All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 2000 item #1421937 (stock #JB04398)
PAIR of framed Chinese or Japanese landscape watercolor paintings in traditional style, each featuring a mountain landscape, a small river in one and a waterfall in the other running into the lake or ocean. Blue-roofed buildings pine trees add to the beauty of the scenes. Each has a red chop mark and some calligraphy at lower right, presumably the name of the artist. Measurements 12 3/4" by 9 3/4" each (23 1/4" by 15 1/2" framed).
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1421936 (stock #JB04407)
**NOT PRINTS**----A PAIR of fabulous original antique botanical drawings or paintings as they might be described, in watercolor, each 12" by 15 1/2" (and 19" by 25" as identically framed), both bearing old 1958 framing labels from the legendary Goodspeed's Book Shop on Beacon Hill in Boston. These drawings, found in Connecticut, are of the first half of the 19th century...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1980 item #1421934 (stock #JB03188)
Naive, or slightly primitive, almost folk art painting of clapboard 19th century style buildings next to an inlet of the sea, signed at lower right by artist Martha Crosmer. I see a listing for an artist by that name, born 1909, deceased 1995, last known address in Monrovia in Southern California, with earlier roots to Montana, but this painting does not resemble the desert plein air works that artist apparently painted...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1421930 (stock #JB04564)
A charming portrait study of a common squirrel on a branch, chewing a nut, signed at lower left in red by American mid/late 19th century artist CHARLES THEMMEN, and dated there 1878. The unframed work measures 20" by 15". It is offered in as-is condition and needs tender loving care from a restorer, having been abused in its lifetime. The work appears to have been crudely relined by an amateur many decades ago, and old repairs are evident...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : German : Pre 1910 item #1421929 (stock #JB04561)
A well-painted work featuring an interior, perhaps a residence, perhaps a restaurant or other public space, a table with fruit in a bowl, a chair, and sofa filling the space. The oil on canvas, 17 1/2" by 21" (20 1/2" by 24" in old frame, likely the original), is signed somewhat indecipherably at lower left and dated there "Berlin 1909". The name appears at first glance to be "B. Geis(xxxx)" or "B. Geism(xxxx)"...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Tempera : Pre 1980 item #1421927 (stock #JB03422)
Gouache and pencil abstract drawing on paper, 7 1/4" by 11 1/4" (14" by 18" in metal frame of the period), signed on the reverse of the inner backing with what appears as "Richard Chinn(xxx)/gouache/pencil/fall '77". This is an elegant modern little work with attractive colors and composition. I at first thought it unsigned, and was ready to sell it as such, but decided to dig just a bit further, laboriously disassembling the framing, in search of any writing...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1421925 (stock #40J77-3)
A landscape painting of Summer Oaks by the Connecticut artist Henry Pember Smith (American, 1854-1907). Size: 18 inches x 28.25 inches. Oil on canvas in its original frame. Late 19th Century. Canvas has been professionally relined. Henry Pember Smith is best known for his landscapes in the area around Lyme, CT. He traveled to Europe where he studied works by Old Master painters.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1960 item #1421924 (stock #JB04974)
A vintage impressionist oil on canvas painting of a sunny fenced meadow, signed with initials "FB" at lower right, 10" by 14" (14 1/4" by 18 1/4" framed). The work came from a German-American family which had brought much art from the old country, suggesting a European origin. The painting is pleasant and easy to live with. A cleaning to remove light surface dirt would be beneficial, as would a new gold frame, the present wood one not flattering to the work.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : French : Pre 2000 item #1421923 (stock #JB04763)
An oil on canvas painting of beach dunes with three small row boats, (25 1/2" by 31 1/2", 33" by 39 1/2" framed), signed at lower right by listed contemporary French artist MARC CHAPAUD (1941-). The work is titled on the reverse "Dunes" and is dated there 1968, making it one of the earlier works of the artist. Chapaud's works have sold at auctions in France (in 2017, a work brought nearly $4,000 at auction). The artist's most recent paintings deal with French chateaux of the Loire Valley...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1970 item #1421921 (stock #JB03393)
Oil on canvasboard painting of a lonely rutted dirt track in the California desert, 16" by 20" (21 1/2" by 25 1/2" framed), signed at lower right by artist Helen Hausman. I think the painting probably dates to the 1950's or very early 1960's. It is very dirty with yellowed varnish and grime. A cleaning would work wonders.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 2000 item #1421919 (stock #JB04627)
Fine contemporary painting in naïve style of Charles Wysocki and Ralph Cahoon, or others of the Cape Cod School, featuring a detailed landscape with seashore, buildings, horse-drawn wagons, and figures. The work is signed at lower right by artist A. R. ABALOS, and it measures 18" by 24" (24" by 29 1/2" framed). The detail is phenomenal. This is guaranteed to be an original work and not a reproduction of any kind. Oddly I am not able to find online information on the artist...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1990 item #1421917 (stock #JB05411)
A 30" by 40 1/2" work on canvas, featuring a large barn in a tawny presumably California landscape, an early car housed interestingly in the structure, signed at lower right by noted Utah-born, western American artist DONAL JOLLEY (1933-). Jolley was born in Zion National Park, Utah, and settled in Rim Forest, California, high in the San Bernardino Mountains, in 1970. He remains there, creating watercolors and the occasional oil or acrylic work. Jolley showed a very early affinity for drawing...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1920 item #1421916 (stock #JB04754)
Old watercolor painting of ducks under a tree by the side of a lake or river, 11 3/4" by 18" (25" by 31 3/4" framed), signed at lower left by artist CONSTANT ARTZ (1870-1951). The poetic work dhows the birds taking refuge under a tree as a storm is perhaps approaching. Indeed, written in old hand on the backing is "The Storm" (probably not by the artist himself). The sky looks grayish and overcast and the leaves appear to be moving in a stiff breeze...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1421915 (stock #JB03880)
Oil on board painting of autumnal trees, (California sycamores?), hazy mountains in the distance, unsigned, circa 1930's or 1940's. The work measures 9" by 12" and 11 5/8" by 14 1/2" in old probably original frame. The lack of a signature frustrates an effort to identify this talented artist, who might well be listed. The ornate frame is in good condition save for a missing chip at upper left...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1900 item #1421860 (stock #JB05597)
A classic late 19th century American pastel of daisies on a red cloth, 10 3/4" by 15 3/4" (14 1/2" by 19 3/4" in likely original framing), apparently unsigned, the style somewhat resembling that of renowned American artist of the period Martin Johnson Heade. Condition is excellent. A very small fragment of a label remains on the frame, with "Broadway" as part of street address. That would likely but not necessarily be Broadway in New York. Interesting gold frame is in good condition consider...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pastel : Pre 1900 item #1421859 (stock #JB05132)
A rare, historical, early pastel on heavy paper laid to card drawing of a young Zuni indian girl in Arizona, unsigned, circa late 19th century, including the original gold mat, decorated with images of tipis and spears. The work measures 18" by 12" (entire mat) and 12 3/4" by 6 1/4" inside the mat. Sadly, the old antique work has been damaged. There is a darkened diagonal stain that extends from upper right down across the front of the face and into the hair. There is also a mildewy and mold...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1421858 (stock #JB05347)
Antique oil on canvas of cherries on a table top, 8" by 11 3/4" (11 1/2" by 15 1/2" as framed), signed indecipherably at lower left; name could be W C Hammond, Hammons, or Higgins, or? The work is in the tradition of American 19th century still life and likely dates to about 1880. Some very old patches on the reverse attest to old battle scars the painting acquired in its some 150 years of existence. Those old damages are noticeable especially at right center and in the dark area above the fr...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1970 item #1421857 (stock #JB05595)
A circa 1960's painting of a clown playing a most curious blue violin, signed at lower right with what appears as "J. A. Evans" (or, Evers, or similar). The oil on canvas measures 20" by 16" (24" by 20" framed). There are few tiny flecks of missing paint, very minor, but generally the work is in good condition.