Watercolor painting of the Pownal Valley in the southwestern corner of Vermont, near Williamstown, Massachusetts. Pencil signed "W. Lester Stevens, N.A." in the lower right. Initialed and titled on the back. The painting measures 22 x 30 inches in a 30 x 37 inch gold frame. William Lester Stevens was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. By the age of eighteen, he had exhibited his first piece at the National Academy of Design and entered the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. In 1921, together with fifty other artists, he founded the Rockport Art Association.
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..
Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 inches, signed lower left. Marie Osthaus Griffith was the older sister of Edmund Henry Osthaus, one of the most successful painters of hunting dogs in the United States in the 19th century.
This is an oil on canvas painting. Signed "C. P Appel" in the lower left and dated 1923. Painting measures 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches in a 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inch 20th century gilt frame. Appel is known for romantic landscapes and marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles. He studied at the New York School of Art with Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase and later with Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League. He became a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City in 1906.
Sheep grazing at the end of the day are featured in this oil on canvas by the French painter, Francois-Auguste Ortmans. Canvas size is 13 x 16 inches, signed and dated l.r., housed in a ornate gold frame, identified on a printed German label affixed to the stretcher also with a canvas stencil from Ancienne Maison Valle, Paris, on the reverse, and with a partial Parisian framemaker's label on the back of the frame.
A beautiful rural farm scene by the Dutch artist, Johann Scherrewitz. The image measures 16X20 inches in a period gilt frame measuring 26X30 inches. Scherrewitz is best known as a painter of the Dutch Landscape and rural life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and his works can be found in many private collections.
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 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.
This is a fine original oil on canvas painting by American artist Charles Paul Gruppe (1860-1940) This study of a Farmwife at work was created circa 1880 prior to his moving to the USA in 1914. It is signed "Gruppe" lower right corner. The canvas measures 10X14 inches and came to us in what appears to be the original frame with the gallery label on the back: "Goupils" This well known New York painting dealer opened his gallery in 1848 and was later bought out by Knoedler. This was one of the earliest galleries in the USA to promote American as well as european paintings. The over all frame size measrues 18 1/2X22 1/2 inches. The painting came to us under glass which weve since removed. The painting is in extremely fine condition, no repairs,tears or staining. The frame has a few minor losses and scrapes, over all the painting is quite presentable just as it now appears.
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. "
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.
A joyful and luminous painting of a proud farmer admiring his chickens. Signed and dated in the lower right. Painting measures 23 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches in what appears to be the original 34 x 30 inch gilt frame. There is a label on the frame below the image with the date, title, and artist's name. Alfred Banner was a West Midlands painter who excelled in painting landscapes and everyday genre scenes. He exhibited in galleries in London, Birmingham and Kidderminster until his death.
This is an original oil on canvas painting of a Young Woman picking Flowers. The painting is signed lower right, it reads "Hildebrandt", the first initials are a bit rubbed and so hard to read. We are attributing this work to Howard Hildebrandt the American artist who was known to paint similar works. The painting measures 30X25 inches and comes in a victorian period picture frame. There are a few spots of touch up mostly at the bottom of her dress and the upper edge of the sky. The painting could use a light cleaning but is very presentable just as it now appears.
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