Bruneau & Co. will Hold An Online-Only Fine & Decorative Art Auction on Monday, August 1st, at 6 pm

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The 337-lot Fine & Decorative Art auction, starting at 6 pm Eastern, will feature fine items pulled from estates and collections across New England. There's no live gallery bidding.

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Cranston, RI, USA, July 19, 2022 — A figural oil painting by the acclaimed Indian artist B. Prabha (1933-2001) and an aristocratic portrait painting by Francis Cotes (U.K., 1726-1770) are expected headliners in an online-only Fine & Decorative Art auction slated for Monday, August 1st, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. Internet bidding will be on multiple platforms.

More than just original artwork will come up for bid in the 337-lot auction, which will feature items largely pulled from prominent New England estates. “This auction offers a wide variety of items from Chinese ceramics to numismatics and fine jewelry,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “There is something for nearly everyone.”

The 36 inch by 48 inch (sight, less frame) oil on canvas by B. Prabha depicts two bare-breasted blue skin women beside a third dressed in green and yellow. The work is signed and dated (“82”) and carries a pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$30,000. It is one of two paintings by B. Prabha in the sale. The other, depicting two women carrying fishing baskets, should realize $15,000-$25,000.

Paintings by B. Prabha have been offered before by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. In November 2021, a work titled Indian Women Painting sold for $38,750 against an estimate of $15,000-$20,000. B. Prabha entered the fine art world when very few Indian women were involved professionally. She worked on more than 50 exhibitions, both inside and outside of India.

The oil on canvas portrait painting by Francis Cotes depicts an aristocratic woman with dark hair, dressed in white with pearl and gold accents. A plaque affixed to the 36 inch by 31 inch frame is marked, “Mrs. Elizabeth Mannering / F. Cotes 1726-1770”. The work has a canvas area of 30 ¼ inches by 25 ¼ inches. It’s expected to bring $5,000-$10,000.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the 337-lot, online-only Fine & Decorative Art auction scheduled for Monday, August 1st at 6 pm Eastern, visit www.bruneauandco.com.