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.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by American artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) This painting is clearly signed lower right corner. This painting although in the catalog is titled: "Sunset Glow" on the back of the canvas is an alternate title: "The New Moon" The canvas measures 22X30 inches and comes in a fine custom gilt frame. This painting was originally sold through Anderson Galleries in Chicago. They promoted Smiths works in the late 1920's.
The original catalog is present. Heres a Chicago News paper article about this show: "Frank Vining Smith – The Chicago Evening Post, May 22, 1928
THE annually recurrent exhibition of paintings of ships and the sea by Frank Vining Smith at the Anderson Galleries always makes an agreeable event about this season. Some thirty of Mr. Smith’s new canvases have just been hung at Anderson’s, and the impression they give is possibly more favorable than it has been in the past.
Even granting the sea’s changeless, ever-changing character and the myriad sorts and conditions of ships that sail it, Mr. Smith’s fertility and inventiveness appear more remarkable than ever in this exhibition. His knowledge of his subject is profound, in the opinion of sailors, who are always harsh critics. His ability to paint workmanlike pictures has long been established. But the ease with which he continues to find variations on a now familiar theme remain surprising." This is a very fine study of a view of the sea right after sunset.
Signed and dated "F. Van Severdonck f. 1863" in the lower left, inscribed and signed by the artist on the reverse.
Oil on panel, painting measures 7 x 9 3/8 inches in a 12 x 15 1/2 inch gold period frame. A luminous painting with striking color and detail.
Oil on canvas, signed "Richet" in the lower right. Sight size measures 21 x 17 inches, housed in a tasteful 25 1/2 x 21 1/2 inch gold frame. Léon Richet was raised during the height of the Barbizon school and was influenced by the works of Rousseau. He was a prolific painter whose works appear in many collections.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 23 1/2 inches, in a very fine period gilt and gesso frame. 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.
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.
A lovely scene of the Dutch countryside during summer harvest by Berend Adrianus Bongers. The painting size is 14 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches and is housed in a period frame measuring 25 1/2 x 39 inches. Signed by the artist on the lower right with a date of "1906" found on the back of the frame. Bongers was a "Delft" master and painted in the manner of the "Hague School" where views of domestic life and its daily activities were often painted. Educated at the Academy of Art in The Hague, he painted landscapes, portraits, genre scenes and still lifes. He was a draftsman, engraver, watercolorist and teacher. For many years he was the "chef d'atelier" at Delft Pottery.
Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe under Charles-François Daubigny, probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli in Naples, Italy. De Blois’s paintings were exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1878; and in the United States with the Boston Athenaeum 1867 – 1873, the Brooklyn Art Association in 1874, the Boston Art Club 1875 – 1882, and the National Academy of Design 1880 – 1882. More recently, a De Blois painting was included in the 2008 exhibition titled “The Grand Tour Art and Travel, 1740 – 1914” at the Indiana University Art Museum.
This is an original watercolor painting by California artist Millard Sheets. This view of the Distant Hills has an image size of 12X18 inches. It is framed in a Whistler style frame which has an overall size of 23X27 inches. The painting is in good condition hand signed in pencil lower right corner. This painting was created circa 1940. Sheets was one of the founding members of the California Scene Painters who later became known as the California Regionalist School..
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.
Watercolor and graphite on paper, visible size 12 1/8 x 27 1/2 inches, dated 1882, signed lower right
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.
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.
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower right, 1807, 20 x 27 inches in a gold 29 x 25 inch frame. A beautifully detailed watercolor that remains vibrant, even after over 200 years. Ramsay Reinagle first studied under his father, Phillip Reinagle, before going on to study in Italy, Holland, and Rome. Reinagle painted portraits, historical subjects, animals, and landscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of Painters in Watercolours.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by Boston artist A.C. Goodwin. The title of this work appeared on the stretcher as Autumn Landscape, circa 1925. The painting measures 25X29 inches. Signed
"A.C. Goodwin" lower left, This painting is framed in a modern gold frame. "Goodwin was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was raised in Chelsea Massachusetts. He did not begin painting until the age of thirty and became a self-taught Impressionist and also a follower of the Ashcan School led by Robert Henri. After painting in Boston in both oil and pastel for a twenty-year period, Goodwin gained the recognition of famous art figures including John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Jack Gardner, and John T. Spaulding. Childe Hassam was quoted as describing Goodwin as "the greatest painter in Boston. In 1921, he left Boston for New York City and had a studio on Washington Square where he "developed a reputation as one of the few American Impressionists to prefer urban subjects" (Spanierman) including bridges, parks and avenues. He and his wife then lived in Chatham, New York where he painted many landscapes. In 1929, he returned to Boston and resumed his Bohemian lifestyle. "
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