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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
£9950
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
Arabian Beauty - 19th Century Orientalist Portrait Oil Painting
‘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 wi... Read More
Artists: Nathaniel Sichel 1843-1907
£19950