Major restoration to lid, and loss of color to lid, sides and bottom.
F.W. Searle (British, active late 19th century)
Watercolor on paper, signed lower left corner.
Painting size: 9.5” x 6.25”
Frame size: 14.775”x 12”
This painting of a boy playing with a soap bubble, pipe and bowl at the ready, is possibly a copy of a figure from a 17th-century Dutch genre scene. The painter obviously had a sophisticated understanding of color and effectively captures the intensity of a young person fully engaged w...
Two Young Girls with Birds and Birdcage
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right
Sight Size: 19.25" x 16"
Frame Size: 25.5" x 22"
Born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, in 1933, Jean-Baptiste Valadie is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, draftsman, lithographer and illustrator. Children, birds and the sun are repeated motifs in his works, but the central figure in most of his paintings is a sensuous woman.
His first a...
Charles Ross Kinghan (American, 1895-1984)
Watercolor on paper, signed.
A painter and illustrator, Kinghan trained at the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his studio work, Kinghan began a career as an art teacher. In 1937, he first offered private instruction. While that continued throughout his life, he also worked for a time at the American Art Academy which was followed by a position at the Huguenot School of Art. ...
Signed, limited edition, with an introduction by Lord David Cecil. Published by George Rainbird, London (1957). Hardcover folio, 16.5 x 11.75 inches. Limited to 150 copies of which this is Number 107 with slipcase. Signed by Augustus John and Lord David Cecil and inscribed to the art collector Emily Chadbourne and signed a second time by Augustus John. The book was designed and produced by George Rainbird and Ruari McLean.The lithograph self-portrait w...
Outer: 25” x 32”
Inner: 17” x 24”
Rabbit: 18” x 25”
Path through the Trees
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right. [Minor toning]
Sheet Size: 14.5” x 20”
Sight Size: 13" x 19"
Edward Wesson's work is known for its immediacy, luminosity and control of paint, and he is remembered by many painters as an exceptional and tireless teacher. He began painting around the age of 20, but it wasn’t until after WWII that he became serious about his work, becoming a member of the Royal...
Width: 5. 75"
Genoese Flower Girl
Watercolor on paper, signed and titled on the reverse.
Painting size: 16” x 10”
Frame size: 26.75” x 20.5”
Smallfield was a painter of genre scenes in oil and watercolour. He was a student at the Royal Academy Schools in the late 1840s with the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, but he was probably not close to them then, for he is not mentioned in their diaries. However by the late 1...
(Some crystals replaced.) 19"tall, 15"wide, 14" deep
(Honduran, b. 1920) Kudu
Bronze sculpture, signed: “M. Zamora A.” and inscribed: “Mex 69 V-XV”.
Zamora Alcantara was born in Honduras but spent most of his life in Mexico. He studied at the Tegucigalpa School of Arts and Crafts (now the National School of Fine Arts) under the tutelage of Alfredo Ruiz Barrera. In 1944 he emigrated to Mexico where he was in the San Carlos Academy until 1948. He also studied ...
Length: 38.5” (open)
Length: 19” (closed)
Still Life with Fruit and Sunflowers
Oil-on-canvas laid down to board, signed lower left
Painting: 23 ½” x 31 ½”
Frame: 29” x 37”
Born in Belgium, Coppenolle went to France to work at the faience factory of Schopin in Montigny. There he created sketches and ink studies of hens and cocks for plates, platters, jugs and cache-pots. His paintings repeated the same themes but also included st...
Inlet with Beached Boats
Watercolor on Paper, signed lower right: "Gordon Grant A.W.S" and dated: "1951" (laid down on acid free foam core)
22.25" x 30.25", unframed
Born in San Francisco, Gordon Grant is known for his etchings and paintings of marine subjects. Grant sailed around Cape Horn to England at the age of twelve, where, at his father's wish, he attended the Fife Academy in Scotland. Later he spent three years of ad...