Today a note from the Charles Dicken’s book, David Copperfield, in this oil on canvas of “Peggotty’s” seaside cottage. This charming painting, in the original gilt frame, depicts a now overturned derelict ship stern with a door installed to make a seaside cottage. Peggotty herself is shown in red nearby, with views of distant ships to either side, all done in fine detail. It is signed in the lower right. H.24″, w.37″.
Attributed to Carlo Ciappa who painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this oil evening scene is filled with the bold colors of two fishing boats resting on the shore against the atmospheric backdrop of the sun setting over a hillside village. Presently framed under glass as I bought it. The image is 11 1/4″ by 15″. Hesitation is unnecessary at $675.
This mid 20th century Venice canal scene is signed in the upper left and dated ’62. I was charmed, as you will be, not only by the nostalgia of a Venice visit but especially by the soft tones in oil of this canal view with its angular view of these distinctive boats. H. 19 1/4″ by 27 1/4″. Never be separated from those memories of your travel. My gilt framed oil on canvas is temptingly priced at $795.
An Alexander Francois Loemans (attributed but not signed) oil on canvas within a later carved cove frame. Loemans was a New York artist who painted in the late 19th century. This mountainous scene is a variation of an apparent favorite of Loemans of which he painted several unique versions. The scene captures a meeting of Indians on an unusual rock ledge. Four or five figures are shown with a campfire to the right.
Let your Spring outdoors party begin with our sweet Bacchante who will be a most welcome reveler with her tambourine in hand. Her form is in a graceful turn as she welcomes your guests. Made of cast lead in the 19th century, most likely in England, this statue shows remnants of old decorative paint and natural moss on the the weathered surface. Lead has been said to be the best of materials for garden statuary. Height 57″.
This charming painting of ducks is in oil on canvas with a gilt molded frame. Done with quick, talented brush strokes this piece captures a moment of solitude in nature. Probably German and signed in the lower right, image 25 1/2″ by 19′. $3850. Please email for more detailed images of this exciting work.
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
Dance, and Provencal song, and sunburnt mirth!
O, for a beaker full of the warm South.
-John Keats, 1795-1821
The gathering of goddesses above is a huge piece, measuring overall 36 1/2″ by 76″ and sight 33 1/2″ by 73″. This European school canvas is relined and is very well framed in a later gilt carved frame. The effect is that of a carved marble frieze found in classical architecture. The five goddesses are flanked by a putti spilling fruit from a basket. $3200.
A portrait of the British ship, the Grace Phillips, is in watercolor on paper and was created in the mid 1800′s. It is framed with a black mat and a deep cove antique gilt frame. Under the British flag, the ship also flies a pennant with “P’. In the distant left is a sail boat near a lighthouse with other buildings. At the distant right are cliffs. Sight is 17 3/4 by 24 in. The frame is 29 1/2 by 35 in. Minor repairs. $1195.
Italian 17th or 18th century port scene. This scene has plentiful details of people, architecture, birds, boats and more. The blue sky carries puffy white clouds above this most interesting view. Please email us for better and larger images of this beautiful oil on canvas. Overall h.16″ by 25″, sight 9 1/2″ by 18 3/”. $1850.
This fairly large canvas, “Italian Moonlight Scene” Young offers a quiet evening view of a shepherd in hat and vest with his flock following a road, roaming the grounds, and wandering alongside the villa where, inside, the glow of light offers a glimpse of the warmth within. The soft light of the moon filters through the pines and whitens the stuccoed arched veranda and walls beneath the red tiled roof. Sight is 23 1/2″ X 29 1/2″, overall 32″ X 39″. This is a well preserved canvas with no apparent repair and not yet cleaned. The reeded, molded, and bronzed period frame is in very nice condition. Signed and dated in the lower right “C. L. V. Young, Italy, 1900″. Titled on frame verso, “Sheep in Moonlight”. Own this painting to keep the peace of the Italian countryside close at hand. $975.