These two full length studies are beautifully executed. I imagine
that they are preliminary studies for a later composition.
The attention to detail is fine, both provide an insight in to French
Haut Couture of the Late 18th Century.
Both bear old labels verso from Folio Fame Art London. One at £8-10
(shillings) the other £9.00 unframed at present but I am happy to quote
on professional framing.
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”)...
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
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.
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...
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".
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...
In original frame, 20.5" x 25", inscribed to the memory of Susannah Osborn, Susannah Southwick and Ebenezar Southwick, (apparently from Peabody, Massachusetts.)
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.
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...
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...
Lack of time prevents me from researching this lovely pair, perhaps someone can advise?
Malcolm Greensmith is a renowned military artist, works have been sold throughout the world and his artwork appears on Royal Doulton Chinaware’s and postage stamp designs.
I estimate these were painted around thirty years ago, good strong colours, one is signed lower right.
Presented within glazed gilt gesso frames with some losses which in my opinion are quite acceptable...
This picture is nicely painted by an artist that knew boats and the sea.
A most pleasing scene, signed lower right.
I am almost certain it is the original giltwood frame which bears a few small losses with gilt mount.
Size excluding frame 16.5cm by 34cm
Size including frame 35.5cm by 54.5cm
A chioggian boat with the beautiful city of Venice showing the Riva Degli Schiavoni, St Marks and the campanili piercing the skyline.
A truly lovely picture by a well loved artist, signed and dated 1886 lower left, gilded glazed frame ‘a little loose within frame’, a few tiny storm flies, very slight fading to the mount.
Size including frame: L37cm H48cm
Bidstone, Cheshire. This watercolour depicts the sun streaming from a gap, highlighting the shiny bark of the silver birch. A pleasant scene from a large private collection. Unsigned, presented within a plain gilt frame with ivory washline mount.
Size including frame L42.5cm H52cm
A nicely painted picture depicting a bleak winter landscape with horse drawn wagon and figures trudging through the snow towards a cottage. Tiny tear and repair lower left, presented within a nice later frame with double mushroom and ivory coloured mount.
From the collection of Stowers Johnson Collector and author
Size including frame: H21.2cm W24.9cm
A beautiful garden at Dipley, Hampshire in July 1905. One can almost smell the perfumed blooms. A quintessential English view, part of a private collection acquired, signed lower left, label verso stating it was purchased from Bonham’s Knightsbridge in 1978, presented within a glazed giltwood frame with slightly faded mount, a few extinct storm flies beneath the glass.
A lovely picture which makes one realise what summer in England is really like.
Size including frame L38cm H49.5cm