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 pencil signed aquatint etching by American artist John Wesley Cotton (1868-1931) The title of this work is "The Fris, Hamstead Heath", circa 1920 this etching has an image size of 14 14X11 3/8 inches, this etching came to us framed and has an early gallery label on the back from Campbell Prints in New York. The condition is good, the image looks darker in our photo due to shooting through the glass.
This is a period engraving by George Vertue titled: "The Right Honourable Elisabeth Lady Cavendish, Widow of Sr William Cavendish. Engraved by George Vertue after the painting by Cornelius Janson. The image measures 12 1/4X7 1/2 inches
Portrait of Henry Earl of Arundel, three-quarter length, standing, almost facing front, wearing armour, and holding helmet; in ornate frame; first, lettered state; after Van Dyck; Engraving, the platemark measures 14 1/4X10 1/2 inches.
This is an early engraving by Pierre Adrien Le Beau, Portrait of Tourville, one of the principal chiefs of the navy of Louis XIV with a small representation of the Battle of La Hougue in 1692. Circa 1790 this engraving has an image size of 7 1/4X4 1/2 inches, tipped onto a backing board with french mat.
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