10" x 7.5" original giltwood frame, note label. Signed clearly but I can't quite decipher it--the date is clear 1834. Watercolor on paper.
Circa 1830. Original ink and pastel on paper from Japanese artist Seisei Shugetsu's sketchbook of a mythical beast. Bears label to verso from Brentano's Galerie Moderne with artist's name, date, and the title "Mythical Animal" In very good condition with just some light foxing, it measures sight size: 7" high by 9.75" wide, framed size 15.5" x 20.75".
Ramsay Richard Reinagle,1775-1862, British, Returning Home, a shepherd ad his flock, watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1807, L.L. image size 20X27 inches, period gilt frame
Undoubtedly the most popular disciple of Buddha for artistic portrayal was the Japanese monk Daruma, most likely because his extreme devotion lent itself easily to ludicrous interpretation. Here, however, is a more eerie aspect of the legend: the reappearance of the aesthete some years after his death when he was seen in the western mountains of China, to whom he had introduced Zen Buddhism, traveling towards India, barefoot with one sandal in his right hand...
In original frame, 20.5" x 25", inscribed to the memory of Susannah Osborn, Susannah Southwick and Ebenezar Southwick, (apparently from Peabody, Massachusetts.)
A finely done silhouette of a gentleman, in its original frame and convex glass. Most silhouettes are hollowcut or cut and paste, with the painted examples, as this one is, being much rarer. The artist, using watercolor and pen and ink, showed his skill with his beautiful rendering and interesting attention to embellishments along the skull line, neck, etc.
The painting and frame are in excellent condition, with no tears, folds, restoration...
Pair of Italianate Gouaches of Figures and Architectural Ruins, on paper with arched tops. Probably French, 18th/19th Century. (foxing)
n.b. These may be 18th Century wallpaper panels.
Frame: 32" x 13.25"
French J. Dodd House in a Park watercolour landscape painting 1837. This wonderful landscape watercolor depicts a large estate with horse, people, cows, horses, haystacks and a church in the distance. This watercolour was painted by J Dodd of Paris in 1837. Dodd exhibited from 1832 through 1839. The original birdseye maple frame measures 20 and one half inches by 15 and one quarter inches and the watercolor measures 12 and one half by 18 inches. Very good to excellent condition...
Circa 1798-1818, an exceptional watercolor by J. W. Williams of Scarborough’s South Bay. In the background on the tall cliffs are the remaining ruins of ancient Scarborough Castle. A lighthouse unrecorded prior to 1806 is in the foreground. In excellent condition, any perceived imperfections are from camera reflections on the glass. Two of Williams’ watercolors were accepted for the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1808. Sight size: 6.5” x 10.5” (Framed: 14” x 20”)...
East Horsley, Surrey, The House of William Currie, Esq.
Broom House Near Dorking, Surrey
John Hassell (English, 1767-1825)
Pair of watercolors on paper, the latter signed and dated: “1822”.
Image size: 6” x 8”
Frame size: 13.5” x 15”
John Hassell was an engraver and drawing master as well as a prolific author...
Watercolor on velvet, with eglomise mat and what appears to be the original gilt frame 27.5" x 32"--Depicting Pharaoh's daughter and the baby Moses.
Provenance: The Edith Halpert Collection--Sotheby's1973. Exhibited : The Jewish Museum, NYC--"Biblical Themes." 1954-55. Sotheby's June Americana sale 1999.
Cattle by a Stream by Leopold Rivers signed lower right and dated 1862. The Victorian artist Leopold Rivers was born in London in the mid-19th century. A landscape and watercolor painter and designer, he was the son and pupil of the well-known British artist William Joseph Rivers, who had also exhibited from 1843 to 1855 at the Royal Academy and British Institute...
Herder and Cows in a Mountain Landscape
British School, circa 1840
Watercolor on paper, unsigned
Oval: 6" x 8 (Sight Size)
Matted but unframed
Hanging Scroll of Waterfowls Attributed to Li Kuchan (1899-1983) 53 1/8 X 13 inches 134.9 X 33 cm Ink & Color on Paper Dated 1981 Inscribed & signed with an artist seal.
Condition Report: Hand-Painted, Good Condition
Provenance: Property of a Washington collection
Nathaniel Everett Green (English, 1823 - 1899)
Port St. Jean (St.-John Cap-Ferrat, France)
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right, titled lower left
Painting Size: 11” x 20.75”
Green was a primarily a watercolorist, specializing in landscapes, buildings and interiors. He studied at the Royal Academy alongside Leighton, Millais and Rossetti...
Here is a glorious tribute to summer’s warm beauty that will chase the winter blues from any room. By noted French flower painter, Raoul Victor Maurice Maucherat de Longpre, it portrays a freshly gathered bouquet of poppies, daisies, bachelor’s buttons and Queen Anne’s lace gracefully lying on a stone wall, the sort of still-life that the artist was famous for all of his career, which began at the Salon de Paris in 1876...
An exquisite and original Victorian watercolour botanical study in its original mahogany frame c1860-70. This oval section of the painting measures 9" x 7", and it is a watercolour painting of a moss rose. It has a double mat (possibly original), and the 17" x 15" reeded edge frame has the original patterned gilded interior frame and it has the original 19thC glass...
William Frederick Stecher, American, 1864-1940, watercolor on paper, "Still Life with Roses", visible size: 18 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, 1892, signed "W.F. Stecher. 92" upper left, period frame. Stecher was a Boston painter and book illustrator.