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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #454356 (stock #4743)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$125.00
A beautifully painted pair of framed watercolour photo renderings c1880-1900. They consist of a young man and woman in mid-Victorian dress; each image is done on Victorian photographic print paper and they measure 6-3/4" x 4-3/4". It was common to overpaint old and fading photographs, however these are of such fine quality and detail that they were most likely done from a mirrored projection, another common method of photographic rendering (we can't find any photographic detail under the painting with visual magnification). Each has the legend J. POWELL PHOTO on the image (even the J Powell is over-painted). The frames are an attractive matched pair of gilt painted wood, but are fairly recent in manufacture - the pictures were framed and matted less than 20 years ago. The couple is quite handsome, and they can be your new instant ancestors.... This pair of watercolour portraits is in very good original condition with no losses, damage or repairs other than a faint water stain and a couple of fox marks on the lady and some spots of missing colour on the gentleman (possibly from removal from some old glass to which the photo/picture had adhered). Each has been recently reframed and matted, and the spots on the man could be restored. Surface shipping starts at $24 (to the US - other spots may vary) - insurance and tracking included in shipping quotes. We do ship internationally. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept Paypal.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1930 item #562133 (stock #5101)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$445.00
A lovely early 20th century scenic watercolour painting by the listed British artist Edwin St. John (1878-1961). This painting measures 20-3/4" x 14-1/4" and it depicts a wonderful panoramic hillside view overlooking Lake Lugano in Italy with a town in the background ("Scene of Lake Lugano" hand written in pencil on back). Mountains rise up on the horizon under a partly cloudy sky, and the detail, lighting and composition are all top-notch, with vivid colours in front and atmospheric detail as the distance recedes. This painting is being sold unmatted and unframed; it is currently on foam-core with temporary mounts and it will be properly and securely packed for shipping. This item is in very good original condition with no scrapes, tears, fading, losses, damage or repairs other than the following: there is some soiling/foxing to the white clouds, there are a couple of shallow paper blisters near the top (shown sidelit in the last image) and a very slight touch of rubbing and a small corner bump along the lower edge from a previous mat. A beautiful painting ready for conservation and framing. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Expedited tracked shipping starts at $29 (to the US - other spots may vary) - insurance and tracking included in shipping quotes. Credit card paid items will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1837 VR item #627896 (stock #5279)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$350.00
A fine quality late 18th century copper plate etching by Francesco Londonio (1723-1783) of Milan, Italy. This Georgian period etching is from the Costumes Pastoris (Pastoral Customs or more commonly, Pastoral Scenes ) series. Image size (taken from the plate indentation lines) is 36 cm. x 27 cm. (14-1/4" x 11"). This series was produced for Consigliere Mellerio. This item is in the collection of the National Digital Library in Portugal, and a collection of Londonio's etchings resides at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (F.A.M.S.F.), amongst others, and there are some etchings from this specific series in the F.A.M.S.F. collection. The F.A.M.S.F. dates this series to the 18th century. It has an 8 in the lower right corner, indicating that this is plate 8 in the series. It is housed in a later 19th century black finished wood frame measuring 21-5/8" x 18-1/2", and it is in very good original condition with no cracks, tears, repairs, losses, damage or repairs other than some very fine overall speckled foxing and a central crease. Surface shipping (securely packed) to the U.S. starts at $29 (other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $95 if paid with a credit card. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT ACCEPT Paypal.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1910 item #628183 (stock #5290)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$950.00
We are proud to offer this original preliminary ink sketch by the famed American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), the creator of the Gibson Girl. He first came to eminence as the foremost magazine illustrator of his time in the late 19th century, later in life he turned completely to painting. His long and illustrious career takes more room than alloted here to discuss, and is well covered elsewhere on the Internet. This item is a 22" x 15-1/2" preliminary ink study on paper of his "The Weaker Sex" illustration. The hair is done in characteristic fashion but the inking is more simplistic, and the magnifying glass is not as finely detailed as in the final work, which in the final version has a fourth woman in the upper right hand corner. His signature (Charles Gibson) is visible in the shadow area beneath the arm of the woman holding the magnifying glass. On the back of the drawing No. 84 and Mrs (or Miss) Drew is written in pencil. Besides the fact that he apparently was working out the details of the shadows under the arm, he most likely deliberately drew lines over the signature as this piece does not have the perfection of his finished work. The paper is a slightly heavy thickness of sketch pad paper; it is framed in a black-painted wood frame with gilding (minor paint spots and a couple of dings to the frame). Some notes on condition: there are some creases, a tear in the upper left, a few scratches to the paper surface, some brown foxing and some spotting and a water stain on the right hand side. A rarity and an interesting example of a great work in progress. This item is in very good original condition with the condition issued noted above. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Securely packed surface shipping to the continental U.S. is $35 (other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $85 if paid with a credit card. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1940 item #637585 (stock #5316)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$110.00
An attractive 11-3/4" x 5-3/4" (plate size) etching by Charles Herbert Clark (England, b. 1890), depicting John Knox's House in Edinburgh, Scotland. Signed Chas. H. Clark in pencil in the lower right hand corner. Clark studied in the Liverpool School of Art and exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery. He resided in Liverpool, and his work was also exhibited at the Royal Academy. This framed etching is one of a limited (restricted) edition of 156 proofs. The original tag is applied to the back (the etching has been reframed in a 19" x 20-1/2" black painted wood frame, and the tag says: John Knox's House Edinburgh. An original etching by Chas. Clark. Signed impression. Restricted edition of 156 proofs. Plate destroyed. This item is in excellent original condition with no tears, foxing, soiling, fading, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping (securely packaged) to the U.S. starts at $24 (other spots may vary). Expresspost-air post and Fedex are available for faster shipping options - please email with your zip code or postal code for the rates. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE; We DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1900 item #722192 (stock #5608)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$285.00
An unusual and early, hand tinted lithograph print titled "Washington Family", by Nathaniel Currier before his partnership with James Ives. From the 2 Spruce St. era (1838-56), this 13" x 8-1/2" small folio print (image size only) comes in a late 19th century mahogany veneer frame. This print is signed "WASHINGTON FAMILY. GEORGE WASHINGTON HIS LADY & TWO GRANDCHILDERN (sic) BY THE NAMES OF CUSTIS." It also states "LITH. & PUB. BY N. CURRIER 2 SPRUCE ST N.Y." This print has hand colouring, including a green tree, George's cuff and Martha's dress, a blue coat and drape on the male grandchild, yellow trim on the chairs, epaulets, table drape and buttonholes, faint yellow on the granddaughter's dress, and small touches of pink on the upholstery. This image is different from some of the later Currier & Ives prints of this subject, and this unusual Ives print is in excellent original condition with no tears, foxing, staining or other damage, with only slight losses to the frame veneer, some yellowing of the paper, and a small white spot on the paper's margin and beside the girl's head where the paper hasn't yellowed. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface expedited tracked shipping to the U.S. begins at $26 (other spots may vary) - insurance/tracking included in shipping quotes. Expresspost-air post and Fedex are available for faster shipping options - please email with your zip code or postal code for the rates. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #758937 (stock #5727)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$80.00
A nicely painted and tranquil signed watercolour of a sailboat on a lake with islands and distant mountains c1920s. This 7-1/8" x 4-1/2" sight size picture is in what appears to be the original gilt and painted wood embossed 10-1/4" x 7-1/2" frame with a gold mat. It is signed L. Livingston (unidentified), and it is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, fading, tears, staining, foxing, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $12 (other spots may vary) - insured is higher, and mandatory on items over $85 if paid with a credit card. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept Paypal.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #758939 (stock #5728)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$75.00
A nicely painted and peaceful 1920s-30s watercolour of a winter scene with a deer. This 5-1/2" x 3-5/8" sight size picture is in the original gilt embossed wood 11 x 9" frame with a gold mat. It is unsigned but looks like our other painting by L. Livingston (our stock number 5727), and it is in excellent original condition with no chips, cracks, fading, tears, staining, foxing, losses, damage or repairs. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the continental U.S. starts at $12 (other spots may vary) - insurance is included to $100. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept PayPal.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Canadian : Pre 1950 item #781879 (stock #5845)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$24900.00
An important Canadian Group of Seven oil on panel by Francis Hans (Franz or Frank) Johnston OSA, ARCA (Canadian, 1888-1949) titled "Pools of Spring". Born in Toronto, he was a founding member of the renowned Group of Seven, which he left by 1926. He became a principal of the Winnipeg School of Art and later the Ontario College of Art. He changed his signature to "Franz" in 1927 on the advice of a friend. He was the most productive and financially successful of the Group of Seven, painting steadily until he suffered a stroke in 1948. His work shows his love of the Canadian landscape and his fascination with light. His highly sought after works are on exhibition in the McMaster Collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada (General Collection and War Gallery Collection), among others. This painting has a sight size of 24" x 20" and the original painted frame, which measures 31" x 26-3/4". This painting has an inscription on the back saying "POOLS of SPRING Source of the Oroman Early April by Franz Johnston A.R.C.A." and this work of art has also been authenticated in writing by a leading Toronto fine arts auction house. It is in excellent original condition with no craquelure, rips, soiling, fading, losses, damage or repairs other than a few tiny flecks to the gilt surface of the frame. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted. Shipping and insurance will be arranged with the purchaser. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #821398 (stock #5968)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$200.00
A vintage, original dated hand tinted copper plate stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi dated 1786. This print measures 11" x 8-3/8" (imprint size) and it is in a later (c.1900) painted and gilt 14-3/4" x 11-3/4" frame. It has the following inscriptions: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds", London. Published Dec 12th 1786 by E.M. Diemar, No. 114 Strand, and "Engraved by F. Bartolozzi, R.A. Engraver to His Majesty. The image is titled The Honourable Miss Bingham" and it has flesh and blue hand tinting. This item is in excellent original condition with no tears, foxing, image staining, fading, losses, damage or repairs other than some uniform paper darkening and a water stain at the bottom 5/8" away from the paper border impression. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $24 (other spots may vary) - insurance/tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept PayPal.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #833666 (stock #6005)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$220.00
A stipple engraving by C. Knight (engraver, printseller 1743-1826) c1785, that depicts a young Lady Georgiana Cavendish (1783-1858), after a painting by Thomas Hardy (1757-1805). Lady Georgiana (1783-1858) was the daughter of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire. Her mother was a celebrated beauty and society leader of her day, and has been recently portrayed in the movie The Duchess - she was also an ancestor of Princess Diana. Lady Georgiana Cavendish married George Howard, the 6th Earl of Carlisle and they had 12 children (she was then known as Lady Georgiana Morpeth, Countess of Carlisle). The print has printed on the bottom: PAINTED BY T. HARDY, ENGRAVED BY C. KNIGHT, LADY GEORGIANA CAVENDISH DAUGHTER OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE and LONDON, PUBLISH'D MAY 16TH, 1785 BY WM. AUSTIN, DRAWING MASTER &c. AT THE PATRIOTIC PRINT ROOMS. No.41. St. JAMES'S STREET. William Austin was an engraver, print seller and drawing master, and he ran Patriotic Print Rooms at St. James's Street in 1785. Charles Knight was an engraver and print publisher, and may possibly have been a pupil of Bartolozzi. This print has a site size of 8-3/4" x 11-3/4" (to outer plate impression) and it is in a later (c.1900) painted and gilt 14-3/4" x 11-3/8" frame. This item is in excellent original condition with no rips, holes, foxing, staining, tears, losses, damage or repairs other than a gesso loss to the frame. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Expedited tracked shipping to the U.S. starts at $30 (other spots may vary) - insurance and tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT PayPal.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1930 item #936721 (stock #6261)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$129.00
An 8-3/4" x 7-1/4" numbered, limited closed edition engraving titled "ANGERS, CATHEDRALE" by the German engraver Karl (Carl) Max Schultheiss (1885-1961). Born in Germany, he moved to the U.S. in the 1930s, where he had a 1938 exhibition of his etchings at the Art Institute of Chicago. This etching, in the original 16-1/4" x 16-1/4" black painted wood frame with original mat is signed on the right lower corner; it has an 8/350 number in pencil, and it has an embossed WOLGEMUTH & LISSNER BERLIN printer's mark. It has the original T. Eaton Co. inventory sticker (number 651); the label states: "ORIGINAL ETCHING bearing the artists signature. This proof has been printed by hand from the original copper plate, etched by the artist and is published in a short limited edition, the plate ultimately being destroyed. Published by Wohlgemuth & Lissner, Berlin." This art etching is in excellent original condition with no tears, foxing, holes, fading, losses, damage or repairs, and the backing paper is loose from the frame on three sides but still present. Se have another similar Schultheiss etching - please see our listings. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $34 (other spots may vary) - insurance/tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1930 item #936723 (stock #6262)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$129.00
An 8-3/4" x 6-5/8" numbered, limited closed edition engraving probably of Angers Cathedral by the German engraver Karl (Carl) Max Schultheiss (1885-1961). Starting out in Germany, he moved to the U.S. in the 1930s, where he had a 1938 exhibition of his etchings at the Art Institute of Chicago. This etching, in the original 16-1/4" x 16-1/4" black painted wood frame with original mat is signed on the right lower corner; it has a 98/350 number in pencil, and it has an embossed WOLGEMUTH & LISSNER BERLIN printer's mark. It would have had the original T. Eaton Co. inventory sticker and a label stating: "ORIGINAL ETCHING bearing the artists signature. This proof has been printed by hand from the original copper plate, etched by the artist and is published in a short limited edition, the plate ultimately being destroyed. Published by Wohlgemuth & Lissner, Berlin" as found on our other contemporary Schultheiss etching. This art etching is in excellent original condition with no tears, foxing, holes, fading, losses, damage or repairs, however the backing paper and stickers are absent on this example. We have another similar Schultheiss etching - please see our listings. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $34 (other spots may vary) - insurance and tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept PayPal.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1980 item #942981 (stock #6278)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$85.00
An unframed 15-1/4" x 11-1/4" watercolour on paper by George S. Culley (Canadian, born 1905 - ?) depicting a house with boat ramp on a lake. This picture is signed and dated 1976. It is not titled, but is most likely an Ontario Canada setting. It is in excellent condition with no foxing, staining, bends, tears, losses, damage or repairs. It is signed G.S. Culley '76 on the lower right. Please note that there are some blank spots around the edge from the thumbtacks used by the artist to mount the paper to the easel. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Small packet surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $9.50 (other spots may vary) - insurance included up to $99 automatically in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT ACCEPT PayPal, only VISA or MASTERCARD.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #995377 (stock #6332)
Fiona Kenny Antiques
$85.00
An unframed 15-3/4" x 11-1/4" watercolour on paper by George S. Culley (Canadian, 1905-?) depicting a sluice gate on the Credit River in Melville, Ontario, Canada. This painting is in excellent original condition with no foxing, staining, bends, tears, losses, damage or repairs. It is signed G.S. Culley '64 on the lower right, and it is inscribed in ink in the artist's hand on the back "Sluice Gate Credit River Melville Ont.". Please note that there are some holes around the unpainted edge from the thumbtacks used by the artist to mount the paper to the easel, and pencil outlines of the image are clearly visible. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Tracked surface shipping to the continental U.S. starts at $20 (other spots may vary) - insurance/tracking included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept PayPal.