H. O. Tanner was America's first internationally famous African-American artist. He was born in Pittsburgh to a well-educated and devoutly religious family, and he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy, where he became close friends with Thomas Eakins. His work entitled Flight into Egypt, which is set to feature in Nadeau's sale, has an estimate of $40 000-$80 000. It could hit higher figures in the saleroom as on 2008 at Christie's, Tanner's work Nicodemus Coming to Christ fetched $541 000 in the saleroom against a $500 000 – 700 000 estimate.

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Nicodemus Coming to Christ Henry Ossawa Tanner H.O Tanner, Nicodemus Coming to Christ
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Henry Ossawa Tanner Identification on verso (handwritten): To be returned; H. O. Tanner; 70 bis rue Notre Dame des Champs; Paris; 1907 Henry Ossawa Tanner
Identification on verso (handwritten): To be returned; H. O. Tanner; 70 bis rue Notre Dame des Champs; Paris; 1907

H. O. Tanner This original oil painting by the renowned late 19th/early 20th century African-American artist Henry Ossawa (H.O.) Tanner is estimated to bring $40 000-$80 000.

Charles Ethan Porter didn't have the advantages of Tanner's education and upbringing, but his unique talents made him one of the top African-American artists of his day. He has only recently been rediscovered on the market as a major 19th century painter and not many of his works are known. His oil on canvas entitled Still Life with Fruit and Basket could fetch between $6 000-$10 000 at Nadeau's. The work is photographed in the book Charles Ethan Porter, published by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc.

Fine art is expected to dominate the sale including works by: Marin Rico y Ortega, Edward Arthur Walton, John George Brown and Robert Havell.

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