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Dutch Village with Children on a Frozen Canal
signed "A. Schelfhout" lower right.
Schelfhout was a painter of animals, animated landscapes, seascapes. He also painted in watercolor and worked as a designer. His father worked as a frame maker at the Hague. Schelfhout was a student of J. Brekenheimer and also studied in the academies in Brussels and Amsterdam. He came to be known as one of the three great landscape artists of Holland, along with B.C...
Harem Girl with Tambourine
Joseph Bernard was born October 19, 1864 in Puy-en-Velay (upper Loire), France. He was a student of Lefebvre, Boulanger, Chapuis, and of the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, where he was awarded the Crozatier award in 1883. Bernard exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris between 1886 and 1892. He was a professor of drawing and model sculpture at the city school...
Attributed to Peter Van Bloemen,
called Standard (Flemish, 1657-1720)
Born in Antwerp, van Bloemen was the brother of Jan-Frans and Norbert van Bloemen. His master was the battle painter, Simon van Douw. In 1673, van Bloemen was a master in Antwerp, but he did not stay there long. He is believed to have spent 20 years in Rome and it is known that he was working there in 1688...
Street Scene in Naples
Oscar Ricciardi (Italian, 1864-1935)
Ricciardi began his studies under painter, Bernardo Celentano, and was also influenced by the "lively" style of Domenico Morelli. He initially painted similar "lively genre scenes" but later changed to painting landscapes and coastal seascapes, which were guaranteed to meet with more commercial success...