All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1950 item #1415768
Pastel on paper of a western mountain landscape, 20" by 34" as framed, signed at lower left by often-auctioned California artist CARL SAMMONS (1883-1968). Sammons is known among collectors for his impressionist landscapes, often of Northern California, but he also traveled to other parts of the state and throughout the Southwest. The artist was born in Nebraska and was in California by the year 1919, studying at the California School of Fine Arts...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1990 item #1415764
An oil painting directly on a chunk of sandstone, by the noted western American artist, writer and philosopher A KELLY PRUITT (1924-2009), featuring a young Native American girl astride a horse. The work is inscribed "To a beautiful spirit Kristen/with love A Kelly Pruitt". The irregularly shaped work measures approximately 12" by 12" and weighs a full 4 1/2 pounds...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1970 item #1415763
Etching with color possibly hand-applied, 5 1/4" by 5 5/8" inside the inner gold fillet, 11 1/2" by 10 7/8" as framed, unsigned, by important French 20th century artist MARIE LAURENCIN (1885-1956). From having checked the 1981 catalog raisonne by Daniel Marchesseau, I have determined that the most official title of this work is "Fillette aux Yeux Vertes" ("Young Girl with Green Eyes", although a number of other titles are in common usage for this unusually popular print)...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1415731 (stock #JB04005)
By French School of Paris (L'Ecole de Paris) artist ROGER CHASTEL (1897-1981), a color lithograph print on heavy paper, possible title "Nature Morte", numbered in pencil at left margin 115/220, and with blind stamp "GG" in a circle. Chastel was active as an artist for decades, beginning at a very young age. By the 1920's he was already exhibiting. Later in life, his works were exhibited internationally...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1700 item #1415729 (stock #JB04018)
An Old Master woodcut illustration of Theuerdank defeating another knight, one of 118 cuts illustrating one of the greatest books of the German Renaissance, going by that same name, Theuerdank. The book is considered something of a chivalric romance, relating the fictionalized, romanticized adventures of Maximilian I in the course of his journey to the Netherlands in 1477 to fetch his bride, Mary of Burgundy...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1800 item #1415724 (stock #JB04066)
A typical example of the work of Dutch 18th century printmaker JACOBUS HOUBRAKEN (1698-1780), titled "Abraham van der Hulst/Vice-Admiraal van Holland en West-Vriesland". The small engraving measures 6 1/2" by 4 3/8" inside the mat opening and 9 1/2" by 7 1/2" framed. Houbraken was born in Dordrecht. He learned the art of engraving from his artist father Arnold Houbraken...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1930 item #1415723 (stock #JB04037)
After a drawing by the noted French artist JEAN-FRANCIS AUBURTIN (1866-1930), this is an engraving in sanguine colored ink by the noted Swiss artist GEORGES AUBERT (1886-1961). Both artists have signed their names in pencil, Auburtin at the left and Aubert at the right. The work measures approximately 14" on a side within the mat opening (not examined out of frame), and 20" by 18 1/2" as framed...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1970 item #1415722 (stock #JB04054)
A decorative print, 27" by 23 1/2" in its white wood frame with blue inner fillet, after the painting "Blue Bouquet" by the important modern French artist BERNARD BUFFET (1928-1999). The painting was produced in 1957, so the print likely dates to the late 1950's or early 1960's. There are light scratches at lower right measuring about 4", and some small loss areas at upper left showing as white spots...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1415720 (stock #JB01750)
This is a watercolor by a trained hand, 7 1/2" by 14 3/4", laid on a white board, (minimally framed, no glass), the subject a coastal landscape of rocks and headlands, signed at lower right with what appears to be the signature of noted Alaska and California artist THEODORE J. RICHARDSON (1855-1914). There are also some pieces of old paper affixed to the back of the board, with the notations "I saw this watercolor in previous undamaged condition with signature Thoe...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1415718 (stock #JB04063)
A pencil signed limited edition color print "We The People 1787", featuring Ben Franklin at printing press with assistants, evidently producing copies of the Constitution for distribution in the colonies. The work measures 18 3/4" by 25 1/4" and 25" by 32" framed/matted (wood frame, no glass). The artist signed in pencil at lower left margin and at lower right the piece is numbered 344/2000...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1900 item #1415716 (stock #JB01749)
**PAIR** of fine engravings, each 15 1/4" by 22 3/4", (24" by 30 1/2" as framed), from the famous series "The Voyage of Life", mid 19th century, after the series of four paintings of that title by the major American artist and founder of the Hudson River School, THOMAS COLE (1801-1848). All four images from the series are composed of imaginary scenes and are filled with allegory and symbolism...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1415715 (stock #JB01336)
Watercolor on paper of two spaniels, the hunter nearby in a wooded landscape, " by ", unframed, signed at lower left with monogram that resembles the monogram of noted American artist JAMES DAVID SMILLIE (1833-1909). This is obviously an American work, not European, but I cannot confirm that it's by the noted American artist James David Smillie. I researched the monogram and see the clear resemblance to that of Smillie...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1415662 (stock #JB04058)
Watercolor painting of a lone fisherman on coastal rocks, 14 3/4" by 22" (22 1/2" by 29" framed), signed at right center "E. Dunlavey"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1415661 (stock #JB04052)
A PAIR of oil on canvas laid on board paintings, each 6 1/2" by 9 1/2" and 13 1/4" by 15 3/4" in identical gold original framing, each signed by artist in red "L Muller". The works likely date to about 1880. The artist is likely German but could be Belgian. There are no obvious listed artist names that would correspond to the work. They are very traditional European works of the time, with a sympathetic portrayal of the rooster surrounded by his hens, and the ducklings at play as their paren...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #1415660 (stock #JB04009)
Old watercolor and gouache painting of pink roses, unsigned, first half of the 20th century, 15 1/2" by 31 1/2" framed. The long and narrow work is very clean and ready for that special wall. Has a very shabby chic feeling.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1960 item #1415659 (stock #JB01211)
Oil on canvas, 26" by 32" (34" by 40" framed, signed at lower right by mid century French well listed artist ABEL GERBAUD (1888-1954). This is a work in that modern School of Paris style popular at mid century. Note the title on the stretcher, "l'islandais dans le port de St. Goustain". That stretcher also bears some distinctive stencil numbers which often indicate in my experience that a work has been offered by Christie's auction house, and there is a tiny fraction of an original label with...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1990 item #1415658 (stock #JB04049)
Oil on canvas painting of the famous cathedral at Taxco, Mexico, (historical town outside of Cuernavaca, popular with tourists and artists due to its setting, history and architecture), the work dating to late 20th century, signed at lower right "N Prevo". Measurements are 27 1/2" by 36" and 31" by 39" framed. Note the detail captured by the artist in the left portion of the composition, especially the tiny figures and animals, tiered houses with their red tile roofs, and the two mothers holdi...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1900 item #1415657 (stock #JB01293)
This is a matching PAIR of prints, one of shorebirds like snipe, the other of partridge-type fowl, each print measuring 13 1/2" by 19 1/2" inside the mat (18 1/2" by 23 1/2" as framed), both by ALEXANDER POPE, JR. (1849-1924), a noted American artist from Boston who is known for his Harnett style trompe l'oeil paintings of harvested wild birds, and sporting and wildlife art. Pope was from an upper class background, and he had a lot of time to paint. Today his finest works bring very large sums...