English School (ca. 1850-1870)
Two Antique English miniature watercolors with printed borders.
Frame size: 7.5" x 8.5"
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.
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...
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...
In original frame, 20.5" x 25", inscribed to the memory of Susannah Osborn, Susannah Southwick and Ebenezar Southwick, (apparently from Peabody, Massachusetts.)
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"
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.
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".
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...
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.
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...
This is a very nicely done signed watercolor by artist M.S. Parker, 1842, in an oval frame (see photos). M.S. Parker was an active artist in Philadelphia from 1835-1846. In January, 1939 an antiques magazine published this image. Condition is good; frame has some wear/tear (age-related) and there are 3 water spots above and to the left of the head of the sitter. Dimensions: height 13.75" by width 11.5"
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...
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
Watercolor on paper, 24" x 38", view of Subiaco (Italy)--unsigned
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”)...
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.
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...