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A Summer Arrangement - 19th Century Floral Still Life Oil Painting
£1950

‘A Summer Arrangement’ by Louis Silas (1860-1937). The painting is signed by the artist and hands in a fine 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.

 

Luis Ferdinand Silas was a London-born painter of highly colourful floral still lifes that stylistically owed much to both the traditions of the Dutch Old Masters and French Post Impressionists. In 1883 he married the celebrated Russian opera singer Letizia Sara Paggi. Their son, Ellis (who studied with both his father Louis Silas and his friend James Whistler) went on to become a distinguished war artist.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 67cm x 77cm (26¼” x 30¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 52cm x 62cm (20½” x 24½”)

Medium: Oil on Roberson artist’s board.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Good quality gold metal leaf frame.

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

 

 

Artists: Louis Silas 1860-1937
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
Flora & Fauna
A Summer Arrangement - 19th Century Floral Still Life Oil Painting
‘A Summer Arrangement’ by Louis Silas (1860-1937). The painting is signed by the artist and hands in a fine quality gold metal leaf frame.   As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it ... Read More
Artists: Louis Silas 1860-1937
£1950
Spring - Floral Still Life of White Daffodils and Roses
‘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 artis... Read More
Artists: Cecil Kennedy 1905-1997
£9950
Still Life of Summer Fruits - 19th Century Oil Painting
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 ... Read More
Artists: James Archer 1855-1931
£1950
19th Century Portrait of an Elegant Lady on a White Hunter
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,... Read More
Artists: Sir Francis Grant PRA 1803-1878
£14950