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Youth & Age Image
Youth & Age
Artists:John Callcott Horsley RA 1817-1903
£19950
Chrysanthemums Image
Chrysanthemums
Artists:Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
£6950
The Night Market Image
The Night Market
Artists:Andreas Franciscus Vermeulen 1821-1884
£6950
Mother & Child with Poppy Image
Mother & Child with Poppy
Artists:Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA 1820-1900
£14950
Genre Scenes
Youth & Age
£19950
Youth & Age Image

This is a very fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting and group of Victorian men, women, and children beneath a cedar tree on a hill overlooking the city of London by the eminent Royal Academician John Callcott Horsley RA (1817-1903). This important oil painting is signed and dated by the artist and was a popular attraction at the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1851.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

 

John Callcott Horsley was mentored by his relative Sir Augustus Wall Callcott and William Mulready, and studied at Henry Sass’s academy along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Powell Frith. Between 1839 and 1896 he exhibited 121 paintings at the Royal Academy, being elected a full Royal Academician in 1864.

 

In 1861 Horsley moved to the village of Cranbrook in Kent where he would help establish the famous Cranbrook Colony of important 19th century artists alongside Thomas Webster and Frederick Daniel Hardy.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 107cm x 87cm (42” x 34¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 83cm x 63cm (32¾” x 24¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Previously with Haynes Fine Art of Broadway. Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine 20th century Louis XVI swept frame.

Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists:John Callcott Horsley RA 1817-1903
Chrysanthemums
£6950
Chrysanthemums Image

This is a large fine floral still life oil painting of Chrysanthemumsin a blue and white Chinese bowl by the famous British artist Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1929 and is as striking a work by this eminent painter as I have ever seen.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age.

 

Cecil Kennedy was one of the foremost flower painters of the 20th century, blending the technical accuracy of a botanist with a modern use of colour and atmospheric lighting. Kennedy exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy.

 

He achieved not only critical acclaim but was awarded a silver medal in 1956 and a gold medal in 1970 at the Paris Salon. Kennedy’s many private patrons included Queen Mary, the Duke of Windsor and the Astor family.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 75cm x 65cm (29½” x 25½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 62cm x 51cm (24½” x 20”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine new Louis XV style swept frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s finest period frame makers.

Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists:Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
The Night Market
£6950
The Night Market Image

This is a large fine mid-19th century oil painting of figures at a Northern European ‘Night Market’ by the eminent Belgian painter Andreas Franciscus Vermeulen (1821-1884). This highly atmospheric antique oil painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a good vintage Baroque style swept giltwood frame.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished.

Andreas Franciscus Vermeulen lived and worked in Breda, Teteringen, and Nieuw-Vossemeer during the mid-19th century. Like Petrus van Schendel he became famous for his chiaroscuro market scenes of figures lit by moonlight and/or candlelight. Nocturnes by Vermeulen are represented in various major European museums.

Dimensions: (framed) 84cm x70 cm (33” x 27½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 68cm x 54cm (26¾” x 21¼”)
Medium: Oil on mahogany panel.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Good 20th century Louis XV style swept frame.
Condition: Good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Old crack professionally restored. Panel slightly bowed. Ready to hang.

Artists:Andreas Franciscus Vermeulen 1821-1884
Mother & Child with Poppy
£14950
Mother & Child with Poppy Image

This is a large fine mid-19th century Pre-Raphaelite oil on canvas depicting a ‘Mother and Child with Poppy’ by the eminent Victorian painter Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA (1820-1900). The painting is signed by the artist with his monogram and dated 1862. It is sold here in its superb original fine Victorian Louis XIV gilt frame.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

Frederick Richard Pickersgill studied under his uncle, the eminent Royal Academician William Frederick Witherington (1785-1865) before entering the Royal Academy Schools in 1840. A fellow student of Millais, Rosetti and Holman Hunt, Frederick Pickersgill’s technique and great attention to detail was heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. He found great success as a painter of finely executed historical and literary subjects, and exhibited 50 paintings at the Royal Academy between 1839 and 1875. Elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1847, Frederick Richard Pickersgill became a full Royal Academician ten years later.

Dimensions: (framed) 93cm x 84cm (36½” x 33”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 62cm x 51cm (24½” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine Victorian Louis XIV style gilt frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists:Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA 1820-1900
Genre Scenes
Youth & Age Image
Youth & Age
This is a very fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting and group of Victorian men, women, and children beneath a cedar tree on a hill overlooking the city of London by the eminent Royal Academician John Callcot... Read More
Artists:John Callcott Horsley RA 1817-1903
£19950
Chrysanthemums Image
Chrysanthemums
This is a large fine floral still life oil painting of ‘Chrysanthemums’ in a blue and white Chinese bowl by the famous British artist Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). The painting is signed by the... Read More
Artists:Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
£6950
The Night Market Image
The Night Market
This is a large fine mid-19th century oil painting of figures at a Northern European ‘Night Market’ by the eminent Belgian painter Andreas Franciscus Vermeulen (1821-1884). This highly atmospheric antique oil painting is signed by th... Read More
Artists:Andreas Franciscus Vermeulen 1821-1884
£6950
Mother & Child with Poppy Image
Mother & Child with Poppy
This is a large fine mid-19th century Pre-Raphaelite oil on canvas depicting a ‘Mother and Child with Poppy’ by the eminent Victorian painter Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA (1820-1900). The painting is signed by the artist with his... Read More
Artists:Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA 1820-1900
£14950