By A. Talbot Smith (British, flourished 189-1914)
Pen and ink on paper, signed.
Smith was an Illustrator and figure artist. He contributed to leading periodicals, including "Punch", and did book illustrations.
Sight size: 9.5" x 6.25
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right.
Painting Size: 22.25” x 30.25”
John Rattenbury Skeaping, RA was an animal and equestrian painter and a sculptor, specializing particularly in racing scenes, portraits and sculptures of horses. Born in South Woodford, Essex, Skeaping was the son of painter Kenneth Skeaping. Educated by his parents, he started to draw horses at the age of three and...
Watercolor on paper, signed with monogram
Painting size:12" x 9"
Frame size: 26" x 21"
A London painter of genre, portraits and scenes of Victorian life, Hicks studied to be a doctor, but changed to painting, entering the Royal Academy schools in 1844. He exhibited from 1848-1905 at the Royal Academy, the British Institute, Grosvenor Gal...
Beauty and the Beast
Oil on canvas, signed with monogram and titled on the reverse
Exhibited: The Royal Academy, 1899
Miss Suitcliff was a Hampstead painter of genre and portraits who exhibited at the royal academy from 1881-1899 and elsewhere.
Christopher Wood, The Dictionary of Victorian Painters
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Portrait of Benjamin Sutherland
Oil on canvas, retaining the original frame and having a paper label reading: “Benjamin Sutherland Born Thurs. 1st Dec 1799 Came to Newcastel About 1812 Died at Newcastel-on-Tyne 10th July 1879”
Painting size: 30.25” x 25”
Frame size: 40” x 35.25”
A Gentleman and His Sulky
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right and dated “1854”
Painting: 19 ½” x 23 ¼”
Frame: 23 ½” x 27 ¼”
Clark was born in London and was noted as an “animal painter” on his first child’s baptismal record. Three of his sons, Octavius, Samuel and Albert, became artists.
Clark specialized in painting portraits of prize winning pigs, cattle, dogs and horses. He travel...
English School, Mid-19th Century
Watercolor on paper, signed with a monogram and dated "1866" (beneath the mat).
Frame Size: 11" x 12.5"
John Leech (English, 1817-1864)
Chromolithographs, Published by Agnes, circa 1865.
Provenance: The Jockey Club & The Fairfax Hotel, Washington, D.C.
All framed differently
Depending on the source, Leech was born on either August 23 or 29, and was the son of a coffee house keeper or vintner. While the beginning of his life may be unclear, there is no doubting the significant artistic contribution Leech left for posterity.
His early ...
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1867”
Painting size: 15.5” x 26.5”
Frame size: 22.5” x 33”
A student of Scots artist, Scott Lauder, John Burr studied at the Trustee’s Academy in Edinburgh. He moved to London in 1861 with his brother and fellow painter, Alexander Burr. Upon his arrival Burr began exhibiting at the Royal Academy. He continued to exhibit there until 1882. In addition, he exhibite...
Oil on canvas, signed.
Provenance: From the Estate of Celebrity Clarivoyant Jean Dixon.
Painting size: 24” x 20”
Frame size: 31” x 35.5”
Goerge Armfield, known as George Armfield Smith until 1840, flourished from 1840-1875, as a London painter of dogs, especially terriers chasing birds, cats or mice. Armfield also painted landscapes, dead game, birds and other wild animals. His small ...
A.G. Coleman (English, 19th century)
Watercolor on board, signed and dated” “1889”.
Coleman exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street in 1887 and is listed in Woods, Dictionary of Victorian Artists.
Sight size: 9.75” x 13.5”
Frame size: 17” x 21”
Cavalier and Serving Maid
Oil on canvas laid down to panel
Painting Size: 10” x 8”
Frame Size: 15.75” x 13.75”
Gypsy Mother and Child
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left and retaining a Windsor & Newton stencil on the reverse.
Painting size: 24" x 18"
Frame size: 32.5" x 26.5"
A multi-faceted artist, Barker was born into the socially prominent "Barkers of Bath", many of whom were artists. He worked in oils and watercolors, painting subjects from historical and genre scenes to sweeping landscapes. Many of these works were exhibited...
The London to Oxford Coaches at Mile Marker 24
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right
Painting: 17” x 32”
Frame: 23 ½” x 38 1/4”
Pollard was an engraver and sporting artist noted for his coaching, fox hunting and equine scenes. As the son of Robert Pollard, a painter, engraver and publisher, James was encouraged to become a painter of horses. He was also tutored by his father’s friend, the engraver Th...
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The End of the Day
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left and on reverse; titled indistinctly on reverse.
Painting: 24" x 42"
Frame: 29.5" x 47.5"
Primarily a landscape painter of pastoral scenes, Hooper painted in a broad realistic style similar to that of H.J. Kinnaird. A prolific artist, he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1885-1899 and at Suffolk Street from 1877-1878.
There is some discrepancy over hi...
An Artist at Work
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left and dated “1863”
Painting Size: 22.25” x 18”
Frame Size: 31.25 ” x 27.25”
This charming portrait of a young woman artist at work is a wonderful depiction of the painter and her tools. Her subject of a vase of flowers with fruit sits on a table to her right. The sturdy adjustable easel has a shelf where she has laid out her tubes of pigments. She is using a...
F.W. Searle (British, active late 19th century)
Watercolor on paper, signed lower left corner.
Painting size: 9.5” x 6.25”
Frame size: 14.775”x 12”
This painting of a boy playing with a soap bubble, pipe and bowl at the ready, is possibly a copy of a figure from a 17th-century Dutch genre scene. The painter obviously had a sophisticated understanding of color and effectively captures the intensity of a young person fully engaged w...
Frame: 27" x 40" (Frame is early, but not original)