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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1940 item #1378143 (stock #823)
Original watercolor of a Neoclassical architectural interior design for an indoor pool by Daniel MacMasters (1893-1981). Unsigned from a collection of his estate works. MacMasters was a renowned portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer. His New York City studio was above Carnegie Hall. He studied with Joseph Pennell, Robert Henri, and George Bridgeman and exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Beautifully framed & French matted. Image 20" x 28". Shipped without glass.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1172803 (stock #566)
A fine antique Chinese carved zitan wood Buddha or Bodhisattva Monk figure. Exquisite artistic finely carved details from one solid piece of Zitan wood the hardest of all woods very rare. Carved features as in the image of a carved bamboo stock Chinese date mark on reverse. Measuring 18.5 inches tall or 47 cm. A museum quality piece.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1940 item #1301845 (stock #710)
Original oil on canvas "Still Life Flowers" signed lower right and dated 1939 by Willem Paerels (1878-1962) Born Delft Holland. Studied in Brussels and exhibited in both Paris and Brussels. Member of the Brabant Fauvism and In the 1940s and 50s Paerels taught at the Academy in Leuven Belgium. Canvas 15"L x 12.5"W overall framed size 22" L x 19" W.
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 : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #1059438 (stock #395)
Harriet W. Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980), titled Crest of the Wave, signed and dated 1925 on bronze base and with QFHL stamp and Gorham Co Founders foundry mark on bronze base; ht. 21.5, wd. 5, dp. 5 in. In excellent condition with a beautiful original patina.

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth was born on September 17, 1880 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A student of such renowned artists as Auguste Rodin and Gutzon Borglum, Frishmuth's reputation and career grew steadily throughout the first several decades of the twentieth century, with exhibitions at the National Academy of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Salon in Paris, the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940) and the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. Her favorite models were dancers, especially Desha Delteil - immortalized in Frishmuth's most famous work, The Vine - a model particularly popular with artists for her ability to hold difficult poses for long periods of time. The final exhibits of Frishmuth's work took place in New York City in 1929, but she remained active in the art world for many years following. Frishmuth passed away in 1980 at the age of 99. A proponent of the Beaux Arts style - Frishmuth was exceptionally critical of modern art, often calling it "spiritless" - her works can now be seen in some of the world's leading museums and collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Dallas Museum of Art, and Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art.

All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : American : Pre 1930 item #1281346 (stock #673)
Original painting oil and gouache on board "Musical Muses" study for a mural by Daniel MacMasters, signed lower right. Probably a study for one of his mural projects. A renowned portrait painter, muralist, illustrator, decorator and designer. He had a studio in New York City above the Carnegie Hall. He studied with Joseph Pennell, Robert Henri, and George Bridgeman. He exhibited at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York. Giltwood frame. Image 13"H x 7"L. overall framed size 12" L x 18.5" H.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1837 VR item #1142213 (stock #515)
This attractively proportioned games table is a form famously produced in the Salem, Massachusetts area at the beginning of the 19th Century. The serpentine form with ovolo corners, coupled with richly carved foliate and reeded legs, is a motif used by those cabinetmakers and carvers associated with the successful workshop of Samuel Field McIntire (1757-1811). The hinged serpentine top has a serpentine front and sides with outset ovolo corners. The top rests above a conforming apron with a vibrantly grained mahogany panel. Richly carved and turned legs flank each corner of the apron and the proper right rear leg, swings out to support the flyleaf top. The legs terminating in ornate gilt brass casters.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1269049 (stock #653)
This image of the Buddha is in a naturalistic style most probably prompted by colonial influences. It has been carved in wood, lacquered and gilded and inset with glass fragments backed with coloured foil (known as hman-zi- shwei-cha) and overlaid thayo work, a process whereby thin, rolled strands of lacquer and ash putty are applied in patterns. The image is in the Mandalay style and shows the Buddha seated in vajrasana, with his right hand gesturing to the earth in the bhumisparsa mudra position. It is probably the most characteristic form of religious sculpture in Burma (Lowry, 1974). The posture, known as 'calling the earth to witness', represents the moment when the Buddha was seated in meditation under the Bodhi tree during the evening before his enlightenment. Mara asked him to name anyone who would give evidence that he had given alms, and the Buddha motioned to the earth with his right hand and said that the earth would bear witness to that - in a previous incarnation when he was known as Vessantara, he had given alms to such an extent that the earth had begun to quake. The image shows the Buddha seated on a low platform or socle and dressed in ample robes with naturalistic folds and pleating. Earlier images of the Buddha across Southeast Asia tended to show the monastic robes in a much more schematic way. The eyes have been inlaid with a white material, usually described as mother-of-pearl, with black pupils probably painted on with black lacquer. The cranial protuberance (unisha) is rounded and the head decorated with tight curls in low relief. Unusually, the curls are arrayed in a pattern on the back of the head, rather than being in a more typical, somewhat random manner. The image has been lacquered with black lacquer and then gilded. Overall, the image is very sculptural and decorative: the naturalistic flow of the robes, and the refinement of the face, are particularly pleasing.37"T x 32"W x 24"D. In good antique condition some minor losses and age cracking.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Bronze : Pre 1950 item #1228159 (stock #615)
Ju Ming Taichi series bronze standing approx. 8 inches tall from an edition of 4 Signed by the artist. In excellent condition. Ju Ming’s Taichi Series has established an eminent position in the international art scene. Indeed, since his Nativist Series of the mid 1970s, Ju has opened up new directions for Taiwan’s modern sculptures. For decades, with the principle of “art as self-cultivation” in mind, he has made several artistic climaxes in the form and content of sculptural art. He explored his own unique artistic language while preserving the values of traditional cultural symbols of China in the modern abstract movement.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Pre 1900 item #1378118 (stock #820)
An original Victorian Era illustration of a woman in her boudoir. Signed lower right. Presented matted and in a gilt wood frame. Image size: 6.5" x 9.5"; Overall: 12"x15". Excellent antique condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1346450 (stock #789)
Beautiful original antique portrait of a elegant Young Woman with her Jewelry. Watercolor and gouache signed lower right. Matted and framed image size 5" x 7" overall 12 x 15.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1154546 (stock #535)
An antique bronze head of the Buddha Thailand Sukhothai style early 19th century. A serene face with elogated ears and a top unisa flame. in good antique condition measuring approx. 13.5 inches tall with mounted stand the Buddha it self overall approx. 12 inches,
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Pre 1800 item #1248582 (stock #624)
Oil painting Madonna of the Finch after Raphael. An 18th century old master copy of the great masterpiece by Raphael. Presented in a fine hand carved 24K gold leafed antique frame. Image 25.5"L x 18.5"W. Overall framed size 34 x 28".
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1940 item #1384416 (stock #830)
Graphite drawing of a horse from the first half of the 20th C. Presented matted and in a parcel gilt frame. Image size: 11' x 14", overall dimensions: 19.5" x 23".
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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1920 item #1378078 (stock #818)
Antique still life oil painting, C.1910-1920, in a gold arts and crafts movement frame. Original oil on canvas board depicting two bunches of grapes on a brick wall. Visible image measures: 11.75"W x 19.5"H, overall dimensions: 19.75" W x 27.5" H x 1.75" D.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Europe : Pre 1900 item #1344432 (stock #785)
Antique oil-on-canvas painting of a French country scene with an inn or carriage stop. Signed lower right by Gerald Summers, an English artist actively painting from 1907 to 1938. Displayed in a vintage giltwood frame. Canvas size, 14"L x 18"; overall, 21"L x 25"H.