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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1378119 (stock #821)
Vintage Chinese watercolor of a horse in the manner of Xu Beihong circa 1930s. Presented matted and in a gilt fauxbois frame. Image size: 5.75" x 8.5". overall 13.75ʺW × 0.5ʺD × 14.75ʺH Wear commensurate with age, some minor staining on edges. Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1139311 (stock #504)
A beautiful California impressionist landscape oil on board signed lower left Gile, Bold brush work and beautiful palette a true gem by this highly regarded American artist. In excellent condition Measuring 10 x 12.5 framed in a quality hand carved 24k gold frame 17.5 x 20.5 inches overall Appraised by John Moran at $10,000 to 15,000. a fine investment quality painting. Biography

Selden Connor Gile was an important member of the early northern California school of art, he was a founding member of the artist group that called themselves the Society of Six. He was born in Stow, Maine on March 20, 1877, and after attending business college in Maine, Gile moved to California in 1901. He was a payroll master in Lincoln and in Oakland after 1905 for Gladding McBean Company. His art studies were under Perham Nahl, Frank Van Sloun, Spencer Macky, William H. Clapp, and at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Prior to 1914, he painted in the manner of classical California landscape painters such as William Keith. After that time he assumed the palette and style of Impressionism-Fauvism, but remained an "individualist" in his mode of expressing the California scene. During the 1920s, he became the dominant figure in a group of painters known as the Society of Six. The Six were active in the San Francisco Bay area and exhibited regularly at the Oakland Art Gallery. In 1927 Gile moved across the Golden Gate to Tiburon and, shortly thereafter, to a houseboat in Belvedere. He died in San Rafael, California on June 8, 1947.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre 1800 item #1057018 (stock #392)
Lantaka a 18th century cast bronze SWIVEL-CANNON “Rail Gun” or “Deck Cannon” solid bronze beautiful details measuring approximately 36 inches long. These cannon were used by the legendary Malay pirates, with small cannon-balls it was a powerful offensive weapon. Lantakas were manufactured during the 17th and early 18th century in Holland by Dutch East India Company for export to Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. Later in the 18th century most of them were cast in Indonesia by Dutch colonists and also by local people. Since the bronze cannons were very expensive they become a symbol of wealth and a form of currency; in fact the more cannon a man owns the greater his wealth.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Musical : Pre 1920 item #988671 (stock #306)
A beautiful antique gibson F2 mandolin with black finish numbered 22440 dating this instrument to 1914. This mandolin has the ultimate tone quality and plays with ease has great action. The condition is amazing all original including the finish with no damage just minor wear. The tuners have been updated with top of the line replacements all other components are original. An exquisite example a museum quality collectors grade or a great instrument for recording and preforming.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1025753 (stock #367)
A fine authentic pre Columbian Jaguar vessel in good all original condition measuring approx. 13 inches tall a museum quality example.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Pre 1970 item #1378144 (stock #824)
Pair of 1970s Milo Baughman-Style cabinets with lacquer finished burl-wood veneer front. The two cabinets can be pushed together to look like a single armoire with doors opening in opposite directions. The upper part of each cabinet has four wood drawers with open space above, while the base of each has three drawers with metal pulls. Minor wear commensurate w/age including minor chips to back bottom edge, few light scratches. less DETAILS Dimensions 19ʺW × 18ʺD × 79ʺH Condition Excellent Styles Danish Modern, Modern Artist Milo Baughman Brand Milo Baughman Designer Milo Baughman "Styled After" Milo Baughman
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre 1900 item #1311420 (stock #732)
Classic Greek pottery Hydria form jar hand painted classical figures. A grand tour example c.1890 of the finest quality. Measuring 14" x 13". In excellent antique condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1226472 (stock #610)
A fine antique Chinese export tea caddy with original compartment containers in excellent condition one foot in back replaced. measuring approx. 9 x 7 x 5 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1350328 (stock #794)
Watercolor landscape titled "Forest Morning Sun" by Maureen Saul, signed lower left. Image, 20"L x 12"H. Matted and framed. DETAILS Overall Dimensions 30.0ʺW × 1.0ʺD × 20.0ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1232543 (stock #617)
Olmec Jade Mask Pendant Origin: Mexico, Circa: 1200 BC to 900 BC, Dimensions: 3 5/8 high x 2.5 wide, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Olmec, Medium: Jade.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Acrylic : Contemporary item #1296575 (stock #690)
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Original Acrylic on Canvas titled Day and Night in Equal Parts measuring 30" x 40" signed verso. Tom Christopher is an American artist known for his expressionist urban paintings, mostly of New York City. Christopher began as a commercial artist, and has become a notable artist with worldwide galleries and exhibitions.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Georgian : Pre 1900 item #1321558 (stock #740)
English 19th century burl walnut highboy in 18th C Georgian style. Elegant queen Anne carved legs on the base. Cross banded drawers and pullout lined folding shelf or press. Hand made brass pulls dove tail construction some 20th century refurbishing to drawer runners.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1950 item #1355191 (stock #790)
DESCRIPTION Original c.1950 mid century vintage abstract mixed media collage by Harold Christopher Davies (1891 - 1976) signed upper left, estate stamp on verso. Harold Christopher Davies was a painter with whom art came first and commercialism last. Though he was a remarkably passionate and somewhat prolific artist, he resisted gallery representation until the age of eighty-four, just one year before his death. Davies began his formal art education at the age of fourteen, enrolling in the Corcoran Art Institute in Washington, D.C. Later he continued his studies at the San Francisco Institute of Art. An abstract expressionist, his style was directly influenced by Cezanne, Gorky and de Kooning. Being a man of intense dedication to his art, he kept extensive notebooks and sketchbooks in which he developed his own artistic and aesthetic philosophy, often through his candid critiques of other artist's works. Painting, for Davies, was not a means of earning his living. Though he exhibited frequently at various local colleges and museums, he never sought public recognition of his talent. He believed fame compromised the integrity of an artist's work. Davies earned his living as a businessman, eventually owning and operating his own chemical company. He lived a life of balancing his monetary obligations with the true love of his life: painting. After living in a variety of cities around the United States, Davies moved to Inverness, California in 1969 where he was free to devote all his time to his art.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1950 item #1280174 (stock #671)
Serge Ivanhoff Nude at her Dressing Table. Conte Crayon Drawing signed and dated Paris 1945. image 9"x12". Serge Petrovitch Ivanoff was born in Moscow in 1893 and showed artistic ability from a young age. On the family’s move to St. Petersburg, he took the opportunity to further his artistic studies by enrolling at the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1917, at the height of the Russian Revolution. The turmoil of the aftermath of these events prompted Serge Ivanoff, with his wife and two young children, to move permanently to Paris in 1922. A talented portraitist, he quickly established himself in Paris and soon had the celebrities of the day commissioning him to paint their portraits, including Pope Pius XI, the dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar, poet Paul Valery, composer Arthur Honegger, and many notable Russian exiles now making their home in Paris. Between 1930 and 1950, he also regularly provided illustrations for the French journal L’Illustration, and painted a series of luminous and lyrical nudes. In 1950 Serge Ivanoff moved to the U.S.A., again specialising in portraiture, including Eleanor Roosevelt and the diplomat Jefferson Caffery amongst his subjects. However, by the 1960s he had returned to Paris where he continued to exhibit regularly at the Salon des Indépendants, receiving a Gold Medal from the Minister of Cultural Affairs, André Malraux, in 1966. Serge Ivanoff died in Paris in 1983.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #474669 (stock #085)
A Fine hand painted plaque of a young girl in a springtime setting artist signed F. Lee lower right and on the reverse and titled. In excellent condition no damage framed in a round wood frame covered in a burgundy velvet material. An absolutely beautiful antique would be a fine addition to any collection.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1315268 (stock #735)
Exquisite pair French gilt bronze 5 light candelabra with cherubs and garland leaf and flower motif supported by a white marble base. Measuring 28" x 13" x 8".
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1900 item #1378076 (stock #816)
19th Century pastoral landscape oil on canvas. Golden age, old master influenced painting depicting a shepherd with his sheep and a cottage. Signed Wayland, lower right. Wax Relined and presented in an intentionally distressed gold wood frame. Image size, 16 x 20 overall framed size 24.5ʺW × 2.5ʺD × 20.5ʺH.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1920 item #1117356 (stock #488)
A beautiful Early California Impressionist view of Monterey bay and fishing dory's by Francis August Todhunter oil on canvas signed lower right and dated 1919. Image Measuring approx. 18 x 22. A fine example of this artist work.

A landscape painter and printmaker, he was born in San Francisco, California on July 29, 1884. Todhunter was a pupil of John Stanton and Arthur Mathews at the Mark Hopkins Institute, and Gottardo Piazzoni and Frank Van Sloun at the California School of Fine Arts, followed by study at the Art Students League in New York City. He began his career as an illustrator for Overland Monthly and later worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Call, and Washington (DC) Times. He worked in New York as a commercial artist until 1912, when he returned to San Francisco to become art director for the H. K. McCann Company, a job he was to keep until his retirement in 1949. Todhunter's work includes etchings, lithographs, and landscapes of Marin County and the San Francisco Bay area. He died in his native city on February 11, 1963. Member: Bohemian Club; SWA; AAPL; Marin Society of Artists; SFAA; Calif. Society of Etchers. Exh: Bohemian Club, 1922-63; SFAA from 1922; OGlE, 1939; Society for Sanity in Art, 1940s.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1120972 (stock #493)
An original oil painting on board by Cecil C. Bell signed lower center and on reverse. Measuring 22 x 30 inches. The painting of a New York nocturne featuring a Westside cowboy of the The New York central line. West Side Cowboys were employed by the City to ride in front of street-level freight trains and wave pedestrians out of the way. This was the City’s stopgap measure to stop the carnage on what was known as “Death Avenue.” The Cowboys were phased out after the High Line was built, raising train traffic to the third story of industrial buildings.

Biography

Bell was born in Seattle, WA in 1906, and he later moved to Staten Island, NY. It was in New York City where he found the inspiration for his work, the city and its people, focusing on daily life subjects. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League with John Sloan. Exhibition venues include the Corcoran Gallery, Museum of Modern Art and the Tacoma Art Museum.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Historical : Pre 1970 item #1089937 (stock #422)
Haight and Ashbury street signs San Francisco California. The original street signs from possibly the most famous street corner in the world. Circa late 1960s or early 1970s they later were mounted high up on he traffic light standard please view pictures. A chance to own a decorative historical item great for display in a music club or game room or rock museum.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1333167 (stock #756)
Original antique oil painting of a woman playing guitar in a garden. A 19th century Italian oil on canvas measuring 20 x 30 inches. Presented in a quality hand carved gold leafed frame.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Georgian : Pre 1900 item #1378068 (stock #814)
Antique English, 19th Century Georgian chest of drawers with a shelved gallery. Diminutive in scale, this dresser is made primarily of a figured yew wood with mahogany cross banding and an interior composed of pine, resting on bracket feet and original brass pulls. Very good antique condition with some age separation on sides and minor restorations. Exceptionally unique piece of early 19th century furniture.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1940 item #1084411 (stock #416)
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A fine original oil on canvas board of a southwestern Native American homestead with an Adobe house with a figure at the door and a pottery kiln in the front yard. Measuring approx. 12 x 16 framed in a 24k hand carved frame. A fine investment quality artwork by this highly Acclaimed artist

Biography

Born near Falling Waters, West Virginia on a plantation a year after the Civil War, and raised in Baltimore, William Leigh became one of the foremost painters of the American West with a career of seventy-five years. Some people referred to him as the "Sagebrush Rembrandt". Trips to the Southwest began in 1906 when he made an agreement with William Simpson, Santa Fe Railway advertising manager, to paint the Grand Canyon in exchange for free transportation West. In 1907, he completed his Grand Canyon painting, which led to many more commissions and an extensive painting trip through Arizona and New Mexico. These travels inspired him to paint western subjects for the next 50 years, but it was not until the 1940s that he received much recognition. He painted in the Southwest nearly every summer between 1912 and 1926 and focused on the Hopi and Navajo Indians. In 1910, he traveled to Wyoming, where he painted in Yellowstone Park and did sketches, many which he later converted into large canvases such as "Lower Falls of the Yellowstone"(1915) and "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone" (1911). His style was realistic, and his palette invariably had the Southwestern hues of soft pinks, reds, yellows and purples. In fact, his critics who knew little of the Southwest accused him of fabricating the colors. Many of his works are at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In March, 1999, the Historical Center of Cody, Wyoming held an exhibition of his field sketches and finished works depicting his experiences near Cody, Wyoming in the early part of the century, between 1910 and 1921. These years, many which he spent painting in the Carter Mountain vicinity, were considered crucial to his artistic development because he was exposed to western landscape. His companion during these travels was Cody taxidermist Will Richard who stirred his interest in wildlife.

All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1900 item #1389967 (stock #871)
Pair of original hand colored horse lithographs from "Professor Low's Illustrations of the Breeds of the Domestic Animals London, 1840" . Drawn by Mr. Nicholson, R.S.A. from a painting by Mr. Shiels, R.S.A. Drawn on stone & printed by Fairland. Published by Longman, Orme, Brown , Green & Longmans, Paternoster Row, London 1840. Presented framed and matted in quality vintage burl wood frames. Measuring 12.5 x 17 inches, matte window 10" x 13" overall framed size 18" x 24" Low was a professor of agriculture at Edinburgh University who also set up an agricultural museum in Edinburgh with the assistance of a grant from Earl Spencer. William Shiels, member of the Royal Scottish Academy, was commissioned to produce a series of paintings of all the significant breeds then of economic significance in Great Britain. These paintings were then used as the basis for the present work with the addition of Low's text. Shiels' work is appreciated today for its faithfulness to the actual appearance of the animals, as opposed to idealized versions meant to please their owners, which were common at the time. William Nicholson, also a Royal Scottish Academy member, made the drawings after Shiels' paintings to convert them to prints.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1189356 (stock #580)
A beautiful antique Tibetan Nepal Bronze Tara Buddha c,.1900 measuring approx. 15 inches tall beautiful form and intricate details in excellent antique condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1305964 (stock #727)
Oil painting by jules Dupré of cattle and a cottage in a landscape. Oil on mahogany panel measuring 27.5 x 32.5 Inches. signed lower right. Dupre (1811-1889), French painter, was one of the chief members of the Barbizon school of landscape painters. Dupré's color is sonorous and resonant; the subjects for which he showed marked preference are dramatic sunset effects and stormy skies and seas. Among his chief works are the Morning and Evening at the Louvre, and the early Crossing the Bridge in the Wallace Collection.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1900 item #1321009 (stock #739)
Original antique Hudson river school pencil drawing of a horses and barnyard scene, 1899. Image, 15"L x 11"H. Matted, unframed.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1950 item #1356072 (stock #795)
Vintage charcoal drawing of a female nude, presented matted and in a 19th C carved antique-gold frame. Image size: 24" x 18". less Dimensions 28.5ʺW × 2.0ʺD × 34.5ʺH Condition Excellent
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Asia : China Trade : Pre 1940 item #1384413 (stock #828)
Vintage Chinese watercolor of horses under a tree in the manner of Xu Beihong circa 1930s. Presented in cream colored matting and a gilt wood frame. Image size: 5.75" x 8" framed 12.5ʺW × 1ʺD × 15ʺH. Wear commensurate with age, some minor staining on edges. Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1960 item #1086153 (stock #417)
Claude Lacaze original oil on panel cubist nudes by the sea signed lower left. measuring Approximately 20 x 30 inches in excellent condition.

Biography

Lacaze was a painter who was heavily influenced by Cubism and Post-Cubism, particularly by fellow Bordeaux painters such as André L’Hote. He was born in Angoulême, Charente and studied at the Lycée Montaigne in Bordeaux and it was there, under an inspirational art master, that his desire to be an artist was initiated. He enrolled at L’École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux and studied under André Edouard Marty. At first, his style was decidedly Cubist, showing the influence of Picasso through the aforementioned L’Hote. However he softened the linear effect somewhat as his career developed and this is particularly apparent in his paintings of nudes. He staged his first solo exhibition in Paris in Rue Visconti quite soon after leaving art school. He also exhibited through his career at other locations in Paris, his home city of Bordeaux, Sainte Maxine, Angoulême and Périgueux but he seems not to have had a particularly commercial attitude to his work apparently sometimes not even turning up to the opening nights. Lacaze was appointed Professor of Fine Art at Collège de Puyguillen and also joined the artistic group Maison des Artistes. Exhibitions:  Paris, Galerie Visconiti; Périgueux, N.T.P.; Angoulême, Galerie Tison d’Argence; Bordeaux, Galerie du Loup; Sainte Maxine, Galerie L’Oleil Fauve. The Musée des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux also exhibited his work.

All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 2000 item #1131872 (stock #496)
A fine original modernist bronze by Heriberto Juárez signed edition # 6 of 100 measuring overall approximately 11 inches tall in excellent condition a beautiful work of art by this Mexican master. Biography

Heriberto Juárez was born in San Juan Teotihuacan, State of Mexico, and it was precisely there, land of pyramid builders and legendary sculptors, where he took his first lessons on artistic pottery, sculpture and drawing which helped him acquire the knowledge and skills he materializes in his work perform on chromium plated iron and tin, onyx, marble, bronze... The quality, strength, expressive ability and good taste found in his work have taken him through important galleries and museums around the world and have made him worthy of recognition as one of the prominent artists who have collaborated most different cultural fields in Mexico. In addition to the fertile production of sculptural pieces Juárez Castañeda's work includes drawing, construction of monuments and to a lease degree but with the same qualities, panting. In these regards, Berta Taracen, whose opinion is acknowledged in the artistic space says: "His historical-humanistic tendency, in agreement with the society it serves, does not resign to topical and futuristic categories, but enhances the message and content of perfect technics, considering that technology, in the widest sense of the word, is the central problem of this age and praxis of the actions of modern man; having as a result a Juárez who is characteristically a Mexican artist, who makes of his technics and craftsmanship part of the historical and spiritual order without rendering them obsolete". A highlighted part of his work and probably the most widespread is constituted by his pieces, in different materials, on bullfight subjects; magical and sometimes cryptical world which he deeply knows, due to his experience as a bullfighter while he was a young man. Along his already broad trajectory, Heriberto Juárez has been chosen to represent Mexican Art in shows, exhibitions and events of the highest world level. He has been granted scholarships to enrich his already vast knowledge of technics and artistic avant gard concepts. He has been selected to construct important monuments in the national and international ambits as well...

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #1289657 (stock #687)
Everett Lloyd Bryant landscape oil painting on canvas signed lower right. Measuring 28"L x 36"W. Everett Lloyd Bryant studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Anschutz, William Merritt Chase, and Hugh Breckenridge. A member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Club, and California Watercolor Society, Bryant exhibited at the Salons of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1895), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1904-24), Art Institute of Chicago, Panama-Pacific Expo (1915), Corcoran Gallery (1916-23), Arlington Galleries, NYC (1918), LA Art Association (1934), Golden Gate Expo, SF (1939), California Watercolor Society (1939) Baltimore Museum of Art (1946), and the Society of Independent Artists. His work is in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, St. Paul Art Institute and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Provenance great grandson of the artist. Condition: Excellent original antique condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1950 item #1164696 (stock #558)
"Teton Glacier" A Beautiful and important original oil painting by Leland Curtis oil on canvas signed lower left and artist label reverse. In excellent original condition with original frame. Measuring 40 x 48 inches overall framed size 48 x 55 in. A magnificent epic size American painting.

Biography

Born in Denver, CO on Aug. 7, 1897, Curtis was a resident of Seattle before moving to Los Angeles in 1914. He was inspired to become an artist by his teacher Rob Wagner at Manual Arts High School. After working as a bank teller and serving in WWI, he soon was able to support himself as an illustrator. He served as official artist of the U.S. Antarctica Expedition in 1939-40 and again in 1957. About 1960 he changed his residence from Los Angeles to Twenty Nine Palms, California, with summers in Moose, Wyoming. An avid mountain climber, his studio in the Grand Tetons was a rustic log cabin. In 1972 he moved to Carson City, Nevada, where he remained until his demise on March 17, 1989. He is best known for his landscapes of the High Sierra, Grand Tetons, and Antarctica. His works won dozens of medals and prizes from the early 1920s in southern California shows. Member: Carmel Art Association; Artland Club. Exh: California Art Club, 1923-27; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1924; California State Fair, 1926; Cannell & Chaffin Gallery (Los Angeles), 1926; Ebell Club (Los Angeles), 1926; Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1926-31; National Academy of Design, 1930; Toledo Museum, 1931; American Painters & Sculptors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1931, 1937 (solo), 1946 (solo); Oakland Art Gallery, 1932; Tuesday Afternoon Club (Glendale), 1934; Golden Gate International Exhibition, 1939; California Palace Legion of

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1269054 (stock #654 )
A beautiful Japanese Cloisonne charger or plate measuring 10 inches in diameter. With center medallion image of a Phoenix bird flanked by dragons. In excellent condition some manufacturing flaws on underside foot rim.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1900 item #1227049 (stock #611)
American Victorian Oil painting on canvas Portrait of a Young Girl with blue eyes. by Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917) Signed lower left dated 1864. Rosenthal, a portrait and historical genre painter of international reputation. Works held, De Young Museum San Francisco, Art Institute Chicago, Oakland Museum, Crocker Museum Sacramento. Image, 43"L x 33.5"W.
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1900 item #1366082 (stock #813)
Masterful pen and ink drawing titled "The Butterfly Catcher" by well-listed academic artist Jehan Georges Vibert (French, 1840 – 1902). Signed lower right. Housed in a gilt and gesso wood frame under glass and a single layer of white matting with a gilt fillet. Visible image measures 5.5" W x 7.5" H overall paper measures 8"W x10" H. Minor yellowing, commensurate with age. Vibert was known for his genre scenes, often of cardinals and clergy. He was born in Paris, the son of engraver and publisher Théodore Vibert, and grandson of the influential rose-breeder Jean-Pierre Vibert. He began his artistic training at a young age under the instruction of his maternal grandfather, engraver Jean-Pierre-Marie Jazet. Vibert was more interested in painting than engraving and entered the studio of Félix-Joseph Barrias and eventually the École des Beaux-Arts when he was sixteen. He remained at the École for six years under the instruction of historic painter François-Edouard Picot. Vibert debuted at the Salon of 1863 with La Sieste (The Siesta) and Repentir (Repentance). During the Franco-Prussian War, Vibert became a sharpshooter and was wounded at the battle of Malmaison in October 1870. He was awarded the Légion d’Honneur and became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in recognition of his sacrifice. He became an Officier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1882. Vibert submitted work to the Salon until 1899. The popularity of his works spread, notably in America, and fetched high prices including commissions from John Jacob Astor IV and William Vanderbilt. A large collection of works by Vibert was amassed by the heiress May Louise Maytag on behalf of then bishop of Miami Coleman Carroll, who greatly fancied them. This large cache was then donated to the Florida seminary St. John Vianney College in Miami. At this location the extremely impressive collection has had a somewhat checkered conservation history, as well as exhibition history due to the discomfiture of later bishops with the seeming anti-clericalism of the paintings (lighthearted debaucheries, etc.). less DETAILS Dimensions 14.75ʺW × 2.0ʺD × 16.5ʺH