 in.

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  • Michael Keane Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $23,000

    Michael Keane (Massachusetts 20th-21st Century) Oil on Canvas
    “Afternoon Catboat Sail”, signed lower right Keane. Keane is a life long artist with a special affinity for the sea. He studied with artist Marshall W. Joyce, eventually becoming his studio partner. Additionally Keane was employed for many years by General Dynamics as a technical illustrator. An instructor of painting for Copley Society of Boston, he has taught painting for over fifteen years.
    24 in. x 36 in.

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  • William R. Davis Oil on Canvas

    Sold for $5,175.00 William R. Davis (Massachusetts b.1952) Oil on Canvas
    “Yachting Race Off of Nantucket”, signed lower right William R. Davis. Davis, grew up in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. A self-taught artist he captures the serene light of a sunrise or sunset on the water. In 1987 he mounted a one artist show at the Mystic Maritime Gallery and all twenty of his works shown were sold. He has received the Mystic Maritime Gallery Award of Excellence. His art pays homage to such 19th C. artists such as James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen and Fitz Hugh Lane.
    7 ½ in. x 11 ¼ in.

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  • Michael Keane Oil on Artist Board

    Sold for $6,900.00 Michael Keane Oil (Massachusetts 20th-21st Century) on Artist Board
    Study for “Ahead of the Mark”, signed lower left Keane. Keane is a life long artist with a special affinity for the sea. He studied with artist Marshall W. Joyce, eventually becoming his studio partner. Additionally Keane was employed for many years by general dynamics as a technical illustrator. An instructor of painting for the Copley Society of Boston, he has taught painting for over fifteen years.
    8 in. x 12 in.

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  • Jan Pawlowski Oil on Canvas

    Fine Jan Pawlowski Oil on Canvas “Skyline View of the Town of Nantucket From Monomoy”, signed lower left
    Jan Pawlowski ’03.
    30 in. x 30 in.
    Sold for $5,750

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  • Ralph Eugene Cahoon Oil on Masonite

    Ralph Eugene Cahoon (1910-1982) “Riding the Whale”, oil on board depicting three mermaids and three sailors riding a whale, signed lower right “R.Cahoon”, in an antique gilt frame.
    12 in. x 16 in.

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  • Tony Sarg Original Watercolor on Paper

    Tony Sarg (1880-1942) “Welcome Home from the Widow’s Walk”, watercolor on paper, signed lower right Tony Sarg. A very rare piece, this was one of the original studies for the famed poster.
    35 in. x 28 in.

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  • Louis Benton Akin Oil on Artist Board

    SOLD FOR $4,388

    Louis Benton Akin (American 1868-1913) “The Pueblos”, oil on artist board, signed indistinctly lower left.
    15 ¾ in. x 19 ½ in.

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  • William Pierce Stubbs Oil on Canvas

    William Pierce Stubbs (American, 1842-1909) “Portrait of the Four Masted Schooner O.H. Brown” Oil on canvas, signed lower left, framed. 28 in. x 46 in. Overall 38 in. x 56 in.

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  • Thomas Willis Silkwork on Canvas

    Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1925) “Portrait of the Fishing Schooner Alberta” Silkwork on canvas, signed lower right, framed. 16 in. x 20 in. Overall 24 in. x 28 in.

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  • Solon Francis Montecello Badger Oil on Canvas

    Solon Francis Montecello Badger (Massachusetts, 1873-1919) “Portrait of the Three Masted Schooner F.H. Odiorne Off Minot’s Light” Oil on canvas, signed lower left, in gilt frame. 22 in. x 36 in. Overall 30 in. x 43 in.

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  • Maurice Brainchon Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $9,360

    Maurice Brainchon (1899-1979) “Maurine-Bateaux de Peche” oil on canvas, signed lower right Brianchon.
    28 ¾ in. x 23 ½ in.

    Provenance: David Findlay Gallery.

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  • Maurice Brianchon Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $16,380

    Maurice Brainchon (1899-1979) “Menton” oil on canvas, dated 1959, with figures, tables and flags on tiled ship deck, signed lower left Brianchon, signed and dated on reverse.
    24 in. x 24 in.

    Provenance: David Findlay Gallery.

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  • Jane Peterson Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $21,060

    Jane Peterson (American 1876-1965) “Prams Along the Beach”, oil on canvas, depicting beach shore scene with figures walking along sand, signed lower right, Jane Peterson.
    12 in. x 16 in.

    Provenance: Hollis Taggart Galleries, Menconi & Schoelhopf Fine Art LLC.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas

    Robert Stark Jr. (American, Contemporary) “Rainbow Fleet” oil on canvas, signed lower right R. Stark. In a dot and cross gilt frame.

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  • Robert Stark Jr. Oil on Canvas

    Robert Stark Jr. (American, Contemporary) “Out With the Rainbow” Oil on Canvas, signed lower left R. Stark. In a carved gilt rope and ebonized frame. Stark is as illuminist, painting principally in oil on canvas or panel. His work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, France, China and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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  • Samuel Edmund Oppenheim Oil on Canvas

    SOLD FOR $4,563

    Samuel Edmund Oppenheim (American, 1901-1992) “Portrait of a Geisha”, oil on canvas, signed mid right, Oppenheim worked in New York and was known for his illustrations and paintings.
    24 in. x 20 in.

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