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Figure at The Healing Spring: Claude (Gelee) Lorrain

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1800   item# 1158118 (stock# 2577)

Figure at The Healing Spring: Claude (Gelee) Lorrain
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"$20,000" 

Claude Le Lorrain Gelee, French, 1600-1682. This painting is an exquisite example of Lorrain genius. It is oil on canvas 31" by 24" (79cm by 61cm), signed lower right. Provenance: It is likely painted in Rome, and exhibited throughout Europe. Documented to be from the collection of Robert Batke, circa 1888 in Germany. Acquisition by Batke, in Berlin, numerous generations back. Passed on to his son Richard Batke, it was inherited by Richards widow, the present Cecilia M Freed, with other Batke holdings. Claude Gellee, who was called Lorrain after his native province of Lorraine, was born in 1600 at Chamagne, France, near Nancy. He settled in Rome perhaps as early as 1613. He spent nearly all his adult life there. When a young man, he worked in the household of Agostino Tassi, the landscape and marine painter, in some menial function, either as a pastry cook or a general factotum. We know that he was in Rome at the time and continued to live there, working with Poussin and Salvator Rosa. His early work was chiefly in fresco, of which little remains, but his fame is based on landscape canvases, often with biblical or mythological subjects. Patronized principally by the Italian nobility, he also enjoyed an international reputation. Together with Poussin he is responsible for the classical revival in French landscape painting of the seventeenth century. Among the many later painters influenced by his work was Turner. He died in 1682.


Barbizon Landscape with Figures: Jules Dupre

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1900   item# 1130510 (stock# 2566)

Barbizon Landscape with Figures: Jules Dupre
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"$50,000." 

Jules Dupre, French,1811-1889,Born in Nantes. His father was an artist who decorated porcelain and held the position of director at porcelain manufactories. In 1822, Dupré worked for his father as an apprentice porcelain decorator. His early training as an artist was in the industrial arts, as it was for many of his contemporaries. While working with his father, he also executed drawings and paintings from nature.Dupré was influenced by his close association with DeMarne and Bertin and in 1829 he went to Paris where he further developed as an artist through his friendship with Cabat. Associations with the artists Decamps, Jeanron, and Huet were also formed at this time.Traveling to Great Britain in 1831, Dupré made a study of the paintings by English landscape artists. He also sketched and returned to France with a portfolio of imagery. His travels did not stop there though and the French provinces also provided great inspiration for the young artist. Early success came when he began exhibiting in the 1830’s and especially in 1833 when four of his works were accepted into the Salon. Official recognition came in 1835 when he exhibited four landscapes at the Salon and received a third-class medal. He also included works in regional exhibitions, which were becoming increasingly important as they supported and promoted local painters and upcoming Parisian artists. It was at this time that Dupré became a key figure in the Barbizon group. He developed close ties with other Barbizon painters and began to promote relations with independent art dealers. When Dupré showed seven paintings at the 1839 Salon, it was to be his last exhibition, until 1852, and a turning point in his career. This was due to the insensitivity of the jury and the lack of understanding of many of his colleagues. Together with Cabat, Huet, Isabey, Corot, and Rousseau, Dupré organized a petition to change the jury system.After the 1848 Revolution Dupré became a member the commission created to reorganize the Salon. In 1849, he received the Legion d’honneur and continued to achieve financial success. At this time he reentered the Salon as an exhibitor. In 1867 he exhibited at the Exposition Centennale.Jules Dupré had fully developed as an artist by the 1870’s and was considered one of the leading landscapists of his time. He continued to paint until his death in 1889.Museums:Baltimore, Walters Art Museum; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, McMullen Museum of Art; Chicago, DePaul University Museum; Cincinnati, Art Museum; Cleveland, Museum of Art; London, National Gallery, Wallace Collection; Minneapolis, Institute of Art; New York, Frick Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Paris, Louvre, Mobilier National, Musée d’Orsay; Pasadena, CA, Norton Simon Museum; Rennes, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Saint Petersburg, Hermitage; San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario; Vic-sur-Seille, Musée Départemental Georges de la Tour; Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art; West Palm Beach, FL, Norton Museum of Art;


Mother & Children in Garden: Adolphe Monticelli

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1900   item# 1130504 (stock# 2562)

Mother & Children in Garden: Adolphe Monticelli
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"Price on Request" 

Adolphe Monticelli, French, 1824-1886. This lovely oil on panel is 14 6/8"h by 11 3/8"w in a lovely 19th C Frame (22 1/4"h by 18"w). It is signed and in good condition. A pupil of Paul Delaroche, the master who was to have the greatest influence over the young Monticelli was N. V. Diaz de la Peña, whom he met when he returned to Paris from 1855 to 1856. Monticelli’s visits to Paris exposed him to the Rococo Revival, which was being popularized by artists including Diaz, and he started producing scenes of courtly figures in garden settings à la Watteau. This became a favorite subject, and from the 1860s until the end of his career Monticelli treated numerous variations on the theme. His final sixteen years were his most productive. The vibrant colors and thick, impastic surfaces of his late works struck a responsive chord in the young Vincent Van Gogh, who collected Monticelli’s paintings and expressed his indebtedness to the older artist’s work.Museums:Atlanta, High Museum of Art; Caen, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Compiègne, musée national du château; Dijon, Musée national Magnin; London, National Gallery; Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Marseille, Musée Cantini, Musée des Beaux-Arts; New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Paris, Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée national Jean Jacques Henner; Péronne, Musée Alfred Danicourt; Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Strasbourg, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain;


Gleaners at Sunset: Jules Breton, Attrb

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1900   item# 1107369 (stock# 2537)

Gleaners at Sunset:  Jules Breton, Attrb
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Breton, Jules Adolphe Aime’ Louis, French,(attribution - school of),1827-1906. Gleaners at Sunset, Oil on canvas, 46" by 52" in frame 54" by 62" Described as "one of the primary academic painters of the nineteenth century", Jules Breton painted romanticized subjects in a realist style, especially bucolic scenes of peasants working in fields. Breton's subject matter was familiar to him from childhood. He was born in a rural area in north western France and was raised in Courriéres by family members who had much respect for the farm land and first-hand familiarity with those who tended it. His father was Marie-Louis Breton, who oversaw land for a wealthy landowner. Breton first studied at at the College of St. Bertin near his native area, and then was overseen by Felix de Vigne, an artist who was much impressed by the young man and persuaded the Bretons to let their son focus on art. In 1843, Breton enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium where he continued to study with de Vigne. Another influential teacher was Hendrik Van der Haert. Breton also studied at Antwerp with Barton Gustaf Wappers and spent much time in museums copying the Old Masters. In 1847, he went to Paris where he enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the atelier of Michel-Martin Drolling, a genre painter.His early entries in the Salons of 1848, Misery and Despair, and 1850, Hunger, showed his interest in the plight of poor people. Getting a positive response from people in Brussels and Ghent, led him to moving there, where he also met his wife, Elodie, who became one of his most frequent models. He stayed four years, and then returned to Paris. In 1853, his painting Return of the Reapers, became the first of his signature peasant scenes to be exhibited, and from that time, he stayed primarily with this theme, which is what he is known for among collectors and art historians. The next year, 1854, he returned to his home town of Courriées and settled there, using local rural scenes for his paintings and ultimately making famous that part of the French countryside. One of the first works he did there was The Gleaners, which launched his career because it brought him much positive public attention. The painting showcased people who returned to the field after the harvest to take the 'leavings' with the hope of having enough left over to feed themselves and their family. From that time forward until his death in 1906, he was very popular and received much reinforcement including official state commissions during the Third Republic, ongoing exhibitions during the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s, and winning medals at the Salon and prizes in other venues. Many of his works were made into engravings, which publicized his name widely in other countries including the United States and England. In America, the writer Willa Cather saw his painting The Song of the Lark at The Art Institute of Chicago, and inspired, wrote a novel with the same title about a girl with humble roots in Nebraska who became a famous opera star. The book became a best seller. Museum Collections Include: Chateau Museum, Dieppe; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Hendrik Willem Mesdag National Museum, Hague; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Paine Art Center, Oshkosh; Musee d’Orsay, Paris; John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia; Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis; Toledo Museum of Art, OH; Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; Musee du Louvre, Paris; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Walters Museum, Baltimore; Antwerp Museum of Art, Belgium; Arras Museum, Calais; Bagneres Museum of Art, France; Bologne Museum of Art, France; Calais Museum of Art, France; Lille Museum of Art, France; Anvers Museum of Art, France


Paris:Madelaine Street Scene: Edouard Cortes

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1970   item# 1102638 (stock# 2534)

Paris:Madelaine Street Scene: Edouard Cortes
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"SOLD" 

Edouard Leon Cortes,Lagny - Torigny, France, French, 1882-1969. This wonderful Paris Street Scene by Cortes is oil on canvas, 13"H by 18"W, signed lower right in a French Impressionist Frame, 21"H b 24"H. It is in excellent condition and was painted circa 1950. Cortes showed his work and was a member of the Salon des Artistes Francais and the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts. He was well regarded in his time and his paintings are solidly in the impressionist style with a a exceptional ability to capture the magical light of the seasons: morning, evening, dusk, rain, snow and lights in the city. He is listed in Benezit and in numerous books and his paintings sell for up to $120,000. The painting comes with a certificate of authenticity.


Impressionist Banks of the Seine: Lucien Neuquelman

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1980   item# 1100556 (stock# 2533)

Impressionist Banks of the Seine: Lucien Neuquelman
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"$40,000" 

Lucien Neuquelman, French, 1909-1988. This painting is oil on canvas, signed lower left. It is 20" by 24" in a very beautiful french frame from the 1930's. In excellent condition, this is a perfect example of Neuquelman's work in his most vibrant pointalist style. Provenance: Private NY/Miami Collection, Purchased from Art World International, Private European Collection. Neuquelman is known for his delicate yet colorful postimpressionist scenes of Paris, Brittany Marine, and French Landscapes. Many of his paintings have sold at auction and he is sold by presigeous Galleries for up to $90,000.


Cupids in Landscape: Francois Boucher Attr

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1800   item# 1095867 (stock# 2521)

Cupids in Landscape: Francois Boucher Attr
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"SOLD" 

Francoise Boucher Attr or School of : Cupids in Landscape: Pair 18th C French. This pair of oils on canvas is lovely in the quality of painting and the charming subject matter. Each panel is 28"w by 64"h. They had hinges on them as a standing screen but were later used as hanging panels. They are from a prominent french family who brought them to the USA.


Victorian Lady in Lush Landscape, Robert P Staples

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1940   item# 1087043 (stock# 2514)

Victorian Lady in Lush Landscape, Robert P Staples
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"$5500/ SALE $4800" 

Robert Ponsonby Staples, Irish, British, 1853-1943. This oil on canvas is a lovely portrait of a turn of the century lady in a lush landscape. It is 15 6/8"h by 23 6/8"w in a period frame 27"h by 5"w. It is signed indistinctly lower right. It was recently cleaned and had other older repairs. He is known for genre, landscape, portraits, animals, farm & is listed in Mallett. His auction records go up to $62,400.


Venice Canal Scene: Felix Ziem

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1910   item# 1087015 (stock# 2516)

Venice Canal Scene: Felix Ziem
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Felix Francois Georges Philibert Ziem, French, 1821-1911. This oil on wood panel, signed lower left,is a high quality and exquisitely painted example of Ziem's Venice scenes. It is 8.5" h by 6.5 w in a simple frame with outer dimensions of 11" h by 8" w. This piece is from a private collection and housed in a simple frame. Ziem sells for up to $300,000 + and pieces that are similar to this painting sell for about $17,000-$27,000 at auction.


Young Woman at Breakfast: Francois Gall

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: French: Pre 1960   item# 1076642 (stock# 2508)

Young Woman at Breakfast: Francois Gall
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Francois Gall, Hungarian/French, 1912-1987 "Le Petit Dejeuner" is a beautiful oil on canvas signed F. Gall (lower right) 20 x 17 1/2 inches, good condition, circa 1940-50. It is Gall at his very best and was in the private collection of Frederic Stern of the Gering Galleries on Wilshire Blvd, Beverly hills, CA. Francois Gall, Hungarian by birth, became a naturalized French citizen in 1942. He is best known as an impressionist painter in the pure French tradition. He began his artistic studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and was awarded a scholarship in 1930 from the Hungarian government. Six years later: Francois Gall established himself in Paris and became a student of Devambez at the National Academy of Fine Arts. The artist greatly admired the first generation of Impressionists and adopted their concepts for his own interpretations. Parisian scenes and portrayals of women engaged in typically feminine activities were among his preferred subjects, but his repertoire also included landscapes and still-life composition that were the trademarks of his works. The artist participated in various Salon exhibitions in Paris and became a favorite with the public. In 1963, he was honored with the Francis Smith Prize. He died in 1987. Reference: E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres. His paintings sell for up to $60,000.

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