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A handsome large bronze figure of ‘Mercury’ the Ancient Roman Olympian god, who was the messenger of the Gods. He was frequently portrayed with wings on his cap and heels to signify his swiftness. The lower part of the statue’s base is decorated with images of cherubs playing flutes. The upper section of the base transforms into a head that is blowing wind onto Mercury’s foot. The head personifies one of the “winds”. The statue has several distinct features; in Mercury’s right hand he holds what appears to be a vial and in the left he holds his attribute, the caduceus, now a symbol of modern medicine.
The original design is by Giambologna, (Flemish, 1529-1608), created around 1564.4. Giambologna designed this statue as part of a fountain for the Medici in the Villa Medici in Rome. The head represented below symbolized the figure being “exhaled, purified, unburdened.”
Measures: 35 inches high.
A bright, vivid Brittany, France scene by French artist Yolande Ardissone. A Brittany town scene with people in a field and country side French houses in the background.
Signed lower left.
Yolande Ardissone was born in Normandy in 1927 and was inspired and influenced in works by the great Impressionism artists Gauguin, Renoir and Van Gogh. She was discovered in 1957 by Wally Findlay and who exhibited her works throughout his U.S. art galleries in New York City, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach & Chicago.
Canvas Measures: 12 1/4 inches high x 15 1/2 inches wide
Frame Measures: 21 inches wide x 24 inches high
A beautifully framed oil painting on board framed in the oval. A gilt wood frame highlights the oval landscape scene with people, trees, rolling hills and and billowing clouds.
Signed “van Thoren” bottom right.
Oval measures: 16 inches high x 12 inches wide.
Frame measures: 23 1/2 inches high x 19 1/2 inches wide
A colourful work of art by John Morris (1920-1991) – a California artist who painted early scenes of the South of France. This one depicts a French beach town with several people in period dress walking the boardwalk beside very tall palm trees and many sailboats in the background. Signed ‘John Morris ’02’ as he would often sign the date of the period he was painting (1902). Very colourful and bright.
The painting bears a Wally Findlay Galleries label – a prominent art gallery with shops in Beverly Hills, New York, Chicago, Paris & Palm Beach.
Board Measures: 14 inches high x 11 inches wide
with frame measures: 24 inches high x 21 inches wide.
A beautifully painted full body portrait of a woman standing by British artist Paul Falconer Poole. Paul Falconer Poole was a English subject and genre artist of the 19th century who exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy when he was 25. Great depth in the foliage behind the woman and lovely facial features. Framed in a heavy gilt wood and gesso frame with R. Jackson & Sons – Liverpool framer’s label on reverse.
Signed and dated 1867 (lower right)
Canvas Measures: 25 inches high x 16.5 inches wide.
with frame measures: 36 inches high x 27.5 inches wide.
Paul Falconer Poole was largely a self-taught artist, born in Bristol, the son of a coal merchant. He exhibited his first drawings and paintings in Bristol, but in 1829, after an inspirational trip to Italy, moved to London and the following year showed his first work The Well: a Scene at Naples at the Royal Academy. In London he found success in painting dramatic historical scenes, and in 1846 his large canvas Visitation and Surrender of Syon Nunnery (now in Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery) led to his election as an associate of the Royal Academy.
A Large Canadian/American oil painting on board by well known artist David Bierk (1944-2002). Bierk was born in the U.S. in 1944 but immigrated to Peterborough, Ontario in 1971 and became a Canadian citizen in 1978.
This modernist landscape – depicting a cross section of rocks with some green foliage.
Painting measures: 32 inches high x 42 inches wide (including Frame)
A large colourful oil painting on canvas. The scene is that of a Mediterranean coastal village with boats and shore and clouds and houses. Probably Capri. Framed in a carved wood decorative frame.
Signed: F.G. Fortis bottom left.
Canvas measures: 24 inches high x 36 inches wide
with Frame measures: 32 inches high x 44 inches wide
A landscape painting with several cattle feeding in a field while a woman and child look on. A town sits in the very background behind the woman.
Painting by Alfred Robert Quinton – born 1853 died 1934.
Painting is signed A. Quinton & dated 1884 on lower left.
Framed in a single gilt wood frame.
Alfred Robert Quinton (1853–1934) was known as an English watercolour artist who painted British villages and landscapes. Many of his paintings were published as postcards and in calendars. He also illustrated books including The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc.
An oil painting on board by Thomas Garland Greene – Canadian painter (1875-1955). Landscape scene of hay bails & trees with large cloudy sky background. Framed in a carved gilt wood frame.
Signed T.G. Greene – lower right corner.
Board measures: 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches
with Frame measures: 11 x 13 1/2 inches
Thomas G. Greene was born in Toronto, and a member of the OSA in 1911 (Ontario Society of Artists). He died in 1955 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. His works are archived and displayed in the National Gallery of Canada.
Oil on canvas portrait Head and shoulders of a young girl in profile, wearing a blue ribbon in her hair.
Piot exhibited many of his works in Paris salons between 1850-1909 and was well regarded as a portrait painter.
Canvas measures: 24 inches high x 18 inches wide
with Frame measures: 31 inches high x 25 inches wide.
Étienne-Adolphe Piot was born in Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, France. He moved to Paris and studied under Léon Cogniet.[a] He first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1850, so would probably have been born in the 1820s. In 1860 he was among the painters whose work was shown at the Exposition de Bourdeaux. In 1864 he was living in New York City, and that year exhibited a portrait at the National Academy of Design. In 1869 he was again living in Paris, at 21 quai Malaquais in the 6th arrondissement. Up to 1876 he exhibited under the name of Adolphe Piot. After then he began to also use the names Adolphe-Étienne Piot and Étienne-Adolphe Piot.
In 1873 Adolphe Piot was described as “a Parisian painter of some name in treating Italian subjects”. He was very successful commercially, taking advantage of the increasing demand for portraits from wealthy Parisians. During the Belle Époque every debutante had to have her portrait painted, and Piot was skilled in making captivating portraits. Piot became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883. In 1890 he received an honorable mention for the work he exhibited at 1889 Exposition Universelle. His last Salon entry seems to have been submitted in 1909.[b]
Most of Piot’s Salon early Salon submissions were commissioned portraits of women. With the 1870 Salon he began to exhibit genre works with titles such as Abandonée (The Abandoned), Coquetterie (Coquetry), and La Lettre (The Letter). Adolphe Piot created expressive depictions of beautiful women, with dark backgrounds to draw attention to the subject, and also made many works showing children. His works were innocent, picturesque and elegant, appealing to middle class tastes of the time.
An oil painting on board of two cute Terrier dogs. Unsigned. Framed in a heavy gilt wood frame.
painting measures: 8 inches high x 6 inches wide
with frame measures: 15 1/2 inches high x 13 inches wide
A nice scene of animals on the inside of a barn – featuring a cow, chickens and a rooster. Light streams in from an open window at the back of barn. A hay bail is painted beside the cow and the floor has hay. Large beams from the barn on display in the background.
The oil painting is on canvas and framed in a dark wood frame with a thick wooden stretcher. Dates mid to late 19th century – of European origin.
Canvas measures: 10 inches high x 8 inches wide
with Frame measures: 14 1/2 inches high x 12 1/2 inches wide
A beautiful model of a woman from the Art Deco period. The woman stands with a hand on one hip and the other holding a cigarette – she is in Art Deco dress and stands on a green mottled marble base with black slate. The bronze is attributed to Bruno Zach – Austrian artist (1891-1945) who was controversial in his art throughout the Art Nouveau and Art Deco period frequently depicting women as dominatrixes, and in provocative poses along with traditional genre.
Bruno Zach used the same model in many of his sculpture. This figure is the same female model used in many of his works. Signed “Austria” underneath shoe.
A Dutch oil painting by artist Gerard Johannes Delfgaauw (b. 1882 -d.1947). The painting is of a Dutch windmill on the banks of a body of water. Titled ” On the Maas River” . The clouds are billowy / white & grey. The frame is a beautifully carved wood and gesso with a combination of dark and bright gilding.
Signed lower right.
Painting dates circa 1900 – 1910.
Painting Measures: 16 inches high x 24 inches wide
with Frame measures: 25 inches high x 33 inches wide.
A small oil on artist board painting titled “Lower St. Lawrence” by Quebec artist Jean Blanchet. Board measures 8inches x 10 inches. Framed in a gilt wood frame. Dated 1972 (on back). Original gallery label on back – “Continental Gallery – 1450 Drummond St. Montreal” and titled “Lower St Lawrence, Oil on Board”.
Signed – Blanchet – Lower right.
Board Measures: 8 inches high x 10 inches wide.
With Frame Measures: 14 inches high x 16 inches wide
Oil on canvas by French Impressionist painter Pierre Ernest Prins, late 19th century French artist.
Pierre Prins was close friends with several of the Impressionists of the time – Edouard Manet, Alfred Sisley and Frederic Bazille.
Painting titled: Rue de Village au crepuscule. St Evroult and dated 1885.
Frame measures: 27 x 33 inches.
Canvas measures: 19.5 x 25.5 inches.
Pierre Prins, born 26 November 1838, in Paris; died 21 January 1913, in Paris. Painter, pastellist, sculptor. Landscapes, still-lifes, flowers. Biography: Prins Pierre Ernest (1838-1913). French Painter born on November 26th, 1838 in Paris. Died on January 21st, 1913 in Paris.