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A West Sussex Post Mill - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
£4950
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Belle Epoque
The Enchantress - Large 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
£19950

‘The Enchantress’ by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). This large fine 19th century oil on canvas, depicting a dark-haired beauty wearing a crown of holly, is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.

 

In Celtic mythology holly is the ruler of the darker half of the calendar year known as the White Realm, in other words winter. The holly berry is also a potent Pagan symbol of feminine sexuality.

 

All our paintings are offered for sale in the finest condition they can be for their age having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Nathaniel Sichel initially studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin before enrolling at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Sichel’s success in the 1864 Prix de Rome with ‘Joseph explains the Dreams of the Pharaoh’ made his reputation as a painter of Orientalist subjects. During the 1860s and 70s Nathaniel Sichel became one of the most popular portrait painters in Germany and a leading artist of the Orientalist School, making a speciality of well-drawn and elegantly painted figures.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 77cm x 102cm (30¼” x 40¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 55cm x 73cm (21½” x 28¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private collection.

Presentation: Fine quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
La Fille de la Nymphe - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
£9950

‘Une Fille de la Nymphe’ by Auguste-Émile Pinchart (1842-1920). This fine late 19th century oil on canvas is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

The painting depicts a girl teasing a bust of the god Pan with a reed. In Greek mythology, when the lustful Pan attempted to seduce a nymph by the name of Syrinx, she ran to a nearby river and asked for assistance from the water nymphs, the Naiads. As Pan reached out to grab Syrinx the Naiads transformed her into a cluster of water reeds. When Pan let out a frustrated sigh, his breath blew across the hollow reeds producing a haunting tune. These reeds became the Pipes of Pan.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having just been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Auguste-Émile Pinchart studied in Paris under Jean-Léon Gérôme, and achieved considerable financial success after signing a contract with the pre-eminent French art dealer Jean-Baptiste Goupil. Pinchart exhibited at the Salon in Paris between 1864 and 1893, receiving an honourable mention in 1883 and medal the following year. In 1905 he became a member of the Société des Artistes Français.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 66cm x 76cm (26” x 30”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private European collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: Auguste-Emile Pinchart 1842-1920
La Femme en Noir - Large 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
£12950

‘Le Femme en Noir’ by Eugène Accard (1824-1888). This fine 19th century French full-length portrait of a young Parisienne beauty is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

As with all the paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Born in Bordeaux, Eugène Accard moved to Paris to study with the eminent French Academic painter Abel de Pujol (1785-1861) and at École des Beaux-arts with Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Accard went on to achieve critical and commercial success with his historical subject pictures and portraits of Parisienne society beauties, being particularly famous for his rendering of period costume. Eugène Accard exhibited at the Salon in Paris from 1846 until the year before his death in 1887.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 70cm x 91cm (27½” x 35¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 52cm x 73cm (20½” x 28¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private French collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: Eugene Accard 1824-1888
L'Extase - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
£19950

This is a large fine 19th century oil painting portrait of a young society beauty depicted en déshabillé by the eminent French Academic painter Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825-1891). ‘L’Extase’ is inscribed by the artist verso and sold in a superb quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf neoclassical frame. As one of his most popular paintings, Chaplin painted several versions of this same portrait but this is the finest example I have come across.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Chaplin’s celebrated portraits of young Belle Epoque beauties are reminiscent of the 18th century romanticism of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) and François Boucher (1703–1770) and established him as one of the foremost French academic painters of the period. By the late 1850’s Chaplin was being inundated with commissions from the French aristocracy requesting portraits of their wives and daughters. Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, was also a big fan and appointed him an artist of the court. Her and her husband’s enthusiastic support would soon come in especially useful when, in 1859, the Chaplin’s portrait ‘Aurora’ was banned by the judges of the Salon for being “too erotically suggestive”. The disqualification order was subsequently overturned when Napoleon III himself sprung to Chaplin’s defence.

During his lifetime Chaplin was awarded numerous medals at the Paris Salon and in 1865 he was declared a Chevalier and later Officer of la Légion d’Honneur (1881). Today, works by Charles Chaplin are held in the collections of the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in St Petersburg, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Dimensions: (framed) 92cm x 68cm (36¼” x 26¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 73cm x 49cm (28¾” x 19¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Charles Joshua Chaplin 1825-1991
La Coquette - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait of Parisienne Girl
£8950

‘La Coquette’ by Virgilio Tojetti (1851-1901). The painting -which depicts a young brunette reclining in a lavender chiffon wrap – is signed by the artist ‘Virgilio Tojetti, Rome’ and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Italian-born painter Virgilio Tojetti moved to Paris in the 1860s to study with Jean-Léon Gérôme and William Bouguereau. In 1870 he moved to live and work in the US, first in San Francisco, before settling in New York in 1883 where he painted important murals in the Savoy Hotel and Hoffman House. He exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Art Association. Tojetti’s work was also much in demand back in Rome where he was commissioned by both Pope Gregory XVI and Pius IX.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 79cm (27” x 31”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Fine private collection of Pittsburgh family.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

Artists: Virgilio Tojetti 1851-1901
The Lute Player - 19th Century French Impressionist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
£9950

The Lute Player’ by Jacques Martin (1844-1910). This large 19th century French oil painting is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, newly commissioned, gold metal leaf Post-Impressionist frame. For centuries the lute has featured as a powerful symbol of female sexuality in European art, the word lute – or “luit” – being Flemish for vagina.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Born in Lyon, Jacques Martin was a pupil of François Vernay who was an important artist in the development of many Impressionist painters from the South of France. Pierre Puvis de Chavannes was one of Martin’s first admirers.

 

From 1881 Jacques Martin exhibited at numerous salons in Lyon and Paris, and was notably one of the artists selected to exhibit at the Universal Exhibition of 1894. Martin developed a free Impressionist style similar to that of his contemporary Auguste Renoir, especially in his portrayal of the female nude. In 1904 he founded the Salon d’Automne in Lyon and exhibited at the International Exhibition of Fine Arts of 1914.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 91cm x 111cm (35¾” x 43¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 73cm x 93cm (28¾” x 36¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private French collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

 

Artists: Jacques Martin 1844-1910
En Garde! - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting of Society Beauty
£59950

‘En Garde!’ by Jean Beraud (1849-1936). This fine Belle Epoque portrait of a fashionable young Parisienne escrimeuses is signed by the artist and presented in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

As with all the paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Jean Béraud was one of the most famous painters of Paris during La Belle Époque. Rather like his contemporary Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) his evocative paintings of Parisian high society glimpsed in the gardens, salons and boulevards of the French capital are a blend of the academic art of the Salon and that of his friend Édouard Manet and the other French Impressionists.

 

Jean Béraud studied at the Lycée Bonaparte before enrolling with the studio of Léon Bonnat (1833-1922). Béraud first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1873. His association with Alexandre Bernheim (1839-1915), one of France’s most influential dealers, helped bring him considerable commercial success and by 1890 Beraud had established himself as the painter of Parisian life.

 

Jean Beraud was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1887 and an Officer in 1892. Today his paintings are found in the National Gallery in London, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 52cm x 74cm (20½” x 29”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 33cm x 55¼cm (13” x 21¾”)

Medium: Oil on mahogany panel.

Provenance: Artist’s panel supplied by F. Dupre of Paris circa 1900. Various auction stencils verso. Private collection. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Patrick Offenstadt, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, November 20, 2019.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Jean Beraud 1849-1936
Exotica
Apprehension - Large 19th Century Orientalist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
£25950

‘Apprehension’ by Geskel Saloman (1821-1902). This large fine mid-19th century Orientalist oil painting is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1855.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Though born in Denmark, Geskel Saloman trained with Joahn Ludwig Lund at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts where he was awarded a medal in 1846. From 1850 his reputation grew rapidly to the point where he became one of the most popular portrait and genre scene painters in Sweden.

 

Saloman exhibited widely in Scandinavia and abroad, and from 1854 he lived and worked in Paris where he studied with Thomas Couture (1815-1879). In the following year, the painting being offered for sale here was given an honourable mention at the Salon de Paris. Between 1860 and 1863 Saloman’s preoccupation with Orientalism lead him to travel to North Africa where he lived in the city of Algiers.

 

In the 1870s Saloman taught at the Gothenberg Academy of Arts, became a professor of the Stockholm Academy and official portrait painter to the Swedish Royal Family.

Dimensions: (framed) 82cm x 132cm (32” x 52”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 57cm x 107cm (22” x 42”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Ornately carved gold metal leaf Orientalist frame.

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

 

 

Artists: Geskel Saloman 1821-1902
The Beautiful Sentinel - 19th Century Orientalist Oil Painting of Egyptian Girl
£9950

‘The Beautiful Sentinel’ by Karl Wilhelm Gentz (German, 1822-1890). This large fine 19th century oil painting is signed by the artist and hangs in an ornate, newly regilded Orientalist frame.

 

As with all the paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age, having just been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Karl Gentz studied in Berlin and Antwerp before moving to Paris in 1846 where he joined the studio of Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) then under the directorship of Charles Gleyre (1806-1904). A preoccupation with Orientalist subjects led him to travel widely in Europe and North Africa. After living and working in Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Palestine, and Constantinople the artist settled in Paris at the studio of Thomas Couture (1815-1879).

 

By the 1870s, Karl Gentz was considered one of the most successful German artists of the Orientalist School and counted the Crown Prince of Prussia and Emperor Wilhelm as two of his patrons. In 1874 Gentz was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 122cm x 130cm (48” x 51”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 98cm x 108cm (38½” x 42½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly regilded Orientalist frame.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Karl Wilhelm Gentz 1822-1890
Une Fille de Filature - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting
£5950

‘Une Fille de Filature’ by Charles Louis Lucien Müller (1815-1892). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1862 and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Charles Louis Muller entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1831 where he studied under Baron Gros and Léon Cogniet. Three years later he began exhibiting at the Salon where he would contribute paintings each year for the rest of his working life. Muller was awarded numerous medals of honour at the Salon including first-class medals in 1848 and 1855. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1849, and an Officer in 1850. Perhaps the crowning achievement of Muller’s career came when he was commissioned to decorate ceilings in the Louvre Museum with four compositions representing periods in the history of French art.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 68cm x 88cm (27” x 34½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 49cm x 69cm (19¼” x 27¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

An Almeh on the Nile - Orientalist Oil Painting of Egyptian Beauty
£7950

‘An Almeh on the Nile’ by Walter Charles Horsley (1855-1921). The painting is signed by the artist and further signed and inscribed (verso) with the remains of the artist’s own label (Campden Hill, Kensington being the family’s address in London). ‘An Almeh on the Nile’ was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1910

 

An ‘almeh’ was the name given to a young female performer in 18th and 19th century Egypt. The girls were not concubines, they were educated young women trained in dancing, singing and poetry who would be present at festivals and traditional gatherings, not unlike an Egyptian version of the Japanese geisha.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

The son of the eminent Royal Academician John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), Walter Charles Horsley entered the Academy Schools in 1872 and was awarded a medal for his portraiture. After making his debut at the Royal Academy in 1875, he went on to exhibit 55 times at the R.A. Summer Exhibition as well as with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery. Unlike many late 19th century painters of fashionable ‘Orientalist’ scenes, Walter Horsley travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and India and got to intimately know and appreciate the people he painted. It was his many expeditions to Egypt – and especially Cairo and the banks of the Nile – that produced many of his finest Orientalist paintings.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 52cm x 63cm (20½” x 24¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 31cm x 42cm (12¼” x 16½”)

Medium: Oil on paper, laid to board.

Provenance: Exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, 1910 (no.593). Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Walter Charles Horsley 1855-1934
Andalusian Beauty - 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait of Spanish Girl
£4950

‘Andalusian Beauty’ by Edward Charles Barnes (1838-1882). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a gold metal leaf swept frame.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Edward Charles Barnes began his career in his home city of Birmingham before moving to London in 1862. He lived for many years in Hampstead, then still a village on the outskirts of London, painting romantic figural scenes and portraits of exotic Spanish beauties, which in the 1860s and 70s were at the height of their popularity.

 

Edward Charles Barnes exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1856, his last painting being hung there in the year of his death in 1882. Barnes preferred location was however the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists. Edward Charles Barnes was elected a full member of the RBA in 1865.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 58cm x 72cm (22¾” x 28¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 61cm (18” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: 20th century gold metal leaf frame.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, lined, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Edward Charles Barnes 1838-1882
Poppaea Sabina - 19th Century Neoclassical Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Empress
£6950

‘Poppaea Sabina’ by William Henry Longmaid (1834-1919). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1887, and presented in a fine quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Poppaea Sabina (AD 30-65) was the notorious second wife of the Roman Emperor Nero, renowned for both her great beauty and ruthless ambition.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

William Henry Longmaid was one of a number of artists working in London in the last quarter of the 19th century who devoted themselves to romantic scenes of ancient Rome and Greece. Like ‘Olympians’ Frederick Lord Leighton, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sir Edward John Poynter and Joseph Albert Moore, Longmaid’s favourite subject was the great beauties of the ancient world.

 

Between 1890 and 1899, William Henry Longmaid exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the City Art Gallery in Leeds and with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 70cm x 80cm (27½” x 31½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: William Henry Longmaid 1835-1919
Carnations - Large 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting
£12950

‘Carnations’ by Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A. (1833-1898).

The painting is signed and inscribed by the artist verso, and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf Watts frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Having studied in London and Paris, Philip Calderon began exhibiting historical and literary pictures and portraiture at the Royal Academy in 1853. A friend and contemporary of William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Dante Gabriel Rosetti (1828-1882) and John Everett Millais (1829-1896) his style was initially Pre Raphaelite yet in subject was initially closer to the artists of The Clique such as William Powell Frith (1819-1909) and Henry Nelson O’Neil (1817-880) and later to the classical themes of the Olympians Lord Leighton (1830-1896) and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912).

 

Calderon was elected an ARA in 1864 and a full Academician three years later, aged just 34. In the same year he became the first British artist to be awarded a gold medal at the Paris Exhibition. Perhaps above all else, Calderon was a superb painter of female beauty. In 1887 the artist received one of the Royal Academy’s highest honours when he was appointed Keeper of the RA.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 82cm x 92cm (32¼” x 36¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 71cm (24” x 28”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf Watts frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: Philip Hermogenes Calderon RA 1833-1898
Colombina - Large Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting of Semi Nude
£3950

‘Colombina’ by Arnulf de Bouché (1872-1945). This large fine oil on canvas depicting a semi-naked young woman playing with a figurine of Harlequin is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke Impressionist frame. Colombina is the original Italian name for the coquettish lover of Harlequin in the traditional Commedia dell’arte.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Arnulf de Bouché studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Gabriel von Hackl (1843-1926) and Paul Hoecker (1854-1910). In 1901 he exhibited paintings at the Glaspalast and the Great Berlin Art Exhibition. Arnulf de Bouche’s favourite subjects reflected the late 19th century fascination with North African and Middle Eastern imagery but unlike the Academic Masters of Orientalism his style became increasingly Impressionistic.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 79cm x 89cm (31” x 35”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 71cm (24” x 28”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke Impressionist frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

 

Artists: Arnulf de Bouche 1872-1945
A Montenegrin Girl - Large 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting
£19950

‘A Montenegrin Girl’ by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). This large fine 19th century oil on canvas is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Nathaniel Sichel initially studied under Julius Schrader (1815-1900) in the academic tradition at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin before enrolling at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Sichel’s success in the 1864 Prix de Rome with a painting entitled ‘Joseph explains the Dreams of the Pharaoh’ made his reputation as a painter of Orientalist subjects. During the 1860s and 70s Nathaniel Sichel became one of the most popular portrait painters in Germany and a leading artist of the Orientalist School, making a speciality of well-drawn and elegantly painted figures.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 74cm x 92cm (29” x 36¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 55cm x 73cm (21½” x 28¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
Landscapes
A West Sussex Post Mill - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

’A West Sussex Post Mill’ by Edmund Morison Wimperis (1835-1900).

 

A very large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Edmund Morison Wimperis. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Wimperis exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists etc. and became a member of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1875 and was voted Vice President in 1895. He was elected a full Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1870 and a full Member of the Royal Oil Painters Institute in 1893. Works by Wimperis are held in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

 

Full biographical details for Edmund Wimperis can be found in ‘The Dictionary of British Artists’, ‘The Dictionary of Victorian Painters’ by Christopher Wood, ‘Painters in the Northern Counties of England and Wales’ by Dennis Child and ’The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists’ by H. L. Mallalieu.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 104cm (31½” x 41”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

 

Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - Large 19th Century Welsh Landscape Oil Painting
£3950

‘Betws-y-Coed, North Wales’ by Thomas Stanley Barber 1822-1899. The painting is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Like Louis Bosworth Hurt and avid Bates, Derbyshire-born landscape painter Thomas Stanley Barber probably trained with George Turner whose influence can be seen in much of Barber’s work. Although he exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery and was associated with the Birmingham School, Thomas Barber spent much of his career living and working in London where his finely executed landscapes of the Peak District and North Wales were enthusiastically collected by late Victorian patrons.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 94cm (27” x 37”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 77cm (20” x 30¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: Thomas Stanley Barber 1822-1899
Lochnagar - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of the Scottish Highlands
£18950

Lochnagar’ by Alfred de Breanski ARCA (1852 – 1928). This large fine 19th century oil painting of the Scottish Highlands is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality, newly commissioned, gold metal leaf frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

One of the most popular and successful landscape painters of the late 19th century, Alfred de Bréanski Snr became famous for his dramatic scenes of the Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia and the River Thames.

 

Between 1869 and 1919 he exhibited at all of the major British venues including 44 paintings at the Royal Academy, 80 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery, 12 at the Royal Institution and the Grosvenor Gallery in London as well as many more at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy and the Walker Gallery in Liverpool.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 70cm x 94cm (27½” x 37”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
St. Mark’s from the Giudecca - Very Large 19th Century Venice Landscape Oil Painting
£7950

‘St. Mark’s from the Giudecca’ by Arthur Trevor Haddon RBA (1864-1941). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf Chippendale frame. The work being sold here is one of the artist’s largest ever paintings.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Arthur Trevor Haddon’s artistic training began in 1883 when he entered the Slade School where he was a pupil of Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) and continued in London where he studied with the eminent Royal Academician Sir Hubert Herkomer (1849-1914). Throughout his subsequent career Haddon travelled widely; living and worked in Asia and both North and South America, but it was his time in Spain and Italy that inspired his most popular and familiar subjects. Haddon’s paintings are typically full of young Mediterranean women going about their daily lives.

 

From 1883, Arthur Trevor Haddon exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists, of which organisation he was elected a full member in 1896.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 110cm x 168cm (43¼” x 66”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 95cm x 143cm (37½” x 56¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

Artists: Arthur Trevor Haddon 1864-1941
Cornfields near the Coast - Large 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting Royal Academy 1865
£34950

‘Cornfield near the Coast’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). Signed by the artist and dated 1865, this large fine 19th century oil painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1865. The painting hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth – and most gifted – son of the English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. Just as his elder brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family.

 

Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 81cm x 116cm (32” x 45½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 98cm (24” x 38½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1865. Purchased from Frost & Reed, London, circa 1960. Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

Conservation: Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration (est.1974) or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television\\’s \\’Britain\\’s Lost Masterpieces\\’.

Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
A Day at the Beach - 19th Century French Landscape Oil Painting
£6950

‘A Day at the Beach’ by John Lewis Brown (1829-1890). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1872.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Of Scottish decent, John Lewis Brown was born in Bordeaux but moved to Paris aged 12 where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts with Camille Roqueplan (1802-1855) and at the École Gratuite de Dessin under Jean-Hillaire Belloc (1786-1866). Most famous as an equine painter, Brown’s early work reflects his neoclassical training, and also the influence of the great English romantic painter Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828) as well as Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891). He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1847.

 

With the immergence of Impressionism in the 1880s his style became freer. A very gregarious man, Brown was a close friend of Edgar Degas, Eduard Manet and James Whistler and his famous exuberance was memorably depicted in two terrific paintings by Giovanni Boldini and James Tissot. In 1870 John Lewis Brown was made a Knight of the Légion d\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’Honneur and later won a gold medal in the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

 

Paintings by John Lewis Brown can be found in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée d\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’Orsay and Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, the National Gallery in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 86cm (27” x 33¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 49cm x 65cm (19¼” x 25½”)

Medium: Oil on mahogany panel.

Provenance: Beaussant-Lefevre, Paris, 2005. Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Good quality gold metal leaf frame.

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

 

Artists: John Lewis Brown 1829-1890
Reaping - Very Large 19th Century Royal Academy Landscape Oil Painting
£9950

‘Reaping’ by James Thomas Linnell (1823-1905). This very large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a late summer harvest in Surrey is signed by the artist and dated 1870, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Academy. The accompanying images feature an article discussing this critically acclaimed painting in the Art Journal of 1872.

 

As with all the paintings we sell it is offered in the best condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Between 1850 and 1888 James Linnell exhibited 38 paintings at the Royal Academy. Hi style and subject matter was very similar to that of his famous father John Linnell (1792-1882).

 

Dimensions: (framed) 168cm x 113cm (66” x 44½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 158cm x 102cm (62¼” x 40”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Original 19th century giltwood frame with gadrooned border ornamentation.

Condition: Good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: James Thomas Linnell 1823-1905
Morning in North Wales - V Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting
£15950

Morning in North Wales’ by Edwin Henry Boddington (1836-1905). This large fine 19th century oil painting is signed by the artist and dated 1867, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. The painting hangs in a good quality gold metal leaf swept frame.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Edwin Henry Boddington first exhibited in London aged 17 in 1853. Like his father – the eminent landscape artist Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) – his favourite subjects were sunrise and sunset scenes of the River Thames and North Wales. Edwin Bonnington’s work of the 1850s and ‘60s displays all of the fine detail and skilful lighting effects of his father’s best work. In the first 15 years of his career Edwin Henry Boddington exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and especially with the Royal Society of British Artists but after 1869 the quality of his work fell dramatically.

 

A fondness for high living led him into bankruptcy and he was imprisoned for debt and then divorced by his wife. From 1870 Boddington’s work became routine and clearly painted to keep the wolf from the door. Although good prices are still achieved for his pictures after this date, in my opinion the only paintings by E.H. Boddington worth collecting are those executed before 1869. These examples can be very special, and every bit as accomplished as the work of the artist’s father and his uncle, Sidney Richard Percy.

 

The large example from 1867 being offered here is a wonderful testament to what Boddington could achieve before his private affairs got the better of him. The painting comes from the private collection of the Matthews family of Great Witchingham Hall, one of the finest stately homes in Norfolk.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 92cm x 142cm (36” x 56”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 127cm (30” x 50”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: 1867, exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists; private collection of Great Witchingham Hall, Norfolk.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

 

Artists: Edwin Henry Boddington 1836-1905
Llanberis Pass, North Wales - Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting
£34950

‘Llanberis Pass, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). Signed by the artist and dated 1879, this large fine 19th century oil painting was exhibited at the Royal Society of Artists in London in 1879.

 

Newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth – and most gifted – son of the English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. Just as his elder brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family.

 

Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 81cm x 116cm (32” x 45½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 98cm (24” x 38½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Exhibited at the Royal Society of Artists in London in 1879. Purchased from Frost & Reed, London, circa 1960. Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

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

 

 

 

Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
Windsor Castle from the Thames - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of English Royal Residence
£9,950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a spectacular view of ‘Windsor Castle from the Thames’ by the important Victorian landscape painter Alfred de Bréanski Snr (1852-1928). The painting is signed by the artist and sold in a fine quality gold metal leaf swept frame. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 English monarchs. Today the Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle, and in May it was the venue for the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markel.

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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

A very successful British landscape painter, Alfred de Bréanski Senior became famous for his dramatic scenes of the Scottish Highlands and views of the River Thames. Between 1869 and 1915 Alfred de Bréanski exhibited 46 oils at the Royal Academy and a great many more at the Grosvenor Gallery and the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists.

Dimensions: (framed) 109cm x 78cm (43” x 31”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 91cm x 61cm (36” x 24”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine gold metal leaf Baroque style swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Ready to hang.

Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
Froggatt, Derbyshire 1873 - 19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting
£9950

A very large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting a shepherd and a small flock of sheep resting on a summer afternoon near the village of ‘Froggatt, Derbyshire’ by the eminent Victorian painter George Turner (1843-1910). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1873. It is sold in a superb quality gold leaf 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. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

During the 1880’s and 90’s Turner’s talents as a painter earned him a nationwide reputation as ‘Derbyshire’s John Constable’, and he became teacher to a number of other notable painters of the time including Louis Bosworth Hurt, David Bates, David Payne, and his own son William Lakin Turner. I have seen a great many pictures by George Turner and I can say without doubt that this is the finest example of his work that I have ever seen.

Dimensions: (framed) 119cm x 88cm (46¾” x 34¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 103cm x 70cm (40½” x 27½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality gold leaf frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: George Turner 1843-1910
Langdale, Westmorland - Very Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting 1879
£24950

‘Langdale, Westmorland’ by George Cole (1810-1883). This very large fine oil on canvas of a waterfall in the Lake District of England is signed and dated by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879.

 

As with all the paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

It is testament to his talent that despite not have studied at a prestigious London academy or the RA schools and being apparently self-taught that George Cole would go on to become one of Victorian Britain’s most successful landscape painters. Cole’s early success as an animal painter found him his most important patron in Sir Robert Peel, whose important collection of Dutch Old Masters no doubt influenced Cole’s development and transformation into a painter of landscapes.

 

George Cole began exhibiting in London in 1838 at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists, of which he would be elected as a member in 1850 and later Vice-President in 1867. Cole exhibited 19 paintings at the Royal Academy, 35 at the British Institution, and 223 at the RBA.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 108cm x 141cm (42½” x 55½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 86½cm x 122¾cm (34” x 48¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879. Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: George Cole 1810-1883
Subject Pictures & Portraits
Portrait of Isabella Marshall - Very Large 18th Century Georgian Oil Painting
£24950

‘Portrait of Isabella Marshall’ by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). This large fine early 18th century oil painting of a Georgian beauty is signed and dated 1719 and has provenance going back more than 250 years within the Garrard-Drake-Tyrwhitt family.

 

All our paintings are offered in the finest condition they can be for their age having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Isabella Marshall (1693-1744) was the daughter of the wealthy London merchant Thomas Marshall. On 13th October 1719 she married Montague Garrard Drake (1692-1728), member of Parliament for Amersham from 1713 until his death in 1728.

 

Kneller’s studio in London would have been commissioned to paint Isabella’s portrait around the time of her marriage. From 1719 the painting was in the private collection of the family at Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire. Thence by descent through the family; William Drake M.P. (1723-1796), Captain Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake (1783-1852); The Tyrwhitt-Drake Settlement; Christie’s, London, 25 July 1952.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 121cm x 145cm (47½” x 57”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 128cm (40” x 50½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: 1719, private collection of Montague Garrard Drake M.P. (1692-1728). Thence by descent through the family; William Drake M.P. (1723-1796), Captain Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake (1783-1852); The Tyrwhitt-Drake Settlement; Christie’s, London, 25 July 1952.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Lined and new stretchers in 1982. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723
Augustus Saint-Gaudens - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting
£9950

A fine portrait of ‘Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ by Henry Siddons Mowbray . The painting is signed by the artist. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the foremost American sculptor of the 19th century and one of the most important figures in the history of American Art.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Henry Siddons Mowbray studied in the great French Academic tradition at the studio of Leon Bonnat in Paris. Between 1880 and 1885, Mowbray exhibited at the Salon before moving back to the US where he became a leading figure in the ‘American Renaissance’ and a close friend of one of the fathers of American Art, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

 

In his illustrious career, Siddons Mowbray painted numerous commissions for many of the period’s most famous personalities including J.P. Morgan and F.W. Vanderbilt. Between 1902 and 1904, Siddons Mowbray served as director of the American Academy in Rome.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 41cm x 43cm (16” x 17”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 26cm x 27cm (10¼” x 10¾”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine giltwood frame.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Henry Siddons Mowbray 1858-1928
Tircis et Amarante - 19th Century French Neoclassical Exhibition Oil Painting
£6950

‘Tircis et Amarante’ by Henri-Pierre Picou (1824-1895). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1890. It hangs in its original neoclassical Palladian exhibition frame.

 

The characters of Tircis and Amarante appear in Jean de la Fontaine’s fable of ‘The Shepherd who played the Flute’ in which Tircis attempts to catch the attention of Amarante by showing her that he can catch fish with just his flute-playing rather than with rod and line. In a triumph of practicality over romance, Tircis, having failed to catch anything, resorts to using a net. But it is too late; Amarante is unimpressed and admits she is already in love with another.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Henri-Pierre Picou studied in Paris with both Paul Delaroche and later Charles Gleyre and in 1847 made his debut at the Salon. The following year he was awarded a medal for his painting of ‘Cleopatra on the Cydnus’, widely considered to be “among the seven or eight most important paintings of the Salon\\” that year. Picou established his own atelier on the Boulevard de Magenta in Paris producing fashionable portraits and historical subjects. As his style evolved, Picou’s work developed more allegorical and mythological themes. From 1848 Henri-Pierre Picou exhibited at the Paris Salon almost annually until the year before his death in 1895.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 95cm x 114cm (37½” x 45”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 65cm x 81cm (25½” x 32”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private collection of George Washington Polk. Numerous 19th century European exhibition labels verso.

Presentation: Neoclassical carved giltwood exhibition frame.

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

 

Artists: Henri-Pierre Picou 1824-1895
Le Concours de Violon - Large 19th Century Oil Painting of Classical Music Concert, Paris 1880
£89950

‘Le Concours de Violon’ by Luis Jiménez Aranda (1845-1928). This large fine oil painting is signed by the artist, inscribed and dated 1880. The smaller study for the masterwork offered here sold at Sotheby’s, London in 1999 for £77,000. ‘Le Concours de Violon’ hangs in its original water gilded exhibition frame.

 

All of the paintings we sell are offered in excellent condition having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Luis Aranda initially studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Seville before moving to Rome in 1868 to study with the Spain’s foremost artist of the period Marià Fortuny (1838-1874). Here Aranda began painting historical costume scenes similar to those that would be developed in Florence by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938) and Frederic Soulacroix (1858-1933).

 

In 1874 Aranda moved to Paris in 1876 and began his long association with France’s most important art dealer Adolphe Goupil. His successes at the annual Paris Salon were augmented by awards at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Madrid and the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and in 1877 he became a French citizen.

 

After becoming friends with the Impressionist painter Camile Pissarro, Aranda’s style changed quite dramatically, and he achieved further acclaim as a sensitive painter of social realism.

 

Further reading: Spanish Modernism in 19th century France; the Art of Luis Jimenez Aranda’ by Katie Medina Dillow, 2008.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 91cm x 141cm (35¾” x 55½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 71cm x 121cm (28” x 47½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private Swiss collection.

Presentation: Original water gilded exhibition frame.

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

 

Artists: Luis Jimenez Aranda 1845-1928
Summer Hill, Time of Charles II - Very Large Royal Academy Oil Painting 1855
£24950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting the royal court of King Charles II in the gardens of an English stately home in Kent by the distinguished Royal Academy painter James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872). ‘Summer Hill, time of Charles II (They went every day to court, or the court came to them)’ is signed by the artist and dated 1855, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. It hangs in a superb newly commissioned handmade gold metal leaf frame.

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

Summer Hill House is a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion near Tonbridge in the English county of Kent. Following the restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, King Charles II gave Summer Hill to Viscountess Muskerry, a lady of extravagant tastes who subsequently – and notoriously – played host to the King and his entire court.

The house and its history of royal debauchery is mentioned numerous times in Count de Grammont’s scandalous ‘Memoirs of the English Court’ and was immortalised in a poem of 1833 entitled ‘The Country Seat’ which names four of the King’s most famous mistresses; Nell Gwynne, Moll Davis, Frances Stewart, and the Countess of Castlemaine…

“Oh, Summer Hill if thou wert mine,
I’d order in a pipe of wine,
And ask a dozen friends to dine!
Once tenants of this fair domain,
Soft Stewart, haughtiest Castlemaine,
Pert Nelly Gwynne, gay Molly Davis,
And many another Rara Avis.
E’en now, midst yonder leafy glade,
Methinks I see thy Royal shade,
In amplitude of wig arrayed.”

Dimensions: (framed) 131cm x 106cm (51½” x 41½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 114cm x 89cm (45” x 35”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: New handmade gold metal leaf swept frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: James Digman Wingfield 1809-1872
Casanova - Rococo Scene of Young Paris Beauties & Lothario
£89950

‘Casanova’ by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938).

A large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting three young 18th century beauties enjoying the attentions of an enthusiastic suitor. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf Chippendale design frame.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Vittorio Reggianini was a famous Italian painter of elegant Rococo interior scenes featuring stylish young Parisians of pre-Revolutionary France. One of a number of Florentine painters of superbly executed bourgeois interior scenes like Frederic Soulacroix (1858- 1933), Federico Andreotti (1847-1930) and Arturo Ricci (1854-1919), Reggianini is considered perhaps the finest painter of fashionable young ladies of the Ancien Régime and of the sumptuous fabrics they wore.

Dimensions: (framed) 82cm x 95cm (32¼” x 37¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 60cm x 72cm (23¼” x 28¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Purchased at Harrods Fine Paintings department on 20th March 1974. Thence in private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Vittorio Reggianini 1858-1938
Marie Antoinette & Marie Thérèse at Versailles - 19th Century French Oil Painting
£6950

‘Marie Antoinette & Marie Thérèse at Versailles’ by Heinrich Lossow 1843-1897. The painting is signed by the artist, and hangs in its original 19th century Louis XVI gold leaf frame. During her time at the Palace of Versailles, Princess Marie Thérèse of Savoy was a close confidante of Queen Marie Antoinette.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Heinrich Lossow was a successful German painter of Rococo subject pictures who studied at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts under Karl Theodor von Piloty. He also worked extensively in Italy where he perfected the historical costume genre painting alongside Arturo Ricci (1854-1919), Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938) and Frederic Soulacroix (1858- 1933).

 

Today, Heinrich Lossow is best known for his erotic paintings of fine ladies and gentleman, nuns and monks captured in a variety of explicit poses, his most notorious picture being ‘The Sin’. Of course, he wasn’t the only successful painter to practise an enthusiastic side-line in transgressive illustrations; both Rembrandt and Turner did exactly the same!

 

Dimensions: (framed) 67cm x 82cm (26¼” x 32¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 50cm x 67cm (19¾” x 26¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Formerly with the Cooling Galleries, London, circa 1900. Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Original 19th century Louis XVI gold leaf frame.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Heinrich Lossow 1843-1897
The Hopkins Family - Large 18th Century Group Portrait Oil Painting
£169000

‘The Hopkins Family’ by Johann Zoffany R.A. 1735-1810 (attributed). This very large fine 18th century oil painting has documented provenance going back 245 years. It features in the artist’s biography ‘Johan Zoffany R.A. his life and works 1735-1810’ published in 1920, was exhibited as ‘The Hopkins Family with Dr. Boutflower’ by Johann Zoffany at Sir Philip Sassoon’s English Conversation Pictures’, London 1930, has remnants of a 19th century Royal Academy exhibition label verso; sold as ‘Sir John & Lady Hopkins and their Children’ by Johann Zoffany at Sotheby’s, London 1973 and subsequently by Frost & Reed, St James, London, where purchased by the former Playboy executive Victor Lownes in whose private collection it remained until his death in 2017.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition having just been professionally cleaned and restored by Simon Gillespie Studio (featured on BBC Television’s ‘Britain’s Lost masterpieces’). Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

The portrait group depicts Sir John Hopkins of the Queen Victoria Rifles, his wife, two sons; William, born 1751, and Charles, born 1761, and three daughters; Mary Anne, born 1753, Elizabeth born 1755, Amelia born 1757, with the family physician Dr. Boutflower.

 

The following except is from ‘Johan Zoffany R.A. His life and works 1735-1810’ by Lady Victoria Manners and Dr. George Williamson:

“The room in which the group is represented is a typical London drawing-room of the period, well-lit from a large

window, having the tea equipage in full view and a harpsichord near at hand. Sir John Hopkins, the great-grandfather of the present owner, is the chief personage in it, and with him is his wife, his two sons, his three daughters and a friend, Dr. Boutflower. There is the customary round table, and as in the Willoughby de Broke picture and many others, the tea-things spread out upon it. One daughter is at the harpsichord, another turning over the music, the elder son stands near to the elegant mantelpiece, one sister by him and another near to her mother. It is just a family scene, quiet, simple and without pose, a charming pictorial record.”

 

Provenance:

By descent through the family to Colonel Bradney (great-grandson of Sir John Hopkins) of Talycoed Court, Monmouthshire; remnants of Royal Academy exhibition label verso; private collection of Lady Hopkins, 1920; private collection of Mrs V.I. Hamilton; sold at auction by Sotheby’s, 28 November 1973, lot 44; with Frost & Reed, London, where purchased by Mr Victor Lownes (1928-2017).

 

Exhibited:

According to the 1920 biography of Zoffany the painting debuted at the London exhibition of the British Society of Artists in 1769, catalogue number 359. In 1930 it formed part of the exhibition of ‘English Conversation Pictures’ organised by the eminent art collector Sir Philip Sassoon that brought together 152 privately owned works at Sassoon’s residence 25 Park Lane.

 

Literature:

‘John Zoffany R.A. his life and works 1735-1810’ London, 1920 by V. Manners and G. Williamson.

‘The Boutflower Book’ by Douglas Samuel Boutflower, 1303-1930. p.58.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 119cm x 151cm (47” x 59½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 97cm x 127cm (38” x 50”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Presentation: Superb hand-carved giltwood Chippendale design frame.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished by Simon Gillespie Studio, Bond Street, London (as seen on BBC Television’s ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’). Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Johan Zoffany R.A. 1735-1810
St. James' Day - Large 18th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting
£249000

‘St. James’ Day’ by Richard Morton Paye (1751-1820). This very large and exceptionally fine 18th century oil on canvas depicts a diverse crowd of Londoners at an oyster stand on a summer’s evening. The artist’s masterpiece, the painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1788. The street festival of St. James’ Day commenced at midnight on August 5th and was known as London’s ‘Oyster Day’.

 

  • More about the long history and new restoration of this important Georgian painting can be seen in the accompanying film.

 

Richard Morton Paye was one of the most gifted and innovative painters of early English School. ‘St. James’ Day’ is a wonderful record of life in London during the reign of King George III and is sold with provenance of ownership dating back over 240 years.

 

The Festival of St. James’ Day

 

Greengrocers rise at dawn of sun –

August the fifth – come haste away!

To Billingsgate the thousands run, –

‘Tis Oyster Day! – ’tis Oyster Day!

 

The above verse is taken from a poem popular during the reign of King George III which captures the excitement surrounding the arrival of the season’s first oysters at Billingsgate Market in London. August 5th marked the start of the oyster season in England and the celebrations – which included much drinking of alcohol as well the eating of oysters – began every year London at the stroke of midnight.

 

About the Artist

 

A contemporary (and rival) of Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, Richard Morton Paye was an innovative and skilful painter of scenes of everyday London life, often featuring children. Between 1773 and 1802 he exhibited 64 times at the Royal Academy, yet today, known works of his are few and far between.

 

In ‘St. James’ Day’ Paye uses the opportunity to take out his frustration with patrons and the self-appointed connoisseurs of the London art world by lampooning both. In the background, to the left, a well-to-do gentleman is being accosted by a drunkard who humiliates him by pulling off his wig. New research into the painting has revealed the man to be the most powerful art collector of the age, John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823) of whom Richard Morton Paye was clearly not a fan. Meantime, to the lower right, a vicious dog is pictured stealing a chicken and written on its collar is the word “critick”. It is worth noticing that Paye was also capable of turning his acerbic wit upon himself. Seen on the far left, looking directly out at us, is the artist himself, distracted by public attention and clearly unaware that he is being robbed by a pickpocket.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 127cm x 142cm (50” x 56”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 119cm (40” x 43”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: 1788; purchased by William Clay, Esq. of Upper Gower Street. (1748-1824). 1824; purchased by Johnson at Christie’s 5th June, lot 95. Julius Ernst Guthe, Kepwick Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire (1857-1917). Julius Ernst Guthe, Jr., Kepwick Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire (1885-1975). Digby J. E. Guthe, Silton Hall, Neither Silton, North Yorkshire (1927-1982).

Thence by descent in private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Ready to hang. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art.

Conservation: Professionally restored by Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television\\\\\\\\’s \\\\\\\\’Fake or Fortune\\\\\\\\’ and \\\\\\\\’Britain\\\\\\\\’s Lost Masterpieces\\\\\\\\’.

 

Artists: Richard Morton Paye 1750-1820
Flora & Fauna
Chrysanthemums - Floral Still Life Oil Painting
£6950

‘Chrysanthemums’ by Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). This fine floral style life oil on canvas depicting chrysanthemums in a copper vase is signed by the artist and presented in a gold metal leaf post-Impressionist frame.

 

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

During his long and successful career Cecil Kennedy had many patrons including the Duke of Windsor, the Astor family and Queen Mary who said, “When I see Cecil Kennedy paintings, I can smell the flowers and hear the hum of the bees”. Taking his que from the Queen, from then on Kennedy always included a bee in his compositions and this, like the inclusion of a ladybird, became his signature trademark.

 

As well as exhibiting at the Royal Academy in London, still lifes by Cecil Kennedy were hung at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Salon in Paris where he was awarded both a gold and silver medal.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 79cm (27” x 31”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: 20th century post-Impressionist gold metal leaf frame.

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

Artists: Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
Spring - Floral Still Life of White Daffodils and Roses
£9950

‘Spring’ by Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997).

A fine floral style life oil on canvas depicting a silver vase of spring blooms by perhaps the most eminent British flower painter of the 20th century. ‘Spring’ is signed by the artist and is one of only two pictures Cecil Kennedy is known to have painted to feature a self-portrait, here seen as a reflection in the vase.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

During his long and successful career Cecil Kennedy had many patrons including the Duke of Windsor, the Astor family and Queen Mary who said, “When I see Cecil Kennedy paintings, I can smell the flowers and hear the hum of the bees”. Queen Mary went on to encourage Kennedy to paint with the ongoing use of a ladybird – as seen in the painting being sold here – and from that moment forward it became one of his signature trademarks. Cecil Kennedy exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was awarded a silver medal in 1956 and a gold medal in 1970 at the Paris Salon.

Dimensions: (framed) 53cm x 63cm (21” x 24¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 41cm x 51cm (16” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
Belle Epoque
The Enchantress - Large 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
‘The Enchantress’ by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). This large fine 19th century oil on canvas, depicting a dark-haired beauty wearing a crown of holly, is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilde... Read More
Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
£19950
La Fille de la Nymphe - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
‘Une Fille de la Nymphe’ by Auguste-Émile Pinchart (1842-1920). This fine late 19th century oil on canvas is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.   The ... Read More
Artists: Auguste-Emile Pinchart 1842-1920
£9950
La Femme en Noir - Large 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
‘Le Femme en Noir’ by Eugène Accard (1824-1888). This fine 19th century French full-length portrait of a young Parisienne beauty is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.... Read More
Artists: Eugene Accard 1824-1888
£12950
L'Extase - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
This is a large fine 19th century oil painting portrait of a young society beauty depicted en déshabillé by the eminent French Academic painter Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825-1891). ‘L’Extase’ is inscribed by the artist verso and s... Read More
Artists: Charles Joshua Chaplin 1825-1991
£19950
La Coquette - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait of Parisienne Girl
‘La Coquette’ by Virgilio Tojetti (1851-1901). The painting -which depicts a young brunette reclining in a lavender chiffon wrap – is signed by the artist ‘Virgilio Tojetti, Rome’ and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf f... Read More
Artists: Virgilio Tojetti 1851-1901
£8950
The Lute Player - 19th Century French Impressionist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
‘The Lute Player’ by Jacques Martin (1844-1910). This large 19th century French oil painting is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality, newly commissioned, gold metal leaf ... Read More
Artists: Jacques Martin 1844-1910
£9950
En Garde! - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting of Society Beauty
‘En Garde!’ by Jean Beraud (1849-1936). This fine Belle Epoque portrait of a fashionable young Parisienne escrimeuses is signed by the artist and presented in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.   ... Read More
Artists: Jean Beraud 1849-1936
£59950
Exotica
Apprehension - Large 19th Century Orientalist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
‘Apprehension’ by Geskel Saloman (1821-1902). This large fine mid-19th century Orientalist oil painting is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1855.  ... Read More
Artists: Geskel Saloman 1821-1902
£25950
The Beautiful Sentinel - 19th Century Orientalist Oil Painting of Egyptian Girl
‘The Beautiful Sentinel’ by Karl Wilhelm Gentz (German, 1822-1890). This large fine 19th century oil painting is signed by the artist and hangs in an ornate, newly regilded Orientalist fra... Read More
Artists: Karl Wilhelm Gentz 1822-1890
£9950
Une Fille de Filature - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting
‘Une Fille de Filature’ by Charles Louis Lucien Müller (1815-1892). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1862 and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame.   All our painti... Read More
£5950
An Almeh on the Nile - Orientalist Oil Painting of Egyptian Beauty
‘An Almeh on the Nile’ by Walter Charles Horsley (1855-1921). The painting is signed by the artist and further signed and inscribed (verso) with the remains of the artist’s own label (Campden Hill, Kensington being the family’s a... Read More
Artists: Walter Charles Horsley 1855-1934
£7950
Andalusian Beauty - 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait of Spanish Girl
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Artists: Edward Charles Barnes 1838-1882
£4950
Poppaea Sabina - 19th Century Neoclassical Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Empress
‘Poppaea Sabina’ by William Henry Longmaid (1834-1919). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1887, and presented in a fine quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Poppaea Sabina (AD 30-65) was the notori... Read More
Artists: William Henry Longmaid 1835-1919
£6950
Carnations - Large 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting
‘Carnations’ by Philip Hermogenes Calderon R.A. (1833-1898). The painting is signed and inscribed by the artist verso, and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf Watts frame.   As with all of ... Read More
Artists: Philip Hermogenes Calderon RA 1833-1898
£12950
Colombina - Large Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting of Semi Nude
‘Colombina’ by Arnulf de Bouché (1872-1945). This large fine oil on canvas depicting a semi-naked young woman playing with a figurine of Harlequin is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke Impressionist frame... Read More
Artists: Arnulf de Bouche 1872-1945
£3950
A Montenegrin Girl - Large 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting
‘A Montenegrin Girl’ by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). This large fine 19th century oil on canvas is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.   A... Read More
Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
£19950
Landscapes
A West Sussex Post Mill - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
’A West Sussex Post Mill’ by Edmund Morison Wimperis (1835-1900).   A very large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Edmund Morison Wimperis. The... Read More
Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
£4950
Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - Large 19th Century Welsh Landscape Oil Painting
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Artists: Thomas Stanley Barber 1822-1899
£3950
Lochnagar - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of the Scottish Highlands
‘Lochnagar’ by Alfred de Breanski ARCA (1852 – 1928). This large fine 19th century oil painting of the Scottish Highlands is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality, newly... Read More
Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
£18950
St. Mark’s from the Giudecca - Very Large 19th Century Venice Landscape Oil Painting
‘St. Mark’s from the Giudecca’ by Arthur Trevor Haddon RBA (1864-1941). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf Chippendale frame. The work being sold here is one of the artis... Read More
Artists: Arthur Trevor Haddon 1864-1941
£7950
Cornfields near the Coast - Large 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting Royal Academy 1865
‘Cornfield near the Coast’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). Signed by the artist and dated 1865, this large fine 19th century oil painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London ... Read More
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£34950
A Day at the Beach - 19th Century French Landscape Oil Painting
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Artists: John Lewis Brown 1829-1890
£6950
Reaping - Very Large 19th Century Royal Academy Landscape Oil Painting
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Artists: James Thomas Linnell 1823-1905
£9950
Morning in North Wales - V Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting
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Artists: Edwin Henry Boddington 1836-1905
£15950
Llanberis Pass, North Wales - Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting
‘Llanberis Pass, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). Signed by the artist and dated 1879, this large fine 19th century oil painting was exhibited at the Roya... Read More
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£34950
Windsor Castle from the Thames - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of English Royal Residence
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a spectacular view of ‘Windsor Castle from the Thames’ by the important Victorian landscape painter Alfred de Bréanski Snr (1852-1928). The painting is signed by the art... Read More
Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
£9,950
Froggatt, Derbyshire 1873 - 19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting
A very large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting a shepherd and a small flock of sheep resting on a summer afternoon near the village of ‘Froggatt, Derbyshire’ by the eminent Victorian painter George Turner (1843-1910... Read More
Artists: George Turner 1843-1910
£9950
Langdale, Westmorland - Very Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting 1879
‘Langdale, Westmorland’ by George Cole (1810-1883). This very large fine oil on canvas of a waterfall in the Lake District of England is signed and dated by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879... Read More
Artists: George Cole 1810-1883
£24950
Subject Pictures & Portraits
Portrait of Isabella Marshall - Very Large 18th Century Georgian Oil Painting
‘Portrait of Isabella Marshall’ by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). This large fine early 18th century oil painting of a Georgian beauty is signed and dated 1719 and has provenance going back more than 250 years within the... Read More
Artists: Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723
£24950
Augustus Saint-Gaudens - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting
A fine portrait of ‘Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ by Henry Siddons Mowbray . The painting is signed by the artist. Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the foremost American sculptor of the 19th century and one of the most important figur... Read More
Artists: Henry Siddons Mowbray 1858-1928
£9950
Tircis et Amarante - 19th Century French Neoclassical Exhibition Oil Painting
‘Tircis et Amarante’ by Henri-Pierre Picou (1824-1895). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1890. It hangs in its original neoclassical Palladian exhibition frame.   The characters of Tircis and Amarante... Read More
Artists: Henri-Pierre Picou 1824-1895
£6950
Le Concours de Violon - Large 19th Century Oil Painting of Classical Music Concert, Paris 1880
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Artists: Luis Jimenez Aranda 1845-1928
£89950
Summer Hill, Time of Charles II - Very Large Royal Academy Oil Painting 1855
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting the royal court of King Charles II in the gardens of an English stately home in Kent by the distinguished Royal Academy painter James Digman Wingfield (1800-1872). ‘Summer ... Read More
Artists: James Digman Wingfield 1809-1872
£24950
Casanova - Rococo Scene of Young Paris Beauties & Lothario
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Artists: Vittorio Reggianini 1858-1938
£89950
Marie Antoinette & Marie Thérèse at Versailles - 19th Century French Oil Painting
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Artists: Heinrich Lossow 1843-1897
£6950
The Hopkins Family - Large 18th Century Group Portrait Oil Painting
‘The Hopkins Family’ by Johann Zoffany R.A. 1735-1810 (attributed). This very large fine 18th century oil painting has documented provenance going back 245 years. It features in the artist’s biography ?... Read More
Artists: Johan Zoffany R.A. 1735-1810
£169000
St. James' Day - Large 18th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting
‘St. James’ Day’ by Richard Morton Paye (1751-1820). This very large and exceptionally fine 18th century oil on canvas depicts a diverse crowd of Londoners at an oyster stand on a summer’s evenin... Read More
Artists: Richard Morton Paye 1750-1820
£249000
Flora & Fauna
Chrysanthemums - Floral Still Life Oil Painting
‘Chrysanthemums’ by Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). This fine floral style life oil on canvas depicting chrysanthemums in a copper vase is signed by the artist and presented in a gold metal leaf post-Impr... Read More
Artists: Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
£6950
Spring - Floral Still Life of White Daffodils and Roses
‘Spring’ by Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). A fine floral style life oil on canvas depicting a silver vase of spring blooms by perhaps the most eminent British flower painter of the 20th century. ‘Spring’ is signed by the artis... Read More
Artists: Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
£9950