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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


Quatre Femmes: Fernand Leger

Catalogue: Fine Art: Drawings: Pen: Pre 1940   item# 1107365 (stock# 2536)

Quatre Femmes:  Fernand Leger
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Fernand Leger, French,1881-1955.Fernand Léger was born in 1881, the same year both Picasso and Braque were born, in Normandy; his father was a substantial cattle grazer. Fernand was trained as an architectural draughtsman and later worked as a professional retoucher of photographs. He was an abstract painter before the War, in which he had a brilliant record. He had visited the United States twice. In France, he lived in a villa next to some railroad tracks in a Paris suburb, and a farm in Normandy where he raised pigs and made cider.It is often said that Léger was the artist of the machine age, but he was not entirely a man of his time. He knew poverty as a child, was gassed in World War I, had to flee before the invading Nazis in World War II. But there is little of death and destruction in his work. Other men have painted with more passion, few with more exuberance.Léger returned to France at the end of 1945 after spending the war years traveling and lecturing in the United States. There had been three previous visits to America in the 1930s, all entrepreneurial adventures of only modest success. He had resumed his practice of making public appearances to explain his art to a sometimes curious, sometimes bewildered public. In addition, he enjoyed many celebrity encounters, like a holiday with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, an evening at the theatre with James Joyce and friendships with Ezra Pound and Henry Miller. His paintings sell for up to 37 Million and his paintings are in many museums.


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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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.


Sacramento Mountains: Jean Parrish

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1980   item# 1099318 (stock# 2532)

Sacramento Mountains: Jean Parrish
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Jean Parrish Alberquerque, 1920-, This expansive oil on board is 15"h by 30'w in a dark brown frame 21.5"h by 36.5"w. It is signed lower right Jean Parrish, 1970. Verso are 2 original stickers "Sacramentos Mountains" by Jean Parrish 15 by 30 and Meinhart Galleries and Mooney Galleries.


Texas Hill Country in Spring: C. Holloway

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1940   item# 1099313 (stock# 2531)

Texas Hill Country in Spring: C. Holloway
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C. Holloway,Chicago & Texas, 1859-1941 Attrib. This stunning impressionist painting is 8"h by 10"win an lovely gold leaf frame outer dimensions 12 3/4"h by 14 3/4"w, signed lower Right C - Holloway. On the reverse is a gallery sticker from the Struder Photo Co, San Antonio, Texas


Mother & Child: Mary Cassatt

Catalogue: Fine Art: Drawings: Charcoal: Pre 1940   item# 1095925 (stock# 2529)


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Mary Cassatt, Pittsburg, PA., France,1844-1926, The Impressionist painter, Mary Cassatt is best known for her mother and child compositions. She was recognized by the turn of the century as one of the preeminent painters both of her native country and of France, which she made her permanent home in 1875. She spent her childhood in Pennsylvania, and then lived with her mother in Europe from 1851 until 1858, studying in a number of cities including Paris, Parma, and Seville. She returned to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1861 to 1865 and in 1866 went back to France, which she decided was best suited for her professional goals. There she spent much time studying works by artists living and deceased, and painted with Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Edgar Degas. Her first public success came at the Salon of 1868 with a painting praised by a New York Times critic for its "vigor of treatment and fine qualities of color". Cassatt continued to exhibit at the Salon through the mid-1870s, and attracted the attention of Edgar Degas, who invited her to join the artists dedicated to the "new painting", the Impressionists. At this time she abandoned the somber palette and traditional subject matter of the Academic style in favor of the light-filled modern life compositions favored by her colleagues, among them Monet, Renoir, and Berthe Morisot. She quickly adopted impressionist techniques of applying paint rapidly from a bright palette. Cassatt developed her own subject matter, using her family members as models because her lifestyle, with aging parents, was much more confined than that of the male Impressionists who were able to spend time in cafes and paint subjects of society life. From 1879 to 1886 she was one of only three women to exhibit with the Impressionists, and the only American woman. She received much more attention in France than she ever did in the United States. She is still the subject of major exhibitions, such as "Mary Cassatt, Modern Woman," which opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. A traveling exhibition, it included 100 of the most beautiful of her paintings, the first traveling retrospective of her work in 30 years.


Early Modernist Portrait: Frantisek Kupka

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: Pre 1940   item# 1095913 (stock# 2526)

Early Modernist Portrait: Frantisek Kupka
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"$60,000" 

Frantesek Kupka, 1871-1957, Opocno. Bohemia, Czech, and died in France. This stunning early mordernist painting is an early and an extremely fine example of Kupka's painting. It is approximately 17"H by 13"w in a 4" frame. It is signed clearly lower right and the entire painting and signature under black light looks good with no in painting. Kupka attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Prague at 17 years old and the Beaux Arts in Vienna. He moved to Paris in 1895 and also won the Prix de Rome. He lived in Putreau and was also a Professor for Academie Beaux Arts de Prague for Czech art students in Paris. He was in many exhibitions and after 1910 he remained faithful to the Modernist style he is known for. This painting is from his earliest modernist period. He is held in great regard with artists such as Delauney and Picabia. Kupka's works are represented in many museums: Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Art Institute, Los Angeles, Guggenheim, Paris Museum of Modern Art, etc and his paintings sell for up to 1 Million. He has a very long listing in Benezit and has been the subject of many articles and books. A Czech painter and graphic artist, he was a pioneer and co-founder of the early phases of the abstract art movement. In 1887 he began training as an artist at the Prague academy under Frantisek Sequens, who had been strongly influenced by the Nazarener School. In 1891 the artist transferred to the academy in Vienna, where he worked under Professor Eisenmenger until 1893. In 1894 Kupka traveled to London and Scandinavia, settling in Paris, France in 1895. He worked as an illustrator of books and posters and created satirical drawings for newspapers and magazines. In 1905 Kupka moved to Puteaux in the suburbs, where he got acquainted with Jacques Villon, who introduced him to a circle of painters in 1910/11, including Marcel Duchamp, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia and others. Through their discussions of Cubism, Futurism and the relationship between painting and music, Kupka's work became increasingly abstract, reflecting his theories of motion, color, and orphism. In 1909, he had exhibited for the first time at the Salon d'Automne, with the submitted work marking a break in his representational style. In 1912, Kupka exhibited his abstract pictures, which are associated with Orphism because of their proximity to music. In 1918 Frantisek Kupka accepted a post as guest professor in Prague and in 1931 he co-founded the group 'Abstraction-Création' with Hans Arp, Jean Hélion, Auguste Herbin, Georges Valmier and Georges Vantongerloo, becoming a member of the group's board. In 1936, his work was included in the exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and in an important show with another Czech painter, Alphonse Mucha, at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. Kupka spent the Second World War in Beaugency, returning to Puteaux immediately after the liberation. In 1946 at the occasion of his 75th birthday the artist's first major retrospective was shown in Prague. In 1955 Kupka participated in documenta I in Kassel, Germany.He died in Puteaux on July 21, 1957 and a year later a large-scale retrospective exhibition took place at the 'Musée d'Art Moderne' in Paris, which dedicated an entire room to Frantisek Kupka.


Cattle in Landscape: Arthur Parton

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1920   item# 1095871 (stock# 2523)

Cattle in Landscape: Arthur Parton
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Arthur Parton,New York, 1842-1914. Known as a Hudson River School painter, especially of mountain landscapes, Arthur Parton was well established in the New York art world where he exhibited at the National Academy of Design for more than half a century. He was born in Hudson, New York to a religious family supported by a cabinetmaker father. He enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as a student of William Trost Richards, who remained a strong influence, and in 1862, his first exhibitions were in Philadelphia. In 1864, he moved to New York City where he exhibited regularly with the National Academy of Design excepting 1869 when he spent a year in Europe and was influenced by the Barbizon style of painting. In 1874, he and his wife moved into the Tenth Street Building in New York City, and he kept his studio there until 1893. In 1876, he gained much national notoriety at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition for his paintings November, Loch Lomond and Solitude. He spent summers painting in the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains and also in England and Scotland as indicated by his entry at the Philadelphia Exposition. During his career, he explored several styles including Tonalism and Impressionism but seemed to remain most closely influenced by the Hudson River style including Luminism


Still Life:Fruit in Creamware Compote: William H. Hoyt

Catalogue: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1900   item# 1095870 (stock# 2522)

Still Life:Fruit in Creamware Compote: William H. Hoyt
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William H. Hoyt,New York, 1815-1862. This elegant Still Life of Fruit in Creamware Compote is oil on canvas in the handsome original 19th c frame.

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