All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1420721 (stock #JB05428)
A very finely crafted watercolor painting of an 18th century dandy in an elegant aristocratic interior, " by " (" by " framed), dedicated "Yours Sincerely" at lower right, and signed rather illegibly below that. The work's quality means the artist must be listed but try as I might, I cannot decipher the name. More than likely the work is circa 1890. Condition is excellent. I opened the old backing in hopes of finding more information or writing but there was none to be found...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1420720 (stock #JB04905)
A watercolor painting of a lonely lighthouse on coastal dune cliffs of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, signed at lower right by artist HARVEY JOHN DODD (1933-2011) and dated there 1987. This appears to be an unusually large example of the artist's work, at 21 1/2" by 15 1/4" (29" by 23 1/2" as framed in light wood with Plexiglas). Dodd is known for his coastal and marine works...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1420719 (stock #JB04738)
A circa late 1930's to early 1940's painting titled on the reverse "Molas Lake and Needle Mountains, Silverton Colorado", signed at lower right by artist C. H. Rising. The oil on canvas measures 12" by 16" and is unframed. A light cleaning would be helpful but you could just throw a regular sized frame around this and enjoy it on your wall. Nicely executed work by a talented yet apparently unknown artist. The mountains are well painted, streaked with snow of the previous winter...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #1420718 (stock #JB05596)
A finely painted work titled at lower right "Culebra Range, Colo.", signed at lower left by artist CARROLL COLBY CHILD (1868-1932). The Culebra Range is in extreme southern Colorado, very near the New Mexico border and not far from Taos. It is noted for Culebra Peak, the southernmost of the so-called "Fourteeners" (Rocky Mountain peaks of at least 14,000 feet summit elevation). Child was born in Weybridge, Vermont after the Civil War...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1910 item #1420717 (stock #JB05171)
A very appealing small forest interior painting on board, 9" by 11" (12" by 14" in modern day gold framing), unsigned on front but on reverse in old hand is written (difficult to decipher) "near XXX farm Hampstead Heath/Oct. 3 1908 5 PM/P. P. (XXXX)". The word after P.P. is the last name of the artist but it has defied my efforts to make it out. The scene is painted in luminous tan colors with light grayish green and cream here and there, all in a very impressionistic blond to silvery light...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1837 VR item #1420716 (stock #JB05201)
A charming antique watercolor in monochromatic gray tones, the sheet 8 1/4" by 13 1/2", mounted to a blue-gray card 11" by 16" with hand drawn mat lines. There is no signature. A guess as to the date of execution could be anywhere from late 18th century to about 1820. There is some watermark in the paper...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1980 item #1420715 (stock #JB04598)
Pencil signed limited edition print "Watering Hole", circa 1970's, by the important Western American artist OLAF WIEGHORST (1899-1988). The print measures 21" by 26" and 30" by 35" framed in grayish wood. It is numbered 364/1500 at lower left margin and the artist has signed it in soft pencil at lower right. Wieghorst's works sell at major auctions of western American art, into the hundreds of thousands. Rumor has it that his "Navajo Madonna" masterpiece sold privately for $1.5 million...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1420713 (stock #JB04787)
Oil on Masonite painting of a shady corridor or breezeway in an old traditional colonial era building, signed at lower left in the paint by listed Mexican artist EDUARDO VILLANUEVA. On the reverse is written "combento de Huejotzingo/Eduardo Villanueva/Pueblo 30 de agosto de 1957/Barrio del artista Estado (?)/Mexico". This would appear to be the convento de Huejotzingo, a colonial building in a small town northwest of Puebla...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1950 item #1420711 (stock #JB03252)
Set of THREE Italian circa 1946 paintings on canvas, in decorative gold matching frames, unsigned, each 9" by 11 1/4" as framed, the subject familiar scenes of Venice, executed in the classical eighteenth century style of Canaletto or Guardi. These works were commonly produced for the tourist trade by talented artists. This set evidently dates to the immediate post-war period, as one bears a date stamp on reverse, 3 Ottobre 1946 and a "Made in Italy" circular sticker...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1980 item #1420710 (stock #JB04904)
A striking modern watercolor and ink drawing signed at lower right in Hebrew by listed Israeli artist HANA LEVI (1914-2002). The work, 19" by 27" (27" by 34 1/2" framed) is elegant, with subdued color palette consisting of black, gray, conservative brown and light green. The artist is listed, and works are offered at auction, many closely resembling this one; though, there seems to be some confusion in the marketplace. Most list her as born 1914 and deceased 2002; some list her birth date as ...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1930 item #1420709 (stock #JB04850)
A pencil drawing of a nude with head resting on her knee, 7 1/2" by 7" (17 1/4" by 16 1/2" as framed), by the important Bulgarian-born Jewish artist, JULES PASCIN (1885-1930). This drawing has an illustrious provenance, and the artist himself led a fascinating, yet tragic life, making this seemingly simple slip of paper a most interesting ambassador of art history. On the reverse side we see labels of prestigious galleries such as Kennedy Galleries, New York; Dorothy Blau Gallery, South Florid...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1420706 (stock #JB03450)
This is a beautiful impressionist still life of pink roses in a glass pitcher, signed at lower left in Cyrillic and dated 1994 by the noted Ukrainian artist VASILY PONIKAROV (1929-). Measuring 26" by 18 3/4" (33" by 26" as framed in pink metal frame and matching mat), it is a powerfully impressionistic work by a master of watercolor art. Ponikarov was born near Odessa and was exhibiting his art by 1965. Exhibitions of his works were held throughout the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's, in Russia, Uk...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1900 item #1420703 (stock #JB05275)
A refined old drawing titled "Caterskill Clove" dated Oct. 7, 1859, the subject a famed rocky gorge in the eastern part of the Catskill mountains of New York State (google "Catskill Clove" for full information on this renowned scenic area). The work is apparently unsigned. There are any number of listed artists of the Hudson River School who could have created the drawing; Sanford Robinson Gifford, William Hart, Asher Durand and many others of note painted in the area. There are some fox mark...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1990 item #1420702 (stock #JB04940)
This is a color print after the work of California-based Neo-Romantic, surrealist painter ROBERT WATSON (1923-2004), measuring approximately 19" by 24" and 33" by 39" in 1980's style black and silver framing). The work is numbered 15/400 at lower left margin, and at lower right in the margin is a complete, initialed pencil drawing by Watson, adjacent to his full pencil signature. Watson, born near San Francisco, studied in New York and in Wisconsin with Frederic Taubes, before his first one-man ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1970 item #1420700 (stock #JB03137)
Oil on board painting of a peaceful lake surrounded by forest and peaks in the distance, 11" by 18" (16 1/4" by 23 1/2" in wood frame), unsigned, circa late 1940's to 1950 or so, but executed in an earlier style that goes back to the early years of the century. These freely executed impressionistic works met the demand for affordable original art in the first half of the 20th century, and many are still around, though they have suffered the ravages of time. This example is very clean and in ge...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1420699 (stock #JB05265)
Very large (36" by 23 1/2", 45" by 33" framed), decorative, attention-getting squarely Mid Century oil on canvas of two "Big Eye" children, painted in his usual whimsical fashion, by the French mid century impressionist artist ROGER ETIENNE (1922-2011). The painting is signed at lower left by the artist and dated there 1973. This is one of the largest works I have seen by this French artist, and it (including all framing) is in amazing, near-mint condition; hard to believe it is nearly a half ce...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1960 item #1420698 (stock #JB05429)
By the hand of the noted American illustrator, sporting artist and printmaker CHURCHILL ETTINGER (1903-1984) is this pencil signed etching titled at lower left "Sunrise" the subject two Canada Geese rising from the water. The print measures 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" inside the innermost mat and 12 1/2" by 14" as framed in oak. Ettinger was born in New Jersey and died in Vermont in the 1980's. In between, he was a commercial artist, illustrator, working for advertising agencies, as art director for a pub...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 2000 item #1420691 (stock #JB04975)
Attractive oil on canvas painting of a landscape in the naive style, signed at lower right by late 20th century artist JONAS BRADFORD. There is little information available on the artist, but works featuring the folksy Americana elements seen in this example are typical. The unframed work measures 8" by 10". The signature is kind of wrapped around over the edge of the painting---seems it was stretched carelessly. Condition is excellent. A previous owner wrote on the back of the canvas various ...