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Youth & Age - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting 1851
Artists: John Callcott Horsley RA 1817-1903
£19950
Mother & Child with Poppy - 19th Century PreRaphaelite Oil Painting 1862
Artists: Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA 1820-1900
£14950
Little Mother - 19th Century Social Realism
Artists: Frank Holl RA 1845-1888
£19950
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Landscapes & Seascapes
Furze Cutters - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£14950

This is a fine mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting a mother and daughter on a summer afternoon gathering gorse (or furze as it is also known) for kindling with a donkey resting nearby by the eminent British landscape painter Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). ‘Furze Cutters’ is signed by the artist and dated 1851. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London that same year, and hangs in an English Baroque style frame decorated in gold metal leaf.

 

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.

 

Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth son of the celebrated English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. In my opinion Sidney Richard Percy was its most gifted painter. Just as his 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) 73cm x 55cm (28¾” x 21¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 41cm (24” x 16”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Good quality English Baroque style frame in gold metal leaf.

Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Lined circa 1970. Ready to hang.

Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
Near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
£34950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting cattle watering at the riverside in an extensive mountainous summer landscape ‘Near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales’ by the important Victorian landscape painter Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1873. hangs in a very good Louis XV 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 and re-varnished.

 

Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth son of the celebrated English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. In my opinion Sidney Richard Percy was its most gifted painter. Just as his 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. Today, landscapes by S.R. Percy are in great demand and sell at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and through many of the world’s most important fine art dealers.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 116cm x 91cm (45½” x 36”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 96cm x 61cm (38” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Good 20th century Louis XV giltwood swept frame.

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

Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
Saint-Macoux sur la Charente - French Post Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting
£10950

This is a fine original French Post-Impressionist oil on canvas depicting a view of the village of ‘Saint-Macoux’ on the River Charente in the Vienne department of Western France by the eminent Post-Impressionist painter Georges Charles Robin (1903-2003). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a fine French Impressionist 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.

 

George Charles Robin studied at École des Beaux-Art, and was a student of Paul Michel Dupuy. Robin travelled and painted throughout France but was particularly attracted to Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley. His impressionistic portrayals of these idyllic river landscapes convey their rich colours and enormous beauty.

 

Robin was elected officer of the Académie des Beaux Arts and served as a member of the jury of the Paris Salon. He was awarded numerous major French awards and received commissions from several European heads of state. In the UK Georges Charles Robin has always been represented by the eminent West End fine art dealers Gladwell & Patterson.

 

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Dimensions: (framed) 73cm x 65cm (28¾” x 25½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 55cm x 46cm (21¾” x 18”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: French Post-Impressionist frame.

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

Artists: George Charles Robin 1903-1003
Windsor Castle from the Thames - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£12950

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
Bradgate Park, Leicestershire - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£2950

This is a fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting family of deer and rabbits in an extensive English woodland landscape of ‘Bradgate Park, Leicestershire’ by the eminent Victorian painter Edward Davies (1843-1912). This was the very first painting by Edward Davies to have been accepted at the Royal Academy where it hung in the exhibition of 1880. It is sold here in a magnificent gilded and swept 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 cleaned and re-varnished.

Between 1880 and 1912 Edward Davies exhibited 29 oils at the Royal Academy (the painting sold here being the first of these), and many others at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists and the New Watercolour Society in London.

Dimensions: (framed) 110cm x 81cm (43¼” x 32”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 91cm x 61cm (36” x 24”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine quality Louis XV style gilded swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Edward Davies 1843-1912
A Berkshire Homestead - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting sheep grazing in open fields before ‘A Berkshire Homestead’ in springtime by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Alfred de Bréanski Snr. (1852-1928). The painting is signed by the artist and sold in a good quality 20th century Baroque swept 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 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 romantic views of the Thames and Home Counties, especially Berkshire. 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.

As seen in the large painting being sold here; De Bréanski’s landscapes are characterised by a golden glowing light, and frequently feature water with cattle or sheep on grassy banks and figures in the distance.

Dimensions: (framed) 119cm x 78cm (46¾” x 30¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 61cm (40” x 24”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Sold at Phillips London 1990, with Hibbert Bros. of Sheffield, and thence in private UK collection.
Presentation: 20th century Baroque style swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Ready to hang. Professionally cleaned and lined circa 1990.

Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
On the River Frome - 19th Century River Landscape
£3495

This is a fine large 19th century landscape oil painting depicting a single figure fishing from a weir ‘On the River Frome’ in the English county of Dorset by the Royal Academy artist Frederick William Whitehead (1853-1938). The painting is signed by the artist and is presented in a fine quality newly commissioned Baroque style gold metal leaf swept 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

 

Frederick William Whitehead studied at the Académie Julian in Paris for 3 years before returning to England where he struck up a lifelong friendship with the author Thomas Hardy and subsequently painted many views of Dorset and the countryside that inspired Hardy’s ‘Wessex’ novels.

 

Whitehead was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and exhibited his first painting there in 1870 at the age of eighteen. Between 1881 and 1893 he exhibited 12 paintings at the Royal Academy and 17 at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 90cm x 64cm (35½” x 25½”)

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine gold metal leaf Baroque style swept frame.

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

Artists: Frederick William Whitehead 1853-1938
Fishing in the Highlands - 19th Century Sporting Angling Oil Painting
£2450

This is a fine large 19th century landscape oil painting depicting an angler ‘Fishing in the Highlands’ of Scotland by the listed British landscape painter Charles Leaver Shaw (1853-1932). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke Baroque style giltwood swept frame of fine quality.

 

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 newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished.

 

Alongside artists such as Joseph Thors and David Bates, Shaw was a member of the late Birmingham School of Victorian landscape painters. Between 1884 and 1892 he exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, and at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 90cm x 65cm (35½” x 25½”)

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Bespoke Baroque style giltwood swept frame.

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

Artists: Charles Leaver Shaw 1853-1932
A Summer Afternoon - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£1950

This is a large 19th century landscape oil painting depicting a young mother and child outside a thatched cottage on ‘A Summer Afternoon’ by the listed British landscape painter Charles Leaver Shaw (1853-1932). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke Baroque style giltwood swept frame of fine quality.

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 newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished.

Alongside artists such as Joseph Thors and David Bates, Shaw was a member of the late Birmingham School of Victorian landscape painters. Between 1884 and 1892 he exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, and at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists.

Dimensions: (framed) 90cm x 65cm (35½” x 25½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Bespoke Baroque style giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Charles Leaver Shaw 1853-1932
Exotica
Oranges - 19th Century Neoclassical Oil Painting of Roman Girl
£14950

This is a large fine oil 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young woman of Ancient Rome in a sheer subucula tunic selling ‘Oranges’ by the Victorian neoclassical painter Arthur Hill RBA (1820-1920). The painting is signed and dated by the artist, and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1877. It hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke fine quality gilt 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.

Arthur Hill was a renowned painter of ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman scenes typically depicting poor yet always alluring young women. Like John William Godward, Ernest Normand, and Thomas Ralph Spence, Hill was greatly influenced by the great Olympian masters of British neo-classical painting Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but unlike them he chose to portray young working women rather than the idle rich.

Arthur Hill exhibited 26 paintings at the Royal Academy (‘Oranges’ being one of these), and 28 at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists of which organisation he was a member.

Dimensions: (framed) 90cm x 60cm (35½” x 23½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 110cm x 80cm (43¼” x 31½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private US collection.
Presentation: Fine neoclassical gilt 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.

Artists: Arthur Hill RBA 1820-1920,
Subject Pictures
Youth & Age - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting 1851
£19950

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
Rosalind & Celia, As You Like It - 19th Century Royal Academy Painting Shakespeare
£24950

This is a fine large mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘Rosalind and Celia’ in the Forest of Arden from Act 3, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ by the famous English Victorian artist Henry Nelson O’Neil ARA (1817-1880). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1856. It was in this year that the painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London where O’Neil exhibited a grand total 94 paintings between 1838 and 1879.

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.

Henry O’Neil was a founder member of The Clique, one of the most important artist groups of the 19th century, alongside Richard Dadd, William Powell Frith, John Phillip, Edward Matthew Ward, Augustus Egg, and Alfred Elmore.

In the 1850’s O’Neil was a famously virulent critics of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood though ironically his own luminous technique and fastidious attention to detail compares to anything produced by Millais, Rosetti, and Holman Hunt.

Henry Nelson O’Neil also exhibited 34 painting at the British Institution and 14 with the Royal Society of British Artists.

Dimensions: (framed) 109cm x 88cm (43” x 34¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 92cm x 71cm (36¼” x 28”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Bespoke Baroque 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, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Henry Nelson ONeil ARA 1817-1880
Mother & Child with Poppy - 19th Century PreRaphaelite Oil Painting 1862
£14950

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
Little Mother - 19th Century Social Realism
£19950

This is a fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young girl alone in a dilapidated interior cradling an infant by the eminent Victorian Royal Academician Frank Holl (1845-1888), one of the most important British artists in history. ‘Little Mother’ is signed by the artist and dated 1880. It is sold in a fine quality newly commissioned bespoke gilt metal 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

Frank Holl was 15 when he became a student at the Royal Academy Schools. Whilst still a pupil he began producing the kind of provocative social realism paintings which were to become his trademark. Between 1864 and his premature death in 1888, Holl exhibited 87 paintings at the Royal Academy in London and was elected a Royal Academician in 1883.

Vincent van Gogh – today arguably the most famous painter in the world – considered Frank Holl to be a Master, and whilst living in London fastidiously cut out and collected Holl’s engravings published in The Graphic. Everyone even remotely interested in art should take some time to read the fascinating letters of Van Gogh (sent to his brother Theo and friend Anthon van Rappard). One name mentioned reverentially again and again is that of Frank Holl.

Dimensions: (framed) 74cm x 64m (29” x 25”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 56cm x 45cm (22” x 18”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine gold metal leaf swept frame.

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

Artists: Frank Holl RA 1845-1888
Summer Hill, time of Charles II - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting
£34950

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
Belle Epoque
Belle Femme en Déshabillé - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait of Society Beauty
£39950

This is a large fine 19th century oil painting portrait of a young society beauty captured in semi-undress by the eminent French Academic painter Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825-1891). ‘Belle Femme en Déshabillé’ is signed by the artist and sold in a superb quality newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf neoclassical frame. The painting is in my opinion one of the artist’s most striking three-quarter length portraits, and certainly captures one of his most attractive sitters.

 

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.

 

Chaplin’s celebrated portraits of young women are reminiscent of the 18th century romanticism of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) and François Boucher (1703–1770) but his subjects are nevertheless recognisable as more modern Belle Epoque women. The critical and commercial success of Chaplin’s beautifully lit portraits of sensual young women captured en déshabillé 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) 90cm x 65cm (35½” x 25½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 72cm x 47cm (28¼” x 18½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine gold metal leaf swept frame.

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

Artists: Charles Joshua Chaplin 1825-1991
Madeleine - Young Victorian Edwardian Society Beauty 1901
£49950

This is a very large fine Victorian oil painting depicting a young society beauty at the turn of the 19th century by the eminent French Royal Academy and Paris Salon painter Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902). ‘Madeleine’ is signed by the artist, and also titled and dated 1901. This important full-length portrait by one of the world’s foremost society painters of the period hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf neoclassical 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 been newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

In the final quarter of the 19th century Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant was one of the world’s leading painters of Orientalist scenes and society portraits – the favourite artist of the English aristocracy – whose patrons included Queen Victoria and the Pope. North American tycoons queued-up with patriarchs of the English nobility to commission portraits of their wives and daughters. The full-length portrait being sold here being a superb example.

Today, the rich and famous dream of being photographed by Mario Testino or Annie Leibovitz, back in 1900 they wanted to be painted by Benjamin-Constant, and his society portraits brilliantly convey the individual personality of the sitter.

Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant was awarded a gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1896, made a commander of the Legion d’Honneur, and with Jean-Léon Gérôme foundered the Société des Peintres Orientalistes Français. Paintings by Benjamin-Constant are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

Dimensions: (framed) 150cm x 116cm (59” x 45¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 131cm x 98cm (51½” x 38½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine gold metal leaf neoclassical swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant 1845-1902
Masquerade - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
£29950

This is a fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a double portrait of two young Belle Epoque beauties at a masked ball by the eminent Paris Salon painter Jean-François Portaels (1818-1895). ‘Masquerade’ is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame. The painting is also sold with its original 19th century French frame. In 1979, the painting was part of the exhibition ‘From Navez to Devos’ featuring important Belgian art from 1787 to 1954.

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.

In 1841 Jean-François Portaels enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and became a pupil of the great French history painter Paul Delaroche (1797-1856). The following year Portaels won first prize in the Belgian Prix de Rome and would go on to become one of the most successful Belgian artists of the second half of the 19th century.

In addition to being a renowned painter of subject pictures and orientalist subjects, Portaels was in great demand as a portrait artist with wealthy French clients and members of the Belgian aristocracy. In 1851 he received the Grand Cordon in the Order of Leopold and later admitted as a member of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts. In 1865 had was appointed artistic advisor to King Leopold II and became director of the Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Today, his paintings are held in numerous important private collections and European museums.

Dimensions: (framed) 86cm x 69cm (33¾” x 27”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 68cm x 51cm (26¾ x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: 1979; shown in Brussels at the ‘From Navez to Devos’ exhibition. Private French collection.
Presentation: Fine neoclassical gilt 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.

Artists: Jean Francois Portaels 1818-1895
Declaration of Love - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting of Paris Beauty
£44950

This is a fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting an elegant Parisienne beauty in an opulent salon interior contemplating the contents of a love letter by the celebrated French painter Auguste Toulmouche 1829-1890. ‘Declaration of Love’ is signed by the artist and dated 1879. The painting hangs is a fine quality Louis XV design giltwood 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.

Alongside his equally successful contemporaries Alfred Stevens 1823-1906 and Charles Soulacroix 1825-1879, Auguste Toulmouche became famous for his detailed depictions of richly clad young women in luxurious Paris interiors.

Toulmouche first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1848, winning the first of many medals. Four years later his fame was secured when his painting ‘La Fille’ was purchased by the emperor Napoleon III. Auguste Toulmouche was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1870.

Dimensions: (framed) 62cm x 40cm (24¼” x 15¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 78cm x 56cm (30½” x 22”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private US collection.
Presentation: Fine Louis XV design giltwood frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Auguste Toulmouche 1829-1890,
American Beauty - Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
£5950

This is a fine Belle Epoque oil painting portrait of a young redheaded beauty strikingly lit from behind by the eminent American painter Harry Herman Roseland (1867-1950). ‘American Beauty’ 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 and re-varnished.

Harry Roseland was one of the most prominent American subject picture painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is most famous today for his poignant and compassionate scenes depicting the working lives of poor African-Americans but his early portraits of young society beauties are much rarer and no less impressive.

Today, Roseland’s most famous admirer is perhaps Oprah Winfrey whose favorite painting from her own personal collection is Roseland’s 1904 work ‘To the Highest Bidder’.

Dimensions: (framed) 56cm x 46cm (22” x 18”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 41cm x 31cm (16¼” x 12¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private French collection.
Presentation: Fine neoclassical gilt 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.

Artists: Harry Herman Roseland 1867-1950,
Au Coin du Feu - French Belle Epoque Oil Painting
£4950

This is a fine early 20th century oil painting depicting a young Belle Epoque beauty in the warm glow of a fireside making her finally preparations for an evening engagement by the famous French academic painter Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945). ‘Au Coin du Feu’ is signed by the artist, and hangs in a superb quality, new 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 and re-varnished.

Delphin Enjolras studied under Jean-Léon Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts, and began exhibiting at the Salon in Paris in 1890. He became famous for his portraits of elegant young socialites lit by the warm glow of a single light source, usually a bedside lamp or fireside. Like Alfred Stevens and Auguste Toulmouche before him, Enjolras was a master of boudoir scenes of young ladies but it was his use of gentle chiaroscuro that makes his intimate pictures unique.

Enjolras’ enduring popularity means that copies of his oil paintings – bearing spurious signatures – are not uncommon, and usually the work of Enjolras imitator Max Carlier 1872-1932. Genuine oil paintings and fine pastels by Delphin Enjolras display a vastly superior technique and use of colour.
In 1901, the artist was elected as a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1901, and today works by Enjolras can be found in the Musée du Puy and Musée d’Avignon.

Dimensions: (framed) 57cm x 49cm (22½” x 19¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 42cm x 34cm (16½” x 13¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private French collection.
Presentation: Fine neoclassical gilt 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: Delphin Enjolras 1857-1945
Flora & Fauna
Tulips & Daffodils - Floral Still Life Oil Painting of Spring Flowers
£5950

This is a fine large floral still life oil painting depicting a springtime arrangement of Tulips & Daffodilsin a green glazed vase by the celebrated British painter Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997). The painting is signed by the artist, and hangs in a carved wooden Chippendale style 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.

 

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 had many famous admirers and 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 Cecil 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) 77cm x 67cm (30¼” x 26¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 63cm x 51cm (24¾” x 20”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality carved wooden Chippendale style giltwood frame.

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

Artists: , Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
Landscapes & Seascapes
Furze Cutters - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
This is a fine mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting a mother and daughter on a summer afternoon gathering gorse (or furze as it is also known) for kindling with a donkey resting nearby by the eminent British landscape pain... Read More
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£14950
Near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting cattle watering at the riverside in an extensive mountainous summer landscape ‘Near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales’... Read More
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£34950
Saint-Macoux sur la Charente - French Post Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting
This is a fine original French Post-Impressionist oil on canvas depicting a view of the village of ‘Saint-Macoux’ on the River Charente in the Vienne department of Western France by the eminent Post-Impressi... Read More
Artists: George Charles Robin 1903-1003
£10950
Windsor Castle from the Thames - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
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 ar... Read More
Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
£12950
Bradgate Park, Leicestershire - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
This is a fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting family of deer and rabbits in an extensive English woodland landscape of ‘Bradgate Park, Leicestershire’ by the eminent Victorian painter Edward Davies (1843-1912). This was t... Read More
Artists: Edward Davies 1843-1912
£2950
A Berkshire Homestead - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting sheep grazing in open fields before ‘A Berkshire Homestead’ in springtime by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Alfred de Bréanski Snr. (1852-1928). The painting is... Read More
Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
£4950
On the River Frome - 19th Century River Landscape
This is a fine large 19th century landscape oil painting depicting a single figure fishing from a weir ‘On the River Frome’ in the English county of Dorset by the Royal Academy artist Fred... Read More
Artists: Frederick William Whitehead 1853-1938
£3495
Fishing in the Highlands - 19th Century Sporting Angling Oil Painting
This is a fine large 19th century landscape oil painting depicting an angler ‘Fishing in the Highlands’ of Scotland by the listed British landscape painter Charles Leaver Shaw (18... Read More
Artists: Charles Leaver Shaw 1853-1932
£2450
A Summer Afternoon - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
This is a large 19th century landscape oil painting depicting a young mother and child outside a thatched cottage on ‘A Summer Afternoon’ by the listed British landscape painter Charles Leaver Shaw (1853-1932). The painting is signed... Read More
Artists: Charles Leaver Shaw 1853-1932
£1950
Exotica
Oranges - 19th Century Neoclassical Oil Painting of Roman Girl
This is a large fine oil 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young woman of Ancient Rome in a sheer subucula tunic selling ‘Oranges’ by the Victorian neoclassical painter Arthur Hill RBA (1820-1920). The painting is signed and dat... Read More
Artists: Arthur Hill RBA 1820-1920,
£14950
Subject Pictures
Youth & Age - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting 1851
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
Rosalind & Celia, As You Like It - 19th Century Royal Academy Painting Shakespeare
This is a fine large mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘Rosalind and Celia’ in the Forest of Arden from Act 3, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ by the famous English Victorian artist Henry Nelson O’Nei... Read More
Artists: Henry Nelson ONeil ARA 1817-1880
£24950
Mother & Child with Poppy - 19th Century PreRaphaelite Oil Painting 1862
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
Little Mother - 19th Century Social Realism
This is a fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young girl alone in a dilapidated interior cradling an infant by the eminent Victorian Royal Academician Frank Holl (1845-1888), one of the most important ... Read More
Artists: Frank Holl RA 1845-1888
£19950
Summer Hill, time of Charles II - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting
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
£34950
Belle Epoque
Belle Femme en Déshabillé - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait of Society Beauty
This is a large fine 19th century oil painting portrait of a young society beauty captured in semi-undress by the eminent French Academic painter Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825-1891). ‘Belle Femme ... Read More
Artists: Charles Joshua Chaplin 1825-1991
£39950
Madeleine - Young Victorian Edwardian Society Beauty 1901
This is a very large fine Victorian oil painting depicting a young society beauty at the turn of the 19th century by the eminent French Royal Academy and Paris Salon painter Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845-1902). ‘Madeleine’ is s... Read More
Artists: Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant 1845-1902
£49950
Masquerade - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
This is a fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a double portrait of two young Belle Epoque beauties at a masked ball by the eminent Paris Salon painter Jean-François Portaels (1818-1895). ‘Masquerade’ is signed by the art... Read More
Artists: Jean Francois Portaels 1818-1895
£29950
Declaration of Love - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting of Paris Beauty
This is a fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting an elegant Parisienne beauty in an opulent salon interior contemplating the contents of a love letter by the celebrated French painter Auguste Toulmouche 1829-1890. ‘Declaration of Lo... Read More
Artists: Auguste Toulmouche 1829-1890,
£44950
American Beauty - Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
This is a fine Belle Epoque oil painting portrait of a young redheaded beauty strikingly lit from behind by the eminent American painter Harry Herman Roseland (1867-1950). ‘American Beauty’ is signed by the artist, and hangs in a sup... Read More
Artists: Harry Herman Roseland 1867-1950,
£5950
Au Coin du Feu - French Belle Epoque Oil Painting
This is a fine early 20th century oil painting depicting a young Belle Epoque beauty in the warm glow of a fireside making her finally preparations for an evening engagement by the famous French academic painter Delphin Enjolras (1857-19... Read More
Artists: Delphin Enjolras 1857-1945
£4950
Flora & Fauna
Tulips & Daffodils - Floral Still Life Oil Painting of Spring Flowers
This is a fine large floral still life oil painting depicting a springtime arrangement of ‘Tulips & Daffodils’ in a green glazed vase by the celebrated British painter Cecil Kennedy (190... Read More
Artists: , Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
£5950