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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...
Still Life with Peaches, Grapes and Plums on a Stone Ledge
Brunel de Neuville was a painter who specialized in painting scenes with animals, flowers and fruit. He exhibited his paintings in Paris, at the Salon des Artistes Français beginning in 1879. He became a member of the Salon in 1907...
Horse and Trainer at a Jump
Oil-on-canvas, signed. There is a smaller version of this painting illustrated in ...British Equestrian Artists on pg. 186.
Provenance: The Jockey Club, Washington, D.C.
Davis' inclination toward his subject matter was an inevitable result of having been born to a family defined by fox-hunting. Davis' father was the huntsman to George III private harriers...
Landscapes with Figures - A Pair of Paintings
Oils on oak panel.
Baets is listed in E. Bénézit's, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs and in Thieme/Becker's, Allegemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gegenwart.
Painting size: 9.5" x 12.25"
[BIO]: Thieme-Becker also says that he was active in Antwerp at 1700 and married the sister of J.P. vanBauerscheit.
View on the Conway
Oil-on-canvas, signed and dated: (18)90.
Benjamin Williams Leader was born in Worcester on March 12, 1831. He was the son of E. Leader Williams. He reversed his second and his surname to distinguish himself from the Williams family of artists. Leader was a painter of landscapes and costal scenes in oil. He studied at the Worcester School of Design and at the Royal Academy in 1853...
White Persian Kitten and Mother
Karl Kahler (Austrian, born 1855)
Oil-on-canvas laid down, signed.
Karl Kahler, a genre painter was born 1855 at Linz. His debut as an artist was in 1880 at Berlin. He exhibited at Dresden, Munich, and Vienna. He traveled frequently, especially to Australia. He is listed in Benezit's Dictionnaire des Peintres.
Painting: 29.25" x 24"
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #74805 (stock #7785)
Rouen & Rotterdam: a pair of paintings
Alfred Montague (English, fl. 1836-1870; d. 1883)
Oil on artist board, each signed lower right and titled on the reverse.
A talented artist, Montague was known for painting landscapes, town and coastal views. In addition to English locales, his paintings represented scenes in Holland and France indicating that he must have traveled in Europe.
The Rainbow, Pevera
William Joseph J.C. Bond (British, 1835-1926)
Oil-on-canvas, signed and dated: "1889", and titled, signed and dated on the reverse.
A landscape and marine painter who worked well into the 20th century, Bond is still primarily defined as a 19th century artist. Although he began his career by painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style, he later turned to a more free style and took his greatest influence from JMW Turner...
The Thames at Windsor
H. East (British, fl.c.1890-1920)
Oil on canvas, signed.
Active around the turn of the century, East was a prolific painter who favored rural scenes and landscapes. In his lifetime, his works were never publicly exhibited. However, over time, they have found their way into numerous private collections...
Chevalier with Dog
Johann Hamza (Austrian, 1850-1927)
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: “1880” and located “Wein”.
A student at the Academy of Fine Art of Vienna, Hamza studied under Edward von Engerth. A highly skilled and technically gifted painter, he favored genre scenes set in a Rococo environment. In particular, he was known for his depictions of chevaliers and royalty. He exhibited in Vienna, Dresden, Munich and London where he won a gold medal in 1891...
Great Falls of the Potomac
William Triplett Davis
Oil on canvas, signed and dated “1908”.
Provenance: from the Estate of Virgil McMahan.
Illustrated: The Artists of Washington, DC 1796-1996 by McMahan, page 57.
A “native son” of Washington, DC, Davis was born and educated in the city before establishing his professional career...
William H. Jobbins (British, fl. 1872-1886)
Oil on canvas, signed and located: “Venice/(18)80” and retaining a paper gallery label on the reverse.
Provenance: Frost & Reed, London.
Jobbins was born in Nottingham, England, in 1836. He became a landscape painter in the best English School tradition...
Tabletop Still Life with Clock and Book
Joseph Zarutka (Hungarian, b. 1860)
Oil on panel, signed.
Zarutka was born in Hungary. However, when it was time for his to artistic training to begin, he traveled to Austria to study at the Academy of Vienna with Professor Pochwalski. Following his formal studies, he traveled throughout Europe. He ended in Paris where he remained for many years.
Frans Gons (Belgian, 1834-1904)
Oil on cradled panel, signed.
Known as a painter of genre and religious scenes, Gons is credited as one of the founders of the Flemish Romantic School. He also specialized in window paintings.
His work was exhibited at the Exposition Nationale de Bruxelles in 1857, Salon in Bruxelles in 1860 and Salon Antwerpen in 1861.
Gons is listed Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs by Bénézit, Lexicon of t...
Venice - Entrance to the Grand Canal
Arthur Trevor Haddon (English, 1864-1941)
Oil on canvas, signed and retaining a paper label on reverse.
An artist of landscapes, portraits and country genre scenes, Hadden captured people and scenes from his travels in both oil and watercolor. During his life, he traveled extensively through Venezuela and Canada. Additionally, in his early thirties, he lived for a year in Rome, Italy.
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #131393 (stock #7662)
Extensive Alpine Landscape
August Richard Zimmermann
Oil on canvas, signed.
The brother of artistic siblings, Albert, Max and Robert, Richard Zimmerman ultimately distinguished himself as a landscape painter. He began his artistic training at the Dresden Academy where he studied under Ludwig Richter. Following that instruction, he joined his brother Albert in Munich where he continued to refine his training.
Zimmerman began his career painting hi...
Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #131977 (stock #5563)
Mother and Daughter
C.R. Parker (American, fl. 1826-1846)
Oil on Canvas
Painting Size: 30" x 25"
The public launching of Parker's career was in 1826 when his portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette and Franklin were placed in the chambers of the Louisiana State Legislature. Subsequent to that recognition of his talent, Parker painted a portrait of John James Audubon, befriended him and traveled with him to Versailles in 1828.
Extensive View of the Bay of Naples
Y. Gianni (Italian, 19th/20th Century)
Watercolor and gouache on paper, signed.
Sight size: 6.25” x 15.75”