ARTWORKS BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS H. O. TANNER AND REX GORELEIGH FOR NADEAU’S SALE

. May 5, 2017

Original oil paintings by noted African-American artist Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937) and Rex Goreleigh (1902-1986), plus a late 19th century table by the renowned Philadelphia furniture company A. & H. Lejambre, are just a few of the expected top lots in Nadeau’s Auction Gallery’s upcoming Outdoor Furnishings, Antiques, Custom Mahogany, and Decorative Accessories Auction, slated for Saturday, May 20th, beginning at 10 am Eastern time.

The auction will be held online and in Nadeau’s gallery, at 25 Meadow Road in Windsor, and will feature just over 500 lots of outdoor furnishings, antiques, custom mahogany and decorative accessories. For those unable to attend, online bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Bidsquare.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee (or left) bids will also be accepted.

Items will include marble sculptures, contemporary and decorative furnishings, a collection of Inuit carvings, paintings and prints, Baker, Mid-Century, silver, crystal, porcelain, Victorian iron urns, Oriental carpets and rugs, Part XVIII of pieces from the Credit Suisse collection, and other merchandise from estates out of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the surrounding areas.

Henry Ossawa Tanner was the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim, having moved to Paris in 1891, where he continued to live and was accepted into French artistic circles. His oil on board titled Portrait of a Woman with a Head Scarf, is unsigned but has been stamped and signed by his son, Jesse, on the back. The work, measuring 13 ¾ inches by 10 ½ inches, is estimated to sell for $10,000-$20,000.

Rex Goreleigh was born in Pennsylvania but spent most of his life in Princeton, N.J., where he made and taught art. There, he founded the Princeton Group Arts, an attempt to bridge racial divisions through art. His 1971 painting Social Hour, one of three works by Goreleigh in the sale, is sizable at 42 ½ inches by 60 ½ inches, and artist-signed. It should hit $10,000-$20,000.

For more information about Nadeau’s upcoming May 20th sale, please visit www.NadeausAuction.com

Original oil painting by African-American artist Rex Goreleigh (1902-1986), titled Social Hour, one of three works by Goreleigh in the sale (est. $10,000-$20,000).

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