English School (ca. 1850-1870)
Two Antique English miniature watercolors with printed borders.
Frame size: 7.5" x 8.5"
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...
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...
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
In original frame, 20.5" x 25", inscribed to the memory of Susannah Osborn, Susannah Southwick and Ebenezar Southwick, (apparently from Peabody, Massachusetts.)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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".
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"
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.