The ship the Abydus, sailed in the last half of the 19th century under the British red flag. Painted by Thomaso de Simmone or one of his contemporaries, this carefully painted gouache shows strong, brilliant colors found typically in this medium. In a storm as well as on a calm sea, the ship is outlined by a reverse painted mat and birdseye ogee frame with gilt detail. 18.75″ x 25″ overall. They are $900 each and sold only as a pair.
This fine still life may remind you of Charles Peale for its unique realistic style. Further, this 19th century piece is apparently on a walnut board which is hand planed and uses a Peale device, a pewter plate, as an element. Original gilt framing, 12.5″ x 16.5. Lovely quality in American 19th century art at $1125.
Here is a window into the excitement of an age of canal boat transportation. In the foreground, figures along the river watch the passing barge while men fish in the distance. This work is oil on canvas (26″ x 33.5″) and probably English. Gilt frame.
“The canal age was very different. The channel was new and artificial and the water was still, without current either way. Bridges were low and numerous but each was provided with a towing path under it for the horses and mules that pulled the new long thin canal boats, reliably and regularly, sometimes even to a strict advertised timetable. This was a huge improvement on both road and river traffic and canals reigned supreme and profitably for half a century until therailways came to challenge them. Then they had to tighten their belts somewhat and concentrate to compete, but the old equation still held true – a horse and barge remained an efficient way to move bulk cargo.”
A companion pair of early paintings in oil on canvas that are a narrative of the martyrdom of John the Baptist. These are possibly Spanish and of the 17th or 18th century. These Biblical depictions offer the story of St. John in a colorful backdrop that is the artist’s depiction of Herod’s richly furnished palace including textiles, furniture, costumes, and flooring. Later, appropriate framing, each 26″ by 36″ overall.
$2495 the pair.
The calm of the evening in port is confidently rendered by the skillful artist (signed l.l., Von Huysum) who works his moonlight into a detailed view of Dutchmen engaged in the activities of the late day. Reflective clouds and water with the distant highlight of a lighthouse warm this peaceful moment. 19th century, h. 15′ by 21′ overall with later frame. Please do not hesitate to call or email with questions. I promise a prompt response.
Oil on canvas in the style of Sir Thomas Lawrence, 18th or early 19th century, of a young boy ( a prince, a merchant heir?) showing his emotions of interest and expectation as he focuses on his prey.
Out in the woods, our young royal dresses for purpose, of course, in black slippers, white breeches, and a blue velvet waistcoat with a lace trimmed collar and pink silk lining. A treasured life is certainly ahead for him. As a portrait recalling childhood for viewers as well, the wooded background is well coordinated and quickly painted with broad brush strokes while the his face has detail letting us see this precious moment in time. The motion of his body, the skilled rendering of details in his face reflect the talent of this painter.
Overall 39″ by 33″. Nice quality later gilt framing. A new year opportunity at $2800.
I’m pleased to offer this most interesting and colorful picnic scene.
At center it appears that a politician offers his views to an eager circle. Around him, fish cooked on the open fire and beer chilled with block ice is being served. A squirrel sits in a tree while two doves fly overhead. Over 65 figures near and far are depicted. Period dress is carefully portrayed along with canoes, a sailboat, and a steam sidewheeler onthe river with a nearby village in sight. Overall size is 27″ by 35″ in a 19th century gilt frame. Oil on canvas mounted on board, blacklight showing only minor touch ins, and signed and dated F. W. Wolfe (sic?)1881 on the tree trunk at right. Large views supplied on request. $6000.
This well carved ship with four masts is most unusual in that the sails are carved as well as the other details. From the late 19th or early 20th century, this work measures 27″ by 37″ overall and retains a wonderful wavy old glass. The white sails make a bold contrast against the navy ground and all is contained in a late 19th century frame with a scrolling rim. Please call or email for more details.
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″.
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.
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.