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George Elgar Hicks (English , 1824-1914)
Watercolor on paper, signed with monogram
Painting size:12" x 9"
A London painter of genre, portraits and scenes of Victorian life, Hicks studied to be a doctor, but changed to painting, entering the Royal Academy schools in 1844...
Harrington Mann (Scottish American, 1864-1937)
Man in a Brown Cap: Portrait of a Black Man
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right.
Painting Size: 23.75” x 18.75”
Harrington Mann was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1864 and died in 1837 in New York City. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Slade under Legros, as well as at the Académie Julien in Paris...
A Courting Couple
European School, early 19th century
Painting: 10” x 8.5”
Enrico Gamba (Italian, 1831-1883)
Oil-on-artist board; signed lower left.
Exhibited: Museo de Bellas Artes, Vina del Mar, Chile.
Gamba painted landscapes, history and genre scenes. He was born on January 3, 1831 in Turin and died in the same city on October 9, 1883. Here he studied at the Academia Albertina with Cusa and Arienti, and in 1850, he went to Francfort-sur-le-Mein, where he studied with Steinle...
American School (Mid 19th Century)
The Good Companion: A Young Girl and Her Dog Carrying a Basket in a Snowy Forest
Oil on canvas, unsigned. The canvas retaining a stencil reading “*** Nelson, Artists Colorman and Picture Framer”, probably Robert Nelson of New York (1844)
Painting Size: 20” x 24”
European School, 19th Century
The Young Card Players
Oil on canvas, signed indistinctly lower left.
Painting Size: 18” x 24”
A charming genre scene depicting a young peasant boy and girl taking a moment from their chores to play a game of cards while a fussing baby squirms on the girl’s lap.
Marie Henriques (Danish, b. 1866)
Reading in the Garden
Oil on canvas, signed lower left.
Painting Size: 25.5” x 15.75”
Henriques was born in Petershoj, Denmark in 1866, the niece of artists Sally, Nathan and Samuel Henriques. She studied with Henningsen and Johansen in Denmark and Stevens in Paris (1888). She travelled extensively throughout Italy, Greece and Egypt...
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Oil on canvas, inscribed "A. Solomon Esquire" on stretcher. This work depicts a theatrical rehearsal of Othello. 12" x 14" in the frame and 8" x 10" canvas. Unlined.
R. Bonnechose (French, 19th century)
Afternoon in the Garden
Depicting Three Classical Women, Two Seated at a Table Being Entertained by a Third Playing the Lyre
Oil on canvas, signed lower right.
Painting Size: 15” x 22”
SAFA/5586 Although there does not seem to be any ready biographical information on R. Bonnechose, it is apparent that he studied in at least one of the Paris ateliers of the late 19th century...
Frederick Smallfield, (English, 1825-1915)
Genoese Flower Girl
Watercolor on paper, signed and titled on the reverse.
Painting size: 16” x 10”
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...
Orientalist School, mid 19th century.
Kiosk of Trajan, Philae, Egypt
Oil on canvas, laid down.
Painting size: 24” x 18”
In the 19th century, Westerners were fascinated with the Orient. Tired of the industrial revolution and the confines of Victorian morality, people looked to the near and middle east as lands of mystery and sensuality...
Wilhelm (German, 19th century)
The Vase Painter
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right and dated: “(18)97”.
Sight size: 14.5” x 10.5”
This lovely watercolor after the work by Paul Thumann (German 1834-1908) known as Kunst Bringst Gunst (Art Wins Heart) depicts a Greek artisan painting a figure on a hydria vase as an admiring companion looks on from the threshold of an open doorway...
English School, Mid 19th Century
Cavalier and Serving Maid
Oil on canvas laid down to panel
Painting Size: 10” x 8”
British School, late 19th Century
No Picking the Flowers!
Watercolor on Paper, unsigned.
Sight Size:19.5" x 13.75"
John N. Hess (American, 19th Century)
Head of a Percheron
Oil on artist board, signed “J. N. Hess” and dated “(18)87” lower right.
Painting Size: 12.25” x 10.25”
John N. Hess was active in Pennsylvania and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 1882...
Emma Lampert Cooper (American, 1860-1920)
Watercolor on paper, signed and located lower left.
In original gold leaf frame within a “shadowbox”.
Sight Size: 13” x 9.5”
Cooper (née Lampert) exhibited under her maiden name until 1897 when she married fellow artist Colin Campbell Cooper...
English School, Circa 1840-60
A Country Maid in a Landscape
Oil on Canvas, signed indistinctly lower right.
Painting: 24" x 18.5"
C. Henshaw (British, 19th C)
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)...