Portrait of a Woman in Lace Cap
Oil on panel.
Provenance: J. Davey & Sons, Manchester, England
Painting size: 8.5” x 7”
Frame size: 11.5” x 10”
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...
In the Orchard
Pastel on paper, signed lower left and titled on the reverse
Sight Size: 21.75” x 16”
Frame Size: 29 ” x 23.75”
Grone was a painter and watercolorist who specialized in landscapes, river scenes and figures. According to Graves he exhibited 13 works between 1888 and 1893 at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute. He exhibited an additional 6 wo...
Mountain Landscape with Sheep and Thatched Cottage
Oil on canvas, signed.
Painting size: 15” x 11”
Frame size: 23” x 18.75”
Williams was born in Penryn, Cornwall in 1808 but lived chiefly at Bath, Torquay and Topsham in Devon (where he died in 1895). He exhibited regularly at The Royal Academy, the Suffolk Street Galleries and at the British Institution.
A work by Williams is illustrated in p...
Oil on canvas, laid down. Signed. Circa 1840
This composition is based on a sculpture of a boy and girl with their cat which was reproduced in parianware by Copeland (see enlargement #6). The title comes from a reference by the poet James Hoag to one of Robert Burns' dogs: "The Ettrick Shepherd, a judge of collies, says that Luath is true to the life, and that many a hundred times he has seen the dogs bark for very joy, when the ...
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left
Painting: 34” x 27”
Frame: 45” x 37 ½”
Henry Cottrell was a Birmingham painter of landscapes and hunt scenes who exhibited from 1882-1924. He exhibited at The Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham and the Walker Art gallery, Liverpool.
The Dictionary of British Artists, 1880-1940 by Johnson and Greutzner
Portrait of Benjamin Sutherland
Oil on canvas, retaining the original frame and having a paper label reading: “Benjamin Sutherland Born Thurs. 1st Dec 1799 Came to Newcastel About 1812 Died at Newcastel-on-Tyne 10th July 1879”
Painting size: 30.25” x 25”
Frame size: 40” x 35.25”
Port St. Jean (St.-John Cap-Ferrat, France)
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right, titled lower left
Painting Size: 11” x 20.75” (Unframed)
Green was a primarily a watercolorist, specializing in landscapes, buildings and interiors. He studied at the Royal Academy alongside Leighton, Millais and Rossetti. He exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy and other galleries Additionally he appears to have travelled ...
William B. Bennett (British, fl. 1900-1913)
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated: “1906”
. Provenance: Taggart, Jorgensen & Putman, Washington, DC.
A painter of landscape and genre scenes, Bennett exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1900 to 1913. He made his home in Bushey, Hertford-shire. Bennett is listed in the Dictionary of British Art, Vol. IV, Victorian Painters by Wood.
Sight size: 20” x 14.5”
Frame size: 30” x 23.5”...
Farm by a Pond
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
Painting: 24" x 30"
Frame: 30" x 42"
Maidment was a painter in oil of rural scenes and landscapes. He also used the pseudonyms of "R. Fenson" and “A. Wynn”. Dated examples of his work have been seen spanning from 1898 until 1914. The high quality of the painting and decorative subject matter have fueled an ever growing demand for Maidment’s work.
The Parting Benediction
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated: "Rome, 1877" and titled and signed on a paper label on the reverse.
Margaret Gillies was a genre and portrait painter. After her mother died, she was raised by her uncle, Lord Gillies, an Edinburgh judge. He raised her in an artistic and literary society where she met Sir Walter Scot...
The Cherry Tree, High Corrie
Watercolor on paper, signed and retaining an exhibition label on the reverse of the original backing board.
Molyncaux was a prolific watercolor artist who painted landscapes of Scotland, France and Italy. One of her favored locals was the Isle of Arran off the Scottish coast. Her work was exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water-colours and the P...
Woodland Fall Landscape
Oil on panel, signed in lower left corner, “JN White, R.I.”
Painting size: 6.75” x 10”
Frame size: 10.5” x 13.5”
Known for his rustic genre paintings and landscapes, White attended the Royal Scottish Academy. By 1877, he moved to Devon and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street and the New Watercolor Society.
On this landscape, Whit...
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right.
Painting Size: 22.25” x 30.25”
John Rattenbury Skeaping, RA was an animal and equestrian painter and a sculptor, specializing particularly in racing scenes, portraits and sculptures of horses. Born in South Woodford, Essex, Skeaping was the son of painter Kenneth Skeaping. Educated by his parents, he started to draw horses at the age of three and...
The London to Oxford Coaches at Mile Marker 24
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right
Painting: 17” x 32”
Frame: 23 ½” x 38 1/4”
Pollard was an engraver and sporting artist noted for his coaching, fox hunting and equine scenes. As the son of Robert Pollard, a painter, engraver and publisher, James was encouraged to become a painter of horses. He was also tutored by his father’s friend, the engraver Th...
An Artist at Work
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left and dated “1863”
Painting Size: 22.25” x 18”
Frame Size: 31.25 ” x 27.25”
This charming portrait of a young woman artist at work is a wonderful depiction of the painter and her tools. Her subject of a vase of flowers with fruit sits on a table to her right. The sturdy adjustable easel has a shelf where she has laid out her tubes of pigments. She is using a...
"Warmiing Up" Jockey Galloping a Horse with a Plaited Mane
Oil on Canvas , signed"WV"
Painting: 16" x 24"
Frame: 20.75" x 28.5"
Gypsy Mother and Child
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower left and retaining a Windsor & Newton stencil on the reverse.
Painting size: 24" x 18"
Frame size: 32.5" x 26.5"
A multi-faceted artist, Barker was born into the socially prominent "Barkers of Bath", many of whom were artists. He worked in oils and watercolors, painting subjects from historical and genre scenes to sweeping landscapes. Many of these works were exhibited a...