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Jean Baptiste Clésinger (French, 1814-1883)
Bronze figure of the Greek poet Sappho (c. 630 BC) holding her lyre, signed and titled and with “Bronzes Artistiques de Paris” founder’s seal.
Known to his friends as Auguste, Clésinger was trained in sculpting by his father, a renown stone mason and monument sculptor. Although, he did not begin exhibiting until age 49, his reputation was quickly established. He proceeded to exhibit extensively and won numerous medals. ...
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. He later held a position with the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh.
At the age of 28, he began to devote himself to animal portraiture primarily of dogs and horse...
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. He was a...
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. She exhibited at the Boston Art Club and at the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association where she won a silver medal.
Professionally, she traveled e...
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. Bridgman in Toronto.
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. In 1920, he painted a portrait of Christopher Columbus, after the original by Achile Canessa, that hangs in the Chamber of Delegates of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.
Ward is listed in Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, S...
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. The Brooklyn Artists Academy, National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Boston Art Club and Art Institute of Chicago all held exhibitions of his work.
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. Residing in Antwerp from 1843-1854, he eventually settle...
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.
Painting size: 10.5” x 11.75”
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. Closer to home, he captured the vistas of the Hudson River, Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and White Mountains of New Hampshire.
A member of...
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...
Autumn River Landscape with Ducks
Charles Lanman (American, 1819-1895)
Oil on paper laid-down, signed.
Lanman is listed in The Artists of Washington, DC 1796-1996 by McMahan.
Painting size: 11” x 15”
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. As an assistant to John LaFarge, he furthered his training in glasswork and murals.
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. Two of his watercolors were included in a 1982 exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art entitled, “Washington on the Potomac”.
Harkness is listed in The Artists of Washington, D...