#3797- Oil of British Officer

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Ready to place in your lovely rooms, this oil on canvas is of a British officer in the War of 1812.  Painted is strong reds and golds, this early 19th century oil has been professionally restored and is framed in a marvelous carved gilt frame. Overall 33″ by 29.5″.

#3768- Picnic Scene

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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.

#3720 – Middle Eastern Scene

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This Middle Eastern scene may remind one of the areas around Istanbul with steep hillsides dropping to the sea. An ancient fortress ruin looms to the near left over a central view revealing towers, domes, and spires. Beyond is a harbor with sailing ships underway and at dock. Professionally restored and with a period frame having rope detail. 13″ by 17″. Please do not hesitate to call or email. $375.

#3716 – Impressionistic Oil of Water Lilies

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“Summer” by Bern Von Beck (1875-1941). Impressionistic lakeside views were favored by Von Beck, and this large, 30″ by 41 1/2″, oil offers the beauty and tranquility of water lilies on a summer day. In the near distance, is a boater rowing with windmills and other buildings in the distance. The subject embodies warmth, calm, and relaxation. $1375.

#3712 – Fox Hunt Scene in Oil

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A comic fox hunt scene in oil on canvas with a climactic early morning moment captured. The fox has escaped all but one pursuer who dares climb the tree in riding boots. The outcome is left in doubt. Although you may find antique fox hunting prints, a good oil of the subject will be harder to find. This 19th century scene has been professionally restored and was framed in a correct style gilt frame. Apparently unsigned. H.22′ by 27″ overall.

#3651 – Carved Ship

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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.

#3627 – Connecticut Portrait by Alexander Hamilton Emmons

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Engaging Connecticut portrait by Alexander Hamilton Emmons (1816-1884). The subject is John Perkins (1778-1849) of Lisbon and Ipswich. The reverse of this oil has a “ Kelley, New York” label stenciled, as well as an applied paper document of the artist and subject with details of the Perkins lineage. Overall 35″ by 29″ including a fine later gilt frame in old finish. $1200.

#3604 – Oil on Canvas Still Life

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Here a still life, oil on canvas, offers a late summer harvest of fruit with a basket and a jar  placed within the view. The quality of detail is very good with most pleasing foreground detail. The cove and leafage detailed frame appears original and is a well chosen type. The unrelined canvas has a stencil mark of a London canvas vendor. 22″ by 28″ including frame. Unsigned, 19th century. Bethe first to call or email. $550.

#3360 – Oil Evening Scene of Fishing Boats

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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.

#3340 – Oil on Canvas Mountain Scene

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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.

#3283 – Bacchante Statue

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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″.

#3186 – Oil Painting of Ducks

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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′. Please email for more detailed images of this exciting work.

#3062 – Five Goddesses

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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.

#3026 – Ship Portrait, “The Grace Philips”

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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.

#2824 – Italian Port Scene

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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.

#9034- C.L.V. Young “Italian Moonlight Scene”

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.