Important paintings and sculpture by Maine artists will be featured at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Summer Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry Auction Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28. The sale also will present an interesting selection of non-Maine art, Chinese antiques, folk art, fine furniture, silver, time pieces and barometers, ephemera, jewelry and oriental carpets.

The Galleries on Route 1 will be open for previews Monday through Friday, Aug. 22 through 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and from 9 to 11 a.m. on sale days.

“We have an amazingly diverse selection with a special focus on Maine artists. Our facility will quite literally be transformed into an art gallery for this auction, but as always, we will make room for many other rare and wonderful items,” said Thomaston Place owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux.

Featured paintings by Maine artists will include “Lila” by the Midcoast’s Ronald Frontin, depicting a pensive young girl seated on an overstuffed sofa in sunlight; “Houses on the Shore, Beverly, Mass.” by Charles Herbert Woodbury (Mass./Maine, 1864-1940); and “Camden, Maine Bayfront Homes” by Dwight Blaney (Mass./Maine, 1865-1944), signed and dated ’07.

Midcoast sculptor and artist Bernard Langlais (Maine/N.Y., 1923-1977), will be well represented at this sale with a carved and shingle layered wooden bas relief of a sheep, a layered plywood sculpture titled “Dog” and an oil on canvas painting, “Skowhegan Maine Fields.” Other Midcoast artists with works in the show include Alan Magee, Gary Akers and the late William Thon and Carroll Thayer Berry.

There also will be works by Percy A. Sanborn, (Maine, 1849-1929), Jacob Bogdanove (N.Y./Maine, 1887-1946), William Partridge Burpee (Maine/Mass., 1846-1940), Carl Sprinchorn (Maine, 1887-1971), Samuel Peter Rolt Triscott (Maine/Mass., 1846-1925), Charles “Chippy” Greenough Chase (Maine, 1908-1988), Harvey Peterson (contemporary Maine) and William Zorach (N.Y./Calif./Maine, 1887-1966).

A still life painting of spring flowers on a marble top table by Severin Roesen (Pa., 1815-1872) will be another highlight of the sale, along with three early Old Master paintings. Other artists include Theresa Ferber Bernstein, Emile Albert Gruppe, Frederick Judd Waugh, Jonas Lie, Samuel Finley Morse Badger, Alfred Bricher, Edward A. Page, Elisha Taylor Baker, Max Kuehne and Carl Valenkamph.

The auction will begin at 11 a.m. on both sale days.  A complete full-color catalog with detailed descriptions and photographs is available, and all lots can be viewed online at In addition to live bidding in the auction hall, Thomaston Place accepts bids via absentee, telephone and online. The buyer’s premium is 15 percent; call 354-8141 for more information, or to reserve seats in the auction hall.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to