An oil painting by the renowned 19th century American landscape artist Thomas Hill (1829-1908), titled Fishing on the Merced River, signed and dated 1891 lower right, sold for $180,000 at a fine art auction held April 23 by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm’s Milford gallery. The painting was the auction’s top earner. In all, 245 works came up for bid in an array of categories, to include many fine examples from the Hudson River School, European from Old Masters through Modern, the New Hope School, American coastal views, Western, American Moderns, Orientalist, American Nauticals, New York and Pittsburgh scenes and American sculpture. “The sale was strong and quite diverse,” said Gene Shannon of Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers. “Just over 50 works sold for between $10,000 and $180,000, an indicator that the fine art market is strong in the middle to upper segments. Of course, top quality

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