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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
The Highlander - 19th Century Oil Painting of Scottish Highland Bull
£12950

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young Highland bull by the distinguished Scottish painter Joseph Denovan Adam RSA RSW (1841-1896). ‘The Highlander’ is signed by the artist and dated 1877. It is sold 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 the very finest condition it can be for its age, having just been newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Between 1859 and 1892 Joseph Denovan exhibited 25 oils at the Royal Academy in London, as well as many more at the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Paris Salon.

The son of the Scottish landscape painter Joseph Adam, Joseph Denovan Adam would go on to eclipse the achievements of his father becoming late Victorian Britain’s most celebrated painter of Highland cattle. Where others painters of the Highlands such as Horatio McCulloch were content to dot their landscapes with a few cattle Adam gave them pride of place.

Adam was a stickler for painting from nature, and had a large studio – part wooden hut, part glass conservatory – built on his house to serve as an all-weather observation base. He called it his “cattle atelier”, and here he established a school of animal painting where he kept many live animals for his students to draw.

Dimensions: (framed) 169cm x 126cm (66½” x 49½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 152cm x 106cm (59¾” x 41¾”)
Medium: Oil on artists’ board.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine 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. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artists: Joseph Denovan Adam 1841-1896
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
Flora & Fauna
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
The Highlander - 19th Century Oil Painting of Scottish Highland Bull
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young Highland bull by the distinguished Scottish painter Joseph Denovan Adam RSA RSW (1841-1896). ‘The Highlander’ is signed by the artist and dated 1877. It is sold i... Read More
Artists: Joseph Denovan Adam 1841-1896
£12950
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