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La Jeune Musicienne - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
14950

This is a very large fine 19th century French Belle Epoque oil on canvas depicting a girl holding a mandolin by the eminent Parisian painter Édouard Vimont (1846-1930). ‘La Jeune Musicienne’ is signed by the artist and dated 1889.

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

Édouard Vimont studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and in the studios of Alexandre Cabanel and Théodore Maillot. Vimont exhibited at the Salon from 1870, winning several medals of honour and eventually becoming a full member of the Salon des Artistes in 1892.

Works by Vimont appear very rarely on the open market and the whereabouts of some of his most important paintings are unknown. Predominantly a painter of grand history paintings in the French academic tradition, I suspect one reason for this is that his neoclassical Greco-Roman subjects would have been coveted by the Nazi’s who of course stoke a great many important paintings in the 1930’s and 40’s.

Dimensions: (framed) 129cm x 83cm (50¾” x 32¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 108cm x 60cm (42½” x 23½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection. Previously in the private collection of the Parisian businessman François Delrieu.
Presentation: Fine quality 20th century giltwood frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Edouard Vimont 1846-1930
Belle Femme en Déshabillé - French 19th Century Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait of Paris Society Girl
£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 - French 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Young Society Beauty
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: Benjamin-Constant 1845-1902
Masquerade - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting of Paris Society Girls
19950

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 - French 19th Century 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 of Redheaded Society Girl
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
Exotica
Girl in a Kimono - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Redhead
2950

This is a fine 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait of a red-headed ‘Girl in a Kimono’ by the Royal Academy painter Clara Murray Hawkes (1861-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1896. It is presented in a newly commissioned fine quality 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 and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

The girl in the painting is modelling a furisode – or ‘swinging sleeve’ – kimono, a traditionally style of formal attire for young Japanese women. The furisode is customarily worn on a girl’s ‘seijin shiki’ or Coming of Age Day, or at a wedding by the bride herself or by an unmarried younger relative. Clara Hawkes exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in the 1890s.

Dimensions: (framed) 74cm x 54cm (29” x 21¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 41cm (24” x 16”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Clara Murray Hawkes 1861-1930
A Spanish Beauty - 19th Century French Oil Painting of Beautiful Gypsy Girl
4950

This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a ‘Spanish Beauty’ with a fan by the world-renowned French painter Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814-1893). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1863. The painting hangs in an original mid-19th century Charles X giltwood frame with anthemion corners.

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.

Henri Guillaume Schlesinger studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna before moving to live and work in Paris. Between 1840-1889 he exhibited many paintings at the Paris Salon, becoming one of mid-19th century France’s most popular subject painters. In 1837 Schlesinger produced one of his most famous pictures; a large equestrian portrait of Sultan Mahmoud II which still hangs in the collection of the palace of Versailles.

Although German by birth, in 1866 Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, officially becoming a French citizen four years later.

Dimensions: (framed) 109cm x 94cm (43” x 37”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 92cm x 71cm (36¼” x 28”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Mid-19th century Charles X French giltwood frame with anthemion corners.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger 1814-1893
Oranges - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait 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
In the Harem - Huge 19th Century Orientalist Oil Painting
39950

This is a huge fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting various young women ‘In the Harem’ of an Oriental palace by the eminent Austrian Orientalist painters Hans Makart (1840-1884) and Heinrich Schlimarski (1859-1913). The painting is signed by the artists and presented 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 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.

Hans Makart (1840-1884) was perhaps the most important Viennese academic history painter of the 19th century. Makart was a seminal influence on the artistic culture of Vienna in the final quarter of the century and a major inspiration to Gustav Klimt and what became known as the Vienna Succession, the European Art Nouveau movement.

From 1850 Makart studied at the Vienna Academy under Johann Fischbach and from 1861 with Karl Theodor von Piloty in Munich. Hans Makart’s painting of Romeo and Juliet was bought by the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I for the Vienna Museum, and by 1870 the artist was so successful that the phrase ‘Makartstil’ (Makart style) had become part of the language illustrating the extent of his influence and popularity. The current work was painted by Makart and his most gifted pupil Heinrich Schlimarski, a celebrated Austrian Orientalist painter of the Belle Epoque, circa 1880.

Dimensions: (framed) 195cm x 120cm (76¾” x 47¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 176cm x 101cm (69¼” x 39¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Hans Makart 1840-1884 & Heinrich Schlimarski 1859-1913
The Wood Nymph - 19th Century Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
16950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil painting depicting the famous German actress Lili Marberg as a dryad draped in diaphanous fabrics by the eminent Bohemian painter Leopold Schmutzler (1864-1940). ‘The Wood Nymph’ is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality giltwood salon 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. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

One of Europe’s foremost portraitist of the late 19th and early 20th century, Leopold Schmutzler became famous for his elegant salon paintings of beautiful, scantily-dressed young women. From 1880 he trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and thence in Munich where he received commissions from the Bavarian royal family.

Dimensions: (framed) 118cm x 92cm (46½” x 36¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 76cm (40” x 30”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Leopold Schmutzler 1864-1940
La Fille à la Fontaine - 19th Century Oil Painting of Young Italian Beauty
9950

A large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a girl Italian girl sitting by a fountain peeling an apple by the eminent French academic painter Jacques-Eugène Feyen (1815-1908). ‘La Fille à la Fontaine’ is signed by the artist and presented in a good quality giltwood 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 just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

In 1837 Jacques-Eugène Feyen began studying under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts. Between 1841 and 1882 he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon and was awarded medals in 1866 and 1880. Among Feyen’s admirers was Vincent van Gogh who described him as “one of the few painters who pictures intimate modern life as it really is and does not turn it into fashion plates.”

When the ‘Mona Lisa’ was stolen from the Louvre in 1913 it was Feyen’s copy of La Giaconda that temporarily replaced it on the museum wall until Leonardo’s original was recovered. Jacques-Eugène Feyen was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1881.

Dimensions: (framed) 93cm x 69cm (36½” x 27¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 79cm x 55cm (31” x 21½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private European collection.
Presentation: Good early 20th century giltwood frame.
Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Jacques-Eugene Feyen 1815-1908
Landscapes & Seascapes
Twilight, Loch Ness - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of the Scottish Highlands
4950

This is a large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting a summer evening on Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by the celebrated English landscape artist Alfred de Bréanski Jnr. (1877-1945). ‘Twilight, Loch Ness’ is signed by the artist and is sold in a newly commissioned superb quality gold metal leaf swept 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.

Alfred de Bréanski Jnr. (or Fontville de Bréanski as he is also known) is most famous for his landscapes featuring the lochs and mountains of the Scottish Highlands. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, and with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

Dimensions: (framed) 95cm x 69m (37½” x 27¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine 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, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Alfred de Breanski Jnr 1877-1945
On the River Severn - 19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting
2950

This is a fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting a summer day ‘On the River Severn’ in the county of Worcestershire by the eminent Victorian painter David Bates (1841-1920). The painting is signed by the artist and sold 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 and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

From 1855 David Bates worked for Royal Worcester as a porcelain painter before becoming a professional landscape artist. By the 1880s he was one of the most popular and successful of the Birmingham School alongside Benjamin Williams Leader and Samuel Henry Baker, and his patrons included the president of the Royal Academy himself, Lord Leighton.

Bates exhibited many works at the Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery, Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Today his work hangs in the collections of Liverpool Museum and Worcester City Art Gallery.

Dimensions: (framed) 81cm x 56cm (32” x 22”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 66½cm x 41cm (26¼” x 16”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: David Bates 1841-1920
Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge - 19th Century Scottish Landscape Oil Painting
4950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a magnificent view of ‘Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge’ near Fort William in the Scottish Highlands by the renowned Victorian landscape painter Clarence Henry Roe (1850-1909). The painting is signed by the artist, and sold in a superb quality newly commissioned bespoke 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 just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Steall Falls is Scotland’s second highest waterfall with a single drop of 390 feet, seen in the painting from the Nevis Gorge. Clarence Roe was the most gifted of the four artist sons of mid-Victorian painter Robert Henry Roe (1822-1905).

Dimensions: (framed) 104cm x 74cm (41” x 29”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 92cm x 61cm (36¼” x 24”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Clarence Henry Roe 1850-1909
View from the Surrey Hills - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
2950

This is a large fine 19th century summer landscape oil on canvas depicting a small family, cattle, and sheep in an extensive ‘View from the Surrey Hills’ by the renowned Royal Academy artist George William Mote (1832-1909). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1883. It is presented in a newly commissioned fine quality 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 and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Between 1857 and 1877 George William Mote exhibited 15 paintings at the Royal Academy, 18 works at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists, and 5 with the British Institution in London.

Dimensions: (framed) 93cm x 64cm (36½” x 25¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: George William Mote 1832-1909
A Pair of Fine 19th Century Scottish Landscape Oil Paintings
2950

This is a fine pair of 19th century oil paintings depicting two summer scenes of Scotland entitle ‘A Border Tower, Evening’ and ‘Lake & Mountains, Morning Effect’ by the eminent Victorian landscape painter James Roberts (1832-1912). Both paintings are signed by the artist and dated 1860. They hang in fine quality Chippendale design giltwood frames.

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.

James Roberts was a very gifted mid-19th century painter from Leeds whose detailed and beautifully lit Scottish landscapes are reminiscent of Sidney Richard Percy. Between 1858 and 1876 James Roberts exhibited in London at Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

Dimensions: (framed) 39cm x 31cm (15¼” x 12¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 31½cm x 24cm (12¼” x 9½”)
Medium: Oils on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Good quality Chippendale design giltwood frames.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Lined circa 1990. Ready to hang.

Artists: James Roberts 1832-1912
19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting of Figures & Dogs by a Stream

This is a fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting numerous figures and two dogs by a bridge over a stream on a summer afternoon by the eminent Victorian painter Benjamin Shipham (1805-1872). The painting is signed by the artist verso and hangs in a very good quality Louis XV giltwood 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Benjamin Shipham was a successful painter of English and Welsh landscapes renowned for his great attention to detail. Between 1852 and 1872 he exhibited 9 paintings at the Royal Academy, 11 at the British Institution, and 15 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

Dimensions: (framed) 49cm x 42cm (19¼” x 16½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 37cm x 30cm (14½” x 11¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: 20th century giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Lined circa 1980. Ready to hang.

Artists: Benjamin Shipham 1806-1872
The Lledr Valley, North Wales - 19th Century River Landscape Oil Painting
4950

This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young boy and girl and dog playing by the riverside in ‘The Lledr Valley, North Wales’ by the eminent Victorian landscape painter William Henry Mander (1850-1922). The painting is signed by the artist and sold in a superb quality bespoke gold metal leaf swept 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

William Henry Mander was one of the principle artists of late 19th century Birmingham School of landscape artists. Like many of his contemporaries he became fascinated by the wild beauty of North Wales and lived there from 1899 to 1906.

Between 1881 and 1914, Mander exhibited 122 works at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 7 paintings at the Royal Cambrian Academy, and 14 at the Royal Hibernian Academy.

Dimensions: (framed) 94cm x 68cm (37” x 27”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: William Henry Mander 1850-1922
The Fish Inn, Lledr Valley - 19th Century Welsh Landscape Oil Painting

This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting an angler fishing on the River Lledr in North Wales with famous Fish Inn on the hillside beyond by the eminent Victorian artist Robert Gallon (1845-1925). ‘The Fish Inn, the Lledr Valley’ is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality new commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf swept frame. When the early English landscape painter David Cox first began visiting North Wales he stayed at The Fish Inn, a hostelry that subsequently became the favourite base of many important Victorian artists when painting in North Wales.

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

One of the finest late Victorian landscape painters, Robert Gallon’s precision and attention to detail is comparable to that of his contemporary Benjamin Williams Leader. Between 1868 to 1903 Robert Gallon exhibited 32 works at The Royal Academy and 27 at the British Institution in London.

Dimensions: (framed) 94cm x 66cm (37” x 26”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Previously with Trinity House Fine Paintings, thence in private UK collection.
Presentation: Good quality 20th century giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Robert Gallon 1845-1925
The Harvest - 19th Century English Harvest Landscape at Sunset
9950

This is a large fine mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting a family bringing in ‘The Harvest’ at sunset on a summer evening by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Henry Dawson (1811-1887). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1866. Between 1838 and 1875 Henry Dawson exhibited 28 paintings at the Royal Academy, 33 at British Institution, and 6 with the Royal Society of British Artists.

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 fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Apart from a few lessons with James Baker Pyne, Henry Dawson was an entirely self-taught artist and his breath-taking English landscapes show a pure gift for detail and originality. His canvas’ became brighter and more vivid as his confident mature style developed, and his Turneresque landscapes became much in demand amongst fellow artists and private collectors. Eventually word of his talent spread and his sale prices rose with that of his wider fame.

Today his work is held in the collections of the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Literature: ‘The Life of Henry Dawson, Landscape Painter’ (1891) by Alfred Dawson.

Dimensions: (framed) 100cm x 71cm (39¼” x 28”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 84cm x 56cm (33” x 22”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: 19th century Louis XV design carved giltwood frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Henry Dawson 1811-1887
Windsor Castle from the Thames - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of English Royal Residence
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
Furze Cutters - 19th Century Oil Painting of English Landscape
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
Liverpool - 19th Century Nocturne Oil Painting of Victorian Street Scene
6950

This is a large fine 19th century Victorian landscape oil on canvas depicting an atmospheric nocturnal scene of dark figures walking at ‘Liverpool’ docks – lit by the glow of gas lights – by the very popular British artist and former pupil of John Atkinson Grimshaw, Wilfred Jenkins (1859-1944). The painting is signed by the artist and is the finest example of Jenkins’ work I have ever come across. It is sold in a newly commissioned fine quality giltwood 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.

Living and working in the city of Leeds in the late 19th century it was perhaps inevitable that Wilfred Jenkins would become heavily influenced by that famous painter of Victorian nocturnes John Atkinson Grimshaw, who also lived in the city. Jenkins became one of Grimshaw’s most gifted pupils and his moonlit nocturnal scenes of Victorian England greatly resemble those of his master.

Dimensions: (framed) 98cm x 72cm (38½” x 28½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 77cm x 51cm (30¼” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine giltwood swept frame with acanthus corners. 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 cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Wilfred Jenkins 1859-1944
On the Tavy - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of Dartmoor
2950

This is a large late 19th century oil on canvas depicting a small herd of cattle near rapid waters ‘On the River Tavy’ on Dartmoor in the county of Devon by the Victorian landscape painter George Henry Jenkins (1843-1914). The painting is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality new commissioned bespoke gold 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 just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

The River Tavy flows through Tavy Cleave (valley) across western Dartmoor near the famous Fox Tor, supposedly the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story ‘The Hound of the Baskerville’s’. The painting being sold here was one of two works shown by Jenkins at the Devon & Exeter at Eland’s Gallery in 1907.

Dimensions: (framed) 119cm x 79cm (46¾” x 31”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 100½cm x 69½cm (39½” x 27¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: 1907; exhibited at the Devon & Exeter Exhibition, Eland’s Gallery. Thence in private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: George Henry Jenkins 1843-1914
Subject Pictures
Mother & Child with Poppy - 19th Century Oil Painting of English Summer Landscape
9950

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
Chicas Gitanas - 19th Century Oil Painting of Beautiful Gypsy Girls
4950

This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a pair of young Spanish girls with a guitar and tambourine resting in the shade by the eminent Royal Academy painter Thomas Kent Pelham (1831-1907). ‘Chicas Gitanas’ is signed by the artist and is the finest work by Thomas Kent Pelham that I have come across.

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

Thomas Kent Pelham was a successful painter of Continental and Orientalist subject pictures typically featuring beautiful young women. Between 1860 and 1891 Thomas Kent Pelham exhibited 25 paintings at the Royal Academy, 54 with the Royal Society of British Artists, and 16 at the British Institution.

Dimensions: (framed) 88cm x 66cm (34¾” x 26”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 75cm x 53cm (29½” x 20¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: 20th century giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Thomas Kent Pelham 1831-1907
Summer Hill, time of Charles II - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting of Royal Garden Party
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
Intervention of Pocahontas - 19th Century Italian Capriccio Oil Painting
9950

This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas capriccio depicting native American chief’s daughter Pocahontas preventing the assassination of Captain John Smith by the eminent Italian painter Luigi Crosio 1835-1915. Capturing one of the most famous legends in early American history, ‘The Intervention of Pocahontas’ is signed by the artist and sold in a superb quality 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 and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Luigi Crosio specialised in romantic historical subject pictures, period portraits, and Pompeian scenes. He was an ardent fan of Italian opera and depicted several scenes from popular 19th century productions.

Dimensions: (framed) 98cm x 74cm (38½” x 29”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 78cm x 54cm (30¾” x 21¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK 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: Luigi Crosio 1835-1915
Petitioning the Young King - 19th Century Painting of Henry VIII's son Edward
19950

A very large fine 19th century painting depicting a group of noblemen appearing before king Edward VI, the young son of Henry VIII, and his court by the eminent Victorian painter Charles Cattermole RI (1834-1900). ‘Petitioning the Young King’ is signed by the artist and dated 1875. This important and very detailed gouache and watercolour would have been painted for exhibition and is the largest known work by Cattermole.

In addition to Edward VI, the painting depicts the Lord Protector of the Realm; Edward Seymour (symbolically leaning on the throne), together with Henry VIII’s widow Catherine Parr kneeling beside the young king, with the future queen Elizabeth I and archbishop Thomas Cranmer also in attendance.

As with all of the original antique paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age having just subject to complete professional examination and conservation. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Charles Cattermole was one of the most gifted and successful watercolour painters of historical subjects in 19th century Britain. From 1858 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists (to which he was elected Member in 1876), the New Watercolour Society (elected Member in 1870), the Royal Institute (elected Member in 1870), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (elected Member in 1883), the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Today, paintings by Charles Cattermole are held in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Sydney Art Gallery in Australia.

Dimensions: (framed) 146cm x 96cm (57½” x 37¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 129cm x 76cm (50¾” x 30”)
Medium: Gouache and watercolour.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.
Condition: Excellent. Ready to hang.

Artists: Charles Cattermole 1832-1900
The Adoration of the Magi - 19th Century Oil Painting of the Nativity
5950

This is a very large 19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ following the birth of Christ in Bethlehem by the eminent German painter Carl Ehrenberg (1840-1914). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1887. It 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 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.

Carl Ehrenberg studied at the Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen and in Dresden from 1862 with Julius Hübner (1806-1882). Ehrenberg became well known for his history paintings of Germanic mythology and religious subjects. He also painted famous portraits of Franz Liszt and the author Princess Feodora Holstein.

Dimensions: (framed) 123cm x 95cm (48¼” x 37¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 107cm x 80cm (42” x 31½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private European collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Carl Ehrenberg 1840-1914
The Great Fire of Rome - 19th Century Oil Painting of Emperor Nero
59950

This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting the famous events of AD64 and ‘The Great Fire of Rome’ with the triumphant Emperor Nero and his attendants – including Seneca and the Praetorian Guard – looking-on as St Peter and others are crucified, the city in flames beyond, by the eminent history painter Eduard Buchler (1861-1958). The painting is signed by the artist and is presented 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 and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Roman historians Pliny the Elder, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio all wrote that Nero was responsible for the Great Fire. The Emperor blamed the city’s Christians, large numbers of whom were crucified including Saint Peter. The events of July AD64 are the subject of the film ‘Quō Vādis’.

Dimensions: (framed) 120cm x 88cm (47¼” x 34½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 101cm x 70cm (39¾” x 27½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private European collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Eduard Buchler 1861-1958
Flora & Fauna
The Highlander - 19th Century Oil Painting of Scottish Highland Bull
12950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young Highland bull by the distinguished Scottish painter Joseph Denovan Adam RSA RSW (1841-1896). ‘The Highlander’ is signed by the artist and dated 1877. It is sold 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 the very finest condition it can be for its age, having just been newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Between 1859 and 1892 Joseph Denovan exhibited 25 oils at the Royal Academy in London, as well as many more at the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Paris Salon.

The son of the Scottish landscape painter Joseph Adam, Joseph Denovan Adam would go on to eclipse the achievements of his father becoming late Victorian Britain’s most celebrated painter of Highland cattle. Where others painters of the Highlands such as Horatio McCulloch were content to dot their landscapes with a few cattle Adam gave them pride of place.

Adam was a stickler for painting from nature, and had a large studio – part wooden hut, part glass conservatory – built on his house to serve as an all-weather observation base. He called it his “cattle atelier”, and here he established a school of animal painting where he kept many live animals for his students to draw.

Dimensions: (framed) 169cm x 126cm (66½” x 49½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 152cm x 106cm (59¾” x 41¾”)
Medium: Oil on artists’ board.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine 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: Joseph Denovan Adam 1841-1896
Belle Epoque
La Jeune Musicienne - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait
This is a very large fine 19th century French Belle Epoque oil on canvas depicting a girl holding a mandolin by the eminent Parisian painter Édouard Vimont (1846-1930). ‘La Jeune Musicienne’ is signed by the artist and dated 1889. ... Read More
Artists: Edouard Vimont 1846-1930
14950
Belle Femme en Déshabillé - French 19th Century Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait of Paris Society Girl
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 - French 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Young Society Beauty
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: Benjamin-Constant 1845-1902
49950
Masquerade - 19th Century French Portrait Oil Painting of Paris Society Girls
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
19950
Declaration of Love - French 19th Century 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 ... Read More
Artists: Auguste Toulmouche 1829-1890
44950
'American Beauty - Belle Epoque Oil Painting Portrait of Redheaded Society Girl
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
Exotica
Girl in a Kimono - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Redhead
This is a fine 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait of a red-headed ‘Girl in a Kimono’ by the Royal Academy painter Clara Murray Hawkes (1861-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1896. It is presented in a... Read More
Artists: Clara Murray Hawkes 1861-1930
A Spanish Beauty - 19th Century French Oil Painting of Beautiful Gypsy Girl
This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a ‘Spanish Beauty’ with a fan by the world-renowned French painter Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814-1893). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1863. The painting h... Read More
Artists: Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger 1814-1893
Oranges - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait 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
In the Harem - Huge 19th Century Orientalist Oil Painting
This is a huge fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting various young women ‘In the Harem’ of an Oriental palace by the eminent Austrian Orientalist painters Hans Makart (1840-1884) and Heinrich Schlimarski (1859-1913). The painting... Read More
Artists: Hans Makart 1840-1884 & Heinrich Schlimarski 1859-1913
39950
The Wood Nymph - 19th Century Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
This is a very large fine 19th century oil painting depicting the famous German actress Lili Marberg as a dryad draped in diaphanous fabrics by the eminent Bohemian painter Leopold Schmutzler (1864-1940). ‘The Wood Nymph’ is signed b... Read More
Artists: Leopold Schmutzler 1864-1940
16950
La Fille à la Fontaine - 19th Century Oil Painting of Young Italian Beauty
A large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a girl Italian girl sitting by a fountain peeling an apple by the eminent French academic painter Jacques-Eugène Feyen (1815-1908). ‘La Fille à la Fontaine’ is signed by the artist and p... Read More
Artists: Jacques-Eugene Feyen 1815-1908
Landscapes & Seascapes
Twilight, Loch Ness - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of the Scottish Highlands
This is a large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting a summer evening on Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by the celebrated English landscape artist Alfred de Bréanski Jnr. (1877-1945). ‘Twilight, Loch Ness’ is sig... Read More
Artists: Alfred de Breanski Jnr 1877-1945
On the River Severn - 19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting
This is a fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting a summer day ‘On the River Severn’ in the county of Worcestershire by the eminent Victorian painter David Bates (1841-1920). The painting is signed by the artist and sold ... Read More
Artists: David Bates 1841-1920
Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge - 19th Century Scottish Landscape Oil Painting
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a magnificent view of ‘Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge’ near Fort William in the Scottish Highlands by the renowned Victorian landscape painter Clarence Henry Roe (1850-... Read More
Artists: Clarence Henry Roe 1850-1909
View from the Surrey Hills - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
This is a large fine 19th century summer landscape oil on canvas depicting a small family, cattle, and sheep in an extensive ‘View from the Surrey Hills’ by the renowned Royal Academy artist George William Mote (1832-1909). The paint... Read More
Artists: George William Mote 1832-1909
A Pair of Fine 19th Century Scottish Landscape Oil Paintings
This is a fine pair of 19th century oil paintings depicting two summer scenes of Scotland entitle ‘A Border Tower, Evening’ and ‘Lake & Mountains, Morning Effect’ by the eminent Victorian landscape painter James Roberts (183... Read More
Artists: James Roberts 1832-1912
19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting of Figures & Dogs by a Stream
This is a fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting numerous figures and two dogs by a bridge over a stream on a summer afternoon by the eminent Victorian painter Benjamin Shipham (1805-1872). The painting is signed by the artist verso a... Read More
Artists: Benjamin Shipham 1806-1872
The Lledr Valley, North Wales - 19th Century River Landscape Oil Painting
This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young boy and girl and dog playing by the riverside in ‘The Lledr Valley, North Wales’ by the eminent Victorian landscape painter William Henry Mander (1850-1922). The paint... Read More
Artists: William Henry Mander 1850-1922
The Fish Inn, Lledr Valley - 19th Century Welsh Landscape Oil Painting
This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting an angler fishing on the River Lledr in North Wales with famous Fish Inn on the hillside beyond by the eminent Victorian artist Robert Gallon (1845-1925). ‘The Fish Inn, the Lle... Read More
Artists: Robert Gallon 1845-1925
The Harvest - 19th Century English Harvest Landscape at Sunset
This is a large fine mid-19th century oil on canvas depicting a family bringing in ‘The Harvest’ at sunset on a summer evening by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Henry Dawson (1811-1887). The painting is signed by the artist ... Read More
Artists: Henry Dawson 1811-1887
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
12950
Furze Cutters - 19th Century Oil Painting of English Landscape
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
Liverpool - 19th Century Nocturne Oil Painting of Victorian Street Scene
This is a large fine 19th century Victorian landscape oil on canvas depicting an atmospheric nocturnal scene of dark figures walking at ‘Liverpool’ docks – lit by the glow of gas lights – by the very popular British artis... Read More
Artists: Wilfred Jenkins 1859-1944
On the Tavy - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of Dartmoor
This is a large late 19th century oil on canvas depicting a small herd of cattle near rapid waters ‘On the River Tavy’ on Dartmoor in the county of Devon by the Victorian landscape painter George Henry Jenkins (1843-1914). The painti... Read More
Artists: George Henry Jenkins 1843-1914
Subject Pictures
Mother & Child with Poppy - 19th Century Oil Painting of English Summer Landscape
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
Chicas Gitanas - 19th Century Oil Painting of Beautiful Gypsy Girls
This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a pair of young Spanish girls with a guitar and tambourine resting in the shade by the eminent Royal Academy painter Thomas Kent Pelham (1831-1907). ‘Chicas Gitanas’ is signed... Read More
Artists: Thomas Kent Pelham 1831-1907
Summer Hill, time of Charles II - 19th Century Royal Academy Oil Painting of Royal Garden Party
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
Intervention of Pocahontas - 19th Century Italian Capriccio Oil Painting
This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas capriccio depicting native American chief’s daughter Pocahontas preventing the assassination of Captain John Smith by the eminent Italian painter Luigi Crosio 1835-1915. Capturing one of ... Read More
Artists: Luigi Crosio 1835-1915
Petitioning the Young King - 19th Century Painting of Henry VIII's son Edward
A very large fine 19th century painting depicting a group of noblemen appearing before king Edward VI, the young son of Henry VIII, and his court by the eminent Victorian painter Charles Cattermole RI (1834-1900). ‘Petitioning the Youn... Read More
Artists: Charles Cattermole 1832-1900
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The Adoration of the Magi - 19th Century Oil Painting of the Nativity
This is a very large 19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ following the birth of Christ in Bethlehem by the eminent German painter Carl Ehrenberg (1840-1914). The painting is signed by the artist and dated... Read More
Artists: Carl Ehrenberg 1840-1914
The Great Fire of Rome - 19th Century Oil Painting of Emperor Nero
This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting the famous events of AD64 and ‘The Great Fire of Rome’ with the triumphant Emperor Nero and his attendants – including Seneca and the Praetorian Guard – looking-on as ... Read More
Artists: Eduard Buchler 1861-1958
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Flora & Fauna
The Highlander - 19th Century Oil Painting of Scottish Highland Bull
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young Highland bull by the distinguished Scottish painter Joseph Denovan Adam RSA RSW (1841-1896). ‘The Highlander’ is signed by the artist and dated 1877. It is sold i... Read More
Artists: Joseph Denovan Adam 1841-1896
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