Paintings by listed artists, art glass headline June 8 auction


An antiques and fine art auction featuring 325 lots from estates across New England – many of them wonderful examples of fine art and art glass – will be held on Saturday, June 8 by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. The sale will start at 12 noon. Previews will be held June 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

A live-only pre-sale auction, featuring around 150 lots and with no live bidding, will begin at 10 a.m. That will be immediately followed by the main event at noon.

“This auction is sure to appeal to art aficionados, ranging from works by American artists John George Brown, Jeremiah Wilson and Antonio Cirino to the Norwegian Impressionist Frits Thaulow,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “I’m sure bidder tensions will be high on who is taking what home.”

Kevin Bruneau, president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, added, “It’s not too often you see such a large collection of art glass come out of the town next door. From fine examples of English satin glass to Loetz and Moser art glass, there is something for everyone. Plus, it will be good to see where the market is compared to years past.”

Two oil on canvas paintings should make a strong case for top lot of the auction. The first is a reflective Impressionist painting by Frits Thaulow (1847-1906). The work, signed lower right, carries an estimate of $6,000-$9,000 and depicts a tranquil river with forest embankments and a cluster of farm buildings. Thaulow was a mentor to famous artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944).

The second is a realistic genre painting by John George Brown (N.Y./Calif., 1831-1913) that depicts two young boys standing on a cobblestone sidewalk against a brick wall near a green painted door (est. $5,000-$8,000). The finely detailed work is signed lower right and is housed in a 25½-inch by 21½-inch frame. It’s a fine example from Brown’s career as a painter of realism.

For those unable to attend, Internet bidding will be facilitated by,, and, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Doors will open promptly at 8 am Eastern time on auction day; the first gavel falls at 12 noon.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the June 8 Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction, visit Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company via e-mail, use, or you can phone them at 533-9980.


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