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Sir James Lawton Wingate (Scottish, 1846-1924)
Oil on canvas in exceptional gold leaf frame, signed.
Provenance: The Madison Hotel, Washington,DC
Wingate’s style evolved dramatically during his lifetime, eventually earning him recognition as the leading landscape painter in Scotland.
He began painting as a part time student at the Glasgow School of Art under Robert Greenlees...
Officer on a White Horse
Theodore Fort (French, 19th C.)
Watercolor-on-paper, signed, Circa 1884
Provenance: Arthur Anderson, Esq. (According to the inscription on old mat), the Estate of Eugene Sussel.
Fort was a watercolor artist who made his debut in the Paris Salon of 1842 and was the son of Simon Fort. He is represented in the Louvre, the Mulhouse Museum and at Pontoise and is listed in Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres.
Frame size: 20.5" x 17"
Paintings : Pre 1920 item #149837 (stock #7794)
Portrait of a Seated Woman in Black
Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat
Oil on canvas, signed with initials “L.B.”.
A highly respected and successful painter, Bonnat established the Musée Bonnat in his birthplace of Bayonne. This museum remains one of France’s finest provincial galleries.
Bonnat began his artistic training at the royal academy of art in Madrid at the age of 13. He continued to study in Spain until the death of his father in 1853...
Floral Still Life
Henri Biva (French, 1848-1928)
Oil on canvas, signed.
Provenance: Marshall Coyne, The Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
Well recognised during his lifetime, Biva was a noted still life, flower and landscape painter who worked in oils, watercolors and pastels. Studying in Paris, he developed his talent under the instruction of Léon Tanzi and Alexandre Nozal...
Shore Scene at Sunset
Carl Watzelhan (Austrian, 1867-1942)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “(18)93”.
Watzelhan is listed in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gegenwart by Thieme/Becker.
Sight size: 24” x 33”
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #262586 (stock #8283)
Mares and Foals
Robert L. Alexander (British, 1840-1923)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1873”, and retaining a paper label on the reverse with title and location: “Cramond Edinbrgh”.
Alexander’s initial training came through his work as an apprentice to a house painter who also painted landscapes...
Portrait of a Gentleman
Henry Bebie (American, 1798-1888)
Oil on panel, signed lower left
Provenance: from the estate of Betty Washington Whiting, a direct descendant of Betty and Martha Washington
Born Hans Heinrich, Bebie anglicised his name upon emigrating from his native Switzerland. He first arrived in Richmond, VA and resided for a short time in the western part of that state. By 1844, he had settled in Baltimore, MD and begun accepting portrait commissions...
View of Venice
Emily Harris McGary Selinger (American, 1848-1927)
Gouache on paper, signed and inscribed: “Venezia, W.F.B.”
Accomplished as both a painter and writer, Selinger was educated in the US and abroad. She studied at the Cooper Institute in NYC and under A. Rocci in Florence and M. Roosenboom in Holland...
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #278761 (stock #7940)
Shepherd Boy with Flock
R. Maghelli (Italian, 19th century)
Watercolor on paper, signed.
Maghelli is listed in Dizionario Illustrato dei Pittori, Disegnatori e Incisori Italiani Moderni e Contemporanei by Commanducci.
Sight size: 17” x 12”
Young Girl with Her St. Bernard
R. Atkinson Fox (Canadian, 1860-1935)
Oil on canvas, laid down, signed J. Colvin (one of his many pseudonyms).
Fox received considerable recognition and success during his life as both a painter and illustrator. He was born and educated in Canada before immigrating to the United States. His artistic training began at the Ontario Society of Artists and concluded after a four year apprenticeship with J.W...
Bather in Moonlight
Irving Ward (American, 1866-1924)
Oil on panel, signed.
Ward lived and worked in Baltimore, MD where he was known primarily for his landscapes and portraits. He was a charter member of the Baltimore Charcoal Club...
Portrait of a Young Beauty
Vincent G. Stiepevich (American, 1841-1910)
Oil on canvas, signed.
A painter of portraits and genre scenes, Stiepevich emigrated from Russia eventually settling in Brooklyn, NY in 1878.
He participated in numerous exhibitions and joined the Artists Fund Society...
Henri Jospeh Dillens (Belgian, 1812-1872)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1858”.
A skilled engraver, lithographer and painter, in oils and watercolors, Dillens was best known for his portraits, interior and genre scenes. The first in a family of artists, his younger brother and three sons followed his example into an artistic life.
He was educated at the Academy of Ghent under Maes Canini...
Retriever and Rabbit James William Cole (English, fl. 1849-1867)
Oil on artist board, signed lower right and titled on the reverse.
A London painter, Cole exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy; British Institution and Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street. He was best known for his paintings of horses and dogs. Cole is listed in the Dictionary of British Art, Vol. IV, Victorian Painters by Wood...
Extensive Hudson River Landscape
Henry Augustus Ferguson (American, 1845-1911)
Oil on canvas, signed.
After studying under H.D. Martin and G. Boughton, Ferguson focused his talents toward romantic landscape painting. He found inspiration during his extensive travels in Mexico, South America, Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean...
Woman and Donkey by a Roadside Shrine
John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889)
Oil on artist board signed with monogram and dated and located: “1870, Rome” and inscribed: “for Mrs. Bedlen Noble, NY, by John G. Chapman, Rome, 1870” on the reverse.
Chapman is listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Falk.
Painting size: 10” x 14”
Rising Moon and Evening Mist
Alexander Schilling (American, 1859-1937)
Oil on panel, signed and retaining paper gallery label on reverse from Montross Gallery, New York City.
An important tonalist painter, Schilling began his training under G.S. Collis and H.A. Elkins. In the early 1880s, Schilling and fellow artist, John Vanderpoel, organized instructional, painting tours. Traveling to Muskoka Lakes in Ontario and Junita and Lebanon Valley in PA, the artists conducted outdoor...
Adrien Jean Madiol (Belgian, 1845-1927)
Oil on canvas, signed.
Born in 1845 in Groningen in the Netherlands, Madiol studied at the Art Academies of Brussels and Antwerp. Reflecting the stylistic traditions of the minor 17th century Dutch masters, he painted interiors, genre scenes, and portraits. Although, he died in 1927 at St. Lambrechts, Woluwe, he left a son who carried on his artistic legacy. His work is held in the permanent collection of the museum i...