American Paintings

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.

$3400.00

This is an original oil on board painting by Canadian artist Albert Edward Cloutier ((1902-1965) Signed lower center, this painting has an image area of
29X35 inches. It came to us in what appears to be the original frame with the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery,Montreal, label on the back. The title of this work is:
"Winter Lac Ouimet, Mont Tremblant", it is a view of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. Albert Cloutier was a painter, commercial artist and muralist who grew up in Montreal. He also lived in Ottawa and during his time as a war artist was posted in several locations in eastern Canada. He was a member of the R.C.A. and also the CSGA. He moved to Saint-Hilaire, Quebec in 1959 where he lived the rest of his life. His mediums were primarily oils and graphics. His subjects were landscapes, commercial art and (during the war)the military. His style was expressionist and greatly influenced by the Group of Seven.
He studied art under A.Y.Jackson and Edwin Holgate. And from 1955 until 1965 he taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal.

$2850.00

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.

$2850.00

This is an oil on canvas painting by New Hampshire artist Charles Franklin Pierce.  It is a Summer view of Cattle drinking down at the creek.  The painting measures 18X14 inches, currently unframed, it is signed lower left.  Created circa 1890's.  Pierce lived and worked in Peterborough New Hampshire, in the Monadnock region.  Nicely framed in a period gold frame.

$2650.00

This is an original oil on canvasboard painting by American artist Charles Paul Gruppe (1860-1940)  This painting is signed lower right Char P. Gruppe.  On the back is an old label with the title: In a Dutch Canal, Delft.  This painting from circa 1900 has a canvas size of 8X11 1/2 inches.  Housed in a reproduction 19th century gilt picture frame.

$2650.00

This is an original watercolor and ink was drawing done for the Book Poems of Childhood, 1943.  This work was painted by American artist and illustrator Everett Shinn.  This work is hand signed in the lower edge by Shinn.  Absolutely this is the original drawing that was used for the book, the printers proof is on the back of the frame.  The drawing measures 14X24 on illustration board, very good condition, archivally framed.  This image ,  was created for the for the book, Poems of Childhood by James Riley, published by Gosset & Dunlap, in 1943. 

$2650.00

This is an original painting by American artist Platt Powell Ryder.  This scene of the Village Market Place was painted circa 1870, signed by Ryder lower right with ANA after his name, when he was an established member of the National Art Academy.   The painting is oil on board, framed underglass.  Excellent condition in what appears to be the original 19th century frame.  The painting itself measures 7 3/4X10 1/4 inches.  The frame itself has some chips to the corners.  

$2600.00

This is an original oil on board by American impressionist, Wilson Henry Irvine. (1869-1936)  This painting done on a thick pine board measures 11X15 inches.  It is signed "Irvine" in the lower left corner.  House in a 19th century Ornate frame.  Irvine was one of the founders of the Old Lyme artist organization.

$2450.00

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.

$2400.00

This is an original oil on canvas painting of a young girl in a garden holding an apple.  The work is by James Wells Champney, the painting is signed "Champ: lower left and dated "75"  1875.  We feel this painting was created when Champney went to France to study art with Edouard Frere..  This painting measures 22X18 inches.  The painting has been relined and has some small areas of touchup in the red dress.  Chamney later became a professor at Smith College in Northampton, he is best known for his genre subjects and his illustrations in pastel.

$2400.00

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.

$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

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 oil on canvas painting by American Cape Ann artist: Charles Paul Gruppe.  This view of a family on the dunes, created circa 1930's has an image size of 14X20 inches.  It is signed lower right Cha P Gruppe.  It came to us in what appears to be the original Hassam style gilt frame.  A very fine impressionist view of the dunes at sunrise.

$1850.00

This is an early 20th century landscape painting, oil on canvas titled: "The Oak", it was created circa 1920-30's.  It is signed lower left corner with the initials A. F. and also initialed and titled on the back of the canvas.  The painting itself measures 18X24 inches.  A fine impressionistic view of a woodland scene with a figure in the background.  Very good condition, the artist is a mystery.  This might possibly be the work of Alexis J. Fournier...

$1850.00