All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1421273 (stock #JB04562)
An unsigned watercolor painting of three fish very artistically arranged in a triangular pattern on a simple slab, the background neutral and undefined, measurements 15 3/4" by 12 1/2" (17 1/2" by 14 1/2" framed in wood with an intentional blanched distressed finish). The work could conceivably date to the 1940's or 1950's and the quality of the imagery certainly suggests the hand of a trained or listed artist. The older paper is laid down on a modern day white board. Condition is excellent.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1416201 (stock #JB0628)
Oil on panel, 9 1/4" by 12 1/2" (14 1/4" by 17 1/4" as framed), signed at lower left in red "Karla Mirabal", and inscribed on label on reverse, "Judge M. R. Mirabal Homestead in New Mexico" "Artist Karla King--So Calif and New Mexico--Artists of West--WHAA". This is probably of historical interest, depicting as it does an early home. The work is very impasto and impressionistic. The painting is a bit soiled but could be placed on the wall as is. Note the two young girls on the porch.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1990 item #1419165 (stock #JB02247)
Oil on canvas,unframed, 18" by 22", signed at lower right by listed French- Italian modern and contemporary artist NINO GIUFFRIDA (1924-), the subject a pair of harlequins, one dressed in blue, the other in red, in a dreamy landscape with houses, trees, and a small beach on the sea, a point of land and trees on the far horizon...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1950 item #1420136 (stock #JB02964)
Pastel on paper laid on board drawing of trees and fields, a shed providing a human element, 7" by 9" (11" by 12 3/4" framed), signed at lower right "R. Nourse". This is a very fine little drawing with a touch of post-impressionist Van Gogh and other artists especially in the branches and trunks of the tall trees. The only listed artist with the name Nourse is Elizabeth Nourse...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1417508 (stock #JB01143)
Watercolor on paper, 10" by 14" (15" by 19" as framed), signed at lower left with the distinctive signature of California Scene artist JAKE LEE. This is an image of a vintage old house framed by mature trees, a few suggested figures in the foreground. Jake Lee's works are increasingly sought after by collectors in the wake of his relatively recent passing. This is a clean example in excellent condition...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1421480 (stock #JB05446)
This is a whimsical watercolor painting of a tired line cowboy in an empty landscape, enjoying a smoke and something to drink as his trusty steed stands quietly over him. The work is signed at lower right by artist WESLEY LE ROY FULLER (1937-2014) and is dated there 1992. An especially interesting cypher of a western face appears nearby. On the reverse the artist has signed again and titled the work "JUST YOU AND ME PARD"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1930 item #1416612 (stock #JB01313)
Watercolor and gouache painting on paper of a wooden house surrounded by trees and shrubs, 11" by 14" inside the mat (16" by 20" as framed), signed at lower left "N. Belij" and dated there "-30". This is a work of listed Finnish artist NIKOLAI BELIJ (1896-1968). I do not know a lot about the artist; most of the information about him on the net is in Finnish or Swedish. Works by him have been offered at auction in Scandinavia...
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...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1950 item #1418261 (stock #JB01912)
Oil on canvas, 25 1/2" by 18" (32 1/2 by 24 1/2" as framed), apparently unsigned, circa 1930 to 1950, and very probably European (French or perhaps Scandinavian, judging from the stretcher). The painting is something of a mystery, the mysterious hand and spectacles at lower left coming from outside the image area. Almost certainly this was created by a listed artist but without a signature I cannot go further on that front...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Contemporary item #1421189
A watercolor painting in shades of brown, the subject a pensive Native American male in traditional Plains garb, holding a stick with feathers, the work signed at lower right with initials "JM" for James Michaels of Palm Harbor, Florida. The unframed piece, photographed inside the protective shrink wrap in which it was purchased, measures 12" by 8 1/2" and there is a 3" wide mat. The style and subject matter reminds of noted early 20th century artist Edgar Paxson.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Caribbean : Haitian : Pre 1990 item #1422589 (stock #JB02786)
Oil on canvas painting, 20" by 24", unframed, the subject the historic old Presidential Palace in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince, signed at lower right "Ysmay". The naive work shows the palace as it looked before the tragic earthquake of January 2010, in which over 200,000 people in the country lost their lives, the infrastructure suffering enormous damage. The palace was wrecked and to my knowledge has not been repaired...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Caribbean : Haitian : Pre 2000 item #1421387 (stock #JB03442)
Haitian art is rightly popular for its color and exotic subject matter. This little painting, 9 1/4" by 7 1/4', set into a larger quality frame/mat, 22" by 19 3/4", depicts a thatched roof hut, figures carrying items on their heads, and lush tropical mountains and vegetation. The artist signed his name "Serge Louis" and the date 1995. The painting is exceptionally clean and ready to hang on the wall.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1416468 (stock #JB0835)
Watercolor on paper, 15" by 22", signed at lower right in pencil "Denny Winters" and dated 1943, showing a shoreline with exposed rocks at low tide, perhaps on an estuary. The artist DENNY WINTERS (1905-1985) was born in Michigan and died in Maine, but spent time in the Midwest and California in her lifetime. She worked at Woodstock in a WPA style, but later works became abstract, and her full oeuvre includes printmaking...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1421669 (stock #JB05094)
English 19th century watercolor painting of a view of a small river outside a town, two fishermen at left trying their luck in the sluggish waters, the painting signed at lower left "F. K. Seville". The work measures 12 1/2" by 16" inside the mat (21 1/2" by 23 3/4" nicely framed with hand drawn mat lines). Note the details of the skyline, with its many church steeples. The work is nicely painted, which makes it all the more surprising that there is no listing for the artist...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1970 item #1417248 (stock #JB03465)
Pastel or oil pastel on velvet landscape of the Philippines, the sun setting dramatically over a distant peak, a traditional thatched house at right, signed at lower left "Igning Sarmiento Manila 68"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1422226 (stock #JB05540)
A circa 1900 oil on canvas painting of roses against a simple dark background, 12 1/2" by 18", and 20" by 24 1/2" in likely original bright gold frame. There does not appear to be a signature. Roses were a popular subject of painters during that period, with many young ladies especially encouraged to take up painting. The American painter George Cochran Lambdin often used dark or black backgrounds for his floral still life works. This painting is in generally good vintage condition, with a v...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1980 item #1423585 (stock #JB03800)
A watercolor with white gouache of a barn and another structure on an overcast, gray, snowy day, an old buckboard wagon at right center, the work signed below the mat GENE R DREW. I do not see a listing for the artist, who likely painted this around the year 1970 judging from the framing and non-glare type glass (which will be discarded before shipping). The piece, on Crescent art board, measures 18 3/4" by 25" inside the mat, and 25" by 31" in worn dark oak framing. The scene is poetic and p...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1960 item #1421191 (stock #JB04758)
A pleasing watercolor painting of small boats in a coastal landscape in England, 10" by 14 3/4" (13" by 17 3/4" framed), signed at lower right twice, by listed English artist JOHN MORTIMER. Mortimer painted watercolors in Cornwall, Devon, Sussex, and other parts of the British Isles. The work is in excellent condition. Old backing has a print of a landscape. Allow for reflections in a few photos.