Grandma Moses, Renoir, Russell competing for top lot

WINDSOR, Conn. – Original artwork by Grandma Moses, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Charles Marion Russell, plus outstanding period furniture pieces, will be sold at Nadeau’s Auction Gallery, Saturday, April 11, in the firm’s gallery at 25 Meadow Road,

Renoir

Diminutive portrait of a man, housed in an ornate gold gilt frame by the renowned French painter Pierre A. Renoir (1841-1919). (All photos courtesy Nadeau’s Auction Gallery)

Windsor, Conn. The auction is slated to begin at 11 a.m. Eastern. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted, and Internet bidding will be facilitated by Invaluable.com. A 20 percent buyer’s premium will be applied to all purchases.

In addition to fine art and furniture, the auction will also feature Chinese and Japanese porcelain, other Chinese items including export bowls and plates and paintings, Oriental rugs and carpets, fine estate jewelry pieces, sterling silver (including a “Love Disarmed” flatware set), stoneware, Tiffany tazza, Meissen, Herend and Minton dinnerware, tea sets, crystal, bronze sculptures, leather-bound books, antique clocks and more.

Bidders will be treated to two original works by Grandma Moses (1860-1961, real name: Anna Robertson), both of them framed outdoor winter scenes with snow and figures. One is titled “Sap Gathering.” Grandma Moses may be America’s most renowned and best loved folk artist. Her works are highly coveted by collectors.

The name Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is just as famous, but as a French

Grandma Moses "Sap Gathering"

Bidders will be treated to two original works by Grandma Moses (1860-1961), including this one titled Sap Gathering.

Impressionist, not an American folk artist. Being sold is a diminutive portrait rendering of a man, housed in a large and ornate gold gilt frame.

A watercolor by Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) being presented is a framed figural landscape scene of a large elk in the foreground, other elk behind him and snow-capped mountains and rolling hills in the background. Russell was a legendary painter and sculptor of the American Western frontier.

Bidders may preview the lots April 8 from noon to 4 p.m., April 9 from noon until 6:30 p.m., April 10 from noon until 5 p.m., and April 11 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

For more information, visit www.NadeausAuction.com, call 860-246-2444 or email heather@nadeausauction.com.

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