A beautiful antique Italian Neapolitan gouache painting grand tour era 19th century. Depicting the bay of Naples in the Moonlight with a couple on a bridge Mt. Vesuvius Erupting in the distance. Image 6"L x 9"W. Matted and framed overall size 13" L x 16" W.
Jozef Israels, Dutch fisherman"s wife at the beach waiting for his return. A beautiful impressionist painting oil on canvas signed lower left measuring approx. 14 x 18 inches in excellent condition.
Jozef Israëls, (born January 27, 1824, Groningen, Netherlands—died August 12, 1911, The Hague), painter and etcher, often called the “Dutch Millet” (a reference to Jean-Franƈois Millet). Israëls was the leader of the Hague school of peasant genre painting, which flourished in the Netherlands between 1860 and 1900. He began his studies in Amsterdam and from 1845 to 1847 worked in Paris under the academic painters Horace Vernet and Paul Delaroche.
Israëls first tried to establish himself as a painter of Romantic portraits and conventional historical pictures but had achieved little success when in 1855 ill health compelled him to leave Amsterdam for the fishing village of Zandvoort, near Haarlem. That change of scenery revolutionized his art: he turned to realistic and compassionate portrayals of the Dutch peasantry and fisherfolk (e.g., Waiting for the Herring Boats, 1875). In 1871 he moved to The Hague, and he often worked in nearby Scheveningen.
Besides oils, Israëls worked in watercolours and was an etcher of the first rank. His later works in all media express a tragic sense of life and are generally treated in broad masses of light and shade. His painting style was influenced by Rembrandt’s later works, and, like Rembrandt, Israëls often painted the poor Jews of the Dutch ghettos (e.g., A Son of the Chosen People, 1889). His son Isaac (1865–1934), also a painter, adopted an Impressionist technique and subject matter and had some influence on his father’s later work.
Original Oil on paper monotype Fauvist Nude in a Landscape by Harold Christopher Davies signed HD monogram lower right. From the estate of the artist and the Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, the Oakland Art Gallery, the Birmingham Museum, the Southampton Museum, the University of Long Island Museum, the Parrish Art Museum, the Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), the Haggin Museum and the Huntsville Museum. Image 7"L x 5"W.
19th Century pastoral landscape oil on canvas. Golden age, old master influenced painting depicting a shepherd with his sheep and a cottage. Signed Wayland, lower right. Wax Relined and presented in an intentionally distressed gold wood frame. Image size, 16 x 20 overall framed size 24.5ʺW × 2.5ʺD × 20.5ʺH.
A fine original oil on canvas board of a southwestern Native American homestead with an Adobe house with a figure at the door and a pottery kiln in the front yard. Measuring approx. 12 x 16 framed in a 24k hand carved frame. A fine investment quality artwork by this highly Acclaimed artist
Born near Falling Waters, West Virginia on a plantation a year after the Civil War, and raised in Baltimore, William Leigh became one of the foremost painters of the American West with a career of seventy-five years. Some people referred to him as the "Sagebrush Rembrandt". Trips to the Southwest began in 1906 when he made an agreement with William Simpson, Santa Fe Railway advertising manager, to paint the Grand Canyon in exchange for free transportation West. In 1907, he completed his Grand Canyon painting, which led to many more commissions and an extensive painting trip through Arizona and New Mexico. These travels inspired him to paint western subjects for the next 50 years, but it was not until the 1940s that he received much recognition. He painted in the Southwest nearly every summer between 1912 and 1926 and focused on the Hopi and Navajo Indians. In 1910, he traveled to Wyoming, where he painted in Yellowstone Park and did sketches, many which he later converted into large canvases such as "Lower Falls of the Yellowstone"(1915) and "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" (1911).
His style was realistic, and his palette invariably had the Southwestern hues of soft pinks, reds, yellows and purples. In fact, his critics who knew little of the Southwest accused him of fabricating the colors.
Many of his works are at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In March, 1999, the Historical Center of Cody, Wyoming held an exhibition of his field sketches and finished works depicting his experiences near Cody, Wyoming in the early part of the century, between 1910 and 1921. These years, many which he spent painting in the Carter Mountain vicinity, were considered crucial to his artistic development because he was exposed to western landscape. His companion during these travels was Cody taxidermist Will Richard who stirred his interest in wildlife.
A fine original Early California Landscape By Carl Jonnevold oil on canvas signed lower right in original frame and in excellent condition measuring approx. 12 x 16
Landscape painter. Born in Norway on June 1, 1856. Jonnevold came to the U.S. in the 1880s and is known to have painted in the Northwest before moving to California in 1887. Settling in San Francisco, he maintained a studio at 1617 California Street. He was a self-taught painter except for brief study in the galleries of Paris in 1908. While in France, he was influenced by the Barbizon painters and their dark palette. Returning to California, he continued to paint the beauty of northern California in the Barbizon style. Often working in late afternoon when shadow prevails, he produced hundreds of attractive tree and meadow scenes which he exhibited in local galleries. By the time of the stock market crash in 1929, Jonnevold was poverty stricken and living alone at his small studio at 560 Kearny Street. In that year he was sentenced to two months in jail for aiming a gun at his landlord. Jonnevold disappeared from San Francisco about 1930. A letter at the Oakland Museum gives his date of death as June 9, 1955 but no location. His works have gained renewed respect in recent years and are highly sought after by collectors.
Calif. State Fair, 1899-1902 (awards); Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1897; SFAA, 1908-12; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (bronze medal); Kanst Gallery (LA), 1915. In: Oakland Museum; CHS; De Young Museum.
A beautiful vintage Chinese tempera or gouache painting on silk of a Crane and flowers. Signed lower right center in Chinese characters by Wong a highly skilled traditional Chinese artist. Presented in a very fine hand carved 18K gold leaf frame. In excellent vintage condition. Dimensions 37.0ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 36.0ʺH
A beautiful 17th century portrait of a woman holding a pearl necklace. Circle of Sir Peter Lely. Oil on canvas laid down measuring approx. 14 x 16 framed in a modern classica frame. a beautiful antique painting would enhance any interior decor.
Original 1950s vintage "Portrait of a Woman" oil on canvas presented in a gilt wood frame. Canvas measuring 20"W x 26"L overall framed size 25" x 31"L
Oil painting on canvas of a nude female figure signed A Brook lower right- Alexander Brook (1898 – 1980) . Image size 22"x 30", overall dimensions 26.5" x34.5". Lightly textured. In Good Condition.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Alexander Brook was a realist painter, whose works consisted mostly of still-life subjects, landscapes, and figures, often of women. He was very successful in his day, winning second prize to Picasso's first prize at the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition of Modern Painting in 1930.
In New York, he studied at the Art Students League between the years of 1914-1918. It was at the Art Students League that Brook developed significant relationships with Niles Spencer, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Hays Miller, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and, perhaps most significantly, Peggy Bacon, whom he married in 1920. Along with Kenneth Hayes Miller, Brook studied with John C. Johansen, Frank V. DuMond, George Bridgeman and Dimitri Romanofski. Within this group lay the foundations of American Realism. Brook was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, who rebelled against the strictures of the National Academy of Design.
In 1938 Brook traveled to Savannah, Georgia, there he did some of his most provocative work. After two years in the South, Bacon and Brook were divorced. Brook later married the painter Gina Knee.
During the years 1928 through 1939, Alexander Brook had works in over one-hundred exhibitions, fifteen of which were one man shows. By 1942, Brook had resumed teaching at the Art Students League. Demand for the artist's work kept him in significant collections, galleries, and museums, including the Downtown Gallery (New York), the National Academy of Design, the Rehn Gallery, the Larcada and the Knoedler galleries.
Brook received awards at the Art Institute of Chicago (1929), the Pennsylvania Academy (1931), the Guggenheim Fellowship (1931), and the San Francisco Art Association (1938).
Original impressionist oil on panel by Paul Hagemans. He was born in Antwerp in 1884, the son of the celebrated landscape painter Maurice Hagemans. He received early artistic instruction from his father but at the age of fifteen enrolled at the Academy of Antwerp. Here he was fortunate enough to be tutored by one of the most important landscape painters of nineteenth century Belgium, Isidore Verheyden as well as receiving classes in figure painting from Herman Richir. Graduating in 1906 he established a studio in Antwerp and commenced painting the portraits, figure pieces, landscapes and still-lifes for which he is now celebrated. His early career was spent painting a number of large murals as well as designing stained-glass windows for both ecclesiastical and secular purposes. Although much in demand during this early part of his career it was not until after WWI that his work was fully appreciated by the public and critics of Belgium. By the early 1920’s he had fully developed his unique style of painting, one that utilized a thick impasto and a ‘Luministe’ color palette. Hagemans was to exhibit his work at all of the major Belgian art institutions as well as private galleries too numerous to list. Measuring 24 x 28 in excellent condition.
Post impressionist oil painting of a partial nude in blue tones. Reminiscent of Picasso's Blue Period. Signed lower right and presented in original dark wood frame with white insert. Masonite panel measures 20 x 30 inches.
George Romney English, 1734–1802 watercolor painting on paper portrait of Lady Pamela Fitzgerald. The late 18th-century work is signed by the artist to the upper left corner. Presented in an ornate gilt and gesso frame under glass with a linen liner. To the lower center is a brass-tone name plate. Measuring image 8.0" W x 12.25" H overall framed size 14.5" W x 19.0" H x 2.5" D.
Beautiful John Gould (J Gould and H.C. Richter) original Hummingbird lithograph titled "Phaiolaima Equatorialis" from the Monograph of the Trochdidae (1849 - 1861) or Family of Hummingbird.
John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist. From 1832 - 1881 Gould traveled the world seeking new specimens. He created the largest and most spectacular body of bird prints in the 19th century. Image 19"L x 13"W. Matted and framed in hand gilt frame. In good antique condition, with age yellowing and wear commensurate with age.
19th Century French watercolor landscape with cows and a seated figure in the background. Presented matted in a 19th Century aesthetic movement gilt wood frame. Image size 13" x 19.5" overall framed size 27ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 21ʺH. Signed "Rouet" lower left corner. Excellent condition commensurate of age.
Original antique oil painting of a woman playing guitar in a garden. A 19th century Italian oil on canvas measuring 20 x 30 inches. Presented in a quality hand carved gold leafed frame.
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.
An original Victorian Era illustration of a woman in her boudoir. Signed lower right. Presented matted and in a gilt wood frame. Image size: 6.5" x 9.5"; Overall: 12"x15". Excellent antique condition.