Watercolor painting of a mountain landscape in autumn, signed at lower left with what appears as "F. Renaud". A brook or stream occupies the right center. This is a nicely painted work, 4 5/8" by 6 1/2" inside the mat, 8 3/4" by 10 3/4" simply framed. The watercolor probably dates to the 1960's or 1970's. Photos were taken with the present cloudy non-glare glass removed. I suggest discarding it permanently in favor of regular glass. Ready to hang on the wall as-is, though.
A nicely painted landscape of willowy pine trees along a large peaceful lake on a fair weather day, 18" by 20" oil on canvas (24 1/4" by 26 3/4" in original silvery frame with Art Deco flavor) by artist JACOB HORAK...
A PAIR of elegant paintings on panels, oil and gold leaf on board with some possibly chalky gouache in the white horses, each 11 1/2" by 15 1/2", (framed however in different frames, one gold, 18" by 22", the other black, 19" by 23"), the subjects rather mural-like, one unsigned, the other signed at lower right, by the notable American intra-war artist and illustrator PORTER WOODRUFF (1894-1959)...
Circa 1950's European oil painting of purple and white lilac in a vase, signed at lower right by artist "A. Teder" (likely German or Scandinavian). The painting is in good condition, with just old slightly discolored varnish and a tiny loss or two at left. I have looked in vain for a listing for this talented mid century painter. The frame is in good condition but the liner is shredded and missing. You will want to either replace the liner or reframe entirely...
A highly decorative late 20th century painting after the Dutch 17th through 19th century classic winter landscapes, 33" by 36 1/2" as framed, signed at lower right by artist W. Reynolds. The work is clean and in very nice condition overall. There is some slight crazing at left in the sky, just enough to increase the impression of this being an old painting, and the frame has some light wear that can be touched up...
Original finely detailed gouache and watercolor on board painting (no glass) of two warring ships, the 38-gun frigate HMS Macedonian of the Royal Navy, and the 44-gun better protected USS United States, as they appeared in the epic battle of October 25, 1812. The Macedonian surrendered to the Americans, making her the second warship to surrender to the US during that war. The painting, signed at lower right by artist Gordon Bracher and dated 1965, might be after a Thomas Birch painting...
Pair of small watercolors, one 3 1/2" by 6", the other similar at 4" by 5 3/4", each signed in a corner with monogram, one depicting industrial smoke stacks by a river at sunset, the other a pleasant promenade at river side with decorative lamp posts and arched bridge. The industrial work suggests London; the other could perhaps be Paris. Or both could be the same city. More research could help determine the identity of the artist. Condition is excellent...
A charming work in watercolor with white gouache highlights, 13 1/2" by 10 1/2" (19" by 16" framed), featuring a young woman in the hugely popular Gibson tradition of the early years of the century, viewing her image in a hand-held decorative Art Nouveau mirror as she applies her lipstick. The work is signed at left "L. B. Hill" and dated 1910. Gibson had many imitators of his illustration style, some very talented and some less talented. This piece would be ideal in a woman's dressing area...
Unframed watercolor on paper laid on paperboard, 13 1/2" by 8 3/4" inside the present old green linen mat, painting of a blacksmith hammering a piece of metal on an anvil, signed at lower right with what appears as "A. Marrani". I do not see a listing for this talented artist. The painting has foxing in the background but it is widely and evenly dispersed and is not obtrusive...
An impressive 17 3/4" by 31 1/2" painting titled "Mount Cook Tasman Valley" (24 3/4" by 38 3/4" as framed), signed at lower right by the noted New Zealand landscape painter ASTON GREATHEAD (1921-2012). This South Island landscape is part of an impressive body of work the artist produced beginning roughly in the mid 1960's. Born in Napier on the North Island, Greathead showed early talent...
Anna Hills - Laguna Beach rocky coastline -Oil painting
Impressionist oil painting on canvas -Signed
frame size 16 x 20"
canvas size 14 x 18"
(1882 - 1930)
Anna Althea Hills was active/lived in California, Ohio.She is known for landscape, marine, genre and figure painting.
Born January 28, 1882 in Ravenna, Ohio...
Ben Abril - The Minnewaska Hotel ,Bunker Hills, LA -Oil painting
oil painting on canvas -Signed -
Depicting the legendary Minnewaska Hotel in the early 1960s in Bunker Hill ,Los Angeles
this was destroyed by the a fire in 1964
frame size 34 x 25"
canvas size 20x30"
Born in Los Angeles, California, Ben Abril is known for his paintings, primarily in watercolor, of California landmarks...
Bernard Louis Borione - The Musician-19th century French Oil painting
oil painting on board -Signed
frame size 18 x 20"
board size 14 x 16"
Bernard Louis Borione was a painter of religious figure genre* and interior scenes. He was born in Paris in 1865...
William Etty -Nude Female Reclined on a Seashore-19th century oil painting
oil painting on Panel -English, circa 1820s
frame size 19 x 16"
Panel size 15x11"
(1787 - 1849)
William Etty was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. He is known for large scale figure paintings, voluptuous nudes.
In accordance with the wishes of his father, Etty served seven years of apprenticeship to a printer in Hull. He was, however, enabled to pursue his studies in painting through t...
John Lynn -Royal Navy Sail Ship approaching Portsmouth-19th century Oil painting -c1840
Oil painting on canvas -Signed
frame size 22 x 28"
canvas size 18 x 24"
John Lynn was an English marine Painter active from 1826 to 1869. He painted small size shipping and coastal scenes. He exhibited at the British Institution from 1828 to 1838 and at the Suffolk Street Gallery
After Rubens - Portrait of Albert, Archduke of Austria - 18th century oil painting
Oil painting on canvas laid on canvas - unsigned circa 1740s/1780s
After Sir Peter Paul Rubens ( Flemish 1577-1640)
Frame size: 26" x 33"
Canvas size: 28" x 22"
Fine watercolor and ink drawing of a dramatic landscape in Carinthia, which is the southernmost part of Austria, the drawing measuring 9 1/2" by 14". The old paper is laid down on 20th century paper, which is in turn glued down to cardboard, and a modern day frame is available at no extra cost. I do not see a signature, but on the backing is written the word "Longinotti" (could be meaningless, as in a former owner) and there is also an old label with name "Ludovici Martens" and title "Bridge i...
A PAIR of portrait drawings, one of a black man, the other a black woman, each pastel on paper, measuring 9 1/2" by 7 1/2" and 14 1/4" by 11 3/4" matted and in silver metal frames. Both works are signed with initials "JL" at a lower corner by the noted, late contemporary African-American artist JON ONYE LOCKARD (1932-2015). They came from a Los Angeles home that was a virtual repository of works by the artist (a number of which I was fortunate enough to acquire, and which I have also listed in m...