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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #499286 (stock #150)
Two young Chinese girls Chinatown San Francisco by Ester Hunt watercolor on paper signed lower left. A charming painting of adorable girls in their silk gowns. Measuring approx. 8x10 inches in excellent condition some light fading laid down on heavy stock. A fine example this highly regarded artists work.

HUNT, Esther Anna (1875-1951). Painter, sculptor. Born in Grand Island, Nebraska on August 30, 1875. Esther Hunt moved to San Diego in 1881 and she grew up on a ranch there. From 1896-1900 she worked as an artist in Los Angeles. Upon moving to San Francisco, she studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute (1901). As a means to finance her art studies, she began painting Chinatown subjects which she sent to a New York dealer who readily sold them. After studying portraiture with William M. Chase in New York City from 1905-06, she continued her studies for six years in Paris. While in Paris her portrait of her sister was hung in the Paris Salon. Returning to California, she had a studio in Los Angeles for four years and from 1918-27 she lived in San Francisco; during 1927-31 she lived in Greenwich Village in New York City. The years 1932-46 were again spent in San Francisco. Her oils, watercolors, etchings, and colored ceramic figurines were very popular with the general public during her productive years, having been reproduced commercially for postcards, calendars, prints, busts, etc. Hunt was very fond of the artistically-created and individually-named "children" she would never have in real life. After a stroke ended her career, she was taken to the Santa Ana (CA) Rest Home. A spinster, she died there on March 4, 1951. Member: Laguna Beach Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Panama California Expo (San Diego), 1915 (gold medal); San Francisco Art Ass'n, 1916. Works held: California Historical Society.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Italian : Pre 1940 item #1362386 (stock #810)
A beautiful vibrant original oil painting of Sail Boats c. 1940 oil on canvas signed faintly lower right. Heavy impasto and bold application of paint with dramatic color make this piece an extraordinary work of art. Canvas size 16 x 20 overall framed size 21.5 x 25.5. In very good vintage condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1324205 (stock #746)
Original American Impressionist oil on panel of the harbor at Edgartown Martha"s Vineyard Mass. Signed lower left A Bonine. Measuring 28 x 36 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #986812 (stock #295)
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A fine 17th century Dutch landscape by Solomon Van Ruisdael oil on oak panel 19 x 25.5 inches signed lower right. The scene is from a area near old Haarlem where he often painted pictured is a ferryboat in the distance and an angler and woman by a cottage in the foreground. An exquisite old master painting. Biography, (1600/03-1670) Salomon van Ruysdael was called De Goyer until he and his brother Isaack changed their name to Ruysdael, after the castle near their father's birthplace, Blaricum. Salomons nephew Jacob was the only member of the family to write the new name with an 'i': Ruisdael. Salomon lived in Haarlem, but probably travelled throughout the Netherlands. He painted townscapes of various Dutch cities. Who taught Salomon van Ruysdael the art of landscape painting is no longer known. His early work is clearly influenced by Esaias van de Velde. Van Ruysdael mainly painted riverscapes. In the 1630s he and Jan van Goyen developed a new, monochrome style. Inquires welcome.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1267327 (stock #651)
Winter Landscape Oil on canvas by Fred Wagner 24" L x 36"W. overall framed size 27 x 33. Signed lower right. Wagner exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy over 35 times from 1906-1940, winning prizes in 1914 and 1922. Wagner exhibited at the Carnegie 14 times from 1898 - 1925. He showed two works at the Armory Show, and exhibited 11 times at the Corcoran between 1907 - 1935. He had a special exhibit of 100 pastels, at the Corcoran in April 1924. Wagner exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1884, 1907, 1925 and 1928.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1920 item #1103922 (stock #467)
Leon Baskt original pencil watercolor and gouache on paper signed lower right and dated 1911. This image was used for a cover of a Russian theater ballet presentation for La peri with Natasha Trouhanova as the Peri. Measuring approx 21 x 33 cm or 8 x 13 inches. In good condition some light fading of watercolor with a collectors stamp lower left image otherwise in excellent condition. Provenance Library of Art and Archeology France.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #1378143 (stock #823)
Original watercolor of a Neoclassical architectural interior design for an indoor pool by Daniel MacMasters (1893-1981). Unsigned from a collection of his estate works. MacMasters was a renowned portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer. His New York City studio was above Carnegie Hall. He studied with Joseph Pennell, Robert Henri, and George Bridgeman and exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Beautifully framed & French matted. Image 20" x 28". Shipped without glass.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1250591 (stock #625)
Oil on canvas Taos Pueblo by Thadeus Welch painted in 1898. A Rare glimpse into time a historical painting of the Taos Pueblo oil on canvas measuring 18 x 24 inches in excellent all original condition. Welch studied art with Virgil Williams and was an apprentice in the studio of J. W. Ogilvy in exchange for art lessons. While there, he made the acquaintance of a wealthy patroness who financed a four-year scholarship for further study in Europe. In 1874 he sailed for Munich where he entered the Royal Academy under Dietz, Piloty, and Leibl. While in Munich he became close friends with Frank Duveneck (who painted his portrait), William Merritt. Chase, and John Twachtman. Leaving Germany, he spent nearly four years in Paris where he continued studying while living on a houseboat on the Seine. Member: Bohemian Club; San Francisco Art Association. Exhibited: Munich Academy, 1876 (bronze medal); Paris Salon, 1880. Works held: Oakland Museum; San Diego Museum; Frye Museum (Seattle); California Historical Society.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1343139 (stock #781)
Vintage abstract watercolor on Arches paper. Initialed "RDG" for Roger D. Stokes and dated 6-90, lower left. Stokes was a successful railroad executive who possessed a unique talent for painting. Stokes worked in oils, watercolors, pen and ink wash, and also collages. Unframed. Minimal age wear on edges.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1910 item #446012 (stock #032)
A nude slave girl on a bear skin rug orientalist manner oil by A. Goldwhite a listed artist. This stunningly beautiful painting is c. 1900 oil on board framed in a quality period gold leafed frame. Signed lower right A. Goldwhite measuring approximately 18 x 24 inches framed size 24 x30 inches the condition is excellent. A quality painting would be a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1117356 (stock #488)
A beautiful Early California Impressionist view of Monterey bay and fishing dory's by Francis August Todhunter oil on canvas signed lower right and dated 1919. Image Measuring approx. 18 x 22. A fine example of this artist work.

A landscape painter and printmaker, he was born in San Francisco, California on July 29, 1884. Todhunter was a pupil of John Stanton and Arthur Mathews at the Mark Hopkins Institute, and Gottardo Piazzoni and Frank Van Sloun at the California School of Fine Arts, followed by study at the Art Students League in New York City. He began his career as an illustrator for Overland Monthly and later worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Call, and Washington (DC) Times. He worked in New York as a commercial artist until 1912, when he returned to San Francisco to become art director for the H. K. McCann Company, a job he was to keep until his retirement in 1949. Todhunter's work includes etchings, lithographs, and landscapes of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay area. He died in his native city on February 11, 1963. Member: Bohemian Club; SWA; AAPL; Marin Society of Artists; SFAA; Calif. Society of Etchers. Exh: Bohemian Club, 1922-63; SFAA from 1922; OGlE, 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, 1940s.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1940 item #1301845 (stock #710)
Original oil on canvas "Still Life Flowers" signed lower right and dated 1939 by Willem Paerels (1878-1962) Born Delft Holland. Studied in Brussels and exhibited in both Paris and Brussels. Member of the Brabant Fauvism and In the 1940s and 50s Paerels taught at the Academy in Leuven Belgium. Canvas 15"L x 12.5"W overall framed size 22" L x 19" W.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1347414 (stock #790)
Original antique watercolor of a English Church c.1866 by Herman Axel Haig signed lower right on mount under decorative matte. Axel Herman Haig (1835-1921), born in Sweden. Haig, along with Francis Seymour Haden and others, founded the Royal Academy of Painters-Etchers and Engravers. In 1866 Haig produced a series of watercolour illustrations that were "an immediate sensation. Haig's works can be found in private and museum collections world wide. Image 14"L x 10"W. Matted and framed overall size 18 x 22 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1305964 (stock #727)
Oil painting by jules Dupré of cattle and a cottage in a landscape. Oil on mahogany panel measuring 27.5 x 32.5 Inches. signed lower right. Dupre (1811-1889), French painter, was one of the chief members of the Barbizon school of landscape painters. Dupré's color is sonorous and resonant; the subjects for which he showed marked preference are dramatic sunset effects and stormy skies and seas. Among his chief works are the Morning and Evening at the Louvre, and the early Crossing the Bridge in the Wallace Collection.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1379943 (stock #826)
A colorful and dramatic mid century vintage abstract watercolor painting of a two figures amongst colors and shapes. From a portfolio of paintings dated from the 1960s some signed Saad. Presented on a quality frame and matte image size 9" x 13" overall framed size 13" x 17".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Russian : Pre 1960 item #1388303 (stock #856)
Russian oil painting of a fantastical seascape with a castle overlooking a ship in the bay with figures scattered through the foreground. Signed on verso in cyrillic. Vintage to contemporary oil on canvas presented in a baroque style wood frame in an antique tone gold. Canvas size 16" x 19.5" overall framed size 25ʺW × 3ʺD × 21ʺH. In excellent vintage condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1388304 (stock #857)
Late 19th - Early 20th Century portrait of a young girl, in blue dress with against a tan background. Oil on canvas, dry mounted to board presented in a silver wood frame. Image size: 11" x 14", overall dimensions: 15.5" x 18". Unsigned, but from a collection of paintings signed Isabelle Nowell, believed to be Isabelle Grant Nowell, an artist and practical design student of MIT in 1874-5
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1117361 (stock #489)
A Beautiful and important historic original oil painting by Leland Curtis from the Antarctica Expedition of 1939 - 40. The scene is of Adelaide Island at Marguerite Bay. Oil on canvas signed lower right and noted from the Antarctic Exp. A historical and beautiful painting.

Biography

Born in Denver, CO on Aug. 7, 1897, Curtis was a resident of Seattle before moving to Los Angeles in 1914. He was inspired to become an artist by his teacher Rob Wagner at Manual Arts High School. After working as a bank teller and serving in WWI, he soon was able to support himself as an illustrator. He served as official artist of the U.S. Antarctica Expedition in 1939-40 and again in 1957. About 1960 he changed his residence from Los Angeles to Twenty Nine Palms, California, with summers in Moose, Wyoming. An avid mountain climber, his studio in the Grand Tetons was a rustic log cabin. In 1972 he moved to Carson City, Nevada, where he remained until his demise on March 17, 1989. He is best known for his landscapes of the High Sierra, Grand Tetons, and Antarctica. His works won dozens of medals and prizes from the early 1920s in southern California shows. Member: Carmel Art Association; Artland Club. Exh: California Art Club, 1923-27; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1924; California State Fair, 1926; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (Los Angeles), 1926; Ebell Club (Los Angeles), 1926; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1926-31; National Academy of Design, 1930; Toledo Museum, 1931; American Painters & Sculptors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1931, 1937 (solo), 1946 (solo); Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Tuesday Afternoon Club (Glendale), 1934; Golden Gate International Exhibition, 1939; California Palace Legion of