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.
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 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 is an original etching by American artist Charles Woodbury. The title is Sea Pastures, a scene created in Ogunquit Maine, created and printed in 1936 for the Society of American Graphic Artists. This etching is signed and titled in pencil in the lower border. The image measures 8 7/8X10 7/8 inches. A fine impression with plate tone in the sea and sky.
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 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.
Oil on board, 11 x 9 1/2 inches, signed lower left, period frame
This is a fine original oil on canvas painting by French impressionist artist Adolphe J.T. Monticelli (1824-1886) The subject is A fine family setting at the Beach. The painting is signed Monticelli lower right, the painting measures 12 1/4X10 1/4 inches. This work is in fine condition, cleaned and lined in the past, it is very presentable, it is currently unframed. "Monticelli was born in Marseille in humble circumstances. He attended the École Municipale de Dessin in Marseille from 1842 to 1846, and continued his artistic training in Paris, where he studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. In Paris In 1855 he met Narcisse Diaz, a member of the Barbizon school, and the two often painted together in the Fontainebleau Forest. Monticelli frequently adopted Diaz's practice of introducing nudes or elegantly costumed figures into his landscapes."
This is one of the finest etchings by American artist James Whistler. This image titled: "Black Lion Wharf" was from his Thames series created in 1859. This image measures 5 7/8 X 8 3/4 inches. Printed on a laid type paper with watermark. This is an early printing between state iii/iv of iv. Very richly inked with extensive plate tone throughout. Very good condition, signed and dated within the plate at the right side of the image.
This is a very fine original oil on board painting by Monadnock artist William Preston Phelps. This 19th century view of a Wooden Bridge, in the forest surrounding Mount Monadnock in Dublin, New Hampshire. This painting measures 12 1/4X22 1/2 inches. It is clearly signed lower center, "W.P.Phelps". The painting came to us in what appears to be the original gilt frame. The painting and frame are in wonderful original untouched condition. We date this work to be circa 1890's. A beautiful summer scene in the wooded forest of New Hampshire.
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, one of his landscapes at this location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia. Francois Vuagnat was born in Geneva in 1826. and died in 1910. He was a well known Artist and Photographer.
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