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A West Sussex Post Mill - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
£4950
On the South Downs - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
£4950
Flora & Fauna
19th Century Portrait of an Elegant Lady on a White Hunter
Artists: Sir Francis Grant PRA 1803-1878
£14950
Belle Epoque
L'Extase - 19th Century French Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting
£19950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Fine private collection of Pittsburgh family.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private French collection.

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

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

 

 

Artists: Jacques Martin 1844-1910
Exotica
Apprehension - Large 19th Century Orientalist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
£25950

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Ornately carved gold metal leaf Orientalist frame.

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly regilded Orientalist frame.

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

 

Artists: Karl Wilhelm Gentz 1822-1890
Oranges - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Girl
£12950

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on paper, laid to board.

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

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

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

 

Artists: Walter Charles Horsley 1855-1934
Carnations - Large 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting
£12950

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

 

 

Artists: Arnulf de Bouche 1872-1945
Arabian Beauty - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting
£19950

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality carved and gilded Orientalist frame.

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

 

 

Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
Lochnagar - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of the Scottish Highlands
£18950

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

 

Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
A Quiet Nook on the Swale - 19th Century Exhibition Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

A Quiet Nook on the Swale by Robert Gallon (1845-1925). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1882, and hangs in a superb quality new commissioned gold metal leaf frame. This large English river landscape was shown at the Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition in London in 1882.

 

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, restored 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 ¼precision 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) 77cm x 119cm (30¼” x 47”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 102cm (24” x 40”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private European collection.

Presentation: Fine quality 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. Professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Robert Gallon 1845-1925
Crossing the Stour - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

’Crossing the Stour’ by Edmund Morison Wimperis RI RBA (1835-1900). A large 19th century oil on canvas of a horse and cart and cattle watering on the River Stour in Suffolk. The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1896, and hangs in a very good quality gold metal leaf frame.

 

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

 

Wimperis exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. He was elected a full Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1870 and a full Member of the Royal Oil Painters Institute in 1893, becoming its Vice President two years later. Works by Wimperis are held in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

 

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

 

Dimensions: (framed) 113cm x 82cm (44½” x 32¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 92cm x 62cm (36¼” x 24¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Good quality gold metal leaf frame.

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

 

Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
Cornfields near the Coast - Large 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting Royal Academy 1865
£34950

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on mahogany panel.

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

Presentation: Good quality gold metal leaf frame.

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

 

Artists: John Lewis Brown 1829-1890
A Surrey Homestead - 19th Century Summer Landscape Oil Painting
£3950

‘A Surrey Homestead’ by Frederick Carlton (fl.1880-1910).

A large fine 19th century English summer landscape oil on canvas depicting a young woman and livestock outside a farmstead, signed by the artist and presented in a newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

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

Associated with the Birmingham School of English landscape painters, Carlton’s work is similar in palette and style to that of William Henry Mander. England landscapes by Frederick Carlton have sold at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams.

Dimensions: (framed) 94cm x 69cm (37” x 27”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Frederick Carlton fl.1880-1910
On the South Downs - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

’On the South Downs’ by Edmund Morison Wimperis (1835-1900).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Dimensions: (framed) 78cm x 107cm (30¾” x 42”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 92cm (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. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Edmund Morison Wimperis 1835-1900
Morning in North Wales - V Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting
£15950

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

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

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

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

 

 

Artists: Edwin Henry Boddington 1836-1905
The Thames near Hampton - 19th Century River Landscape Oil Painting
£2950

’The Thames near Hampton’ by Henry John Boddington (1811-1865)

A fine and highly detailed 19th century oil on canvas depicting a woman near a cottage and various figures in punts on the River Thames.

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.

Henry John Boddington was the second son of Edward Williams and a member of the famous Williams Family of Painters. Always considered one of the most accomplished members of the Barnes School of English landscape painters, Boddington’s favourite subject was perhaps the River Thames.

John Ruskin praised his pictures for their honesty and their ‘truth to nature’, the famous critic’s greatest praise for a landscape painter. Between 1837 and 1869 Henry John Boddington exhibited 51 paintings at the Royal Academy, 60 at the British Institution, and 244 at Suffolk Street Gallery with the Royal Society of British Artists. Today examples of Boddington’s work hang in many important collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dimensions: (framed) 56cm x 41cm (22” x 16”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 31cm (18” x 12”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Good 20th century giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Henry John Boddington 1811-1865
Blean Woods, Kent - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£3950

‘Blean Woods, Kent’ by Daniel Sherrin (1868-1940).

 

A large 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting two figures out walking near woodland on a late summer afternoon. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

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

 

Daniel Sherrin was a very popular British landscape artist of the late 19th and early 20th century specialising in river scenes of the Home Counties of England. King George V commissioned a picture of Sandringham from Sherrin, a painting that still hangs in the royal collection at Buckingham Palace today.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 68cm x 93cm (26¾” x 36½”)

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

Artists: Daniel Sherrin 1868-1940
Sunset, Loch Katrine - 19th Century Scottish Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

Sunset, Loch Katrine by Clarence Henry Roe (1850-1909).

 

A large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting deer watering at the edge of Loch Katrine in the Scottish Highlands beneath a magnificent evening sunset. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Clarence Roe was the son of the popular artist Robert Henry Roe (1822-1905) and his two brothers Colin Graeme Roe and Robert Ernest Roe were also successful late 19th century artists. Clarence Henry Roe was a prolific painter of Scottish Highland loch scenes as well as English country landscapes.

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: 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. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Clarence Henry Roe 1850-1909
Windsor Castle from the Thames - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of English Royal Residence
£12,950

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

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

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

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

Artists: Alfred de Breanski 1852-1928
Creeping Steads, River Twiss - 19th Century Yorkshire Landscape Oil Painting
£3950

Creeping Steads, River Twiss by Clarence Henry Roe (1850-1909).

 

A large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting river rapids on the River Twiss near the village of Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs 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 been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

 

Clarence Roe was the son of the popular artist Robert Henry Roe (1822-1905) and his two brothers Colin Graeme Roe and Robert Ernest Roe were also successful late 19th century artists. Clarence Henry Roe was a prolific painter of Scottish Highland loch scenes as well as English country landscapes.

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: 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. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

Artists: Clarence Henry Roe 1850-1909
King's Wood, Kent - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£4950

‘Kings Wood, Kent’ by Daniel Sherrin (1868-1940).

 

A large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting figures on a country lane near woodland in Kent on a late summer afternoon. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

 

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

 

Daniel Sherrin was a very popular British landscape artist of the late 19th and early 20th century specialising in river scenes of the Home Counties of England. King George V commissioned a picture of Sandringham from Sherrin, a painting that still hangs in the royal collection at Buckingham Palace today.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 81cm x 110cm (32” x 43¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 90cm (20” x 30”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

Artists: Daniel Sherrin 1868-1940
A Thatched Cottage in Surrey - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
£3950

‘A Thatched Cottage in Surrey’ by Edward Henry Holder (1847-1922). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1884.

A fine large 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting two small children playing outside a thatched cottage in summertime. The painting hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

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

Edward Henry Holder was a successful Victorian painter of English and Welsh landscapes. Between 1864 and 1917 he exhibited at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Dimensions: (framed) 68cm x 88cm (26¾” x 34¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Edward Henry Holder 1847-1922
Froggatt, Derbyshire 1873 - 19th Century English Summer Landscape Oil Painting
£9950

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

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

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

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

Artists: George Turner 1843-1910
Rydal Water, Westmorland - 19th Century Lake District Landscape Oil Painting
£

Rydal Water, Westmorland by Clarence Henry Roe (1850-1909). Rydal Water is one of the smallest but possibly the most beautiful bodies of water in the Lake District, and the former home of both William Wordsworth and Thomas de Quincey. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs 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 very 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.

 

Clarence Roe was the son of the popular artist Robert Henry Roe (1822-1905) and his two brothers Colin Graeme Roe and Robert Ernest Roe were also successful late 19th century artists. Clarence Henry Roe was a prolific painter of Scottish Highland loch scenes as well as landscapes of the Lake District.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 59cm x 79cm (23¼” x 31”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 41cm x 61cm (16” 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: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

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

 

Artists: Clarence Henry Roe 1850-1909
Subject Pictures
Jean de La Fontaine - 17th Century French Portrait Oil Painting
£18950

A fine 17th century portrait oil on canvas depicting the important French poet and fabulist Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695). The painting was in the collection of a prominent English stately home for well over 100 years. In the 1901 catalogue of the collection the art historian Jean Paul Richter lists the painting as being in the manner of Sir Godfrey Kneller but I believe it is far more likely to be the work of eminent French painter François de Troy (1645-1730).

 

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.

 

On the stretcher, the sitter is named as being the French philosopher Voltaire, but my opinion that is not Voltaire has been confirmed by Catriona Seth, Professor of Modern languages at Oxford University.

 

Another painting of de La Fontaine exists that has been attributed to François de Troy but it is inferior in quality to the work being sold here.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 67cm (31½” x 26½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 62½cm x 49½cm (24½” x 19½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: In the private collection of the Drury-Lowe family, Locko Park, Derbyshire. Listed as no.183, manner of Godfrey Kneller, in Jean Paul Richter\’s 1901 catalogue of the estate\’s picture 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: attributed to François de Troy
Katherine & Petruchio - 19th Century Oil Painting of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
£34950

A very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘Katherine and Petruchio’ in a scene from Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ by the eminent Royal Academician Charles Robert Leslie RA (1774-1859). This superb, exhibition-sized Victorian painting is signed, and hangs in a fine quality newly commissioned 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.

“There is no man now living who seems to me to come close at all near Mr Leslie, his work being in places equal to Hogarth for decision, and here and there a little lighter and more graceful”.
John Ruskin

Charles Robert Leslie was one of the most famous and successful British artists of the 19th century. The close friend and biographer of John Constable, C.R. Leslie exhibited 76 paintings at Royal Academy between 1813 and 1858, and was elected at full Royal Academician in 1826.

For many years the painting was erroneously thought to depict Queen Elizabeth I receiving news of her assent to the throne of England, but now with the kind assistance of Professor Rosalind King and Dr Patrick Gray we have correctly identified it’s actual subject; Act II, scene I of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (a favourite of C.R. Leslie), and more precisely the 1754 reworking of the play by the famous actor/manager David Garrick. Throughout Georgian and Victorian Britain it was Garrick’s version that was most often performed, and the one that the artist would most likely have seen.

“The painting represents Act II of David Garrick’s ‘Catharine and Petruchio’ and offers a genuine insight into 18/19th century interpretations of Shakespeare’s play.”
Professor Rosalind King, Oxford University

We would like to thank Professor Rosalind King and Dr Patrick Gray for their invaluable expertise in the identification of the subject in this painting. Professor King is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southampton, the Visiting Plumer Fellow at St Anne’s, University of Oxford, and has served on the academic committee of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and on the Board of Directors of the English Shakespeare Company.
Dr Gray studied at Oxford, Yale, and the Sorbonne before joining Durham University as Associate Professor of English Studies.

Dimensions: (framed) 165cm x 135cm (65” x 53”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 142cm x 112cm (56” x 44”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Superb quality 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: Charles Robert Leslie RA 1774-1859
Casanova - Rococo Scene of Young Paris Beauties & Lothario
£89950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Provenance:

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

 

Exhibited:

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

 

Literature:

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

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

 

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

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

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Presentation: Superb hand-carved giltwood Chippendale design frame.

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

 

Artists: Johan Zoffany R.A. 1735-1810
The Long Gallery, Hardwick Hall - 19th Century Oil Painting of English Stately Home
£5950

‘The Long Gallery, Hardwick Hall’ by Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828-1904). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a newly commissioned, superb quality 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 painting depicts an 18th century scene featuring members of the Cavendish family (the Dukes of Devonshire), owners of Hardwick hall for almost 350 years, between 1608 and 1956.

 

Robert Alexander Hillingford was a highly successful Victorian painter of historical and literary scenes. He is most famous for his highly detailed paintings of the Napoleonic Wars as well as Shakespearian subjects. Between 1864 and 1902 Hillingford exhibited 29 works at the Royal Academy, and numerous others the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists in London.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 53cm x 68cm (20¾” x 26¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 39¼cm x 53¼cm (15½” x 21”)

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, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

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

 

Artists: Robert Alexander Hillingford 1828-1904
Flora & Fauna
Spring - Floral Still Life of White Daffodils and Roses
£9950

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

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

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

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

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

Artists: Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
Still Life of Summer Fruits - 19th Century Oil Painting
£1950

Still Life of Summer Fruits by Charles Archer (1855-1931).

A fine, highly detailed 19th century still life oil on canvas depicting grapes, pears, apples, plums and nuts, signed by the artist and presented in a giltwood Florentine 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.

Charles Archer first exhibited in London in 1873, at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists. A native of Birmingham he also lived and worked in Derbyshire, where his great skill and attention to detail saw him work as a principle porcelain painter with Royal Crown Derby.

Dimensions: (framed) 57cm x 47cm (22½” x 18½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 47cm x 37cm (18½” x 14½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Mid-20th century giltwood Florentine frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: James Archer 1855-1931
19th Century Portrait of an Elegant Lady on a White Hunter
£14950

Portrait of an elegant lady riding a white hunter by Sir Francis Grant P.R.A. (1803-1878).

 

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.

 

Grant was the fourth son of the Laird of Kilgraston, an estate in Perthshire, Scotland. Francis Grant trained with the eminent equine painter John Ferneley and by 1834 was exhibiting aristocratic portraits and sporting pictures, occasionally combining the two subjects as in the large work offered here. Grant’s most famous equestrian portrait, shown at the Royal Academy in 1840, featured Queen Victoria riding out with her terriers Dash and Islay together with Viscount Melbourne, the Prime Minister.

 

Francis Grant was knighted by Victoria in 1866 and became President of the Royal Academy the same year. Between 1834 and his death in 1878 the artist exhibited 253 paintings at the Royal Academy.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 83cm x 95cm (32¾” x 37¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 64cm x 77cm (25¼” x 30¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

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

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

 

Artists: Sir Francis Grant PRA 1803-1878
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