All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1920 item #1423095 (stock #JB04556)
A beautifully executed atmospheric and luminous watercolor painting of a classic scene of Venice, Italy, including the famous St. Marks Campanile and Santa Maria della Salute church, small boats parked along a wharf at sunrise or sunset. The unsigned work (and no information on reverse side) measures 9 1/4" by 16" (14 1/4" by 20 1/4" in gold metal frame). This work is poetic and certainly of a quality that would suggest a listed artist but without a signature we are stymied...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1940 item #1423094 (stock #JB04501)
A pleasant pastel on paper drawing of pink roses, signed at lower right by artist Lora King and dated there '39. On the reverse backing paper the name "Lora King Arnold" is written, and again "Lora Arnold" and original $100.00 price appears. There seems to be minimal information available on the artist (online I did see a 1923-1960 lifespan that may or may not be accurate). The work measures 11 1/4" by 15" (17 1/2" by 21 1/2" in original framing)...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1970 item #1423091 (stock #JB04287)
Original etching "Autumn", featuring a woman with cornucopia hat, surrounded by cherubs presumably after the harvest, 1970, signed in the plate at lower left center by the famous Surrealist artist SALVADOR DALI (1904-1989). This example is printed in sanguine. Albert Fields in his catalog raisonne said that this was an edition of 1,000; Michler says 5,000...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1980 item #1423088 (stock #JB04916)
An ink drawing of scrubby dunes, titled at lower left margin "Seascape, after Wm. M. Chase", signed at lower right margin "Hugo Anderson" and initialed and dated nearby 1980. The roughly 6 1/4" by 9 1/2" drawing (11 1/2" by 14 1/2" in metal frame) could be by listed Santa Monica artist Hugo Anderson (1946-)----it was found in the area----but I cannot say with any certainty that that is the case. There being no glass, the drawing has acquired a water splotch at upper right in the sky...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1423087 (stock #JB04250)
This is a large 20" by 29" watercolor (32 1/2" by 40 1/2" framed) of a 1940's style wood motorboat, the "Aurora" of Glass Island, on a lake or inlet, a number of period figures enjoying the ride, the Canadian Maple Leaf flag at the stern, signed at lower right and dated there Oct. 1985 by the noted Maine-born artist BILL JEWELL (1954-)...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : German : Pre 1970 item #1423085 (stock #JB04943)
Oil on board still life painting of colorful flowers, 23 1/2" by 23 1/2" (26" by 26" as framed), signed at lower left with stylized initials. The artist is Max Hansen, born 1898. This was acquired from a local family who related that it was painted in Germany by their relative. The work is nicely painted by an obviously talented hand. Condition is very good. Frame is wood.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Photographs : Pre 1980 item #1423084 (stock #JB03969)
An original photograph of gauchos (Aregentine cowboys) on their horses, wading through a river, by the noted Argentine photographer PEDRO LUIS RAOTA (1934-1996), signed by him in marker at lower right. The work measures 17 1/4" by 12 3/4" (24" by 20" in metal frame). The paper has an unusual texture, seen best in the photos of the signature area...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Photographs : Pre 1960 item #1423083 (stock #JB04224)
A black and white photograph image (not sure if actually an original photo) titled at lower left margin "The Meadow Pool", and pencil signed by the artist in lower right margin, the subject a meadow near mountains, measuring 9" by 11 1/4" and 16 1/4" by 17 3/4" framed. This is an example of the now sought-after mid century photographic work of STEPHEN H. WILLARD (1894-1966). Willard was born in Illinois and was in Southern California at age two...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Engravings : Pre 1960 item #1423081 (stock #JB04519)
Two fine engravings of Mount Vernon, and the White House, each framed and measuring 6 3/4" by 8 3/4". These appear to be the same images that have appeared on US currency in the past, and the very high quality type of printing (intaglio?) is the same process. These were produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, either as printing proofs, or perhaps as official souvenirs to be sold in a gift shop setting----the Bureau's name is printed at the bottom of each...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Photographs : Pre 1930 item #1423080 (stock #JB04280)
Original old photo of the imposing Palace of Fine Arts building in the Marina section of San Francisco, the photo originally in a brown tone, enhanced tastefully with light blue tints. The building was erected for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, and the complex is all that remains of the construction undertaken for that event. Today it and the park-like grounds remain a graceful and familiar part of the San Francisco urban landscape...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1970 item #1423078 (stock #JB04696)
Etching featuring a church campanile type tower in an urban setting, signed faintly in the plate on front right corner and signed in pencil in lower right margin "Messick". The print measures 9 1/2" by 7 1/4" inside the existing mat and 13" by 10 1/2" in simple black strip frame. The artist is apparently BENJAMIN MESSICK (1891-1981)...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal : Pre 1990 item #1423076 (stock #JB04661)
Contrasty, dramatic charcoal drawing of a figure who appears to be civil rights icon Martin Luther King, 23 1/2" by 17 3/4" inside the mat, 31" by 25" simply framed in wood behind thin Plexi, signed at lower left and dated there 1987 by American artist JESSICA ROCKWELL. Rockwell, a relative of Norman Rockwell, is a talented portraitist currently working out of Clearwater, Florida. The artist lived at one time in Southern California and that is likely why this rather early work was found here...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1920 item #1423074 (stock #JB03943)
By the well listed and accomplished American artist EARL HORTER (1881-1940), this is an accomplished watercolor painting of a shack or small house, perhaps at the sandy shore, a flagpole at left, inscribed at lower right "My regards to Mr...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1837 VR item #1423073 (stock #JB04683)
This etching appears at first glance to be almost certainly a work of famous Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn, but further study shows it to be a 19th century print by Chevalier IGNACE JOSEPH DE CLAUSSIN (1766-1844), ardent, eccentric artist in his own right and a scholar and copyist of graphic work by the Dutch master. De Claussin published in 1824 a catalogue raisonne that at the time was a major contribution to the scholarly study of Rembrandt's prints. De Claussin besides being a highly tal...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1423070 (stock #JB03843)
Watercolor painting titled on the mat in ink "Rockport Bay", the subject small craft in a sheltered small harbor framed by distant hills. The artist signed the drawing at lower left "Norma Page Aug. '45" and again signed, this time on the mat, at lower right. There is another word after "Page" that appears as "Douyes" or "Damyes" or similar, but I am unable to locate a listed artist by any of these names. A pleasant work showing the art colony's peaceful harbor as it looked at the end of Worl...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1950 item #1423065 (stock #JB03965)
A pencil drawing of an elegant interior scene with chairs and credenza, center mural and flanking high panels, 15" by 11 1/2" framed in black metal and matted, signed with initials "JRM" at lower left and dated there 1943. On the reverse a previous owner wrote "JOHN RICHARD MOORE 1925-2009 University High Arts Co Founder Panavision Co.". This early work would date to the artist's teens. Moore, commonly known in later life as Richard Moore, went on to become a co-founder of the Panavision wi...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1423064 (stock #JB04630)
PAIR of watercolor still life paintings of floral subjects, 8 1/2" by 7" inside the mat (16" by 14" framed), circa mid 19th century, likely American (purchased in Maine). Note the exquisite detail and color. Hand drawn mats add to the vintage appeal. Later 20th century gold frames are in good condition. One mat has old browning/possible water damage at lower right, not affecting the art.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1423063 (stock #JB04174)
Large watercolor painting in impressionist manner, the subject an old boat, the "Virginia", stored in drydock by a coast. The work, 14" by 22 1/2" inside the innermost mat (25" by 34" framed) is signed at lower right with a signature that greatly resembles that of noted American illustrator artist JON WHITCOMB (1906-1988). Whitcomb is known for his commercial art for publication, featuring glamorous young women. He was born in Oklahoma, raised in Wisconsin, and educated in Ohio, before moving...