This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
8 x 6 inch gouache painting on 12 1/2 x 10 inch paper. Signed in the lower right. From the collection of Dr. A. Falk, Munich. Circa 1920.
Inscription in German in pencil reads: "Wenn se Dir man blos nich erwischen - Justav!" "hab man Keene Angst ick Kenne den Rummel - ick war selba Polizeipra'sident'!" Which roughly translates to: "Don't get caught!" "Have no fear, I know the Head of Police!"
This is an original Gouache and watercolor painting by British artist Colton Robins. This painting is titled on the back, "Steeperton Tor and Taw Marsh" , Dartmoor. The painting is signed and dated 09 in the lower left corner. The image measures 4 3/4X7 inches. In the original frame and gold mat. The painting is in fine condition, the mat and frame should be replaced or at least rematted. This artist was well known for his studies of the Moors near Princetown.
Attributed to Paul Sandby. c. 1783. Unsigned, artist name and title on back of old mat. A beautifully luminous painting. Image measures 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches on 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inch watercolor paper.
Oil on board, image size 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, unsigned.
This pastel still life by Dexter Dawes measures 21 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.
This is an original small oil on board painting by American artist Franz Fleig. Signed lower right this painting has an image size of 4 1/4X5 1/2 inches. Fleig was a member of the New York Society of Independent artists in 1938. This painting is framed in what appears to be the period frame that the artist used.
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