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Paintings : Pre 1900 item #9411 (stock #6824)
"Courtyard, Alcazar, Seville"
Oil-on-canvas, in original gilt frame. Circa1890.
Signed lower left and located: "Sevilla".
The "Casa de Pilotos" was formerly the Palace of the Dukes of Medina, Sidonia; and is now the site of Andalucia's principal archieve and is celebrated as the outstanding example of mock "madeja" architecture.
Painting: 21" x 15.5"
J. Stewart Barney (American, 1869-1925)
Barney was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1869. He was a painter, architect, sculptor and writer...
Paintings : Pre 1900 item #11349 (stock #4884)
The Cassie F. Bronson Off the Coast
Oil-on-canvas, signed indistinctly
Born in Bucksport, Maine, the son of a shipmaster, Stubbs was a professional ship portraitist showing fairly straightforward broadside views of his subjects. By 1876 he was listed as a marine painter in the Boston city directory. He later had studios in East Boston and Charlestown where it is likely that Samuel Finley Morse Badger was his student...
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...
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...
Louisa at Ten
Oil-on-canvas, signed upper right and dated (18)94, and titled on paper label on the reverse.
Portrait painter, born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 5, 1873. A pupil of his father, E.D. Betts, Sr. and William Chase, Betts studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Chicago Art Institute. He exhibited and was awarded prizes at the National Academy of Design in 1902, 1918, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1937; the Art Institute of Chicago, the St...
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...
Fishing Boats Off the Coast
Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right
F.D. Briscoe was born in Baltimore and began his painting career at the early age of 16, studying under marine painter Edward Moran (1829-1901) in Philadelphia. He travelled extensively along the east coast and studied in both London and Paris. His many extended ocean voyages gave him great familiarity with his favorite subject of the ocean and its ships in all kinds of weather...
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. He exhibited at the Royal Academy regularly from 1854; won a gold medal at t...
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. His passion for ships and the sea not only i...
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. His work has been compared favorably with that of Daniel Sherrin.
East is listed in Hidden Talents: A Dictionary of Neglected Artists Working 1880-195...
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.