All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Contemporary item #1420274 (stock #JB02850)
Found in Southern California, this is a mixed media (colored markers and pencils) drawing on paper, 23 1/4" by 18", unframed, the subject a stylized seated obese woman. The artist signed her name at lower right and dated the work nearby "04". The name appears to me as "Greta A. Dietrich" or similar, but I do not see a listing under the various possibilities I have investigated---more research might turn up the artist name...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #1420272 (stock #JB02951)
Gouache on paper drawing of Wise Men on camels in a nocturne landscape, the bright star announcing the birth of Jesus, titled at bottom "Behold There Came Wise Men", 15" by 18 3/4" (22 1/4" by 28 1/2"as framed, without glass), apparently unsigned, but by a little-known California artist, Frederick Millson. This is an accomplished illustration drawing by a talented yet elusive artist about which there seems to be little known. It would make for an unusual Christmas gift...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1910 item #1420271 (stock #JB02878)
Nicely executed little watercolor of a woman in her nineteenth century finery, 11" by 7 3/4" as newly framed behind quality Tru Vue glass, unsigned. Her dress looks like circa 1860 but I do not know for sure that this would have been painted then. It would make for a pleasing addition to a woman's bedroom or sitting area.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1420270 (stock #JB02771)
Vintage early 20th century oil on canvas laid on board painting of autumnal trees in a landscape, titled on reverse in pencil "Creek Road", apparently not signed, (possibly signed indecipherably), 11" by 11", 13 3/4" by 14" as framed. Found in New England, this oil is very dirty, with old drips of foreign matter and grime, and a few light scrapes. The board is bowed from old moisture exposure. It is worth fixing up, as the artist was talented...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Photographs : Pre 1950 item #1420253 (stock #JB03052)
Carroll Thayer Berry is a familiar name in artistic circles in the state of Maine, as he was an artist, illustrator and photographer there for many decades. Born in New Gloucester, he grew up in Portland and there became enamored of the sea and seagoing. After study at the University of Michigan (naval architecture) he worked for engineering firms in New York and Portland, then still as a young man worked on murals in administrative buildings in the Panama Canal Zone...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1970 item #1420250 (stock #JB02900)
Oil on masonite painting, (24 1/2" by 31" as framed) of a clipper with bare masts, at anchor near a beach at dawn or sunset, signed at lower right by artist Sean O'Farrell. I do not see any listings for this artist, who obviously had a solid command of painting. The work was likely created circa 1960's. There is a small loss at upper left, otherwise it is in excellent condition. The frame is likely older, dating perhaps to the 1940's or 1950's, and it is itself interesting and of value.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1900 item #1420248 (stock #JB02782)
This is an example of the rare and desirable Currier print "Woodcock Shooting", 1852, measuring 14 1/2" by 19 1/2" inside the mat, 20 1/4" by 25" as framed. Some of these are offered in fine print shops to $4,000 if in excellent condition...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1420246 (stock #JB03305)
Watercolor on paper landscape typical of California, dirt tracks wandering through a sunny dry mountainous landscape, signed at lower left by listed California artist JOSEPH P. FREY (1892-1977). The work, measuring 6 3/4" by 9 3/4" inside the gold mat, and 14 3/4" by 17 3/4" in its old framing (no glass), probably is an earlier work of the artist, judging from the signature style...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Relief : Contemporary item #1420245 (stock #JB02889)
This is a most interesting assemblage, of ceramic, paint, photographs and other materials, 16" by 24", unframed, signed at lower right and in two places on the stretcher and dated 2005 by the noted Belgium-born, California contemporary artist SIMONE GAD (1947-). Gad attended Los Angeles colleges in the mid 1960's and by the early 1970's was already becoming an active exhibitor in galleries and other art venues...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1930 item #1420244 (stock #JB04336)
An old Orientalist or biblical scene painting, oil on paper on board, 8 1/2" by 13", 16" by 20" framed (no glass), signed in Cyrillic boldly at lower right "Bobrov". The work could perhaps be by one of two listed Russian artists, Aleksei Alekseevich Bobrov (1849-1899), or Viktor Alejewitsch Bobrov (1842-1918), or, it could be by neither artist. What is certain is that this is old, and nicely executed...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1990 item #1420243 (stock #JB02797)
Oil on illustration board painting of a man of the Middle Ages in front of a classic stone castle, about to release an arrow as a woman watches, 24" by 27" inside the mat, 32" by 35 1/2" as framed (no glass), signed (rather hidden) in the image in pencil "C. WOLFE". This is an illustration work, possibly for publication or for a major client like Disney, Mattel or Hasbro, by a contemporary Washington-State based self-taught illustrator artist, COREY R. WOLFE...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1970 item #1420242 (stock #JB03031)
Pastel on paper drawing of two female figures in black, possibly a mother and her daughter, 23 1/2" by 17 1/2", and narrow frame. I do not see a signature or date, though I believe the paper is likely from the 20th century. The drawing has not been properly framed (no mat) so there has been some contact with the glass...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1990 item #1420241 (stock #JB02811)
Large and complex abstract drawing, possibly in oil stick or oil pastel, 27 1/2" by 18 1/2" (37" by 24 1/2" as framed), signed at lower right "Zohar" and dated there "12/89". This is a fairly common Israeli name and there are listed artists by this name but the style and signature do not seem to match up with them, so I am offering this as a great abstract that is sure to please from the decorative standpoint...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1420240 (stock #JB02806)
This is a monotype (generally considered an original work, the artist creating the art on a glass or metal surface which is then pressed against paper to create the final image---usually only one impression is made, so while some consider this a print, others might feel it is unique work). The artist, Pat Berger of Los Angeles (signed in pencil in margin and label on reverse) has been an active member of the art community in Southern California for many years...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1420238 (stock #JB02939)
Watercolor painting on heavy watercolor paper, 21" by 30" (32" by 40" framed), the subject a lake bordered by trees and low mountains, on a cloudy day, waterfowl taking wing at right, signed TRICIA KINNEY. This is a quality large size work in excellent condition...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Dutch : Pre 1990 item #1420237 (stock #JB02971)
At first glance this appears to be a 17th century Dutch landscape oil on panel by someone like Ruisdael, Hobbema, Cuyp, Van Goyen, or other famous artists of that time and place. Closer examination reveals that this is actually a late 20th century work in that style, signed at lower right by artist J M GRISWOLD. I do not see information on the artist but he or she was clearly familiar with 17th century Dutch art. The work is on masonite and measures 11 3/4" by 16" (17 1/2" by 21 1/2" as frame...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1980 item #1420236 (stock #JB02976)
Original drawing in sanguine pencil and watercolor, 16" by 11 1/2" (25 1/2" by 18" framed), the subject traditional shoes, a ceramic pot, and textile, signed at lower right by Hopi artist S. POLELONEMA. This would have been created in the Four Corners region, the name being somewhat common among the peoples of the area in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico particularly. An Otis Polelonema is a well known Native American artist, though I don't know if the present artist might be a relative. The dra...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1900 item #1420235 (stock #JB02912)
This attractive and interesting print is a cover of the November 19, 1897 issue of the famous Parisian literary periodical "Gil Blas", which was issued between the years 1879 and 1914. Named after Alain-Rene Lesage's novel, it was a popular read in the late 19th and early 20th century among the fashionable. It serialized famous novels before they appeared as books. This work, titled "Le Vilain Homme", is signed and dated in the plate, by the important Swiss-born artist THEOPHILE-ALEXANDRE ST...