Oil on academy board, image size 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, attributed to Albert B. Insley, obscure signature in l.r., c. 1890. Period gilt frame. Lovely fall wooded scene with views of distant hills.
Oil on artist board, 12 x 16 inches, c. 1930, unsigned. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes. He was a member of many prestigious artist's groups, including the Salmagundi Club, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Connecticut League of Art Students and the Springfield Art League.
This is an oil on canvas painting by British Marine artist George Knight. The image of sailboats on a windy day has a canvas size of 10X14 inches. It is obscurely signed lower left. It came to us in an early heavy period gilt frame. The painting is framed underglass. The frame has some chipping mostly on the edges. The painting has a few minor touch ups. A fine example of a British School marine scene.
This is an original oil on tin painting of a young woman. It is apparently unsigned and so we are calling this 19th century American School. The painting measures 8X7 inches, it came to us in a period gilt frame which measures 12 1/2X11 1/2 inches. Expertly painted, this is a fine example of 19th century American portraiture.
This is an original watercolor on Ivory painting, circa 1820. This miniature came to us sealed in a bronze frame with domed glass. The image measures 4 1/4X3 1/2 inches. The painting is signed lower right, Cales....? Possibly French in origin, there appears to be some minor foxing on the work, its possibly just on the glass inside, but this work is sealed up and weve been unable to open it. The backing appears to be of tortoise shell. Overall in good shape a bit of damage to the floral design at the top of the frame. Our photo shows reflection on the left and right edges of the painting, these do not appear on the original artwork.
This is a fine tonalist mountain landscape in winter, oil on board, American school painting, the painting is indistinctly signed l.l., weve been unable to identify the artist. The painting is housed in a nice 19th century gilt frame. The painting itself measures 8X10 inches.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by German American artist Hugo Breul (1854-1910) This painting is signed lower left corner. The canvas measures 9X6 inches. The frame is 10 1/2X7 1/2 inches. A fine rich multi layer amber glazing to the portrait. Very well captured. In what appears to be the original early Whistler style frame. We feel that this painting dates from the late 1890's.
This is an original watercolor painting by Massachusetts artist Polly Nordell (1876-1958) This painting is signed lower right corner, it is a view of a Street in Cape Ann, Ma. The painting circa 1920 has an image size of: 16X13 inches, in what appears to be the original frame with the Gloucester label on the back. "Mother Ann Picture Parlor". The painting is in very good condition, the frame could use some touchup. A nice hand done french mat.
Nordell was the wife of artist and printmaker Carl Nordell. She studied under Henri at the Art Students League and the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere, Paris. She taught at the Fenway Studios in Boston
This is a painting by Danish artist Carl Erik Baggoe. It is a Nocturne study of a sidewheeler and sailing ships by moonlight. The painting is signed lower left and dated 1877. The medium is a combination of watercolor, ink and pencil. Painted on a medium weight stiffened paper. The painting is blued toned monochromatic, The painting measures 4 5/8X7 inches. Nicely framed.
Watercolor on paper, visible size 18 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, 1892, signed "W.F.Stecher.92" upper left, Stecher was a Boston painter and book illustrator. Unframed.
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.
Attributed to Paul Sandby. Painting measures 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. 1800's. A vibrant and energetic painting despite the gray palette. Paul Sandby, the brother of Thomas Sandby, was an English engraver and painter. He began his artistic career as a landscape painter and draftsman for the Scottish military. As a printmaker, Sandby popularized the use of aquatint, and was considered to be the father of British watercolors. In 1768 the brothers were both among the twenty-eight of the original members of the Royal Academy.
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.
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