All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1416673 (stock #JB05104)
Oil on canvas laid on Masonite, 20" by 16" (27" by 23" nicely framed in gold California style frame by Summit Frames of San Diego), unsigned, attributed to the famed American sculptor and artist, JOHN GUTZON BORGLUM (1867-1941). The painting features a large tree such as would be found in a California redwood or sequoia forest. The attribution comes in the form of some cryptic notes on paperwork affixed to the reverse side, and a placard placed on the front side...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1970 item #1416672 (stock #JB04553)
Large charcoal and white gouache on heavy paper drawing, 50" by 32 1/2", (54 1/2" by 37" framed), signed at lower left, and bearing on reverse writing and original label from exhibition at the prestigious Salon des Independants, Paris, 1969. The work is by Russian-born, French artist GENIA HADJI-MINACHE (1907-1972). The auction record does not seem to show a comparable work by the artist, who was known for her book illustrations. She was born in St...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1416671 (stock #JB04844)
One of a presumably limited edition of stamped legal size envelopes, HAND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AT UPPER LEFT, issued at the Tejon Pass Station in Lebec, California on October 8, 1991, commemorating the opening (the next day at sunrise) of the famous "The Umbrellas" installation at the scenic, mountainous site 60 miles north of Los Angeles...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1416670 (stock #JB05268)
A rare example of a lithograph by noted Vietnam-born painter and sculptor VU CAO DAM (1908-2000). The print is pencil signed by the artist at lower right, dated there 1970, and numbered at lower left 38/150. Measurements are 26 3/4" by 21" inside the mat and 33 1/2" by 27" in gold metal frame. The artist was born in Hanoi, attending the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Indochine between 1926 and 1931. In 1932 he obtained a scholarship to further his studies as a sculptor in France...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1910 item #1416669 (stock #JB05604)
An example of the 1913 lithograph "La Mere Chatte" ("The Mother Cat"), 11 3/4" by 9 1/4" inside the mat window, (18 3/4" by 15 1/4"as framed) pencil signed in lower right margin by the important French artist THEOPHILE-ALEXANDRE STEINLEN (1859-1913). Printed in a rich chocolate brown ink, the image appears at first to be of one cat, until one looks more closely, to see an adorable tiny young face emerging behind her in the shadows...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 2000 item #1416668 (stock #JB05578)
A color print hand signed and dated 1993 in marker in the lower right margin by the noted self-taught American folk art painter RALPH FASANELLA (1914-1997), after his important painting of 1957, "The City". Fasanella is considered to be one of the most important American folk art painters to have emerged since Grandma Moses, one of his paintings having hammered for $320,000 at a Sotheby's Americana auction in 2004...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1416667 (stock #JB05658)
Offered together as a pair, as they were acquired, small oil paintings of landscapes of Australia, by listed artist BERTRAM BRYNING (1875-1960)...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1930 item #1416666 (stock #JB05454)
Pencil signed (with the cypher) etching, 1928, the subject the portico of old St. Michael's Church in historic Charleston, South Carolina. The artist is noted American artist ALFRED HEBER HUTTY (1877-1954). Hutty was born in Michigan and as a youth lived in Kansas City and St. Louis, where he attended art school. In 1907 he moved to Woodstock, New York, where, along with George Bellows, he founded the Woodstock art colony, with which he was associated until the end of his life...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1970 item #1416665 (stock #JB05547)
A graphically interesting, modern, exhibition poster dating to the spring of 1970, announcing the first retrospective of the works of English Pop Art pioneer, contemporary artist RICHARD HAMILTON (1922-2011). The work, 29" by 20" in the present shiny metal frame (no glass), is quite modern-looking for 1970. Hamilton was born in London between the wars, and rose to become a significant figure in the Pop Art movement at mid century...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 1920 item #1416663 (stock #JB05615)
A beautifully framed, plain beautiful oil on canvas painting, 15" by 18" (23" by 25 1/2" framed), the subject figures in a country landscape, painted skillfully in true impressionist style, by listed French artist EUGENE CHAFFANEL (1860-1929). The artist is Benezit-listed, though biographical information seems to be scarce. He hailed from the Nancy region of western France, and seems to have made a trip to New York in 1887. Chaffanel painted landscape, genre, and portraits...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1416662 (stock #JB05490)
Painting on canvas by the acclaimed 19th century American artist HENRY STULL, featuring a portrait of the head of a pampered thoroughbred racehorse, signed at lower right and dated there 1896. The work measures 12 1/2" by 10 1/4", (16 1/2" by 15" framed). Stull is considered one of two major American painters of thoroughbred racehorses, the other being Edward Troye. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he was exposed at an early age to horses...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1910 item #1416661 (stock #JB05592)
A set of eight framed collotype color prints after paintings by famous western American artist FREDERIC REMINGTON (1861-1909), originally published by Collier's Magazine, which had a contract with Remington. He was to paint a painting a month, and the prints derived from the painting would be widely distributed. The prints all bear in tiny type at lower left margin "COPYRIGHT 1909 BY P.F...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1970 item #1416660 (stock #JB05522)
A circa 1960's or early 1970's mixed media collage painting of a "Big Eyed" girl and her doll, painted in his usual whimsical fashion, by the French mid century impressionist artist ROGER ETIENNE (1922-2011). The painting (23 1/4" by 17 1/2", and 29 1/4" by 23 1/4" as framed) is signed at lower right "Rousseau", but this fools no one; it is clearly by the artist Roger Etienne. Why he chose to use a pen name on this particular example will remain an unknown. Etienne is known for mid century dra...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1416659 (stock #JB05463)
Oil on canvas painting of pink roses in a glass vase with metal kettle on a table top, 20" by 24" (25 1/2" by 29 1/2" framed), signed at lower right by artist Nell Smith. I do not see a listing for this name. The age of the painting judging by style, frame and stretcher would be circa 1940. Condition is good save for overall soiling and a roughly 1 3/4" narrow paint loss area at top right. Overall a very "Shabby Chic" work.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : British : Pre 1990 item #1416658 (stock #JB05391)
Oil on panel painting of a mother and wrapped infant in an urban scene of roof tops and power transformers, signature incised in the wet paint at lower right by the noted modern English artist JACK SIMCOCK (1929-2012). Also, on the reverse of the panel is written "Simcock/Mother & Child on a Hill". "The work measures 15" by 30 1/2", (19 1/4" by 35" as framed). The artist, born in Biddulph Moor, lived in Mow Cop most of his life. He is considered part of the "gritty Northern" school of painte...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1990 item #1416657 (stock #JB05603)
A fine oil painting in illustration style, depicting Native Americans and their tipis, interestingly superimposed with mountain men of the early West and their fortifications, 12" by 19 1/2", on board, (16 3/4" by 24 1/4" in distressed-style frame), signed at lower right by the noted Western American artist GUY DEEL (1933-2005). The work is titled on the reverse side "ROCKY MOUNTAINS", is signed there by the artist and dedicated to friends Jim and Janice (from whose estate the work was acquired...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Contemporary item #1416656 (stock #JB05225)
Oil on canvas painting titled on reverse "Iris and Poppies", 9" by 12" (16" by 19" in gold leaf frame) signed at lower right corner by noted contemporary northern New Mexico artist DON BRACKETT (1932-). The artist, born in Oklahoma and raised and educated in Albuquerque, (where he received a fine art degree from the University of New Mexico) is known today for his plein air landscapes of northern New Mexico around Taos and Santa Fe, as well as paintings of flowers and wildflowers. His works ar...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1910 item #1416654 (stock #JB0466)
Watercolor and gouache painting on paper, 20 3/4" by 32 1/2" inside the mat (37" by 50" as framed), signed at lower right by noted well listed American 19th century artist Edmund Darch Lewis. Lewis was a prolific artist. He worked in both oil and watercolor. Auction records have exceeded $90,000 for his finest oils. I once saw one oil of a tropical landscape in Cuba, in the Hudson River tradition, priced at $25,000, and that was too low. The artist's style became somewhat looser as he aged,...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1930 item #1416653
Zentner Collection
$3,000.00
Indian painting of the goddess Shailaputri, in unique Navaratna style of painting from 1930s, when Indian was emerging with its own unique style of painting. Gouache delicately painted and encoded with symbols of Hindu spiritual meaning. Crescent moon is on her forehead with halo around her head. She is holding a trident and has three eyes in her forehead representing waking, dreaming and sleeping states of mind. Atmospheric and masterfully moody painting. Similar in painting style to Nanda...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1950 item #1416646 (stock #JB01337)
Sensual and poetic ink on paper drawing of a woman's head and hands, 16" by 16 3/4" inside the mat (23 1/2" by 24" as framed), signed at lower right by important Mexican twentieth century artist FEDERICO CANTU (1908-1989). This is a work of an artist who is relatively obscure today, due to a variety of reasons, including a lack of self-promotion, but in 1934 he exhibited with the likes of Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Jean Charlot, Jose Orozco and David Siqueiros, all major Mexican painters and ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1416645 (stock #JB01611)
Watercolor on paper, 8" by 11 1/4" (16 3/4" by 20 1/2" in its quality wood apparently original frame), signed at lower left by the noted artist HENRY ERNEST SCHNAKENBERG (1892-1970). The work is titled "Things on the Beach" in longhand on the reverse and on a vintage Kraushaar Gallery label there, which includes the original price of $100. The work is representative of the artist's best known work, which was naturalistic painting of natural subjects. Schnakenberg was destined for the insuranc...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1940 item #1416644 (stock #JB01568)
Pencil drawing on paper signed "M.C" at lower right, 5 5/8" by 4" (13" by 10 1/2" as framed), the subject a sketchy topless Bali female nude. This is a work of major Mexican artist MIGUEL COVARRUBIAS (1904-1957). The drawing is on what appears to be a notepad printed with telephone number etc. from a hotel or business in Denpasar, Bali, Indoneisa. There is a collector stamp at lower left which I believe can be researched in the Lugt book of collector stamps. The piece retains an old sticker ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Pre 1990 item #1416643 (stock #JB01669)
Photo print, 22 3/4" by 19 1/8" inside the mat (31" by 27" as framed), pencil signed at lower right by the noted artist of the American West JOE BEELER (1931-2006), and numbered at lower left 58/300. The subject is a monument to the American West: a cowboy on his horse, a butte in the background as he pursues stray cattle with his lasso on a spring or late winter day. This is a clean print and is ready for the wall. Not knowing the print's colors, I feel it possible there might be a touch o...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 2000 item #1416642 (stock #JB01696)
Oil on canvas, 16" by 20", unframed, the subject the holy Wailing Wall of Jerusalem in Israel, said to be the most holy site for Jews. This is a painting by "Jan F.", and it's dated 1993. It's a work of a self-taught (and likely suburban California) painter named Jan Friedman, I was able to determine by comparing it to other works with which it was found, the other ones bearing her full name. The painting has a folk art quality to the figures and the impasto of the wall at right adds an inter...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1416641 (stock #JB01470)
Watercolor on paper extensive landscape with sheep lounging peacefully around a mature tree in full spring bloom, 13" by 26" (23" by 35" as framed), signed at lower right by noted American artist CARL PHILLIP WEBER (1850-1921). The subject matter is rather typical of the artist's work. Weber was from the Philadelphia area and often painted rural, bucolic local landscapes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Sheep are often found in his compositions and this painting certainly includes them. Webe...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1416640 (stock #JB0794)
Oil on canvas laid on board, 14" by 18" (18" by 22" framed), the subject a California low desert landscape with distant snowy peaks, signed at lower left and bearing old pencil notation on reverse "Eug. Frandzen". This is a classic desert plein air painting, in need of a professional cleaning. There is overall soiling that dulls the colors and subtleties of this painting. Frandzen was born in San Diego in the early year 1893. By the teens he was in Chicago at the Art Institute for training. ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Tempera : Pre 1910 item #1416639 (stock #JB01228)
Gouache on paper, quite large in comparison to most works by the artist offered at auctions (24" by 19"), and 2 1/4" wide quality vintage frame, signed boldly at lower left by well listed Italian artist GIOVANNI BATTISTA (1858-1925). This is a panoramic coastal scene, a common subject of the artist, who painted mostly scenes of Naples, Venice, the Amalfi coast, and Vesuvius. The painting is in excellent, unusually fresh condition with very minimal foxing. Works by Battista are offered regul...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1416638 (stock #JB01927)
Striking modern painting on masonite panel, signed on the reverse "Kalamaras --72", likely tempera, the image difficult to describe: the viewer appears to be looking out of a green-framed two pane window at a neighboring house with reddish wall, sloping roof line, and a wooden-looking door-like window.......well, it IS difficult to describe. The work measures 19 1/2" by 15 1/2" inside the frame; inside the green outlines of the "window" the size is 14" by 9 3/4". This is by California contemp...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1920 item #1416637 (stock #JB02514)
Executed on heavy watercolor paper, this is a beautiful work by a trained hand, 18" by 26 1/2", unframed, and unsigned. At lower left is written "Valley Ten P/1912", and to the right of and below that "After a fire". On the reverse in pencil is "Valley of Ten Peaks" and "MORAINE LAKE". The painting has foxing in the sky and the reverse is also foxed, but the colors are not faded. There are tack holes in each of the lower corners, and two sharp but short creases, each near the edges, as show...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1960 item #1416636 (stock #JB01384)
Oil on a pair of porcelain plates of 9 3/4" diameter, one a painting of a younger woman in her late 20's or early 30's, wearing a pearl choker, the other of a young man of similar age with a circa 1950's style flat top, each signed by major 20th century Chinese-American artist GEO CHANN (1913-1995). Chann is a major, very sought after painter, the abstract works of whom regularly sell for more than $100,000 at major auctions in Asia and America. One reached $400,000 within the past few years, a...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1416635 (stock #JB04625)
Oil on board painting in a fully impressionist hand, 26 1/2" by 21 1/2" (35" by 29 1/2" in old, vintage probably original frame), signed lower left and incised on the old soft board on reverse "Pines at Carmel".  This lovely impressive work is by listed California artist IDA MAYNARD CURTIS (1860-1959). Curtis was born in Pennsylvania before the outbreak of the Civil War. She studied with Charles Webster Hawthorne, and with Ross, Menard and Simon in Paris. Upon return to the United States she...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1980 item #1416634 (stock #JB04270)
A pastel portrait of Charlton Heston (1923-2008) and wife Lydia, signed and dated 1980 at lower right by the well listed African-American artist ARTIS LANE (1927-). The work was acquired at the January 2016 estate sale held at the Heston home on Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills, California. The work, 24 1/2" by 18" (32" by 25 1/2" in quality gold leaf frame) was evidently commissioned by the Hestons, and it hung in their home for 35 years. The piece comes with a certificate of authenticity i...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1980 item #1416633 (stock #JB04852)
A beautiful lithograph in colors print of the year 1970, pencil signed at lower right by the highly important Chinese-French master artist, ZAO WOU-KI (1921-2013). This is an abstract image in blue-green and blackish brown, the sheet measuring 22" by 29 3/4". The work is numbered at lower left 44/99. The artist's 1964 masterwork titled "29.1.64" in November 2017 set the all-time record for an oil painting by an Asian artist, when it sold for an astounding $26 million at Sotheby's Hong Kong. Zao ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1416632 (stock #JB04509)
Large (49 1/2" square) oil on canvas painting with gray and cream areas offset by a small central detailed realistic style portrait, signed at lower left "Mati Klarwein" and dated 1980. On the reverse affixed to protective panels is a New York City framer's label. MATI KLARWEIN (1932-2002) was a twentieth century artist who is best known today for his album cover art of the 1960's and 1970's. During this period his work graced the covers of albums by Miles Davis, Santana, the Chambers Brother...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1416631 (stock #JB04099)
A highly decorative, elegant painting of Siamese cats, 22" by 24" (32" by 34" in gold contemporary framing), signed at top edge by the noted American artist KENNETH STEVEN MACINTIRE (1891-1979). Judging from the materials used, the painting was likely painted at some time from the late 1940's through about 1960, I believe. The colors used----white, gold yellows, and black----make for a highly decorative composition that reminds of the Art Deco period. Condition is excellent, with an old patch...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1960 item #1416630 (stock #JB01876)
Oil on canvas, 20" by 27" and simple wood frame 1 1/4" wide on a side, the subject a ceramic vase with exotic bird motif, on a tabletop, the vase and surrounding area filled with various flowers including carnations, hydrangeas, roses of various colors, and perhaps goldenrod. The work is signed at lower right "G Cocco" (GIUSEPPE COCCO 1879-1963), a listed painter from Naples, Italy. Cocco's signature is hard to decipher and as a result I think he is less known than he should be. This is the s...