From our European Collection, a wonderful signed and dated (1860) oil on canvas entitled "The Offering" by British genre painting master John Bagnold Burgess (1830-1897). Burgess was a well -accomplished painter of the mid-late 19th century, regarded as highly in his own time, as he is nowadays. He was nominated to membership of the Royal Academy in 1889, where he had over 70 paintings displayed from about 1850 all the way through to his death in 1897...
From our European Collection, a very large late 17th century / early 18th century oil on canvas painting believed to be titled "A Warning to the Wicked Ezekiel." This piece is obviously in relic condition with several notable tears, punctures, and heavy soiling both front and back. Please note that this piece is still currently under study and not fully researched, so we must refrain from posting pricing information at this time...
William Gropper color lithograph
Signed in pencil
Image - 17" x 24"
With frame - 24 1/2" x 31 1/2"
Very good condition
Jean Francois Millet, French, 1814-1875, "Woman Feeding Her Child". This is a beautiful, intimate etching by the renowned French Barbizon artist Jean Francois Millet (1814-1875). The image size is 6 x 5 1/8 inches, plate size 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, state V of VI, cat: Delteill- 17, plate signed and dated. This etching, based on the painting of the same name, was created by Millet for the 'Gazette des Beaux-Arts' in 1861...
Jean-Baptiste Germain (French 1841-1910)
Known as a sculptor of classical and allegorical figures, Germain was a student of Dumont and Gumery. He worked with his brother Gustave in producing classical and historical statues and groups. Germain exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1866 to 1879 and later at the Salon des Artistes Français where he became an Associate in 1889...
Valentine Prinsep (English, 1838-1904)
Pre-Raphalite Beauty with a Crown of Flowers
Oil on canvas, signed lower right and dated “1876”; framed in the oval
Painting: 12” x 10”
Frame: 20” x 18”
Valentine Cameron Prinsep was born in Calcutta, the son of an Indian civil servant and was educated in Haileybury (Hertford, England)...
After Henry Alken (British, 1785-1851)
Handcolored engraving, first published London, 1878
Provenance: The Jockey Club, Washington, DC.
Sight Size: 12.5” x 15.5”
Frame: 25” x 21.5”
Ernest Fredericks (American 1877-1958)
Pseudonym for Frederick Ernest Swedlun
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right
Painting Size: 21” x 24.75”
Frame Size: 28 ” x 31.75”
Frederick Ernest Swedlun was born in McPherson, Kansas of Swedish parents. Wishing to escape farmlife, he moved to Chicago and began studies at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts...
Flowers in a Chinese Bowl
Watercolor on paper, unsigned
Late 19th/early 20th Century
Sight Size: 7.25” x 6.5”
Frame Size: 11.75” x 11”
Henri Laurens, Paris, 1885-1954.These 4 pieces are Cubiste Head ink on paper signed LR. They are 22.8cm by 18.5cm (9" by 7.3". The son of a workman, Laurens trained at an early age in a decoration studio, where he modeled period-style ornaments and drew architectural designs. Afterwards Henri Laurens worked on building sites and scaffolding, where he learnt the hands-on side of hewing stone...
Henri Laurens, Paris, 1885-1954. Cubiste Tete de Femme is pencil and gouache on paper signed H.L. 18 LR. It is 22.3cm by 18.7cm (8.75" by 7.6". The son of a workman, Laurens trained at an early age in a decoration studio, where he modeled period-style ornaments and drew architectural designs. Afterwards Henri Laurens worked on building sites and scaffolding, where he learnt the hands-on side of hewing stone...
From our European Collection, a masterpiece by German genre realism painter Carl Johann Spielter (1851-1922), entitled "Sad News," painted in 1901. More information to follow:
Size: Framed Size 60 inches wide x 48 inches tall.
Fernand Leger, French,1881-1955. This stunning example of Fernand Leger's imagery at his peak period in the 1920's is graphite and gouache on paper. It is 34.5cm h by 25cm w in a beautiful frame 55cm h by 45cm w. It is signed lower right F. L. 22 and inscribed "A mon cher Ami Albert Fratellini cordialement F Leger". There is some wear on the edges of the paper as can be seen but no damage to the image...
A mixed media collage by Riva Leviten. It features painted paper, part of a headline "Beautiful heav..." etc. Signed 88 Leviten in the lower right corner. The pink plastic frame measures 9.5" x 11" , the picture 5" x 6.5". Her other work, "Cake Dreams", is also on this site.
British School, early 19th Century
Portrait of Benjamin Sutherland
Oil on canvas, retaining the original frame and having a paper label reading: “Benjamin Sutherland Born Thurs. 1st Dec 1799 Came to Newcastel About 1812 Died at Newcastel-on-Tyne 10th July 1879”
Painting size: 30.25” x 25”
Frame size: 40” x 35.25”
Herder and Cows in a Mountain Landscape
British School, circa 1840
Watercolor on paper, unsigned
Oval: 6" x 8 (Sight Size)
Matted but unframed
A fine mid-19th century Mexican tin retablo depicting San Miguel (Michael) the Archangel. He is shown in his usual pose, standing atop a vanquished demon as described in the Biblical Book of Revelation. As weigher of men's souls, he holds the scales of justice in one hand and a flaming sword in the other. He wears armor of blue decorated with golden stars...
Majestic oil on board landscape of Yosemite National Park by Maxine Charles Guirard, 1869-1955. Guirard, a lifelong native of San Francisco, was known as a skilled painter of landscapes, figures and marine objects. This painting is signed the lower right hand corner with the date 1933. In a period frame measuring 21.5" x 26.5", sight size is 15.5" x 19.5". Both the frame and painting are in excellent condition.