All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1422661 (stock #JB03611)
Interesting painting of the Southwest, showing Native Americans at a nocturnal religious ceremony or festival such as Penitente, probably in New Mexico, many candles flickering in the scene also populated with processional crosses. The blues of the nocturne dominate the composition, and the yellow crosses and many candles receding into the distance complete this most agreeable painting. The work is signed at bottom right with what appears as "Judith Rossio" or "Romo" or similar...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1950 item #1416601 (stock #JB01414)
Etching on paper, unframed, the sheet 10 1/8" by 7 1/2", signed at right in pencil by well known New Orleans artist EUGENE F. LOVING (1908-1971). This is also titled at lower left "Bourbon Street Court/Old New Orleans". Loving was a familiar figure on the New Orleans art scene for decades, painting and executing prints as well. A teacher as well, he was something of a father figure of sorts to other artists in the region...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1422893 (stock #JB04155)
Really well executed watercolor of a classic American town's streets and buildings, as seen from a bird's eye view on a gray, snowy winter day, 14" by 11 1/2" inside the present mat, unframed, signed at lower left by artist Warren Blackwell, and dated there 1948. It is surprising that there seems to be no information available on the artist, as his handling of the medium is so skilled and advanced...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #178743 (stock #1007)
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After six months of evaluation we have determined it to be a Crucifixion. There is a pink angel in the left corner. Late 1940's American Dutch on Paper by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). 15" x 22". Signed by the Artist. The Paper texture is simular to Arches 90 lb cold pressed. At the bottom of this Painting, there are lines which indicate to us other drawings by de Kooning. This appears to be a requested or special order study painting for a larger stage back- drop...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1950 item #980163
Joseph Hecht, Polish/French, 1891-1951, etching, "Adam and Eve", 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches, pencil signed lower right
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1416369 (stock #JB02213)
Oil on canvas painting of a small house in the trees, 22" by 26" (28" by 32" framed), signed at lower right "Stahl" and dated there "42", titled on reverse "In Laurel Canyon" and signed and dated again there. This is an early work by the important, well-listed American illustrator artist and art educator BENJAMIN A. STAHL (1910-1987). Stahl was Chicago-born, and traveled to Mexico and apparently California as well, before settling into Weston, Connecticut and eventually, Sarasota, Florida...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1950 item #1298696
This is a stunning mutoscope card depicting a beautiful young girl painted by Earl Moran (1893-1984) the talented glamour artist and one of the first pin-up masters to paint Marilyn Monroe. This card was published in 1945 by Brown & Bigelow, Inc, a leading distributor of promotional products and calendar advertising. The caption of this attractive card reads as, "ON TOP OF THE WORLD"...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1950 item #1423274 (stock #JB03633)
Interesting and unusual print by a so far unidentified artist, 10 1/4" by 8" inside the mat, 15" by 12 1/2" simply framed, the subject a white-haired fiddler seated in a chair. The Mark Twain-appearing man vaguely resembles figures you've seen in prints by Thomas Hart Benton, and the print REALLY resembles a work by artist Eric Bransby (born 1916), recently recognized with an exhibition at a well-known Denver gallery...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1950 item #758964
Simka Simkhovitch, Russian-American, 1893-1949, Lithograph, "Late Afternoon", 1946, AAA, edition of 250, image size: 14X8 1/4 inches, pencil signed
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1950 item #1421949 (stock #JB04711)
A lithograph print of a typical northern New Mexican adobe house of the Santa Fe and Taos region, signed in the plate at lower center with what appears as "J Hill" and dated nearby 48. The black and white image measures 6 1/4" by 9 1/4" inside the mat, 15" by 17 1/2" in simple black wood strip frame. Not examined out of frame but appears very clean and fresh. I have not been able to locate a listed artist by this name that would correspond to this work.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1268269 (stock #21612)
Original oil painting on Masonite by John McCray (California, Berkeley School, 1912-1993), dated 1950. In its original frame and still bearing an exhibition label from the James McCray Exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art giving the title of the piece (Post Hydrogen Bomb 11), the date (1950), etc. This painting is signed l.r. In very good condition. 16" by 22" painting alone, 24" by 30" in its original frame...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1382626
Set of 36 hand painted Tibetan images of Bardo Demons each with identification text on reverse. Undated, estimated to be mid 20th century or earlier. Mounted between Perspex in a custom made simulated bone frame. 58x62 cm. Can be viewed in central London and shipped worldwide.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1950 item #1356072 (stock #795)
Vintage charcoal drawing of a female nude, presented matted and in a 19th C carved antique-gold frame. Image size: 24" x 18". less Dimensions 28.5ʺW × 2.0ʺD × 34.5ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1950 item #1233034 (stock #2900)

William Gropper color lithograph


c. 1940

Artist proof

Signed in pencil

Image - 17" x 24"

With frame - 24 1/2" x 31 1/2"

Very good condition

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1415941 (stock #JB02393)
Oil on old academy board painting, 9 1/8" by 12 1/4", of coastal cypress above the roiling waves, likely Monterey Peninsula and Carmel, circa 1935, signed at lower left by the well listed plein air artist EDDA MAXWELL HEATH (1874-1972). This is a fine example of plein air painting from the Carmel School, with impressionist brushwork, and pleasing greens and blues. On the reverse is written in pencil, likely by the artist herself, the title "Old Cypress", E.M. Heath, Price -- 40"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1415436 (stock #JB01185)
Oil on canvasboard, mid 20th century, unsigned, 12" by 16" (14" by 18" as framed), the subject a southwestern desert mountain with scrub and a saguaro cactus at center right. This is a decorative little oil that reminds of the simple, quick desert landscape sketches by noted artist James Swinnerton. It probably dates to the 1950s or 1960's; likely executed swiftly, but most certainly by a trained and talented hand.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1417506 (stock #JB02591)
Oil on canvas painting of the California low desert, unframed, 24" by 36", signed at lower left by California artist Ruth Marvin, circa 1980 give or take ten years. The painting has a 1 1/2" long puncture/disturbed paint area at left which is well hidden in the tree foliage, and there is slight stretcher bar show-through at top in the sky. Neither flaw minimizes the overall appeal of the Southwestern scene. A standard size frame would complete the work.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1312235
Offered is a magnificent Persian miniature by the famous Persian Artist Kazem Shahbazi done in the Negar Khaneh Behzad in Tehran. This lovely miniature has been done in the Safavid (a dynasty that ruled Persia from 1502 to 1736) painting style, following the very fine details and warm toned colors on people, faces, attires, animals, and items. Four corners of the centerpiece which depicts a father, also the master of the house with his son, illustrate Persian fine calligraphy...