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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1950 item #1357852 (stock #800)
Post impressionist oil painting of a partial nude in blue tones. Reminiscent of Picasso's Blue Period. Signed lower right and presented in original dark wood frame with white insert. Masonite panel measures 20 x 30 inches.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1384415 (stock #829)
Portrait of a woman by French artist Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905). Board: 9.25"L x 12.9"H framed 18.5" L x 14.75" w. Henner entered the École des Beaux-Arts and won the Prix de Rome in 1858. He exhibited paintings in the Salon, many now in the Musée d'Orsay. In 1889, he became commander of the Legion of Honour and succeeded Cabanel in the Institut de France. In 1900, he won a Grand Prix for painting at the Paris Exposition Universelle. Excellent condition minor age wear.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1940 item #643333 (stock #270)
Jessie Arms Botke oil painting on board view of Death Valley California. A almost surealist feeling depicted in this painting a great example of this creative artists work in a plein air painting painted on site in Death Valley. This painting is pictured in the Jessie Arms Botke Book "Birds Boughs and Blossoms" a copy of the book is included in the purchase of this painting. Provenance the estate of the artist. Measuring approx. 10 x 12 inches framed in a hand carved 18k gold leaf frame.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #553987 (stock #208)
Antique American running horse gold gilt copper body weathervane, a beautiful example with great lines and form in typical antique condition with some wear denting and bullet holes. Mounted on a black painted wood display stand measuring approx. overall length 29 inches. A fine piece would make a great decorative accent piece for any interior antique or modern.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1298976 (stock #705)
Original Antique 19th century Italian oil painting on canvas. Titled "Lake Como" and initialed SPH. lower right. Canvas 14"L x 20"W. Overall framed size 20" L x 26" W.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Woodcuts : Pre 1950 item #1356024 (stock #794)
Original Woodblock engraving by Harold Christopher Davies titled "Near Walnut Creek" signed lower right and verso dated 1940. Good condition age foxing to paper. Provenance: Estate of the artist and Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, Oakland Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum, Southampton Museum, University of Long Island Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), Haggin Museum and Huntsville Museum. Image 5 x 7 overall framed size 11 x 13
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1960 item #554994 (stock #211)
A rare color lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud titled Coronado signed, numbered 5 of 15 and dated 1956. overall sheet size 16 x25 12.5 x 21.5 inches. A beautiful colorful modernist image of sail boats off the San Diego coast with the old Coranado Hotel in the left of the image. A very scarce print in excellent condition some slight discoloration from a previous matte.

Biography

A painter of pop-art realism combined with a great respect for traditional methods and subject matter, Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most prominent of the Bay Area painters in California in the latter part of the 20th century. His reputation spread far beyond his own state. In his painting, he focuses on the commonplace in a way that suggests irony and objective distance from his subjects. He also makes a point of keeping an independent distance from the New York art scene. He was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920, and for one summer during his high school years he apprenticed at the Walt Disney Studio and then studied at an Los Angeles trade school the next summer. He earned a degree from Sacramento State College in 1941. From 1938 to 1949, he worked as a cartoonist and designer in California and New York and served as an artist in the United States Army. In 1950, at the age of thirty, he enrolled in Sacramento State where he earned a Master's Degree in 1952 and began teaching at Sacramento City College. In 1960, he became assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, where he remained through the 1970s and influenced numerous artist students. However, he did not have much following among Conceptualists because of his adherence to basically traditional disciplines, emphasis on hard work rather than creativity, and love of realism. On a leave of absence, he spent time in New York City where he became friends with Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline and was much influenced by these abstractionists as well as Pop Artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. During this time, he began a series of very small paintings based on images of food displayed in windows, and he focused on their basic shapes. Returning to California, he pursued this subject matter and style, isolating triangles, circles, squares, etc. He also co-founded the Artists Cooperative gallery, now Artists Contemporary Gallery, and other cooperatives including Pond Farm, having been exposed to the concept of cooperatives in New York. In 1960, he had his first one-man shows in San Francisco at the Museum of Art and New York at the Staempfli and Tanager galleries. These shows received little notice, but two years later, a 1962 New York Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition officially launching Pop Art, brought him national recognition although he disclaimed being anything other than a painter of illusionistic form. In 1963, he turned increasingly to figure painting, wooden and rigid with each detail sharply emphasized; in 1967 his work was shown at the Biennale Internationale, and in 1985, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1970 item #1355478 (stock #791)
Charles Levier (1920-2004) Original watercolor of Parisian women signed lower right. Throughout the world are to be found his paintings in countless private and public collections. He is represented in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Menton Museum in Paris. In the USA, his work can be found in the permanent collection of the Atlanta Museum, the Seattle Museum, the Evansville Museum, the New Orleans Museum and the San Diego Museum. Matted and framed Image 21"L x 14"W overall framed size 35" x 27".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Continental : Pre 1910 item #1389724 (stock #869)
Antique Set of twelve antique marked European silver (800) desert forks with gold vermeil tines. Comes in original box from Berlin Germany retailer with silk lining. Each fork, 6.5"L box 8ʺW × 11ʺD × 1.5ʺH. In excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Etchings : Pre 1700 item #1334035 (stock #759)
Etching by Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) Village Romance (B., Holl., G. 11) etching, circa 1667, on laid paper, a good impression of the 12 state (of twelve), with small margins, in very good condition P. 158 x 128 mm., S. 162 x 133 mm. Image 6.25"H x 5"W. Presented Matted framed.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1920 item #1388306 (stock #858)
HENRI VAN DER HECHT BELGIAN SCHOOL 1841-1901 “MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE AND DROVER” OIL ON PANEL, SIGNED Henri (or Hendrick in Flemish) van der Hecht was born in Brussels in 1841. The son of the celebrated landscape painter, Guillaume van der Hecht he initially took art lessons from his father before enrolling at the Brussels Academy. Here under the guidance of the celebrated painter Jan Portaels he learned the technical skill required to be a painter in the realist tradition. Enamored with landscape painting he became one of the first to embrace the principals of ‘plein-air’ painting and chose to settle in Tervuren for the opportunities that the countryside gave him. Here, van der Hecht met a number of other artists of a similar mind set, painters who were influenced by the Barbizon school artists of France. A keen painter of the effects of sunlight, this particular skill is evident in all of his paintings. In 1868 he helped co-found the influential Societe Libre des Beaux Arts with Joseph Coosemans and Edouard Huberti amongst others. This group was dedicated in its efforts to provide a free exhibition space to those artists refused exhibitions by the establishment of Belgium. Although they painted in a variety of styles and subjects, many of them adhered to the ideals of color palette favored by the French landscape painter Gustave Courbet. By 1872 he had left the Society probably as a result of his acceptance to show at the Society International des Aquafortistes, an interesting exhibition venue established by Felicien Rops. By the late 1880’s he had become one of the most revered landscape painters of his day and was given a commission by the local government of Brabant to create a series of murals. After a distinguished career, Henri vander Hecht died in Brussels in 1901; his paintings however, can still be seen at the museums of Antwerp, Brussels and Ixelles in Belgium. Lit; E. Benefit P. Piron Arto
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1990 item #1343139 (stock #781)
Vintage abstract watercolor on Arches paper. Initialed "RDG" for Roger D. Stokes and dated 6-90, lower left. Stokes was a successful railroad executive who possessed a unique talent for painting. Stokes worked in oils, watercolors, pen and ink wash, and also collages. Unframed. Minimal age wear on edges.