English School (ca. 1850-1870)
Two Antique English miniature watercolors with printed borders.
Frame size: 7.5" x 8.5"
Beautiful hand colored etching of an Armenian merchant from 18th century, signed “Marchant Armenien”. The paper is hand made and shows the watermark lines.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimension: 14 ½ x 10 inches.
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18th Century Gouache and Watercolor painting, on wove paper, by Louis Gabriel Moreau (1739/40-1805/06) Paris, France, unsigned, noted or signed on verso card, "Louis Moreau L'Aine." Highly detailed and skilful painting showing figures among ruins, mountains, lakes and boulders. It is not clear what the figures are engaged in, although we venture a guess that one is fishing and the others are observing the ruins...
18th Century Watercolor in shades of green and brown, on wove paper, by Thomas Barker of Bath (1769-1847), unsigned, noted on verso of framing, "Whitby," England. Image is of a castle-type struct almost hidden behind a lush growth of trees and foliage, a stream in the foreground with a wooden bridge across it. Our research reveals that the structure may be a view of the centuries old St. Mary's Church in Whitby, as it would have appeared in the artist's lifetime...
Pair, original 18th Century Watercolor miniatures (or wash drawings) by Louis-Felix De La Rue (1720/31-1765/77) France, unsigned, although artist noted (or signed) on verso. The scenes likely depict Venus at her bath, with her attendant putti. Each watercolor on laid paper measures about 5.75" x 4".
Both paintings have been professionally restored so that all foxing was removed, and further deterioration has been expertly arrested...
Nice quality watercolor on paper, late 18 or early 19 century representing a scene with various musicians playing music dressed in a very noble outfits. The painting is signed on the lower left corner but it is impossible to read the Artist name. Probably from Greece or from Turkey. Good condition.
Samuel Prout (British, 1783-1852)
Watercolor on paper, inscribed on frame.
Painting size: 2” x 1.25”
Frame size: 6” x 5.75”
A watercolorist, Prout is most famous for his architectural images of the Continent.
In 1819, he made his first visit to contintental Europe, specifically France, where he specialized in creating views of the streets and marketplaces...
This little watercolor is typical of the early 19th to mid 19th of children. This little boy is standing in the backyard with a whip. He is wearing a blue dress trimmed in black. He is adorned with white pantaloons, white stockings and black shoes with a strap. The background is of a dirt path leading onto the back lawn. He has a sweet face with rosy cheeks and blue eyes. He is housed in a grain painted frame with old square nails and a wooden backing...
After Raphael’s “The Hours,” attributed to
Michelangelo Maestri (1779-1812), Italy.
Image 17.5” x 12.5”; Frame 27.5” x 22.5”.
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Provenance: Estate of Quinton & Cora Lee
Little, Ardmore, OK, oil family. From noted
New York Antique Dealer, Edward Garratt,
via celebrated Interior Designer, Mario Buatta
in the 1950s.
Watercolor on paper, 24" x 38", view of Subiaco (Italy)--unsigned
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...
Watercolour on card. Portrait of General Keir Grant, in 3/4 pose. The General, with fair hair and dark eyes, is dressed in a scarlett coatee, wearing his Knight of Bath medal. Signed and dated, “Adam Buck/1822” to obverse. Original gilt frame embossed "General William Keir Grant, KCB by Adam Buck, c. 1822" to centre obverse. Original framer label to reverse. Rectangular, 5 inches X 4 inches. With frame, 9 3/4 inches X 8 1/2 inches.
General Sir William Keir Grant was born in 1772...
Circa 1830. Original watercolor from the artist Seisei Shugetsu's sketchbook of a mythical unicorn type animal. 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".
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 Palpert Collection--Sotheby's1973. Exhibited : The Jewish Museum, NYC--"Biblical Themes." 1954-55. Sotheby's June Americana sale 1999.
In original frame, 20.5" x 25", inscribed to the memory of Susannah Osborn, Susannah Southwick and Ebenezar Southwick, (apparently from Peabody, Massachusetts.)