All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1940 item #1416727 (stock #JB04351)
When one first views this work, the name "Birger Sandzen" immediately comes to mind, as the print is a dead ringer for the linoleum cuts and woodcuts by the famous master Kansas artist (born 1871, died 1954). Sandzen was a teacher of many, in Lindsborg, Kansas at Bethany College, and their styles in painting and printmaking often closely mimic his. Such is the case with this print by Sandzen student LEO E. REIN (1908-)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Contemporary item #1416726 (stock #JB05629)
A colorful original work, NOT A PRINT, the subject four palms at the beach, signed at lower left margin in pencil by noted California contemporary artist SALLY HUSS (1940-). The work, art itself 15" by 24" and 23" by 32 1/2" as framed, is typical of the artist's output----always colorful in the extreme, and whimsical, the subjects landscape, florals, or fantasy. Her designs are often available as prints or on merchandise, but original works are more scarce. Condition is excellent.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1416724 (stock #JB02947)
(ONE OF TWO BY THIS ARTIST IN MY SHOP), Oil on board, 20" by 16" and frame 3" wide on a side, signed in the paint at lower right "H. YOSHIZUMI" and dated there "59", and titled in pencil on the reverse "FLORAL PIECE" (and signed there again). This is an impressionist yet modern painting by a talented artist who was born in nearby Watsonville of Japanese ancestry. Yoshizumi was incarcerated during World War II at the Poston, Arizona internment camp...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1416683 (stock #JB05352)
A small but impressive watercolor painting of silhouetted eucalyptus trees at sunset or dawn, 3" by 2 1/4" (11" by 10 1/2" framed), signed at lower left by the noted California artist ALBERT THOMAS DeROME (1885-1959). The work is tastefully framed with mat and is wall-ready. DeRome was born on California's Central Coast. He studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute in San Francisco with Arthur Mathews, and Lorenzo Latimer, and took on commercial work (advertising and political cartoons)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1980 item #1416682 (stock #JB05433)
A PAIR of paintings on coarse burlap (a preferred medium of the artist), 25" by 18 3/4" in strip frames, behind glass, the works signed at top left by noted Mexican 20th century artist JOSE MARIA DE SERVIN (1917-1983). These are very typical works of the artist, known for portraits in this style, still life (often, seemingly, watermelons) as well as the more rarely-encountered sculpture, engravings, and murals...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1960 item #1416680 (stock #JB04490)
A caricature image of the famous mathematician and physicist Albert Einstein, captured with spare but well-placed lines, by the well-known American Social Realist artist, BEN SHAHN (1898-1969). The print, signed in the plate and also in ink by the artist, nearby at lower right, measures 11 1/2" by 8 1/2" inside the present mat (and 19" by 14 1/2" in present metal frame, can be shipped without glass or unframed)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1960 item #1416679 (stock #JB04592)
Oil on canvas painting of a French Quarter street scene in old New Orleans, 12" by 16" (19" by 22 1/2" as framed), signed at lower right by French-born listed artist Charlotte Therese Darche (1892-1976). This is a nicely crafted painting with wonderful colors and complex brush strokes. Darche was born in France and died in Los Angeles. She was an art teacher in New Orleans by 1941, having arrived in the United States in 1937. By 1944 she was in Los Angeles...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1416678 (stock #JB05138)
A watercolor landscape of a barn and other outbuildings in a landscape, signed at lower right in pencil by well listed, Pennsylvania artist and illustrator RANULPH BYE (1916-2003). The watercolor measures 10 1/4" by 13 1/4" inside the present mat (16" by 19" in the present sky-blue metal frame). Bye was born in Princeton, New Jersey and received art training in Philadelphia and New York...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Dutch : Pre 1900 item #1416677 (stock #JB05266)
**One of two works by the artist in my shop** Old oil painting of ducks in a grassy rural setting, 14 1/4" by 20 1/2", unframed, signed at lower left by artist CONSTANT ARTZ (1870-1951). The poetic work shows a mother duck and her seven ducklings enjoying a comfy rural setting by a small body of water. Artz was the son of David Adolph Constant Artz (1837-1890). The father was a student of the great Jozef Israels and familiar with the Hague School artists. The son studied at the Hague Academy...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1416676 (stock #JB04851)
A beautiful, elegant lithograph in subtle colors, of the year 1960, pencil signed at lower right by the highly important Chinese-French master artist, ZAO WOU-KI (1921-2013). This is an abstract image in harmonious, gray-green, black, brown, and blue, measuring 19 1/4" by 18 1/4" inside the present mat. The work is numbered at lower left 82/100 (possibly out of edition of 180, I have not referenced the catalogue raisonne of the prints)...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1416675 (stock #JB04923)
An example of the 1969 lithograph print, titled variously as "Volcan Fosforescente", ("Phosphorescent Volcano"), numbered in lower left margin 73/250 and pencil signed at lower right, by the famous Mexican 20th century muralist artist DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS (1896-1974). This lithograph was printed by Mourlot in Paris. Siqueiros is considered one of the three giants of Mexican twentieth century art, alongside Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1416674 (stock #JB04922)
An example of the 1969 lithograph print, titled variously as "Jesusito Sera un Santo", ("Jesusito Will Be a Saint"), numbered in lower left margin 73/250 and pencil signed at lower right, by the famous Mexican 20th century muralist artist DAVID ALFARO SIQUEIROS (1896-1974). This lithograph was printed by Mourlot in Paris. Siqueiros is considered one of the three giants of Mexican twentieth century art, alongside Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco...
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. There is a post-zip code (aft...
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. Petersburg and after the Russian Revolution...
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. The famous, fleeting installation of so-called "Environmental Art" was the idea of internationally-known contemporary artists CHRISTO (1935-2020) and his wif...
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. In later years, he b...
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. The print is signed in the plate at lower left, and a remarque...
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. Born in the Bronx to a working class immigrant family, Fasanella watched his fa...
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). One, an oil on board featuring a dock and hilly shoreline, 10" by 13 1/2", plus a thin strip frame, is titled on the reverse "At the Pittwater NSW./Bertram Bryning 1949; the other, 5 1/2" square, plus gold framing, is a scene of a peaceful creek or backwater, a small boat pulled up on the shore among the greenery; it is titled "At Fairfield" on the fra...
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. In 1919 he went...
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. After a slow start, in technical engineering drafting, and exp...
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. He exhibited at t...
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. By 1873 he headed to New York City to become an ac...
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. COLLIER & SON". The titles of these eight prints: "The Warrior's Last Ride"; "With the Eye of the Mi...
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...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1910 item #1416629 (stock #JB04440)
Oil on canvas painting of incoming waves, painted in an impressionist manner, 15 1/2" by 23 1/2" (19 3/4" by 28" framed) signed at lower left and dated 1906 by listed Danish artist VIGGO LAURITZ HELSTED (1861-1926). This is a pleasing scene and quite typical of the artist's work. He was known for coastal and marine paintings as well as landscape in Denmark. This work has a vertical tear/scuff about 2" long at right center, and the entire disturbed area including scuff is about 4" in length; w...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1416628 (stock #JB03524)
Fine old painting of a young woman in a most distinctive red-striped dress, signed at lower right by American artist REVINGTON ARTHUR (1908-1986). This painting has composition, a great palette and blond light, and a modernist feel. It stands in contrast to much of his work, which was executed in rather dark colors. The artist was a student of George Luks, Arshile Gorky, and Kimon Nicolaides. He was a member of the Silvermine Guild in Connecticut, a state with which he is most closely associ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1970 item #1416627 (stock #JB01485)
Pastel on paper, 20" by 25" and silvery frame 3 3/4" wide on a side, the subject a schnauzer dog in an arid mountain landscape possibly in the Palm Springs, California area. The drawing is by an artist skilled in the use of pastel. JOSEPHINE CRUMRINE (1917-2005) of Alaska was perhaps best known for her work depicting Eskimos and other familiar Alaska themes such as sled for the menus of the Alaska Steamship Company, but she also experimented with other subject matter. I recently sold a scene ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1960 item #1416626 (stock #JB01851)
PAIR of original drawings of a traditionally dressed Moroccan man and woman, executed in pastel, each 10" by 7 3/4" (16 1/2" by 14 1/4" as framed), each signed by the noted American artist LOUIS J. ENDRES (1896-1989) and bearing the notation "Maroc". Endres hailed from Cincinnati and studied with Frank Duveneck. By his late 20's he was to be found in North Africa, in Morocco, where he found a wealth of artistic subject matter that continued to engage him throughout his life. Oil paintings hav...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1416625 (stock #JB0957)
Circa 1840's watercolor on paper (not likely later than 1860), apparently unsigned, 16 1/4" by 10 1/2" (25" by 20 1/2" as framed), showing a classic European tower above an arched stone bridge in a city, several figures in period clothing going about their daily lives. This is in amazingly fresh condition, with vibrant fresh color and a minimum of foxing. The drawing is in a frame that dates to the 19th century and it appears to have not been previously opened, since the original square nails ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1416624 (stock #JB01097)
Vintage circa 1880's oil on canvas, 20" by 14" and 1" wide old dark oak simple frame, likely the original, signed at lower right side with the typical conjoined "MStraus" signature of well listed Northern California artist MEYER STRAUS (1831-1905). Straus was born in southern Germany, and was in the US by 1848. He traveled the southern states, including New Orleans and Mobile areas, as well as Ohio and Illinois. Due to deteriorating health, he moved to California by the 1870's, where he paint...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1960 item #1416623 (stock #JB01136)
This is a fresh and clean example of the 1956 print "The Four Sisters, Chazalet", one of an edition of only 675 examples, signed in pencil at lower right and bearing an characteristic embossed blind stamp and, in the image, (copyright symbol) "F & R (Frost and Reed) at lower left. The print measures 18" by 24" (26 1/2" by 32" as framed). According to information on the net, Chazalet is a small medieval period town in central France near the famed ceramics town of Limoges. WILLIAM RUSSELL ...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1700 item #1416622 (stock #JB0738)
Unusually large detailed engraving, 31 1/4" by 20 1/8", laid down on board, of Christ coming down off the Cross, this example engraved by Nicolaus Dorigny (1657-1776), and possibly after Daniel Ricciarelli (1509-1566), in turn after a painting by Raphael. The work is dated 1720 at lower left. There's a lot of text in Latin at bottom, and a close look reveals the names of the two above artists. The print has gone evidently a long time without glass protection, so has acquired a few nicks and ...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #1416621 (stock #JB02328)
PAIR of watercolor on paper paintings, each 14 1/2" by 10 3/4" inside the satin mat, 23" by 19" as identically framed in goldish vintage frames with ornate tops, each signed by the California artist and fashion illustrator ESTHER WYNN, who passed away in 1990 according to recent information acquired from relatives. So far there is no askart listing for this artist but I imagine that will change. She was a talented illustrator, often, of fashion design, and created designs for cards as well. A...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1416620 (stock #JB0442)
Oil on canvas of a clapboard cottage by a lake in spring, 18" by 24" with 3" frame, signed at lower left "J.C. FRANCES". I do not see a listing for the artist but he or she was obviously at the very least familiar with the paintings of Henry Pember Smith (1854-1907) and George W. Drew (1875-1968), who painted eerily similar scenes. This painting shows a gambrel roofed cottage with blooming pink blossomed trees and ducks----an idyllic spring idyll in New England or New York state perhaps. Over...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1900 item #1416618 (stock #JB01427)
This is a hand colored lithograph of the species Petroica Goodenovii (the Red-capped Robin, of central and southern Australia), drawn by the famous 19th century English naturalist, ornithologist and natural history illustrator JOHN GOULD, the lithographic plate produced by his assistant Henry Constantine Richter (1821-1902). Gould's prints of hummingbirds are most likely his most popular, but over a period of many years, especially in the 1830's and 1840's, he produced a number of major works o...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Tempera : Pre 1920 item #1416613 (stock #JB0302)
Gouache on board painting, 10" by 16" image with 1" margins, unframed, signed at lower left by well-listed, often-auctioned California artist HARRY CASSIE BEST (1863-1936), the work featuring an unusual subject for the artist, an Italian scene---the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the distance. I do no see any information regarding Best having made any trips to Italy, so this could be a work resulting from the artist's having seen prints or original works depicting the famous Italian vista. Hughe...