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This is a fine original oil on canvas painting by Dutch American artist Maurits Frederik De Haas.  This view most likely off the New England Coast is signed lower left M.F. H. deHaas and measures 14 1/4X23 inches.  Very nice condition, housed in a period gilt frame.  "He became an associate of the National Academy in 1863 and an academician in 1867, and exhibited annually in the academy, and in 1866 he was one of the founders of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors.[3] He died in New York City"


This is an original oil on canvas painting laid to a board,  by French Marine artist Barthelemy Lauvergne.  The title is Vue de Toulon, dated 1849, this painting measures 17 11/2X25 1/2 inches, signed and dated  bottom right.  Some light crackiing to the painting but everything is stable, the canvas has been backed upon a board no evidence of inpainting.  Toulon is a city on the French Riviera and a large port on the Mediterranean coast.  Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, and the Provence province.  This painting was given as a gift to William E Umstattd  president of The Timken Steel & Tube Company, from S.A. Francaise Timken in 1949.  

Barthelemy Lauvergne was a naval draughtsman and marine painter, born in Toulon, France, 1805.

From 1826 to 1829 he served in the Astrolabe as secretary to Dumont d’Urville, visiting– five points on the Australian coast. The commander had instructed 'young Lauvergne, my secretary, to take views of all the coasts and islands which we saw during the voyage his  Australian coastal profiles are included in the collection now in the Archives Nationales.

Like Louis le Breton and Charles Meryon , Lauvergne sought to turn his artistic skills and distant experiences to further advantage, exhibiting in the Paris Salon from 1838, when he showed Frigate Running before the Wind, Sea Study (Cape Horn) , until at least 1849. He was awarded a third-class medal at the 1839 Salon and became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1841. From 1841 to 1854 Lauvergne was in Paris, working in the Naval Ministry and in the Department of Maps and Charts where his colleagues would have included le Breton. He returned to Toulon in 1854 and died there in 1871.


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 a fine impression of the well known Whistler etching, Rotherhithe, It was created in 1860 as part of his Thames Set, published as a portfolio in 1871.  The image measures 10 3/4X7 3/4 inches.  Signed and dated in the plate, lower left.  This impression was last sold by Frederick Keppel in New York City, the label came with this etching.  Although in very fine condition and a rich early impression, this has been laid down by the edges of the sheet which was typical of the works coming from Keppel.  The sheet is not laid down entirely, just the very edges of the sheet. On fine simile Japan paper, with good margins, as issued.  "Rotherhithe has always been the most sought-after of Whistler’s Thames Set works and is widely regarded as one of his greatest etchings. The largest plate in the set, it demonstrates to the full the extraordinary abilities of this great master as an original etcher."  Glasgow catalog as image 70, state VI/VI..  The plate was destroyed after this edition was printed.  This etching is framed with archival materials.



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 is an original oil on canvas painting by American Harrison Bird Brown (1831-1915)  This view of Seaside Cliffs and the moody sea has an image size of 14X24 inches, signed lower right H.B. Brown.  This painting is housed in a period gold fluted cove frame.  The overall frame measures 25X34 inches.  Very fine original condtion.


This is an original etching with drypoint by French artist James Tissot (1836-1902)  The title is: Promenade Dans La Neige, A Walk in the Snow, created and printed in 1880 in an edition of 100.  This etching has the Tissot red monogram  stamp in the lower right border, the 2nd state of 2.  The subject is a study of Kathleen Newton in the Garden of Tissot's house in winter.  This very large etching is in fine condition printed on a watermarked wove type sheet.  One of the most valued of all of his etchings.   The subject was the great love of Tissot's life, Mrs. Kathleen Newton who died at the age of only 28.


This is a very fine original etching by British artist Gerald Brockhurst.  The subject is Kathleen Nancy Woodward and is titled: Jeunesse Doree (Gilded Youth)  This image is pencil signed and dated G.L. Brockhurst 1942.  The image measures 10 7/8X8 7/8 inches.  The etching is printed on an antique cream toned laid paper with partial watermark.  Printed in an edition of 75 this image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 80.  Very fine condition.  "Brockhurst celebrates the beauty of Kathleen Woodward, whom he had renamed Dorette (Gift). They met in the late nineteen twenties when she was a young model at the Royal Academy Schools and he a visiting professor, and she soon displaced his wife Anaïs at the center of his art. " (The Met)


"This is one of the most famous prints from the British Etching Revival"  This image is titled: A Spanish Good Friday,created and printed in 1925 by British artist David Muirhead Bone.  This pencil signed drypoint measures 12 5/8X8 inches, printed on a laid type sheet with deckeled edges.  Numbered as XXVII lower left corner.  The image depicts the solemn festival at the end of Passion Week.  Ref. Campbell Dodgson 412 .


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. (Price reduced)


This is one of the finest mezzotints by the important French artist James Jacques Tissot.  The title is: Le Banc de jardin (The Garden Bench)   It was created and printed in 1883.  This was a rare first state impression prior to the lettering added at the bottom edge.  This work is pencil signed and inscribed as "1st state"  Also with the artists red stamp in the lower left.  Printed in a sepia toned ink the image measures 16 1/2X22 1/8 inches.  This image appears in the Wentworth catalogue as image 75 i/iii...  The subject was the great love of Tissot's life, Mrs. Kathleen Newton with her two children.  her daughter Violet, her niece Belle and her son Cecil seated on a bench in Tissot's garden in St. John's Wood London.  Probably conceived bbefore Kathleen Newton's tragic death at the age of only 28.  Tissot created a large oil painting of this subject after his return to Paris, distraught at the loss of his young friendship.  A very rich impression, fine condition apart from a small tear in the lower border area, unobtrusive.


This is an original oil on canvas by Dutch artist Arnold Marc Gorter (1866-1933)  This landscape view with a Man in a row boat is signed lower left.  The painting itself measures 15X20 inches.  Very nice condition, recently cleaned and varnished.  Very minor craquelure in the paint, unobtrusive. Everything is quite stable and very presentable. This painting came to us in a hand carved Gold Frame.  Gorter is best known for landscapes and won a gold medal at the Paris salon in 1910.


This is a fine original oil on canvas by American artist Arthur Hoeber, circa 1890.  This view of a little girl picking flowers in the landscape is signed lower left corner, Arthur Hoeber.  The painting measures 20X16 housed in what appears to be the original 19th century frame.although Hoeber lived in Nutley New Jersey he did spend much time painting within the tidal wetlands of Hyannisport.  As a young man, Hoeber did much sketching and painting in watercolor, and later took evening classes at Cooper Union in New York City and then the Art Students League.  One of his first teachers was  James Carroll Beckwith. 


This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Frank Benson.  It is titled: Black Ducks at Dusk,  created and printed in 1924 in an edition of 150.  The image measures 4 7/8X6 7/8 inches. Printed on Whatman paper, this image appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 239.  This etching is framed and has a label on the back from Vose Galleries in Boston.


Oil on board, 11 x 9 1/2 inches, signed lower left, period frame