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.
Original vintage oil on panel of the famed world cup sailing yacht the Intrepid depicted in full sail. Signed lower right and dated Stoehr 1975. Image 21"L x 27"W Matted and Framed. Intrepid is a 12-metre class yacht which won the America's Cup in 1967 and again in 1970.
Oil on paper abstract composition by Harold Christopher Davies, signed 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, 22"W x 18"H. Overall framed size
33" W x 27" H.
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.
A fine original oil painting on a wood panel measuring 12 x 16 signed lower left R. Neilson Depicting a Native American Souix Indian Chief in full head dress holding a war club. A very fine painting with a nice addition to any western art collection.
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
Original antique Oil painting Portrait of a Young Woman in Pink signed Sam Hoffman. Presented in original exquisite art nouveau frame. Canvas size 29"L x 22"W. Overall framed size 37" L x 32" W.
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.
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.
Oil on paper Modernist still life by Harold Christopher Davies, signed lower right. Provenance: Estate of the artist and Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, Oakland Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum, Southampton Museum, University of Long Island Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), Haggin Museum and Huntsville Museum. Image, 12"L x 18"W. Matted framed overall 20.5 x 24.5 inches.
A fine antique American landscape painting of a Indian Camp in the Rockies school of Albert Bierstadt oil on canvas measuring 38 x 50.
Beautiful original antique portrait of a elegant Young Woman with her Jewelry. Watercolor and gouache signed lower right. Matted and framed image size 5" x 7" overall 12 x 15.
Original Clark Hobart impressionist landscape with cottage and figures. Oil on board signed lower right measuring approximately 8 x 7.5.
Born in Rockford, Illinois on Jan. 1, 1868, Hobart moved to California with his family when he was a small boy. He studied art in San Francisco at the School of Design under Stanton and Cadenasso, and privately with William Keith. He then spent three years at the ASL in NYC under Blum and Bridgman and completed his art training in Paris.
The turning point in his career came in 1915 at the PPIE. During the exposition Hobart was awarded a silver medal and received praise from local art critics for his development of color monotype prints. When the Oakland Civic Art Gallery opened in 1916, an entire room was devoted to his monotypes. In that year Hobart left the Monterey Peninsula and established a studio in San Francisco. From his studio came portraits of Carl Oscar Borg, Mrs. Leo Lentelli, and Gottardo Piazzoni. Often compared to Cézanne, he is nationally known for his Impressionist portraits and landscapes. Exhibitions:
California Society of Etchers; Del Monte Gallery (Monterey), 1912-13; California Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915; Panama-Calif. Exposition (San Diego), 1915; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1915, 1918; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1915; Kennedy Gallery (NYC), 1916; NY Architectural League, 1916; National Academy of Design, 1916; Calif. Liberty Fair, 1918 (1st prize); San Francisco Art Association, 1918 (prize), 1921 (1st prize), 1922 (gold medal); Western Ass'n of Art Museum Directors, 1922; Bohemian Club, 1922, 1923 (solo), 1929; Golden Gate International Exhibition, 1939; Oakland Museum, 1981.
Work in Permanent Collections:
San Francisco Museum of Art; CHS; Bohemian Club; De Young Museum; Mills College (Oakland); Oakland Museum; Salinas High School; Nevada Museum (Reno); Monterey Peninsula Museum.
Ralph Curtis "girl with a fan" oil on board provenance Hirschl Adler Galleies the artists estate. Measuring approx. 9 x 12 in excellent condition a fine addition to any collection.
Biography, Born in Boston in 1854, the son of Daniel Sargent Curtis and Ariana Wormeley Randolf Curtis. Educated at Harvard College where he and a friend were cofounders of the "Lampoon". Curtis owed his artistic start to his parents who bought the Palazzo Barbaro on the Grand Canal, Venice. This soon became a meeting place for English and American artists including Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardener. After graduation Curtis went to Europe to join his family and eventually took up residence in Paris, where he studied at the Academe Julian under Gustave Boulanger and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre. Curtis became close friends with his distant cousin John Singer Sargent.
Much like Sargent he documented the attractive scenes of modern day life that could be found all around him in Venice. He was a master of the effects of light on water, much like his French counterparts and had an illustrator's accuracy for draftsmanship, honed by Parisian training. He was known for landscapes, portraits [famous people], Venice, interiors, rivers, cities and coast.In 1880 Curtis and Sargent went to Holland to paint together after which Curtis returned to his parents home, the Palazzo Barbaro in Venice, the crossroads of art and society.He won honorable mention in the 1889 Expo. Curtis remained abroad after completing his training in Paris, spending his summers in Venice. He died in 1922.
Original painting oil and gouache on board "Musical Muses" study for a mural by Daniel MacMasters, signed lower right. Probably a study for one of his mural projects. A renowned portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer. He had a studio in New York City above the Carnegie Hall. He studied with Joseph Pennell, Robert Henri, and George Bridgeman. He exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Giltwood frame. Image 13"H x 7"L. overall framed size 12" L x 18.5" H.
Wild Horses by Ted Waddell oil and charcoal on paper measuring 30 x 40 " overall framed size 39 x 49. signed lower right.
Theodore Waddell is a cattle rancher and painter who lives on the Musselshell River northwest of Billings, Montana. Waddell most often paints freely-rendered range animals roaming the vast plains of Eastern Montana. In his work, Waddell draws a deliberate parallel between his subject and the elements of abstract* art: cattle and horses are motifs formally arranged on the flattened and enveloping painted "ground" characteristic of modernism. Noted earlier for heavily textured surfaces, Waddell's recent paintings are more atmospheric*, with translucent wax medium layers suggesting the drift of grazing animals, transitions of days, and the procession of the seasons. Waddell was born in Laurel, Montana, and studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School; Eastern Montana College; and Wayne State University, Detroit (MFA, 1968). He taught at the University of Montana from 1968 to 1976 and has since been a full-time artist and rancher. He has had more than 90 one-man exhibitions, including a major survey at the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. Waddell’s work has been singled out in reviews in the Washington Post and The New York Times, and was the subject of a Newsweek article. He now divides his time between homes in Manhattan, Montana, and Hailey, Idaho, where his wife, Lynn Campion, a writer and photographer, teaches at the Sun Valley Art Center.
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.
American Victorian Oil painting on canvas Portrait of a Young Girl with blue eyes. by Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917) Signed lower left dated 1864. Rosenthal, a portrait and historical genre painter of international reputation. Works held, De Young Museum San Francisco, Art Institute Chicago, Oakland Museum, Crocker Museum Sacramento. Image, 43"L x 33.5"W.