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Girl in a Kimono - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Redhead
2950

This is a fine 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait of a red-headed ‘Girl in a Kimono’ by the Royal Academy painter Clara Murray Hawkes (1861-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1896. It is presented in a newly commissioned fine quality bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

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

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

Dimensions: (framed) 74cm x 54cm (29” x 21¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 41cm (24” x 16”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Superb quality gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Clara Murray Hawkes 1861-1930
A Spanish Beauty - 19th Century French Oil Painting of Beautiful Gypsy Girl
3950

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

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

Henri Guillaume Schlesinger studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna before moving to live and work in Paris. Between 1840-1889 he exhibited many paintings at the Paris Salon, becoming one of mid-19th century France’s most popular subject painters. In 1837 Schlesinger produced one of his most famous pictures; a large equestrian portrait of Sultan Mahmoud II which still hangs in the collection of the palace of Versailles. Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger was made a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1866.

Dimensions: (framed) 110cm x 89cm (43” x 35”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 92cm x 71cm (36¼” x 28”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Mid-19th century Charles X French giltwood frame with anthemion corners.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger 1814-1893
Oranges - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Girl
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
La Fille à la Fontaine - 19th Century Oil Painting of Young Italian Beauty
9950

A large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a girl Italian girl sitting by a fountain peeling an apple by the eminent French academic painter Jacques-Eugène Feyen (1815-1908). ‘La Fille à la Fontaine’ is signed by the artist and presented in a good quality giltwood neoclassical frame.

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

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

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

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

Artists: Jacques-Eugene Feyen 1815-1908
Exotica
Girl in a Kimono - 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of Redhead
This is a fine 19th century full-length oil on canvas portrait of a red-headed ‘Girl in a Kimono’ by the Royal Academy painter Clara Murray Hawkes (1861-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1896. It is presented in a... Read More
Artists: Clara Murray Hawkes 1861-1930
A Spanish Beauty - 19th Century French Oil Painting of Beautiful Gypsy Girl
A large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting ‘A Spanish Beauty’ with a fan by the world-renowned French painter Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814-1893). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1863. The painting hangs in ... Read More
Artists: Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger 1814-1893
Oranges - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Girl
This is a large fine oil 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young woman of Ancient Rome in a sheer subucula tunic selling ‘Oranges’ by the Victorian neoclassical painter Arthur Hill RBA (1820-1920). The painting is signed and dat... Read More
Artists: Arthur Hill RBA 1820-1920
12950
La Fille à la Fontaine - 19th Century Oil Painting of Young Italian Beauty
A large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a girl Italian girl sitting by a fountain peeling an apple by the eminent French academic painter Jacques-Eugène Feyen (1815-1908). ‘La Fille à la Fontaine’ is signed by the artist and p... Read More
Artists: Jacques-Eugene Feyen 1815-1908