8
Yes
None
1
1000
/browse-art/
Thumbnail
Filter

Categories:

Artists:

Period:

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
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
Andalusian Beauty - 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait of Spanish Girl
£4950

‘Andalusian Beauty’ by Edward Charles Barnes (1838-1882). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a gold metal leaf swept 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.

 

Edward Charles Barnes began his career in his home city of Birmingham before moving to London in 1862. He lived for many years in Hampstead, then still a village on the outskirts of London, painting romantic figural scenes and portraits of exotic Spanish beauties, which in the 1860s and 70s were at the height of their popularity.

 

Edward Charles Barnes exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1856, his last painting being hung there in the year of his death in 1882. Barnes preferred location was however the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists. Edward Charles Barnes was elected a full member of the RBA in 1865.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 58cm x 72cm (22¾” x 28¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 46cm x 61cm (18” x 24”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: 20th century gold metal leaf frame.

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

 

Artists: Edward Charles Barnes 1838-1882
Poppaea Sabina - 19th Century Neoclassical Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Empress
£8950

‘Poppaea Sabina’ by William Henry Longmaid (1834-1919). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1887, and presented in a fine quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Poppaea Sabina (AD 30-65) was the notorious second wife of the Roman Emperor Nero, renowned for both her great beauty and ruthless ambition.

 

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.

 

William Henry Longmaid was one of a number of artists working in London in the last quarter of the 19th century who devoted themselves to romantic scenes of ancient Rome and Greece. Like ‘Olympians’ Frederick Lord Leighton, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sir Edward John Poynter and Joseph Albert Moore, Longmaid’s favourite subject was the great beauties of the ancient world.

 

Between 1890 and 1899, William Henry Longmaid exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the City Art Gallery in Leeds and with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 70cm x 80cm (27½” x 31½”)

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

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: William Henry Longmaid 1835-1919
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
A Montenegrin Girl - Large 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting
£19950

‘A Montenegrin Girl’ 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
Exotica
Apprehension - Large 19th Century Orientalist Nude Portrait Oil Painting
‘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.  ... Read More
Artists: Geskel Saloman 1821-1902
£25950
The Beautiful Sentinel - 19th Century Orientalist Oil Painting of Egyptian Girl
‘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 fra... Read More
Artists: Karl Wilhelm Gentz 1822-1890
£9950
An Almeh on the Nile - Orientalist Oil Painting of Egyptian Beauty
‘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 a... Read More
Artists: Walter Charles Horsley 1855-1934
£7950
Andalusian Beauty - 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait of Spanish Girl
‘Andalusian Beauty’ by Edward Charles Barnes (1838-1882). The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a gold metal leaf swept frame.   All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can b... Read More
Artists: Edward Charles Barnes 1838-1882
£4950
Poppaea Sabina - 19th Century Neoclassical Portrait Oil Painting of Roman Empress
‘Poppaea Sabina’ by William Henry Longmaid (1834-1919). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1887, and presented in a fine quality, newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame. Poppaea Sabina (AD 30-65) was the notori... Read More
Artists: William Henry Longmaid 1835-1919
£8950
Carnations - Large 19th Century Portrait Oil Painting
‘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 ... Read More
Artists: Philip Hermogenes Calderon RA 1833-1898
£12950
Colombina - Large Belle Epoque Portrait Oil Painting of Semi Nude
‘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... Read More
Artists: Arnulf de Bouche 1872-1945
£3950
A Montenegrin Girl - Large 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting
‘A Montenegrin Girl’ 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.   A... Read More
Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
£19950