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 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 oriignal oil on canvas painting by American artist William Lester Stevens. The scene is an old Farm in Summer located in Conway Mass where the artist lived. The painting measures 25X30 inches, clearly signed lower right, "W. Lester Stevens N.A." This painting circa 1940 is done with some areas of heavy impasto and bright colors. "Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, impressionist painter William Stevens lived and worked in the area for many years. In the later part of his life, he moved to Conway, Massachusetts.
His first art study was with Parker Perkins, and then he attended the Boston Museum School as a student of Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Philip Hale and William Paxton. He taught at Princeton and Boston Universities, and by 1964 had won more awards than any other living artist."
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.
This is a very fine Marine painting, an original oil on canvas , unsigned, very much in the style and technique of Edward Moran. We are offering this painting as attributed to Moran only. A fine view of coastal shipping, circa 1870's. The canvas measures 24X36 inches. Housed in what appears to be the original gilt frame. This painting came from the impressive collection of the Reading Public Museum, in Reading PA. , the museum label is on the back. A very fine and detailed work of art.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by Adirondack artist Charles H. Chapin. This view of lake George is signed Chapin, lower left corner. The image measures 12X22 inches. The work is housed in a period gilt frame, possibly the original one chosen by the artist. The painting is in good stable condition but does have cracks in the paint. This would be minimized by a relining of the canvas, but the piece is very presentable as it now appears.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by American artist Charles Harry Eaton. It is a fine costal view with sailboats on the horizon. This painting measures 14X20 inches and is in a fine newcomb macklin carved picture frame. It is signed lower right corner. A fine expressive costal view by this well known New York artist.
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 an early painting by American artist Emil Ganso. This painting of a Nude Woman sleeping on the Bed is signed and dated lower right corner, 1934. The painting measures 15X21 inches. Oil on Board. Framed.
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. 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 oil on board painting by American artist Chauncey Ryder. This view of trees near the mountains tree line is signed lower left. The painting measures 12X16 inches. This painting is presented in a nice metal leaf frame. Much of the brush work was done in an impasto style. A fine example of the impressionist style by this well known artist.
This oil on canvas painting of an Autumn Stream was the work of American Tonalist Franklin de Haven (1856-1934). This painting measures 30X24 inches. It is signed lower right corner and was created circa 1918. A fine tonalist study of a stream at a lower angle of view. de Haven was a member of the Salmagundi Club where he had numerous shows and won many awards for his impressionistic works of art. This painting was quite similar to the one illustrated on page 464 of the Cleveland Book on American Tonalism.
This is a dramatic painting by Boston artist Clement Drew. This image is Identified on the back, Steamship Nantasket in the Tornado, June 16th 1879. This painting was created and signed C. Drew lower right corner. This oil on canvas measures 14X22 inches. The painting has been laid down onto a board, the restorer transposed the writing on the back of the canvas to a backing canvas. The painting is in a fine gilt frame. This is a very dramatic study of a sidewheeler in trouble, caught in a storm. Some cracking to the paint at the lower inch of the composition. Clement Drew was an artist and "dealer in picture-frames" in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. He specialized in marine paintings. He kept a studio on Court Street and Tremont Street, in Boston in the mid 19th century..
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