Swann Galleries’ announces autumn auction of African-American fine art in October


NEW YORK, N.Y.- Swann Galleries’ autumn auction of African-American Fine Art on October 6 features many exciting discoveries—significant works by important artists that were previously unrecorded or never exhibited. The earliest piece in the sale is one of these recent findings, an Untitled (Landscape) oil on canvas painting by Robert S. Duncanson. This large example of the 19th-century painter’s mid-career landscapes employs many of the romantic motifs Duncanson is known for, with figures relaxing in an idyllic, park-like landscape and classical buildings in the background (presale estimate: $60,000 to $90,000). Also from the 19th century are two landscapes by Edward M. Bannister, one depicting a Bridge and Cows, oil on canvas board, 1874, the other a Rhode Island Landscape, oil on canvas, 1893 ($8,000 to $12,000 each). A fascinating piece that represents an important collaboration is The Hubert Log Cab