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£19,950
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£12,950
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£14,950
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£5,950
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£19,950
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£18,950
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£18,950
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£6,950
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£89,000
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£18,950
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£19,950
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£34,950
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£14,950
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£14,950
Artists: Étienne Adolphe Piot 1831-1910
£34,950
Artists: Frédéric Soulacroix 1858-1933
£249,000
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Landscapes
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'Children of the New Forest' by Edgar Barclay (1842-1913). Depicting two girls gathering kindling in winter woodland, this very large painting is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1901. All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Edgar Barclay studied at the Dresden Academy of Art under Julius Schnorr (1794-1872) before moving to live and work in Italy as one of the ‘Etruscan School’ of expat British artists. Increasingly influenced by the work of the French Realist painter Jean-François Millet, Barclay found his greatest success with beautifully drawn English landscapes of field workers and woodland scenes of young women. Between 1868 and 1913, Edgar Barclay exhibited 42 paintings at the Royal Academy, 64 at the Grosvenor Gallery, and 13 at the New Gallery in Regent Street. Dimensions: (framed) 116cm x 179cm (46” x 70½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 94cm x 156cm (37” x 61½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1901; Royal Academy Exhibition. Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.
Artists: Edgar Barclay 1842-1913
£39,950
‘Fire and Moonlight’ by Abraham Pether FSA (1752–1812). The painting – which depicts an extensive moonlit view across the City of London with a cottage on fire in the foreground – was exhibited at the Society of Artists Exhibition in London in 1790 and is sold with detailed provenance going back over 230 years. Such is the painting’s quality that for over 150 years it was thought to be by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797) and was exhibited numerous times as such alongside many of Joseph Wright’s paintings then in the important private collection of Lord Belper of Kingston Hall. This contemporary view of London in the late 18th century is seen from One Tree Hill in what was once the Great North Wood three miles south-east of the capital; prominent amongst the dozens of famous landmarks of Georgian London is St Paul’s Cathedral.
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Between 1773 and 1811 Abraham Pether exhibited at 61 paintings at the Royal Academy, 39 at the Free Society, 24 at the Society of Artists, and at the British Institution in London. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 72.5cm x 87.5cm (28½” x 34½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 56cm x 71cm (22” x 28”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1860s; collection of Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper (1801–1880), Kingston Hall, Nottinghamshire. 1989; sold by Sotheby's, London. Thence in private UK collection. Exhibited: 1790; the Society of Artists of Great Britain, London. 1870; Midland Counties Exhibition. 1883; Joseph Wright of Derby Exhibition. 1934; Bicentenary Exhibition of the Works of Wright of Derby. 1947; Joseph Wright Exhibition, Derby Art Gallery. Literature: 1907; ‘The Society of Artists of Great Britain 1760–1791, The Free Society of Artists 1761–1783’, by Algernon Graves. Presentation: Bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Abraham Pether FSA 1752–1812
£6,950
‘On the Ribble, Summertime’ by Henry Dawson R.B.A. (1811-1878). The painting – which depicts cattle in the shade of a large tree on the river Ribble in Lancashire – is signed by the artist and dated 1867. Although a student of James Baker Pyne (1800-1870), the majority of Henry Dawson’s art instruction came from studying the landscapes of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Dawson’s fine draftsmanship and colouring earned him a considerable reputation among many influential British artists before he ever exhibited at the major London galleries. Between 1838 and 1875 Henry Dawson exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists, to which he was elected a full member in 1875. During this period, his fame earnt him the patronage of two of the most important art collectors of Victorian Britain; James Orrock and John Burton, owners of numerous paintings by J.M.W. Turner. Following the death of the latter in 1851, John Burton told Henry Dawson that his “powers are not equalled by any living or working man." In 2000 Dawson's 1857 painting of a sunset over ‘The New Houses of Parliament, Westminster’ sold at Phillips in London for £185,000. Today, works by Dawson feature in the collections of the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 92cm x 115cm (36¼” x 45¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 75cm x 98cm (29½” x 38½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Literature: ‘The Life of Henry Dawson, Landscape Painter’ (1891) by Alfred Dawson. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Henry Dawson RBA 1811-1887
£5,950
‘The Pass of Aberglaslyn, Beddgelert, North Wales’ by Edward Henry Holder (1847-1922). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1888 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Presented in a fine quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Edward Henry Holder was a successful 19th century painter whose landscapes of the Home Counties, Lake District, Devon, Derbyshire, Wales, and North Yorkshire show a fondness for river scenes invariably executed with an eye for detail, good colour, and sound perspective. Between 1864 and 1917 Edward Henry Holder exhibited 33 paintings at the Royal Society of British Artists and numerous others at the Royal Academy and the British Institution. Late in his career Holder made an extended trip to Southern Africa to visit the site of his son’s death a few years earlier in the Boar War. Whilst there he produced some striking paintings of Table Mountain and Victoria Falls and, in a pleasing footnote to the artist’s long career, one of these was subsequently accepted by the Royal Academy. In the summer of 1917 – no less than 44 years after Holder’s last picture had hung there – ‘Victoria Falls on the Zambesi, Rhodesia' was shown at London’s most famous exhibition venue. Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 95cm (27¼” x 37½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1889; exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists (cat no.244). Thence in private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Edward Henry Holder 1847-1922
£16,950
‘The Thames near Runnymede’ by Henry Dawson R.B.A. (1811-1878). The painting – which depicts an angler fishing on the riverbank under a spectacular evening sunset – is signed by the artist and dated 1863. Although a student of James Baker Pyne (1800-1870), the majority of Henry Dawson’s art instruction came from studying the landscapes of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Dawson’s fine draftsmanship and colouring earned him a considerable reputation among many influential British artists before he ever exhibited at the major London galleries. Between 1838 and 1875 Henry Dawson exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists, to which he was elected a full member in 1875. During this period, his fame earnt him the patronage of two of the most important art collectors of Victorian Britain; James Orrock and John Burton, owners of numerous paintings by J.M.W. Turner. Following the death of the latter in 1851, John Burton told Henry Dawson that his “powers are not equalled by any living or working man." In 2000 Dawson's 1857 painting of a sunset over ‘The New Houses of Parliament, Westminster’ sold at Phillips in London for £185,000. Today, works by Dawson feature in the collections of the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age having been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 70cm x 94cm (27½” x 37”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”) Medium: Oil on mahogany panel. Provenance: Private UK collection. Literature: ‘The Life of Henry Dawson, Landscape Painter’ (1891) by Alfred Dawson. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Henry Dawson RBA 1811-1887
£4,950
‘Longhorn Cattle on a Highland Pass’ by Henry Garland (1834-1913). The painting is signed and dated 1876, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Henry Garland entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1853, winning medals for 'Best Drawing from the Life' in both 1854 and 1857. From 1854 he exhibited at the most prominent London venues having 30 paintings shown at the Royal Academy, 67 at the Royal Society of British Artists, and 12 at the British Institution. Today one of Henry Garland’s paintings hangs in the famous Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground in London. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 68.5cm x 94.5cm (27” x 37”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1876; Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition (cat no.527). Thence in private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Henry Garland 1834-1913
£39,950
‘Carnevale di Venezia’ by James Holland RWS (1799-1870). The painting – which depicts an extensive view of the Grand Canal with hundreds of masked revellers before the Ducal Palace at the entrance to St. Mark’s Square – hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Although primarily a watercolour painter, James Holland was equally comfortable working in oils and is regarded today as one of the finest colourists of the 19th century British School. Holland’s oils of Venice show two quite different stylistic phases; the first demonstrating his precise draftsmanship lasted until around 1845 and a second period thereafter in which his execution became much loser and his colouring even more vibrant. This has led to some confusion over the attribution of some of his work. His name has also been mistakenly attached to several paintings by the Victorian landscape painter John Holland (1830-1886) of Nottingham but their techniques, subjects, and in particular palettes are quite different. Between 1815 and 1869 James Holland exhibited 32 pictures at the Royal Academy, 91 at the British Institution, 108 at the Society of British Artists, and 194 at the Old Watercolour Society. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 120cm x 146cm (47¼” x 57½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 128cm (40¼” x 50¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned fine gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s leading period frame makers. Condition: Very good. Cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: James Holland RWS 1799-1870
£16,950
‘A Day in the Country’ by William Frederick Witherington R.A. (1785-1865). The painting – which depicts a group of Victorian figures on a summer’s day before an extensive landscape of Wharfedale and the ruins of Bolton Priory – is signed by the artist and dated 1859, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Academy. Bolton Priory was originally founded in the 12th century as an Augustinian monastery known as Bolton Abbey. When King Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 the priory was abandoned and fell into ruin, but by the early 19th century interest in the Picturesque saw its Gothic ruins become one of the most popular destinations for Victorian day-trippers. William Frederick Witherington entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1805. After making his debut at the Royal Academy in 1811, Withington exhibited there every year until 1863. Over the course of his long career, he found great success as a painter of well-executed pastoral landscapes and subject pictures in the manner of George Morland and David Wilkie. He was elected an R.A. in 1840. Between 1808 and 1863, Witherington exhibited 138 paintings at the Royal Academy and 62 at the British Institution. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 84cm x 110cm (33” x 43¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 66cm x 93cm (26” x 36¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1859; exhibited at the Royal Academy (cat. no. 377. Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.
Artists: William Frederick Witherington RA 1785-1865
£9,950
‘Sheep in a Lane’ by John Linnell (1792-1882). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1863. It is listed in the definitive catalogue of Linnell’s known works compiled by the artist’s biographer Alfred Story in 1892. John Linnell exhibited at the Royal Academy from the age of 15 and despite success as a portraitist, it was as a painter of poetical landscapes that gained him greatest acclaim. Unfortunately, his enormous popularity also earned him considerable jealousy, not least from John Constable who was always keen to spread malicious and unfounded gossip about his rival. In addition, Linnell’s entirely reasonable sense of self-worth and unwillingness to fawn over wealthy patrons (and to ensure they paid promptly for the paintings they had commissioned) was seen as impudence by the gentry and delayed his election as a Royal Academician. By the time the Academy was shamed into finally recognising him, Linnell, by then Britain’s most popular painter, turned down the belated invitation to apply for membership with typical poise. As a landscape artist Linnell was considered second only to JMW Turner. Upon his death in 1882, The Times obituary lamented that 'a glory seems to have faded from the domain of British Art. England mourns John Linnell, the most powerful of landscape painters since Turner died'. Between 1807 and 1881 John Linnell exhibited 177 paintings at the Royal Academy, and 92 at the British Institution. During his long career John Linnell was a patron and financial supporter of both William Blake and Samuel Palmer and without him neither artist’s reputation would be so elevated as it is today. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 68cm x 89cm (26¾” x 35”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 49½cm x 71½cm (19½” x 28¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1892; ‘The Life & Work of John Linnell’ by A.T. Story. Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: John Linnell 1792-1882
£5,950
‘Before Glyder Fawr’ by John Syer R.B.A, R.I. (1815-1885). The painting – which depicts the famous Welsh mountain in Snowdonia – is signed by the artist and dated 1876. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentar John Syer enjoyed a long and successful painter of English and Welsh landscapes, first exhibiting in London during the reign of William IV and for the last time in the year of his death over half a century later. Following the lead of David Cox and J.M.W. Turner, Syer travelled extensively in North Wales and, as witnessed in the painting being offered here, many of his finest landscapes capture the wild terrain of Snowdonia. John Syer was elected a full member of both the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours and the Royal Society of British Artists in 1857. Between 1832 and his death in 1885, Syer exhibited 19 paintings at the Royal Academy, 68 at the Royal Society of British Artists, 11 at the British Institution, and many more at the New Watercolour Society and the Grosvenor Gallery. Dimensions: (framed) 71cm x 97cm (28 x 38”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 77cm (20” x 30¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: John Syer RBA RI 1815-1885
£3,950
‘A Quiet Nook’ by Arthur James Stark (1831-1902). The painting – which depicts a moorcock wading in the shallows of a stream in an English woodland landscape – is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1857. It was hung with the following line from ‘A Pastoral Ode’ by the poet, William Shenstone; “Where coots in rushy dingles hide and moorcocks shun the day”. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Arthur James Stark was the son James Stark (1894-1859), a leading member of the Norwich School of English landscape painters. In addition to the early teachings of his father, by the age of eight A.J. Stark was studying figure drawing with the animal painter Edmund Bristow (1787-1876) and in 1849, entered the Royal Academy Schools. Between 1848 and 1887 Stark exhibited 36 pictures at the Royal Academy, 33 at the British Institution, 51 at the Society of British Artists, and another sixty at other major venues. Dimensions: (framed) 63cm x 81cm (24¾” x 32”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 65cm (18” x 25½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1857; exhibited at the Royal Academy in London (cat no. 214). Thence in private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Arthur James Stark 1831-1902
£19,950
‘Llyn Idwal, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). The painting – which depicts cattle watering at the edge of the famous lake in Snowdonia – is signed by the artist and dated 1885. ‘Llyn Idwal, North Wales’ was the final painting of Sidney Richard Percy’s to have been exhibited at the Royal Academy. It is presented in a fine quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All our paintings are offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth – and most gifted – son of the English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. Just as his elder brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family. Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery. Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 110cm (31½” x 43¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 91cm (24” x 36”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£19,950
‘Near Moel Siabod, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). The painting – which depicts a figure herding cattle before an extensive mountain landscape in Snowdonia – is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All our paintings are offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth – and most gifted – son of the English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. Just as his elder brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family. Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery. Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 110cm (31½” x 43¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 91cm (24” x 36”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.    
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£12,950
‘Vale of the Conwy’ by Samuel Lines (1778-1863). The painting – which depicts a single female figure in Welsh dress walking with a goat in an extensive mountain landscape – is signed by the artist and inscribed verso. All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Samuel Lines was one of the most influential landscape artists and teachers of the early English School. Lines studied drawing under Joseph Barber at his academy in Birmingham alongside his friend and contemporary David Cox. In 1809 Lines became one of the founder members of the Birmingham Academy of Arts at which he both exhibited and taught. Lines’ many pupils included Thomas Creswick, and Lines’ own five sons. Between 1817 and 1833 the artist also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Dimensions: (framed) 82cm x 109cm (32¼” x 43”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 65cm x 92cm (25½” x 36¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Artists: Samuel Lines 1778-1863
£6,950
'The Parting Day’ by Henry Hillier Parker (1858-1930). The painting – which depicts figures and cattle on a country lane at sunset – is signed by the artist and hangs in a good 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. Henry Deacon Hillyer Parker studied at St. Martins School of Art and later at the Royal Academy schools in London. Parker specialised in pastoral landscapes of the River Thames and the Home Counties of England. Like Frank Holl, Sir Hubert Herkomer, and Sir Luke Fildes, Parker also worked as an illustrator for the Illustrated London News. Unusually for such a popular and successful artist Henry Parker never exhibited his work in London but instead in the US and Canada, where his work continues to be popular to this day. Dimensions: (framed) 99cm x 137cm (39” x 54”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 80cm x 114cm (31½” x 45”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Henry Hillier Parker 1858-1930
£14,950
'Morning in North Wales' by Edwin Henry Boddington (1836-1905). The painting - which depicts an extensive view of sunrise over a Welsh lakeland landscape - is signed by the artist and dated 1867, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. The painting hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf swept frame. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Edwin Henry Boddington first exhibited in London aged 17 in 1853. Like his father – the eminent landscape artist Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) – his favourite subjects were sunrise and sunset scenes of the River Thames and North Wales. Edwin Bonnington’s work of the 1850s and ‘60s displays all of the fine detail and skilful lighting effects of his father’s best work. In the first 15 years of his career Edwin Henry Boddington exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and especially with the Royal Society of British Artists but after 1869 the quality of his work fell dramatically. A fondness for high living led him into bankruptcy and he was imprisoned for debt and then divorced by his wife. From 1870 Boddington’s work became routine and clearly painted to keep the wolf from the door. Although good prices are still achieved for his pictures after this date, in my opinion the only paintings by E.H. Boddington worth collecting are those executed before 1869. These examples can be very special, and every bit as accomplished as the work of the artist’s father and his uncle, Sidney Richard Percy. The large example from 1867 being offered here is a wonderful testament to what Boddington could achieve before his private affairs got the better of him. The painting comes from the private collection of the Matthews family of Great Witchingham Hall, one of the finest stately homes in Norfolk. Dimensions: (framed) 92cm x 142cm (36” x 56”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 127cm (30” x 50”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1867, exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists; private collection of Great Witchingham Hall, Norfolk. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.    
Artists: Edwin Henry Boddington 1836-1905
Subject Pictures & Portraits
£39,950
‘Jeune Fille en Blanc’ by Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942). The painting – which depicts one of the artist’s favourite models Wanda Zielinska – is signed and dated 1896. It is listed and illustrated in the Catalogue Raisonné of the complete works of Jacques-Émile Blanche, a copy of which will be included in the sale. Wanda Zielinska sat for Blanche on several occasions between 1889 and 1897. Nicknamed Pouponne, she grew up to be a talented violinist.
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Born into a wealthy French family of eminent psychiatrists, Jacques-Émile Blanche grew up surrounded by literary and artistic influences. His father was an important collector of Impressionist paintings and was friends with (and often physician to) many of the great art world figures of 19th century Paris. Although he received some formal training from Henri Gervex (1852-1929), Jacques-Émile Blanche undoubtedly learned most from his early mentor Edouard Manet and his friends James Whistler, John Singer Sargeant, Giovanni Boldini, and James Tissot. During his long and successful career Blanche painted many street scenes of late Victorian London but became most famous as a portrait painter. Like his father, Blanche was a popular and gregarious character, and a close friend of just about every important figure in Belle Epoque Paris. He painted famous portraits of Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, Aubrey Beardsley, James Joyce, Colette, Edgar Degas, Claude Debussy, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Thomas Hardy, John Singer Sargent, Walter Sickert, Vaslav Nijinsky, Tamara Karsavina, Jean Cocteau, Ida Rubinstein, Stéphane Mallarmé, Igor Stravinsky, Paul Valéry, Aldous Huxley, and D.H. Lawrence in addition to Royalty and just about every prominent society beauty of the Belle Epoque. Between 1881 and his death in 1945 Jacques-Émile Blanche exhibited in Paris at the Salon des Artistes, the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (of which he was founder member), and the Exposition Universelle of 1900, in London at the Royal Academy and the New English Arts Club, and at the Venice Biennale where he was awarded a gold medal. He also became a renowned master to numerous students during his time at the Académie Vitti, one of the first schools to accept female students, and subsequently at the Académie de La Palette. In the 1930 he was made a Commander of the Légion d’Honneur and five years later was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts, the most distinguished position any French artist could be offered by the state. Today, works by Blanche can be found in the collections of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Tate Britain in London among many others. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 76.5cm x 90cm (30” x 33½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 60cm x 73.5cm (23½” x 29”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private collection, Belfort, France. Sale; Maître Patrick Gauthier, Belfort, 1990. Richard Green, London. Richard Nathanson, London. Jonathan Clark Fine Art, London. Sale; Sotheby’s, London, 2011 (est.£50,000-£70,000). Property of a nobleman. Literature: ‘Jacques-Émile Blanche’ by Jane Roberts, 2012, Montreuil, p.70, illustrated (as ‘Pouponne Zelinska vue de dos’) Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Jacques-Émile Blanche 1861-1942
£5,950
'Fille de Fleur de Concarneau' by François-Alfred Delobbe (1835-1920). The painting – which depicts a girl selling peonies in Concarneau on the coast of Brittany in North-West France – is signed by the artists and presented in a newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame. François Alfred Delobbe entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at the age of 16, where he studied with the great history painter Thomas Couture, before entering the studio of the most important French Academic painter of the period William-Adolphe Bouguereau. In 1861 Delobbe made his debut at the Salon in Paris and would continue to exhibit there over the following decades. After visiting the town of Concarneau his choice of subjects was increasingly drawn from Breton life and in particular working women and girls at work who worked in the fields, along the coastline, and in the town. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 63cm x 72cm (24¾” x 28¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 56cm (18” x 22”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: François-Alfred Delobbe 1835-1920
£19,950
‘Melancholic Sappho’ by Arthur Hill RBA (1841-1908). The painting – which depicts the celebrated poet of Ancient Greece appealing to the Goddess Aphrodite, with the Parthenon on the Hill of the Muses above the city of Athens in the background – is signed by the artist, dated 1877, and further inscribed to the stretcher verso. It is presented in its original gold leaf Pre-Raphaelite frame. Known as ‘The Tenth Muse’ Sappho of Lesbos was one of the greatest lyric poets of Greek antiquity famous for her love poetry and in particular ‘Ode to Aphrodite’ in which Sappho herself appeals to the Greek goddess to fly from Olympus in her chariot drawn by doves to advise her in affairs of the heart. It is this moment depicted in the current work. When the painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy it was hung with the following quote from Psalm 55; “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!”. Arthur Hill became a pupil at the Royal Academy Schools in 1863 and made his debut at the Summer Exhibition the following year. A contemporary of Frederick Leighton (1830-1896), Lawrence Alma Tadema (1836-1912), and Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), Hill was one of several important late Victorian artists known as ‘Olympians’ owing to their fondness for portraying scenes from classical antiquity. Between 1864 and 1893 Arthur Hill exhibited the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, the British Institution, the Royal Birmingham Society, Glasgow Institute, Manchester City Art Gallery, and the Walker Gallery in Liverpool. Arthur Hill was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 1881. Seven years later, in May 1888, Hill was one of ‘The Fiendish Party” of members (that also included Alfred Stevens, George Percy Jacomb Hood, and James Jebusa Shannon) who demanded that James Whistler resign his presidency of the RBA. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 129cm x 88cm (50¾” x 34¾”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 105cm x 67cm (41¼” x 26¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1877: Royal Academy Exhibition, London (cat no. 154). Thence in private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Arthur Hill RBA 1820-1920
£18,950
‘The Baron’s Charger’ by John Frederick Herring Jr. (1815-1907). The painting – which depicts a 17th century Caroline nobleman with his battle horses and attendant hounds – is signed by the artist and indistinctly dated. It is presented in a fine early-19th century carved and gilded swept frame. John Frederick Herring Jr. was taught by his father, the eminent early 19th century artist J.F. Herring Sr. (1795-1865) who was official Animal Painter to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. Like Herring Sr., he became a highly successful painter of sporting and animal subjects which were particularly popular with the English aristocracy. The current work is a homage to his father’s famous subject picture of 1850, and possibly commissioned by a patron who had been unable to secure Herring Senior’s original. Between 1860 and 1875 J.F. Herring Jr. exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 87cm x 101cm (34½” x 39¾”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 63.5cm x 77cm (25” x 30¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality early 19th century gilt swept frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: John Frederick Herring Jr. 1815-1907
£18,950
‘The Arrest of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette at Varennes’ by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904). The painting – which depicts the King and Queen of France’s failed attempt to escape the French Revolution – is signed by the artist and presented in a newly commissioned, fine quality gold metal leaf Louis XVI design frame. On the evening of June 20th, 1791, Louis and Marie-Antoinette managed to slip out of Paris disguised as valet and governess to one of their own attendants, the Marquise de Tourzel. The King and Queen and the royal children escaped as far as the town of Varennes where they were recognised by the local postmaster Jean-Baptiste Drouet, depicted in the painting (left). In Hillingford’s cleverly constructed scene the King – though dressed in the drab brown frock coat of an attendant –inadvertently gives away his true identity by standing with 'hidden hand', the unmistakable expression of nobility and gesture of absolutism. The Queen slumps in a chair, head in hand, as a crowd of looting peasants gather at the door. Eighteen months after his arrest at Varennes Louis XVI was publicly executed by guillotine on the Place de la Révolution in Paris, Marie-Antoinette meeting the same fate nine months later. Robert Alexander Hillingford was a highly successful Victorian painter of historical and literary scenes who became most famous for his portrayals of the Napoleonic Wars and the plays of Shakespeare. Amongst his patrons Robert Hillingford counted many of the most famous art collectors of the 19th century including Thomas Baring of the famous banking dynasty, the King of Württemberg, Prince Michel Kotchoubey, and many of the newly monied industrialists of Manchester and Halifax. Between 1864 and 1902 Hillingford exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists in London. ‘The Hillingford Chronicles’, a detailed account of the life and work of the artist, can be found at the News & Articles section of the Academy Fine Paintings website. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 71cm x 96cm (28” x 37½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Robert Alexander Hillingford 1825-1904
£6,950
‘La Couronne de Marguerite’ by Édouard-Louis-Lucien Cabane (1857-1942). The painting – which depicts a young Parisienne wearing a crown of daisies – is signed by the artist and dated 1915. It hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Édouard Cabane studied in Paris with Adolphe William Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1838-1912) at the Académie Julian. He made his debut at the Salon in 1876 and ten years later won the first of three medals of distinction. ‘La Couronne de Marguerite’ (the Daisy Crown) is typical of Cabane's portraiture which frequently features the diaphanous young women of the new century. His style might be described as a harmonious blend of the Academicism of Bouguereau and the freer bravura technique of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), with an added dash of melting sfumato for good measure. Cabane also exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1889 and regularly showed his paintings at the Société des Artistes Français, to which organisation he was elected a full member in 1901. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 52cm x 60cm (20½” x 23½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 39cm x 47cm (15½” x 18½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Édouard-Louis-Lucien Cabane 1857-1942
£89,000
‘Awakening’ by Herbert James Draper (1864-1920). This monumental oil painting – which depicts two wood nymphs rising to meet the morning sun – is signed by the artist and dated 1918 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. In its review of the highlights of the 1918 Royal Academy Exhibition ‘The Connoisseur’ magazine praised the painting’s “grace and refinement” and in his 2003 book ‘Herbert Draper, a Life Study’, Simon Toll (Senior Director at Sotheby’s in London) further discusses the painting; the artist’s last great full-length painting of neoclassical nudes… “An enigmatic dryad is seated against the foot of an ancient tree. A naked bacchante sprawls on a leopard skin in a bestial pose consistent with the temperament of Bacchus’ worshippers. The painting depicts the morning after the night before, the post-coital slumber of the orgiastic reveller. Are the women abandoned like Ariadne, or are their latest lovers like those of the kelpie, submerged lifeless somewhere amongst the leave mounds? The bacchante emerges from the dried leaves, from which she has spent the night after the previous day’s drunken orgies.”  Herbert Draper entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1885, winning a silver medal for life drawing the following year. He first exhibited at the R.A. in 1887, and the following year won a travelling scholarship enabling him to complete his studies in Paris at the Académie Julian under Jules-Joseph Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger. In 1889 Draper won the Royal Academy Gold Medal and another scholarship, and spent much of 1890 travelling in Europe, visiting Spain and Italy. On his return to England, Draper found huge success with his paintings of mythological subjects, and he would go on to rival Lord Leighton and John William Waterhouse as one of England’s greatest painters of Academic Romanticism. Draper’s painting ‘The Lament for Icarus’, won the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 and was purchased for the Tate Gallery in London in 1898. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 131cm x 229cm (51½” x 90”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 107cm x 205cm (42” x 80¾”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1918; exhibited as ‘Reveil’ at the Royal Academy in London (catalogue no.304). Thence in the private UK collection. Literature: 1918; ‘The Connoisseur’ magazine, vol.LI, p.115. 2003; ‘Herbert Draper 1863-1920: A Life Study’ by Simon Toll, pp.48, 163-164, 197, colour plate 52. Presentation: Fine quality bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Herbert James Draper 1864-1920
£18,950
‘Othello recounting his adventures to Desdemona and Brabantio’ by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904). The painting – which depicts Shakespeare’s Venetian general, his lover Desdemona, and her senator father – is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Robert Alexander Hillingford was a highly successful Victorian painter of historical and literary scenes who became most famous for his portrayals of the Napoleonic Wars and the plays of Shakespeare. Amongst his patrons Robert Hillingford counted many of the most famous art collectors of the 19th century including Thomas Baring of the famous banking dynasty, the King of Württemberg, Prince Michel Kotchoubey, and many of the newly monied industrialists of Manchester and Halifax. Between 1864 and 1902 Hillingford exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists in London. ‘The Hillingford Chronicles’, a detailed account of the life and work of the artist, can be found at the News & Articles section of the Academy Fine Paintings website. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 71cm x 96cm (28” x 37½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s leading period frame makers. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Robert Alexander Hillingford 1825-1904
£19,950
‘Vigilance, Loyalty, and Devotion’ by Arthur Wardle R.B.C. R.I. (1864-1949). The painting – which depicts a young Edwardian beauty with parasol surrounded by poppies and three faithful canine companions – is signed by the artist and hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf Watts frame. Following the deaths of Sir Edwin Landseer RA (1802-1873) and Briton Rivière RA (1840-1920), the mantle of Britain’s greatest living animal painter passed to Arthur Wardle. Like Landseer and Rivière, Wardle was a frequent visitor to London Zoo where he would make extensive sketches of lions, leopards, and tigers. It was though as painter of dogs that he became most famous. Throughout art history, dogs have featured prominently as representing love and fidelity, and as a familiar symbol of devotional relationships. In portraits of young women, small dogs frequently represent the beauty and elegance whilst large dogs are included as icons of loyalty and protection. Between 1880 and his death in 1949, Arthur Wardle was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy showing 113 paintings there, as well as hundreds of others at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Fine Art Society, the Royal Institute, the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, the Manchester Art Gallery, the Royal Birmingham Society, and with his dealer at the Arthur Tooth Gallery in the Haymarket, London. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 78cm x 103cm (30¾” x 40½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 57cm x 82cm (22½” x 32¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf Watts frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.
Artists: Arthur Wardle RBC RI 1864-1949
£34,950
‘News from the Front’ by Frederick Goodall R.A. H.R.I. (1822-1904). The painting – which depicts a diverse cross-section of Victorian figures gathered outside a post office as they receive news of the war in India – is signed by the artist and dated 1849-51. Goodall painted three versions of the present work; the larger, entitled ‘The Post Office’, was exhibited at the British Institution in 1850, whilst the smaller version is today in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 1862, an edition of The Art Journal recalled the paintings great popularity and discussed the figures portrayed; “In front of the door is a group of ‘village politicians’, foremost among whom is the barber whose business it is to gain the earliest intelligence of news that he may retail it to his customers: he holds in his hand a copy of The Times and is reading some war tidings of importance, for the word “Victory” appears on the broad sheet. The brawny figure with the bare arms is the blacksmith, owner of the wicked-looking bull terrier by his side. Nearer to the spectator is the ‘boots’ of the village inn who probably acts also as occasional ostler. The youth in a velveteen jacket is from the mansion and is come for the squire’s letters, and a boy with a board filled with fine fish completes the group. On the other side of the picture are two figures to whom that stolid, round-faced post-boy has brought anything but good tidings; a woman and her boy now in all probability the widow and the fatherless, an open letter with a black seal lies before them; it tells them the ‘victory’ has made them desolate. At least it may be presumed this is the artist’s intention, for the drum at the boy’s side may be taken to signify that he is a soldier’s son. In advance of these is another woman reading a letter to an old Chelsea pensioner and his wife. There is no sad intelligence in her epistle, her child may continue its gambol with the kitten unchecked by its mother whose hour of tribulation has not yet come”. A precocious talent, Frederick Goodall's first professional commission (aged just 16) came from the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and whilst still in his mid-20s he was already one of the most critically acclaimed and financially successful painters in Britain. Between 1838 and 1902 Frederick Goodall exhibited at all the principal London venues, most prominently at the Royal Academy on 165 occasions. Goodall was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1852, a full Royal Academician in 1863, and an Honorary member of the British Institution in 1867. Dimensions: (framed) 110cm x 138cm (43¼” x 54¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 89cm x 118cm (35” x 46½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1860; ‘Artists, Sculptors & Architects’ exhibition in Paris. 1860s; with Vicars Brothers Ltd, London. Private collection of Sir Julian Goldsmid. 1896; Christie’s, where purchased by Nathan Mitchell, 18 Regents Park Road, London. 1901; exhibited in Sheffield. 1902; ‘French and English Painters of the 19th Century’ exhibition at the Guildhall in London. 1902 exhibited in Glasgow. 1972; sold at Bonhams, London. 1989; sold at Sotheby's, London. 1990: with Haynes Fine Art, Broadway. Thence in private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned and revarnished. Ready to hang.
Artists: Frederick Goodall RA 1822-1904
£14,950
‘Guinevere’ by Norman Prescott-Davies R.B.A, R.C.A. (1861-1915). The painting – which depicts an English mediaeval portrait of Queen Guinevere at Amesbury Priory contemplating her love for Launcelot – is signed by the artist and dated 1891. Norman Prescott-Davies studied at the Royal College of Art, Lambeth School of Art, and at Heatherley's. He then worked in London as a portrait and figure painter, especially in miniature, a discipline that well-suited his eye for detail and painstaking precision. Prescott-Davies’ technical exactitude and occasional choice of Arthurian subjects has prompted comparisons to the Pre-Raphaelite painters of a generation earlier, but the artist is more accurately placed with the ‘Olympian School’ of late 19th century painters of ancient Pompeian subjects such Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema. Norman Prescott-Davies was elected Associate of the Royal College of Art in 1891, and a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1893 and of the Royal Cambrian Academy in 1912. Today, works by Prescott-Davies are in the collection of Manchester Art Gallery and the Williamson Gallery & Museum in Liverpool. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 51cm x 64cm (20” x 26¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 38cm x 51cm (15” x 20”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Norman Prescott-Davies RBA RCA 1861-1915
£14,950
‘Young Beauty holding a Red Rose’ by Étienne Adolphe Piot (1831-1910). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Étienne-Adolphe Piot moved to Paris whilst still in his teens to study with the influential French artist and teacher, Léon Cogniet (1794-1880). Cogniet’s studio at this time would have been a thrilling place, populated by burgeoning talents such as Léon Bonnat (1833-1922), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911), and Pierre Auguste Cot (1837-1883), all of whom – with Piot – would become some of the greatest painters of the female form in the history of art. Piot’s particular genius lay in his masterfully drawn and beautifully lit depictions of the female face, most frequently set against a dark background. As illustrated in the current work, his rendering of the human hand was as good as any artist of the period. During his long career, in addition to the Paris Salon, Piot exhibited at the Goupil Gallery, the Exposition de Bordeaux, the National Academy of Design in New York, and the prestigious Exposition Universelle of 1889. In 1883 he was elected a member of the Société des Artistes Français. Dimensions: (framed) 64cm x 72cm (25¼” x 28¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 56cm (18” x 22”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Circa 1990; with Haynes Fine Art of Broadway. Thence in private UK collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Étienne Adolphe Piot 1831-1910
£34,950
‘Regina dei Fiori’ by Frédéric Soulacroix (1858-1933). The painting – which depicts an aristocratic Italian beauty sitting beside a porcelain vase full of peonies – is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality hand-carved giltwood frame. In ancient Chinese culture the peony symbolizes love and beauty (as well as wealth and aristocracy). Soulacroix’s colour choice for both the flowers and her luxurious silk gown also references Oriental symbolism; the apricot traditionally representing female elegance. All our paintings are offered in the finest condition they can be for their age having been newly professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. The son of the eminent French sculptor Charles Soulacroix (1825-1899), Frédéric Soulacroix was born in Rome in 1858. Aged 15 he began studying at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Florence and afterwards at the Scuola di Pittura in 1876. This was an auspicious time to be an artist working in Florence which, by the 1880s, had become the cultural capital of Italy. Like his contemporaries Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938) and Arturo Ricci (1854-1919), Frédéric Soulacroix’s skilfully executed subject pictures of elegant 18th century beauties became very fashionable and were enthusiastically bought by the city’s wealthy art patrons. In the 1890s Soulacroix was commissioned by King Umberto of Italy to paint his wife Queen Margherita and by the 1920s his popularity across Europe and North America was such that he was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur and awarded the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French government. Dimensions: (framed) 93cm x 73cm (36½” x 28¾”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 62cm x 42cm (24½” x 16½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private collection. Presentation: Superb quality hand-carved giltwood frame. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Frédéric Soulacroix 1858-1933
£249,000
'St. James' Day' by Richard Morton Paye (1751-1820). This very large and exceptionally fine 18th century oil on canvas depicts a diverse crowd of Londoners at an oyster stand on a summer’s evening. The artist’s masterpiece, the painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1788. The street festival of St. James’ Day commenced at midnight on August 5th and was known as London’s ‘Oyster Day’.
  • More about the long history and new restoration of this important Georgian painting can be seen in the accompanying film.
Richard Morton Paye was one of the most gifted and innovative painters of early English School. ‘St. James’ Day’ is a wonderful record of life in London during the reign of King George III and is sold with provenance of ownership dating back over 240 years. The Festival of St. James’ Day Greengrocers rise at dawn of sun – August the fifth – come haste away! To Billingsgate the thousands run, – ‘Tis Oyster Day! – ’tis Oyster Day! The above verse is taken from a poem popular during the reign of King George III which captures the excitement surrounding the arrival of the season’s first oysters at Billingsgate Market in London. August 5th marked the start of the oyster season in England and the celebrations – which included much drinking of alcohol as well the eating of oysters – began every year London at the stroke of midnight. About the Artist A contemporary (and rival) of Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, Richard Morton Paye was an innovative and skilful painter of scenes of everyday London life, often featuring children. Between 1773 and 1802 he exhibited 64 times at the Royal Academy, yet today, known works of his are few and far between. In ‘St. James’ Day’ Paye uses the opportunity to take out his frustration with patrons and the self-appointed connoisseurs of the London art world by lampooning both. In the background, to the left, a well-to-do gentleman is being accosted by a drunkard who humiliates him by pulling off his wig. New research into the painting has revealed the man to be the most powerful art collector of the age, John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823) of whom Richard Morton Paye was clearly not a fan. Meantime, to the lower right, a vicious dog is pictured stealing a chicken and written on its collar is the word “critick”. It is worth noticing that Paye was also capable of turning his acerbic wit upon himself. Seen on the far left, looking directly out at us, is the artist himself, distracted by public attention and clearly unaware that he is being robbed by a pickpocket. Dimensions: (framed) 127cm x 142cm (50” x 56”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 102cm x 119cm (40” x 43”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: 1788; purchased by William Clay, Esq. of Upper Gower Street. (1748-1824). 1824; purchased by Johnson at Christie’s 5th June, lot 95. Julius Ernst Guthe, Kepwick Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire (1857-1917). Julius Ernst Guthe, Jr., Kepwick Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire (1885-1975). Digby J. E. Guthe, Silton Hall, Neither Silton, North Yorkshire (1927-1982). Thence by descent in private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Ready to hang. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art. Conservation: Professionally restored by Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television's 'Fake or Fortune' and 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'.
Artists: Richard Morton Paye 1750-1820
Belle Epoque
£14,950
'Hera' by Eduard Niczky (1850-1919). A fine 19th century neoclassical portrait of the Greek queen of the gods depicted in her golden diadem and yellow robe. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Eduard Niczky trained at the Kassel Art Academy before moving to Munich in 1871 to study under Arthur von Ramberg at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Over the next 30 years he built an international reputation of as gifted and versatile painter of historical subject pictures, portraits, landscapes and still lifes. Dimensions: (framed) 67cm x 87cm (26½” x 34¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 49½cm x 69½cm (19½” x 27¼”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private UK collection. Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Eduard Niczky 1850-1919
Symbolism & Exotica
£14,950
'The Enchantress' by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). The painting - which depicts a dark-haired beauty wearing a crown of holly - is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame. In Celtic mythology holly is the ruler of the darker half of the calendar year known as the White Realm, in other words winter. The holly berry is also a potent Pagan symbol of feminine sexuality.
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Nathaniel Sichel initially studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin before enrolling at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Sichel’s success in the 1864 Prix de Rome with ‘Joseph explains the Dreams of the Pharaoh’ made his reputation as a painter of Orientalist subjects. During the 1860s and 70s Nathaniel Sichel became one of the most popular portrait painters in Germany and a leading artist of the Orientalist School, making a speciality of well-drawn and elegantly painted figures. All our paintings are offered for sale in the finest condition they can be for their age having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 77cm x 102cm (30¼” x 40¼”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 55cm x 73cm (21½” x 28¾”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private collection. Presentation: Fine quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame. Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
£18,950
‘Diana Nemorensis’ by Max Nonnenbruch (1857-1922). The painting – which depicts the Goddess Diana of the Woods beside Lake Nemi – is signed by the artist and presented in its original antique gold leaf neoclassical frame. The scared temple of Diana Nemorensis stood just outside Rome in dense woodland surrounding Lake Nemi. Famous for its great beauty the lake lies in an ancient volcanic crater known as ‘Diana’s Mirror’. The emperor Caligula was a supporter of the Cult of Diana Nemorensis and had his two famous Nemi ships (two floating palaces) built on the lake. Max Nonnenbruch studied in the academies of Düsseldorf and Munich before enrolling at the Académie Julian in Paris. Nonnenbruch’s ethereal compositions contain many elements of the European Symbolist movement but as his career and technique developed his work became more closely allied to the elegant Greco-Roman school of the great English Olympian painters Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema; his figure painting in particular being every bit the equal of their contemporary John William Godward. The artist exhibited many times in Munich and Berlin as well as at the Galerie Heinemann in Nice. In 1892 he played an important role at the International Art Exhibition at the Munich Glaspalast. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Dimensions: (framed) 108cm x 78cm (42½” x 30½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 90cm x 60cm (35½” x 23½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private French collection. Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.  
Artists: Max Nonnenbruch 1857-1922
Landscapes
'Children of the New Forest' by Edgar Barclay (1842-1913). Depicting two girls gathering kindling in winter woodland, this very large painting is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1901. All our paintin Read More
Artists: Edgar Barclay 1842-1913
£7,950
‘Fire and Moonlight’ by Abraham Pether FSA (1752–1812). The painting – which depicts an extensive moonlit view across the City of London with a cottage on fire in the foreground – was exhibited at the Society of Artists Exhibition Read More
Artists: Abraham Pether FSA 1752–1812
£39,950
‘On the Ribble, Summertime’ by Henry Dawson R.B.A. (1811-1878). The painting – which depicts cattle in the shade of a large tree on the river Ribble in Lancashire – is signed by the artist and dated 1867. Although a student of James Read More
Artists: Henry Dawson RBA 1811-1887
£6,950
‘The Pass of Aberglaslyn, Beddgelert, North Wales’ by Edward Henry Holder (1847-1922). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1888 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Presented in a Read More
Artists: Edward Henry Holder 1847-1922
£5,950
‘The Thames near Runnymede’ by Henry Dawson R.B.A. (1811-1878). The painting – which depicts an angler fishing on the riverbank under a spectacular evening sunset – is signed by the artist and dated 1863. Although a student of James Read More
Artists: Henry Dawson RBA 1811-1887
£16,950
‘Longhorn Cattle on a Highland Pass’ by Henry Garland (1834-1913). The painting is signed and dated 1876, in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Henry Garland entered the Royal Academy Schools Read More
Artists: Henry Garland 1834-1913
£4,950
‘Carnevale di Venezia’ by James Holland RWS (1799-1870). The painting – which depicts an extensive view of the Grand Canal with hundreds of masked revellers before the Ducal Palace at the entrance to St. Mark’s Square – hangs in a Read More
Artists: James Holland RWS 1799-1870
£39,950
‘A Day in the Country’ by William Frederick Witherington R.A. (1785-1865). The painting – which depicts a group of Victorian figures on a summer’s day before an extensive landscape of Wharfedale and the ruins of Bolton Priory – is Read More
Artists: William Frederick Witherington RA 1785-1865
£16,950
‘Sheep in a Lane’ by John Linnell (1792-1882). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1863. It is listed in the definitive catalogue of Linnell’s known works compiled by the artist’s biographer Alfred Story in 1892. John Lin Read More
Artists: John Linnell 1792-1882
£9,950
‘Before Glyder Fawr’ by John Syer R.B.A, R.I. (1815-1885). The painting – which depicts the famous Welsh mountain in Snowdonia – is signed by the artist and dated 1876. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the fine Read More
Artists: John Syer RBA RI 1815-1885
£5,950
‘A Quiet Nook’ by Arthur James Stark (1831-1902). The painting – which depicts a moorcock wading in the shallows of a stream in an English woodland landscape – is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London Read More
Artists: Arthur James Stark 1831-1902
£3,950
‘Llyn Idwal, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). The painting – which depicts cattle watering at the edge of the famous lake in Snowdonia – is signed by the artist and dated 1885. ‘Llyn Idwal, North Wales’ was the Read More
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£19,950
‘Near Moel Siabod, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). The painting – which depicts a figure herding cattle before an extensive mountain landscape in Snowdonia – is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality, Read More
Artists: Sidney Richard Percy 1822-1886
£19,950
‘Vale of the Conwy’ by Samuel Lines (1778-1863). The painting – which depicts a single female figure in Welsh dress walking with a goat in an extensive mountain landscape – is signed by the artist and inscribed verso. All our painti Read More
Artists: Samuel Lines 1778-1863
£12,950
'The Parting Day’ by Henry Hillier Parker (1858-1930). The painting – which depicts figures and cattle on a country lane at sunset – is signed by the artist and hangs in a good quality giltwood frame. As with all of the original Read More
Artists: Henry Hillier Parker 1858-1930
£6,950
'Morning in North Wales' by Edwin Henry Boddington (1836-1905). The painting - which depicts an extensive view of sunrise over a Welsh lakeland landscape - is signed by the artist and dated 1867, in which year it was exhibited at Read More
Artists: Edwin Henry Boddington 1836-1905
£14,950
Subject Pictures & Portraits
‘Jeune Fille en Blanc’ by Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942). The painting – which depicts one of the artist’s favourite models Wanda Zielinska – is signed and dated 1896. It is listed and illustrated in the Catalogue Raisonné of Read More
Artists: Jacques-Émile Blanche 1861-1942
£39,950
'Fille de Fleur de Concarneau' by François-Alfred Delobbe (1835-1920). The painting – which depicts a girl selling peonies in Concarneau on the coast of Brittany in North-West France – is signed by the artists and presented i Read More
Artists: François-Alfred Delobbe 1835-1920
£5,950
‘Melancholic Sappho’ by Arthur Hill RBA (1841-1908). The painting – which depicts the celebrated poet of Ancient Greece appealing to the Goddess Aphrodite, with the Parthenon on the Hill of the Muses above the city of Athens in the ba Read More
Artists: Arthur Hill RBA 1820-1920
£19,950
‘The Baron’s Charger’ by John Frederick Herring Jr. (1815-1907). The painting – which depicts a 17th century Caroline nobleman with his battle horses and attendant hounds – is signed by the artist and indistinctly dated. It is pre Read More
Artists: John Frederick Herring Jr. 1815-1907
£18,950
‘The Arrest of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette at Varennes’ by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904). The painting – which depicts the King and Queen of France’s failed attempt to escape the French Revolution – is signed by the Read More
Artists: Robert Alexander Hillingford 1825-1904
£18,950
‘La Couronne de Marguerite’ by Édouard-Louis-Lucien Cabane (1857-1942). The painting – which depicts a young Parisienne wearing a crown of daisies – is signed by the artist and dated 1915. It hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf Read More
Artists: Édouard-Louis-Lucien Cabane 1857-1942
£6,950
‘Awakening’ by Herbert James Draper (1864-1920). This monumental oil painting – which depicts two wood nymphs rising to meet the morning sun – is signed by the artist and dated 1918 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Academ Read More
Artists: Herbert James Draper 1864-1920
£89,000
‘Othello recounting his adventures to Desdemona and Brabantio’ by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904). The painting – which depicts Shakespeare’s Venetian general, his lover Desdemona, and her senator father – is signed by th Read More
Artists: Robert Alexander Hillingford 1825-1904
£18,950
‘Vigilance, Loyalty, and Devotion’ by Arthur Wardle R.B.C. R.I. (1864-1949). The painting – which depicts a young Edwardian beauty with parasol surrounded by poppies and three faithful canine companions – is signed by the artist and Read More
Artists: Arthur Wardle RBC RI 1864-1949
£19,950
‘News from the Front’ by Frederick Goodall R.A. H.R.I. (1822-1904). The painting – which depicts a diverse cross-section of Victorian figures gathered outside a post office as they receive news of the war in India – is signed by the Read More
Artists: Frederick Goodall RA 1822-1904
£34,950
‘Guinevere’ by Norman Prescott-Davies R.B.A, R.C.A. (1861-1915). The painting – which depicts an English mediaeval portrait of Queen Guinevere at Amesbury Priory contemplating her love for Launcelot – is signed by the artist and dat Read More
Artists: Norman Prescott-Davies RBA RCA 1861-1915
£14,950
‘Young Beauty holding a Red Rose’ by Étienne Adolphe Piot (1831-1910). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame. Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition Read More
Artists: Étienne Adolphe Piot 1831-1910
£14,950
‘Regina dei Fiori’ by Frédéric Soulacroix (1858-1933). The painting – which depicts an aristocratic Italian beauty sitting beside a porcelain vase full of peonies – is signed by the artist and presented in a superb quality hand-ca Read More
Artists: Frédéric Soulacroix 1858-1933
£34,950
'St. James' Day' by Richard Morton Paye (1751-1820). This very large and exceptionally fine 18th century oil on canvas depicts a diverse crowd of Londoners at an oyster stand on a summer’s evening. The artist’s masterpie Read More
Artists: Richard Morton Paye 1750-1820
£249,000
Belle Epoque
'Hera' by Eduard Niczky (1850-1919). A fine 19th century neoclassical portrait of the Greek queen of the gods depicted in her golden diadem and yellow robe. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned, Read More
Artists: Eduard Niczky 1850-1919
£14,950
Symbolism & Exotica
'The Enchantress' by Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907). The painting - which depicts a dark-haired beauty wearing a crown of holly - is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame. In Celtic Read More
Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
£14,950
‘Diana Nemorensis’ by Max Nonnenbruch (1857-1922). The painting – which depicts the Goddess Diana of the Woods beside Lake Nemi – is signed by the artist and presented in its original antique gold leaf neoclassical frame. The scared Read More
Artists: Max Nonnenbruch 1857-1922
£18,950