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  • Large French Oil Painting on Canvas – “Still Life” – Gustave Vidal (1895-1966)

    Large French Oil Painting on Canvas – “Still Life” – Gustave Vidal (1895-1966)

    A wonderfully bright and colourful original oil painting on canvas of a still life, showing a soup tureen and plate, glassware, a pear and apple, a fruit knife, and a bottle of wine on the top of a table. The painting is signed by the artist, Gustave Vidal in the lower left corner.
    It has a lovely carved wooden frame.

    Gustave Vidal was a French painter best known for his depictions of Provençal landscapes and harbor towns in the French Riviera. His thick impasto technique, applied with both palette knife and brush, was influenced by Impressionism and the abstract work he came across while spending time in Paris. Born in 1895 in Vaucluse, France, the artist went on to study under Pierre Grivolas at the School of Fine Arts in Avignon, where he was encouraged to paint en plein air. Vidal mainly exhibited in Avignon and the Paris Salons. He died in 1966 in Avignon, France.

    On the back of the canvas is the number “161” as well as a stamp reading “G. Vidal France” and the artist’s mark. In addition, there is the stamped phrase “Reproduction Interdite” – translating in English “Not to be reproduced”.

    The painting with frame measures 25 1/2 inches wide X 32 1/2 inches tall.
    The painting itself is 24 1/2 inches tall x 18 inches wide.

    Both the painting and frame are in excellent condition.

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  • c. 1970 – Large Bronze Bust of Canadian Olympian Marksman, Roy Cole by Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).

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    c. 1970 – Large Bronze Bust of Canadian Olympian Marksman, Roy Cole by Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).

    A wonderful large bronze bust of the Canadian Olympian Sports Shooter, Roy Cole, circa 1970s.  Mr. Cole, who lived from 1912 to 1999, participated in the trap event at the 1952 summer olympics.

    The Canadian artist is Elizabeth Holbrook (1913-2009).

    (Wikipedia). Born in Hamilton, Ontario, on November 7, 1913, Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook was the great-great-granddaughter of the Hon. John Willson, the first speaker for the House in Upper Canada. Holbrook studied at the Hamilton Art School (1928–31), Ontario College of Art (1932-35), Royal College of Art in London, England (1936) and at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1948).  She studied under such artists as Hortense Gordon, John S. Gordon, John Sloan, Gustav Hahn, Emanuel Hahn, Rowley Murphy, and Carl Milles.

    She was a lecturer in Sculpture at Dundas Valley School of Art from 1965 to 1969,at the Burlington Cultural Centre from 1990-1993 and at McMaster University, Faculty of Arts in Hamilton, Ontario from 1995-1999. Holbrook’s portrait sculptures are represented in over 50 public collections worldwide.

     

    The bust measures  21 3/4 inches tall and has a 6 3/4 inch square marble base.

    Both the bust and base are in excellent condition.

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  • Large Statue in Bronze of “The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” Standing upon an Inscribed Mottled Alabaster Base

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    Large Statue in Bronze of “The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” Standing upon an Inscribed Mottled Alabaster Base

    A wonderful large statue in bronze of a Marcus Aurelius seated on his horse. The statue is on an etched and inscribed mottled white alabaster base.  The title “The Equestrian State of Marcus Aurelius” is an ancient Roman Equestrian statue on the Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy. The original is on display in the Capitoline Museums, with the one now standing in the open air of the Piazza del Campidoglio.

    The bronze is of excellent quality.  Unsigned.

    The statue and base measure 24 inches tall x 13 inches wide from side to side.  Please note that there are two repairs on one edge of the base but, the statue is in excellent condition.  Please see photos for repairs to base.

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  • Canadian East Coast – Oil Painting on Board dated 1981 – “Sailing in the Harbour” (Nova Scotia) by Ross MacCulloch (1950-1993)

    Canadian East Coast – Oil Painting on Board dated 1981 – “Sailing in the Harbour” (Nova Scotia) by Ross MacCulloch (1950-1993)

    Here is a beautiful oil painting on board called “Sailing in the Harbour”, signed by the artist, Ross MacCulloch (1950-1993), in the lower left corner, and dated 1981.

    The painting is framed in a black and gilt wood frame.

    On the back of the painting is a typed label that reads “Sailing in the Harbour. 1981. 12 x 16. Oil. Ross Mac Culloch. A guaranteed original work by the Master”.

    In addition, there is a printing that reads “Sailing in the Harbour”. 12 x 16. Mixed Media on Panel. Ross Mac Culloch 1981″.

    The painting and frame measure 23 inches in width x 18 3/4 inches tall.
    Unframed, the painting is 12 inches x 16 inches.

    Both the painting and frame are in excellent condition.

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  • 18th Century Large Hand Coloured Engraving – After Guido Reni (1575-1642) – “Bacchus & Ariadne” by Jakob Frey (1681-1752)

    18th Century Large Hand Coloured Engraving – After Guido Reni (1575-1642) – “Bacchus & Ariadne” by Jakob Frey (1681-1752)

    An early hand coloured engraving circa 1727 by Jakob Frey (Swiss 1681-1752) – after a painting by Guido Reni (Bologna, Italy 1575-1642).

    Muse Bacchus crowns Ariadne with a star crown. He throws the crown to the sky, where it becomes the constellation. The engraving depicts the wedding of Bacchus and Ariadne Bacchus.

    Another hangs in the Indianapolis Museum of Art which is dated 1727.  The hand colouring on this most likely done at a later date.
    Framed in a gilt wood plain frame.

    A very nice large size for decorating.

    Frame Measures:  45 inches long x  27.5 inches high
    Print measures:  36 inches long x 17.5 inches high.

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  • After Sir Joshua Reynolds – “The Infant Samuel” Large Oil Painting of a Child Praying – Late 19th Century

    After Sir Joshua Reynolds – “The Infant Samuel” Large Oil Painting of a Child Praying – Late 19th Century

    A wonderful late 19th Century copy of an oil painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, RCA titled “The Infant Samuel”  depicts a child kneeling by the bed with hands clasped together in prayer.  The painting is housed in an elaborate wooden frame.  The original painting hangs at the Tate Britain Museum in London, England and was originally painted in 1776.

    The quality of the painting is very good.

    The painting is signed A.G. Clay & Sir Joshua Reynolds RCA on the bottom right of the painting.

    The painting and frame together measure 40 1/2 inches tall x 33 1/2 inches wide and are in very excellent condition.

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  • Canadian Artist – W.J. Wood (1877-1954) – Ink Drawing in Brown of Woman in Bathing Suit, Accompanied by Book About the Artist

    Canadian Artist – W.J. Wood (1877-1954) – Ink Drawing in Brown of Woman in Bathing Suit, Accompanied by Book About the Artist

    An ink drawing in brown, signed by Canadian artist W. J. Wood, (William J. Wood painter, etcher (b.  May 26, 1877 d. January 5, 1954)) of a woman in a bathing suit standing by some rocks. The drawing is double matted and housed in a simple wooden frame.

    In addition to the drawing, there is included a book about W. J. Wood, illustrating some of his other work.

    Woods was a painter and etcher who chose as his subjects, music, nudes, and scenes around his home of Midland, Ontario.  His work examines with warmth the peopled environment not the empty, raw landscape of his contemporaries. He was a close friend of several members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson. In 1923 at one exhibition Wood is listed as a member of the Group of Seven, replacing Franz Johnston.  Wood has been overlooked as an artist both during his lifetime and afterwards.

    The drawing with frame measures 12 1/2 inches tall x 15 inches wide.
    By itself, the drawing is 9 inches wide x 7 inches tall.

    There is some wear to the cover of the book but the drawing and frame are in very good condition.

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  • Framed and Matted Engraving – “Lloyd’s – The Underwriting Room” – 1886

    Framed and Matted Engraving – “Lloyd’s – The Underwriting Room” – 1886

    Here is a lovely ink engraving, entitled “Lloyd’s – The Underwriting Room”, originally published in 1886 by the Illustrated London News and depicting the hustle and bustle of the Lloyd’s office in London. The engraving is nicely matted under glass and has a plain, elegant gilt frame.

    The engraving with frame measures 16 inches wide X 14 inches tall.
    The engraving by itself is 9 1/8 inches wide X 6 1/4 inches tall.

    Both the engraving and frame are in excellent condition.

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  • Large 18th Century British Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Distinguished Gentleman, Gilt Frame

    Large 18th Century British Oil on Canvas Portrait of a Distinguished Gentleman, Gilt Frame

    An 18th century British oval oil on canvas of a portrait of a young distinguished looking English man, posing with his gloved left hand inside his vest and the right hand, holding his other glove, resting on a stand beside him. Behind him, on a table, is his top hat, which he has taken off for the portrait.

    The painting is housed in a gilt frame with pie-crust edging.

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  • Large Oil on Canvas of “Dutch Woman Doing Chores” – School of Maarten Van Heemskerk (b.1498-d.1574)

    Large Oil on Canvas of “Dutch Woman Doing Chores” – School of Maarten Van Heemskerk (b.1498-d.1574)

    A wonderful oil on canvas (re-laid) of a Dutch Woman doing her chores. The painting is from the school of Maarten Van Heemskerk, a Dutch artist from the 16th century. This is most likely a 19th century copy (but may be earlier).  It is housed in a carved wooden frame.

    The painting measures 42 inches X 36 inches and is in very good condition.
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  • Pair of Framed Sepia Oval Drawings – American Colonial Figures and American Cowboys on Horseback – circa 1860

    Pair of Framed Sepia Oval Drawings – American Colonial Figures and American Cowboys on Horseback – circa 1860

    A beautiful pair of matted oval sepia drawings of Early American Scenes under glass in matching decorative gilt frames

    One of the drawings depicts a group of American colonial figures talking while others are on the rocks behind and in a boat approaching the shore. There are other boats sailing in the background.

    The other drawing shows American Cowboys – a rider on horseback with his whip held high. There is another rider who has lost his hat as his horse seems to be bucking. There is a dog between the two horses and in front another man. In front of that man is a horse and buggy travelling down the path.

    Each drawing with its frame is 17 3/4 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches tall.

    Both drawings are in excellent condition.  Unsigned – but date circa 1860.

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  • Post Impressionist – Paulémile Pissarro (1884-1972) Pastel – Seascape, circa 1930

    Post Impressionist – Paulémile Pissarro (1884-1972) Pastel – Seascape, circa 1930

    A rare pastel painting by post Impressionist Artist Paulémile Pissarro (1884-1972), son of the famous French impressionist artist, Camille Pissarro.  It depicts a seascape with several boats on the water in a colourful background.

    Paulémile was heavily influenced and taught by Claude Monet (who was also his godfather).

    Pastel Measures:  8 3/4 inches x 11 1/4 inches
    with Frame measures:  18 inches high x 20 inches wide.

    A sketch is also included on the reverse of the painting in glass – that originally came with the pastel.
    The pastel was originally purchased in 1991 from a Toronto Auction (Gallery 68) – (original bill of sale included).

    Paulémile Pissarro, Camille’s youngest son, was born in Eragny in 1884.  He was brought up in the artistic environment of the family home there and, encouraged by his father, began drawing at an early age.  Paulémile’s godfather was Claude Monet who became his teacher and close friend, particularly after Camille’s death in 1903.

    The pastel is in excellent condition.

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  • Signed Chinese Silk Painting of Birds and Butterflies Above a Flower Garden.

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    Signed Chinese Silk Painting of Birds and Butterflies Above a Flower Garden.

    A lovely, colourful Chinese silk painting in a bamboo style wood frame. The painting shows 2 birds on a branch of blossoms above a vibrant flower garden with 2 butterflies flying freely around. The painting is signed and stamped in Chinese characters on the upper right hand side.

    The painting (including the frame) measures 28 inches wide X 21 1/4 inches tall and is in excellent condition.

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    Large French Impressionist ‘Still Life’ Oil Painting – In the Manner of Cézanne – circa 1895

    Large French Impressionist ‘Still Life’ Oil Painting – In the Manner of Cézanne – circa 1895

    A large oil painting on canvas – French impressionism Still Life.  The work is very reminiscent of Paul Cézanne and was painted around the same period – 1895.  Most likely a follower of the famous painter.  The painting is housed in a elaborate heavy gilt wood, plaster and Gesso frame.

    Unsigned.

    Canvas Measures:  17 inches high x 27 inches wide
    with Frame Measures:  29 inches high x 37 inches wide.

    Some of Examples of Still Life paintings by Paul Cézanne included in these photos at the end of this album.

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  • English Gouache / Watercolour – “Reading The Lesson” – Samuel Rayner (1806-1879)

    English Gouache / Watercolour – “Reading The Lesson” – Samuel Rayner (1806-1879)

    A very colourful gauche painting by Samuel Rayner – English (b.1806 – d.1879).

    Interior of a Gothic church where the Bishop is reading a lesson from a lecturn with others seating around listening.

    Framed in a beautiful gilt wood and plaster carved frame.

    Signed and dated 1860  “SR   60”  – bottom left.

    Painting measures 16 inches high x 21 1/2 inches wide.
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  • 19th Century Large Ivory Framed Painting on Ivory of a Couple in a Pastoral Scene “Pastoral Subject” After Francois Boucher

    19th Century Large Ivory Framed Painting on Ivory of a Couple in a Pastoral Scene “Pastoral Subject” After Francois Boucher

    A wonderful large rectangular painting on ivory of a courting couple sitting under the shade of a tree in a pastoral setting. The painting is after Francois Boucher (1703-1770) and is taken from a well known painting of his titled “Pastoral Subject”

    The painting is protected under glass and is housed in an etched an elaborate ivory frame, missing two tiny pieces.

    The frame measures 8 3/8 inches high X 7 1/4 inches wide. and the painting is 4 1/2 inches high X 3 3/8 inches wide.

     

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