This is an original oil on canvas painting by American Hudson River artist James McDougal Hart. The painting measures 30X23 inches, signed and dated 1881 in the lower left corner. This painting came to us in what appears to be the original period frame. The painting had been lined and is in excellent condition. A beautiful work, Hart at his best. "Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, James Hart was a leading figure of the second generation Hudson River School painters and was known for idyllic landscapes, especially with cows. His family emigrated to Albany, New York in 1830 ". James McDougal Hart served as the Vice President for three years of the National Academy of Design. He became a member in 1859.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by American marine artist Harry Chase. The title is: Windy Day Coast of Holland. It is signed and dated , Scheveningen 1879 in the lower right corner and titled on the back of the canvas. The painting measures 20X36 inches and is in a fine carved gilt picture frame. This painting was created during his time studying in Holland under Mesdag and Gerdts. He was strongly influenced by the Hague School of Dutch Impressionism. He brought back to America many of his paintings done in those three years in Holland. These paintings were brought back to St. Louis where they were offered in a solo show at Pettes and Leathe Gallery in St. Louis in 1880. All of his paintings were sold at this show.He also illustrated the catalog with etchings of his paintings.. This one, A Windy Day, was purchased by Marc Holmes of St. Louis, later Chicago. A fine impressionistic view of the Coast of Holland. We have extensive information about the provenance of this work.
This is an original early William Preston Phelps painting titled: The Homestead, N.H. This oil painting from circa 1890 has a canvas size 18X30 inches. It is in a heavy Gold Leaf frame of the same period as the painting. There is a couple of old labels on the back. The painting is in good shape, no evidence of restoration. Signed lower left corner. The house in view is most likely Phelps own in Chesham New Hampshire.
This is a beautiful sundrenched scene by French artist Auguste Bonheur, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches, c. 1860, signed, in an ornate period frame. Auguste Bonheur was born into the Bonheur family of animal painters; his father, Raymond Bonheur was an art teacher as well as artist and taught painting to both Auguste and his older sister, the renowned animal painter Rosa Bonheur. The Bonheurs kept a small barnyard with sheep, chickens, and a cow, which they would often portray in their paintings. Auguste especially excelled at landscapes, which he depicted with a bright clarity of light and color, often including the farmyard animals in his scenes. Auguste was quite successful in his own time, he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon as well as at galleries in London and Leeds. In 1861 Theophlie Gaultier wrote,"Auguste Bonheur has dared - and it is great audacity - to unvarnish nature, to take away the smoke and the dirt, to wash off the bitumen sauce with which art ordinarily covers it, and he has painted it as he sees it. His animals have the soft and satin-like skin of well-to-do animals; his foliage, the bright freshness of plants washed by the rain and dried by the sun."
This is an original oil on canvas by American Tonalist artist J. Francis Murphy.(1853-1921) This view of Twilight in Autumn was set most likely in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The image measures 18X30 inches. It is signed J.Francis Murphy and dated 90 in the lower left corner. This painting was previously sold through Christies in New York, January 1999. The painting is housed in a fine carved gilt frame. The painting has been professionally relined and is in very fine condition. "Murphy's simmering sunsets and autumn melancholy are deceptive, his best work embodies the radical experiments of his contemporaries (Ryder, Innes, Blakelock) tempered with a cool poise and exquisite indwelling depth of tone." (David Cleveland, A history of American Tonalism)
Oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, cradle backing, signed lower right, in an ornate period gilt frame. A very well regarded artist of the French Realism movement, Emile Lambinet was born in Versailles and studied with Horace Vernet and John Baptiste Camille Corot. Both of these artists greatly influenced Lambinet's mature style of painting, as can be seen in this image, with the exacting details and bright atmosphere of Vernet and the subtle color palette with just a few accents of saturated color of Corot. Lambinet showed his work regularly at the Paris Salon, winning medals in 1843, 1853 and 1857, and in 1867 was made a Chevalier of the Legion de'Honnuer. Today Lambinet's paintings can be found in many museums worldwide, with the largest collection of his work at the Musee Lambinet in the artist's hometown of Versailles.
This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.
William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase. Framed oil on canvas, 25 x 48 inches. Provenance originally sold by Doll & Richards, label on back. Painting is in original custom frame. Signed in the lower right with the word "munchen," meaning it was painted in Munich. Circa 1879.
This is an early still Life of Flowers, oil on chamfered panel by American artist Abbott Fuller Graves. Created circa 1900 this painting is signed lower left corner and has an image size of 8 5/8 X 6 5/8 inches. Good condition with a few minor cracks in the panel, unobtrusive. This painting is housed in a period gilt frame. Graves worked with both Edmund Tarbell and Childe Hassam who he met while studying in Paris at the Academie Julian. The former owner purchased this painting at Christies Auction House, N.Y. at their American Painting sale of March 1992.
This is an impressive large seascape by American Marine painter Franklin Dullin Briscoe. This view of fishing boats at sunset, oil on canvas with an image size of 28X50 inches. It is signed and dated lower right corner, 1873. This painting came to us in a fine modern cove style gilt frame. The overall size of the frame is: 34X56 inches. One of the best Briscoes weve seen.
Oil on canvas, sight size 9 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1900, signed l.r., inscription on the back reads "Near Aber, North Wales". This is a beautiful landscape with a shepherd and his sheep set against a majestic mountain background, in an ornate period frame. John Fullwood exhibited at the 1877 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Show. The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, established in 1821, was highly influential during the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts periods. Its members included some of the most significant figures in English art, and presidents during the period included artists of the stature of Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, John Everett Millais, Frank Brangwyn, and Lord Leighton.
This painting of a lakeside cottage is by American artist Henry Pember Smith (1854-1907) This oil on canvas measures 12X16 inches. Signed lower right corner. Framed in a period carved and gilt molding. Very fine condition, one tiny repair in the upper left, invisible to the eye. His landscapes are his best known works, particularly those of New England, Spain, Italy, England. "Working primarily in oils and watercolors, and using a tighter technique than the emerging impressionists of his time, Smith was a true realist."
This is an original William Preston Phelps painting of Cows watering in a stream. This oil on canvas is clearly signed lower right corner. The image measures 12X18 inches and is in a period gold leaf frame. This painting is in excellent original condition, no flaws or imperfections. Phelps was the well known painter of the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. This work dates to circa 1900.
Oil on mahogany panel, image size 7 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches
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