Featured Artwork

This is an original etching by American artist James McNeill Whistler.  The title is: The Adam and Eve Tavern, Old  Chelsea.  This etching is plate signed with the butterfly monogram in the upper left sky.  The image measures 7X11 15/16 inches.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This etching was created in 1878.  It is the third state of 3.  A rich impression of this scarce composition.

$2450.00

This is a fine original mezzotint by American artist Joseph Pennell.  The title is: Wren's City, it was created and printed in 1909.  The image measures 10X11 7/8 inches.  Printed in sepia ink on  medium weight laid type paper.  Pencil signed lower right,  Good shape, slight smudge in the lower left corner of the image, unobtrusive.  This image appears in the Wuerth catalog as image number 504.

$2450.00

This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau.  measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors.  Printed on a heavy wove type paper.  Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.

$2450.00

A beautifully painted interior scene by Belgian artist Jean de la Hoese (1846-1917)  This painting is signed lower right De La Hoese.  It is an oil on panel measuring 12 3/4X9 3/8 inches.  Painted on a mahogany chamfered panel.  Excellent condition, housed in a modern french frame. 

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This is an original engraving by French artist Jean Emile Laboureur.  This engraving was created and printed in 1920.  One of 6 pencil signed impressions prior to publication in L'Architectures in  an edition of 500 unsigned impressions.  The image measures 11 5/8X8 1/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower left.  Very nicely framed with a linen matting.  This is one of his largest images done in his distinctly cubist style.

$2400.00

Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed

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Watercolor and graphite on paper, visible size 12 1/8 x 27 1/2 inches, dated 1882, signed lower right

$2400.00

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/München" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

$2400.00

Oil on canvas, 18 x 23 1/2 inches, There is a partial obscure signature and date in the painting lower right, the early label on the back is from the gallery of Charles G. Calder who was a well known Providence, R.I. painting dealer, also on the back is a partial label from Whitaker studios. This is a fine Barbizon style landscape painting by American artist George William Whitaker. Whitaker was a teacher and important painter in Providence R.I. and was known as an American tonalist, influenced by George Inness and Alexander Wyant. At a young age he traveled to Paris where his paintings became heavily influenced by the Barbizon painters of the Fontainebleu, especially the talented Francois Millet. George Whitaker's excellence in art is equaled to his contribution to the development of a Rhode Island art community. He was instrumental in recognizing the need for an organization to nurture and support the talented artists within the state. The Providence Art Club was formally instituted in 1880 by Whitaker and his friends Sydney Burleigh, E.M. Bannister and Charles Walter Stetson.

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This is an original oil on canvas painting by European/American artist Hendrick Dirk Kruseman Van Elten. The subject of this painting is a river scene at sunset. It measures 12X22 inches, signed Kruseman Van Elten Lower right corner. The painting is in a period gilt frame. This painting was most likely from the late 19th century, circa 1870's.

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This is an original etching by James Whistler.  The title is: "Thames Police"  It was created in 1859 as part of his Thames Set series on life on the river.  The image measures 5 15/16X8 7/8 inches.  Printed on a thin laid type paper.  Very richly inked, the Fifth state of Six.  An early rich inking.  Good condition, there is a tear upper right corner of the border, away from the image area.  Enough border for proper presentation.

$2400.00

This is a rare pair of Folkart Portraits of a Brother and Sister, oil on canvas, unsigned but in the style of Joseph Goodhue Chandler.  Each painting measures 10 3/4X9 1/4 inches and came in a pair of 19th century gilt frames.  The overall frame size is 13 1/2X12 inches.  There are a few minor spots of repair and retouch.  Both works could use a cleaning but they are quite presentable as they now appear.

$2250.00

This is an original oil on canvas painting signed "F. Yoshida", lower left.  This artist is Fujio Yoshida (1887-1987)

Fujio was the wife of the well known woodblock artist Hiroshi Yoshida and the Mother of Toshi.  She was the first female in the Yoshida family to become a well known artist.  Fujio was known for her western style paintings.  This painting measures 20X24 inches.  It is housed in a hand carved wooden frame.  We assume the painting to be from the late 1930's to possibly 1940.  

$2200.00

Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design. He exhibited his work at the Paris Salon, The Boston Art Club, The Carnegie Institute, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as in exhibitions with the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.

$1850.00

This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler.  The title: "Fumette", was created and printed in 1858, as part of the series, "The French Set"  The image measures 6 1/2X4 1/4 inches.  This is the 5th state of 5 which includes the printers address in the lower left corner of the image.

The name whistler is plate signed lower right.  Framed.  This impression is very richly inked with extensive plate tone in the backgroun of the subject.

Eloise ('Fumette') (fl. 1840-1858). Éloise - also called Héloïse - posed for Fumette, Whistler's first partner, Héloïse was a grisette, a vivid and fiery character. A grisette, as described in Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de Bohème (1848/1851) and Alfred de Musset's poem Mimi Pinson (1845), was a working girl, a young seamstress or milliner, fun-loving and faithful as a lover.

 

$1850.00