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Cloud Drift and Snow
Edwin Burrage Child (American, 1868-1937)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1925” (?) and titled on the reverse.
Initially, an illustrator turned portrait and landscape painter, Child eventually became a familiar figure on the university lecture circuit.
His own education began at the Art Students League in New York City. From there, he attended Amherst College...
Charles A. Harkness (American, b. 1853)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1889”.
Provenance: from the Estate of Ella Poe Burling, Washington, DC.
An architect-draftsman and painter, Harkness worked in both oils and watercolors. He was active in Washington, DC from 1872-1905...
Pastoral Landscape with a Young Girl and Her Dog
James Curnock (British, 1812-1870)
Oil on canvas, signed.
A resident of Bristol, Curnock was best known for his portraits and figure subjects. He exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Bristol Art Gallery.
Curnock is listed in the Dictionary of British Artists, Vol...
The Young Hunter
Ernest Bosch (German, 1834-1917)
Oil on canvas, signed lower left (behind frame).
Bosch was a pupil at the Academy of Dusseldorf under the instruction of K. Solm, T. Hildebrandt and Schadow. He was best known for his portrait and genre paintings. His genre paintings frequently included animals. Later in his career, he turned his focus more toward portraits of women. In addition to painting, Bosch was a skilled illustrator, etcher and lithographer...
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #371116 (stock #7359)
Soldiers Outside a Town
William Velten (Russian, 1847-1929)
Oil on panel, signed and located: “Munchen”.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 21, Velten “adopted” Germany as his homeland at the age of 23.
He studied for two years at the Academy of St. Petersburg from 1867-1869 before emigrating to Germany. Upon his arrival in Germany, he studied for an additional year at the Academy of Munich under the tutelage of the renown W...
George Laurence Nelson (American, 1887-1978)
Oil on board. Found in one of his sketchbooks.
A multitalented artist, Nelson was a skilled painter, lithographer and art conservator who was best known for his portraits and murals. He also taught art beginning at the age of 28 and continuing throughout his life.
Nelson began his own training at the Buffalo Art Students League before moving to New York City and continuing at the Art Students League there...
Young Girl at the Spring
James John Hill (British, 1811-1882)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “(18__)” and retainging its original gilt wood and gesso frame.
Painting size: 12” x 10”
Fishing Boats Along a Canal
Rene Clarot (Belgian, 1882-1972)
Oil on canvas, signed: “Clarot R” and dated: “1907”.
A post-impressionist painter of marines and landscapes, Clarot worked in oils, watercolors and pastels. He was a student at the Academy of Brussels from 1896-1905. Upon completion of his studies, he traveled frequently to France and Germany...
European Town Scene
Henri Schafer (French, 1833-1916)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1876”.
Schäfer studied at l'Ecole National de Beaux-Arts in Paris. He painted town scenes, city scenes and cathedral interiors in Belgium, Germany, and France. He was known to have painted in a style reminiscent of Alfred Montague.
Schäfer is listed in Dictionary of British Art, Vol...
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #380799 (stock #8208)
Outside St. Mark’s, Venice
Douglas Arthur Teed (American, 1863-1929)
Oil on canvas, signed, located: “Venice” and dated: “1875”.
Born in Utica, NY, Teed received his artistic training in London, Paris and Rome. He returned to the United States to live, residing at different times in Scranton, PA and Detroit, MI. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club, 1896; International Exposition in Rome, 1911; and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Annual Exhibition of 1912...
Giovanni Sandrucci (Italian, 1828-1897)
Oil on canvas, signed.
Painting size: 12” x 9”
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #422994 (stock #8827)
Walter Harrowing (British, worked 1865-1904)
Chestnut Hunter in a Stable
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1877”.
There is no known exhibition record of Harrowing’s work and little is known of his background other than that he is noted for his portraits of horses and dogs, particularly beagles, hunters, brood mares and coach horses. He is also known to have painted still lifes of game as well as various other farm animals...
Reuben LeGrande Johnston (American, 1850-1918)
Watercolor on paper, signed.
Johnston was a painter and teacher born in Alexandria, VA in 1850. He studied briefly with Dr...
Ernest Sherman Pease (American, b. 1846)
Portrait of a Dog
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1882” and retaining its original frame.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Pease was the son of a respected engraver. He worked in both oils and watercolors and was best known for his paintings of animals and birds. He exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1874-1886. Pease is listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Falk and Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Pa...
Paintings : Pre 1920 item #446482 (stock #8932)
Richard Norris Brooke (American, 1847-1920)
March at Sunset or The Old Story
Oil on canvas, signed and retaining two labels on the reverse with titles.
Painting size: 12.25” x 21.25”
Born in Warrington, Virginia in 1847, Richard Norris Brooke made significant contributions to the development and posterity of the art community in Washington, DC. From his days as an instructor at the Virginia Military Institute to his tenure a...
Oil on canvas, signed.
Painting size: 20” x 26”
Herzog was born in Breman, Germany and studied at the Düsseldorf Academy with Schirmer, Lessing, Achenbach and Gude. He developed a highly successful career in Germany counting Queen Victoria, Grand Duke Alexander of Russia and other members of royalty as his patrons. Then, at the age of 37, he immigrated t...
John Carleton Wiggins (American, 1848-1932)
Bridge over a Stream with Cows Watering
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “(18)72”.
Painting size: 18” x 30”
The first of the Wiggins family of artists, John Carleton began his education at the National Academy of Design under George Inness. He continued his training under Carmeincke and also spent a year in Paris.
A prolific and award winning exhibitor, Wiggins’s work continue...
Gustav Prucha signing as J. Harway
The Evening Carriage Ride
Oil on canvas, signed.
Painting size: 23” x 14.375”
Prucha was born in Vienna Austria and is best known for his genre scenes. He is listed in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gegenwart by Thieme/Becker.