All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1421383 (stock #JB03258)
Oil on canvasboard circa 1960 painting of a variety of flowers in a ceramic yellow vase artistically placed on a textile with another ceramic vessel nearby, signed at lower left "Betty Way". The work, which measures 24" by 18", also bears a label on the reverse with the artist's name and address in Springfield, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. To date I have not located a known artist by this name. A Betty Way of Harrisburg, PA was a newspaper circulation manager...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1970 item #1421382 (stock #JB04526)
Oil on canvas painting of a classic red barn in Alaska's Matanuska Valley near Anchorage, signed at lower left by artist Ted Goldstone and dated 3/69 and titled on stretcher. The Matanuska Valley is known as Alaska's prime agricultural area. The long hours of daylight in summer have produced record cabbages, among other produce. The high surrounding mountains remind one that one is in Alaska and not the Midwest. The art measures 16" by 12".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1421381 (stock #JB03430)
Original ink and watercolor drawing of the "Maison Catherine", apparently a cafe or bistro, likely in Paris, signed by artist "Brko" at lower right and dated there 1983. The work, ONE OF TWO BY THE ARTIST IN MY SHOP (the other of the famous Moulin Rouge), measures 10" by 7" and 17 1/2" by 14 1/4" as framed, and it is in excellent condition. The detail is impressive. I do not see information on an artist by this name. Compare to the Moulin Rouge work in my shop...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1950 item #1421380 (stock #JB02954)
An unusual and difficult to photograph trio: two heavy copper etching plates and one tin or zinc lithograph plate, the latter signed clearly Emil Kosa Jr., and one of the copper plates signed with reverse-etched conjoined initials that spell out EK and probably also "Jr". All were acquired by me at the same time, so, I believe it likely that all three are by the hand of the noted California artist EMIL KOSA, JR. (1903-1968)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1421378 (stock #JB04260)
Oil on panel painting of pink desert mountains and flowering dunes in the foreground, 16" by 20" (25" by 29" in wood carved frame), signed in the paint at lower left with a signature that appears as "Bo W(xxxxxxx)". The circa 1960 oil is by an artist who certainly must have been familiar with the palette knife California desert scenes, with rich impasto, of John Hilton (1904-1983). The style and feeling is similar. The painting could benefit from a cleaning, after fifty years...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1421377 (stock #JB03468)
Oil on canvasboard painting, 14" by 18" (17 1/2" by 21 1/2" in simple wood frame), signed on the reverse by artist James E. Carson of Andover, Massachusetts and titled there "Lobster Cove". This is a peaceful scene, most likely of the Lobster Cove near Annisquam and Gloucester, MA, but I see there is also a Lobster Cove in Maine. Regardless of the exact location, this is a classic scene of New England, captured by a talented artist...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1421376 (stock #JB03308)
Decorative old engraving of early New York, printed in Paris, circa 1850, with quality contemporary framing and hand drawn mat lines. This lovely print is ready to hang in your traditional fine interior. The print is exceptionally clean and fresh as is the mat (photo shows what appears as a scratch in glass at upper left, it was simply foreign matter I removed easily after the photo). The work bears a label of Summa Gallery, Brooklyn Heights, New York. Measurements 12 1/4" by 13 1/4".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1900 item #1421346 (stock #JB03327)
The pair of antique paintings will make for a highly decorative addition to a home. One of the apparently unsigned and undated works features mostly vegetables, with a game bird and possibly a fish, while in the other work, fruit predominates. The rustic paintings were executed by a competent though not highly refined hand. Measurements are similar but not identical...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1421345 (stock #JB05330)
A fine watercolor painting of coastal waves and rocks, 9 1/2" by 13 1/4" (15" by 19" framed), signed at lower right by listed California artist GLADYS DAY and titled in old ink on the backing "Rocks at La Jolla Calif./by Gladys Day/Del Mar Ave/Chula Vista". Written again on the backing by a previous owner: "For Peggy S. Block/Wind and Sea in winter/with the sand washed out/See the old kelp cutter in the hazy distance?/With love, Mom/Berrell E. Pronold"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1421343 (stock #JB04530)
Watercolor painting of a scene that appears to be a youngster with adults at the entrance of a school, a total of five figures in the composition. The work, 13" by 10 1/4" (20" by 18" in a contemporary gold frame, no mat) is signed at lower center by well listed German artist CARL HUBNER (1814-1879). Hubner was educated in art at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf. He received instruction from Carl Ferdinand Sohn and Wilhelm von Schadow...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal : Pre 1950 item #1421342 (stock #JB03195)
This is a fine old drawing of an old-style wooden house with porch, an ancient old tree arching over the structure and two tiny figures at left. The drawing on paper, laid on a board, measures 14" by 9 1/2" inside the mat and 19" by 14 1/2" as framed. There does not appear to be a signature anywhere, but considering the quality of the imagery we must conclude that the artist was trained and listed. Found in Riverside, California, with Santa Barbara framer's sticker on the backing...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1421341 (stock #JB05322)
Oil on canvas painting of pears and glass vase with flowers arranged artistically on white and striped cloths, signed at lower right and again on the reverse side of the canvas by listed American woman artist SUSAN CROOK INGERSOLL (1908-). The unframed work measures 22" by 18" and is in very good condition, with just a bit of stretcher bar show-through. Colors are vivid and rich, and the modernity of the arrangement is striking...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1421339 (stock #JB05120)
An oil on canvasboard 8" by 10" painting (15" by 17" in likely original circa 1970 frame) signed at lower right by noted Disney artist JACK BUCKLEY (1915-1995). The subject, painted vigorously, with palette knife, is a white-painted shed in a winter or early spring landscape. Buckley was born in Fresno. He studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After World War II military service, he went into commercial art, eventually becoming quite well known at Disney Studios. Buckley had...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Spanish : Pre 1800 item #1421338 (stock #JB05297)
An oil on canvas painting of a young prince or son born of a noble family, 30" by 24 3/4", unframed, unsigned. The boy's face to my eye reminds of Goya, so perhaps this could be of Spanish origin (though, "FRANCE" is written on the stretcher in modern hand). The painting was relined sometime in the mid 20th century. There are some scratches at upper right which appear as white marks in the photos, some minor edge losses at lower left, and there is an even craquelure over much of the surface.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1980 item #1421337 (stock #JB04823)
A 9 1/8" by 6 7/8" crayon on paper drawing, (24 1/2" by 20 3/4" as presently framed), signed at lower left in pencil "M. Hoff" and on the backing is written apparently in artist's handwriting "MARGO HOFF/THREE ROOFS/CRAYON DRAWING". Margo Hoff was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1910. By 1934 she was in Chicago where she received training at the Art Institute. Before the war she was able to travel extensively in Europe. During the 1940's, Mexican art exerted its influence on her, as it did with ma...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1421336 (stock #JB03365)
Antique watercolor painting of a castle-like structure in an extensive landscape, 7 1/4" by 10 7/8", 14" by 17" in frame, signed with initials "M. N" and dated 1882 and, curiously, also 1888, at lower left corner. This is likely by an amateur watercolorist. The work is a survivor, with paper browning, broken off corners, and a small puncture at center right. Presently it is loose and unmounted within the framing.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1837 VR item #1421335 (stock #JB04373)
An 18th or early 19th century painting of a noble gentleman, oil on canvas, 30 1/2" by 23 1/2" on the stretchers 35" by 27 3/4" framed. This work does not appear to be actually signed, though there is much writing in blurred old ink on the stretcher in old German hand, seemingly identifying the sitter. The old style script and the way the ink has spread into the wood makes it all difficult to read. I do see, I think, "Franz Joseph Augustin von Stichner" or similar, and elsewhere the word "...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1700 item #1421334 (stock #JB05368)
A very antique unsigned red chalk drawing on laid paper, late 17th or early 18th century, measuring 9 7/8" by 7 1/2" (25 cm. by 19 cm.), 15 1/2" by 12 1/2" as framed, proclaimed at bottom in neat professional hand lettering, on the mat, to be by the Italian master Guercino (1592-1666). The old master drawings expert of a major auction house did not believe this to be by Guercino, and suggested Lanfranco or Albani as possible directions to pursue. I have opened up the backing and discovered th...