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Bernardi’s Antiques sells fine European, American and Canadian Oil paintings on canvas, Watercolors and drawings.
Many more paintings are available that are not listed here.

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Classical French, 24 inches High Bronze ‘Triomphe des Arts’ – Statue of a Maiden with Lyre. Signed ‘A.Gaudez’.

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Classical French, 24 inches High Bronze ‘Triomphe des Arts’ – Statue of a Maiden with Lyre. Signed ‘A.Gaudez’.

A classical bronze statue of a maiden holding a turtle shell lyre in tribute to ‘Triomphe Des Arts’, (possibly Venus) dedicated to the new arts in the public sphere, inspired by love.

Features two inscribed plaques ‘Triomphe Des Arts Par A Gaudez Hors Concours’, and then a presentation plaque reading ‘Le Comite de la Ste De Secours Mutuels De La Ville De St Die. Ason President Pierre Hirsinger 28 – 7 – 1925’ done in 1925.  The figure would be dated earlier than this in the 1880’s.

Signed, ‘A.Gaudez’ for Adrien Etienne Gaudez (1845-1902)

Signed. ‘A.Gaudez’ on bronze.  Titled on front with 2 plaques (noted above).

Measures: 24 inches tall x 8 1/2 inches wide.

Excellent Condition.

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Pair of Framed Intaglio Pendants Accredited To James Tassie (1735 -1799) – Scottish Gem Engraver.

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Pair of Framed Intaglio Pendants Accredited To James Tassie (1735 -1799) – Scottish Gem Engraver.

$300.00

A ‘Pair of Framed Intaglio Pendants Accredited To James Tassie (1735 -1799) Scottish Gem Engraver’ -in the centre, each intaglio contains a unique engraving of a classical figure. Each intaglio pendant is framed in-between glass, and held together with a gilt wood frame with a hanger feature in the centre.

The back of frame features, “Intaglio Accredited To James Tassie (1735 -1799) – Scottish Gem Engraver – The Lionel Clarke Galleries, Markham. Ontario”  written in black ink.

Measures: 5 1/4 inches long x 3 7/8 inches wide. (1/2 inches in diameter intaglio pendant )

Excellent condition.  No chips, cracks or repairs.

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Canadian Oil Painting on Board – Joachim George Gauthier (1897-1988). “Haines Lake. Parry Sound”.

Canadian Oil Painting on Board – Joachim George Gauthier (1897-1988). “Haines Lake. Parry Sound”.

$1,450.00

A beautiful lake scene in Muskoka – “Haines Lake in Parry Sound” – Oil on Board by Canadian artist – Joachim Gauthier.

Signed. Joachim Gauthier.

Frame measures: 15 1/4 inches high. x 17 1/4 inches wide
Oil on board measures:  8 1/2 inches wide   x   10 1/2 inches high.

Excellent condition. 

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Oil on Canvas – French Painting of Cherubs in the Garden in a Uniquely Shaped Gilt & Gesso Frame.

Oil on Canvas – French Painting of Cherubs in the Garden in a Uniquely Shaped Gilt & Gesso Frame.

$2,200.00

A whimsical oil painting on canvas of flying cherubs in a garden scene.  Beautiful soft pastel colours of pinks and greens and blues.  Framed in a burnished gold wood and gesso frame of a unique shape.

Unsigned.  France, circa 1890.

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Excellent Condition.

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A Portrait of A Native American Girl – Pastel on Paper. Signed Hugo Robus – American Artist.

A Portrait of A Native American Girl – Pastel on Paper. Signed Hugo Robus – American Artist.

$1,950.00

A beautiful portrait study of ‘A native american girl’, coloured oil pastel on paper, by the American artist, Hugo Robus. It features a gestural drawing study of a young native girl with nice facial features, dressed in fine ceremonial wear with a charming ribbon hair piece. Signed H.E. Robus (Hugo Robus 1885-1964) – by the carved frame and subject I would dates this as early 20th century.

Robus is very well know for his modernist bronze sculptures which bring at auction in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Signed. H.E. Robus – lower left

Frame Measures: 18 inches wide x 24 inches long.
Portrait Measures: 11 inches  wide x 18 inches long.

Excellent Condition.

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Italian Signed ‘Bernini’ – Bronze Figure of David, circa 1890.

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Italian Signed ‘Bernini’ – Bronze Figure of David, circa 1890.

A handsome bronze figure of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s David about to throw the stone at Goliath.  The original figure is in the Borghese Museum in Rome as a life size marble sculpture.  Signed Bernini on base of bronze.

Signature: Bernini

Measures: 11 inches tall x  5 inches wide (3 1/2 inches deep)

Excellent condition. 

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Art Deco Marble Inkwell With Bronze Dog Figurine

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Art Deco Marble Inkwell With Bronze Dog Figurine

$275.00

A ‘ Art Deco Marble Inkwell With Bronze Dog Figurine’ (possibly a german shepherd dog), with original ink pot inside the bronze ink pot, with marble pen rest base – dates around circa 1930’s.  Perfect for the home or office.

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Measures: 8 5/8 inches long x 4 3/4 inches wide.

Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or repairs. (Gentle wear and age, with a nicely aged patina in the colour of the marble and bronze.)

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French Impressionism – Oil Painting on Canvas, by Pierre Prins – Titled : St. Evroult, Dated 1885

French Impressionism – Oil Painting on Canvas, by Pierre Prins – Titled : St. Evroult, Dated 1885

$3,500.00 $2,800.00

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.

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Canadian Painting – Acrylic on Board – Bruce Le Dain (1928-2000) – Pine Pattern, Lac Brule, Quebec 1969

Canadian Painting – Acrylic on Board – Bruce Le Dain (1928-2000) – Pine Pattern, Lac Brule, Quebec 1969

$1,850.00

A beautiful Quebec landscape scene by Canadian painter – Bruce Le Dain (born 1928 – died 2000).  This acrylic on Board is titled “Pine Pattern, Lac Brule.

painting without frame measures:  24 inches high x 28 inches wide.

Dated Sept. 1969.

Bruce Le Dain is recognized as one of Canada’s finest contemporary Impressionist painters. For more than forty years, he has represented his subjects directly inspired by nature, traveling extensively across the country, on the New England coast and in England.

His solo exhibitions at Montreal’s Walter Klinkhoff Gallery attract an impressive influx and usually lead to sales records. Although he has exhibited almost exclusively in Montreal, his paintings have attracted many private collectors across Canada, as well as in the United States, England, France, Israel, Holland and Germany. His work is in more than seventy-five corporate collections. Bruce Le Dain lived in his home-studio in Hampstead, Quebec until his death in the spring of 2000.

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Canadian Oil Painting Montreal Scene by William Showell (1903-1984) – dated 1970

Canadian Oil Painting Montreal Scene by William Showell (1903-1984) – dated 1970

This is a nice canadian acrylic on canvas by William Showell – born 1903 – died 1984.  The painting is a scene of a house in Montreal in the summer.

Canvas measures 12 x 16 inches.

Signed Lower right.  Titled on back and dated 19710

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Cavalier Michele Federico Italian Oil on Canvas, “Capri”

Cavalier Michele Federico Italian Oil on Canvas, “Capri”

$2,800.00

This oil on canvas by Cavalier Michele Federico (1884-1966) is a naturalistic seascape of waves crashing against a rocky coastline, as the suns sets in a cloudy sky. The scene is of Capri, Italy. The painting comes in a gilded Rococo-style wood and gesso frame. Canvas measures: 28 inches x 36 inches. With Frame measures: 36 inches x 44 inches.

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Gustave Vidal – French (1895-1966) – Acrylic on Canvas – “Still Life”

Gustave Vidal – French (1895-1966) – Acrylic on Canvas – “Still Life”

$2,500.00

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Canadian Painting – Hilton Hassell (1910-1980) – Oil on Masonite – “Standing Nude”

Canadian Painting – Hilton Hassell (1910-1980) – Oil on Masonite – “Standing Nude”

A nude study by Canadian painter Hilton Hassell – titled “Standing Nude”

Painting without frame measures 24 inches high x 14 inches wide.

Original Hilton Hassell label on the reverse.

During Hassell’s early years, a Canadian art movement, formed by a loose fraternity of artists known as The Group of Seven, was beginning to emerge. Concentrating mainly on the Canadian landscape, they were dedicated to the belief that Canadian art must be truly inspired by Canadian nature itself. In 1929, Hassell studied under two of the original members of the group, JEH MacDonald and FH Johnson; as well as JW Beattie at the Ontario College of Art. They encouraged Hassell and, inspired by their work, Hassell went on to explore different styles, eventually blending the flow of forms which he ‘saw’ in nature. Later, AY Jackson and Hassell painted together on Georgian Bay. He became friends with another member of the group, AJ Casson.

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Large KPM Porcelain Oval Plaque “Odalisque” Signed Wagner

Large KPM Porcelain Oval Plaque “Odalisque” Signed Wagner

A lovely hand-painted on porcelain KPM plaque signed by Wagner. The title of the portrait is “Odalisque” – a woman with long flowing brunette hair and low cut red dress partially exposing a breast. The plaque is a good size measuring 10 3/4 inches high x 8 3/4 inches wide. The plaque is framed in a new frame and the oval cuts off display of some of the portrait including the signature. An original brass frame and red valour matte is also included but does not do the plaque any justice. Impressed KPM mark on back with Sceptre. Signed “Wagner” on bottom right. Frame measures: 16 1/4 inches high x 14 1/4 inches wide.

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“Vielles Maisons en Provence” Acrylic on Canvas by Gustave Vidal

“Vielles Maisons en Provence” Acrylic on Canvas by Gustave Vidal

$1,950.00

An expressive landscape in a post-impressionist style by 20th century French painter, Gustave Vidal, featuring a group of old stone houses perched upon a hill with a solitary figure of a man out for a walk. Titled “Vielles Maisons en Provence” (translates to “Old Houses in Provence”) on back with Gustave Vidal stamp on canvas. Vidal (1895-1966) was born in Avignon and is a well-known contemporary landscape painter who painted Provence. The depth of perspective is enhance by the use of brighter colours in the foreground and muted colours in the shadows and in the distant horizon. Heavily applied palette knife strokes as well as brush work adds additional dimension to the paintings canvas.

Signed: G. Vidal

Canvas Measures: 20 inches high x 16.5 inches wide.
Frame Measures: 28 inches high x 23.5 inches wide. Carved, antiqued and gilt wood frame.

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Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1845-1933) – British Oil Painting on Wood. “Unwinding the Skein”

Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1845-1933) – British Oil Painting on Wood. “Unwinding the Skein”

$2,400.00

A lovely painting on wood of 2 women in a garden with yarn in their hands “unwinding the skein” (a length of yarn loosely coiled and knotted).

Painted 0n a thick wood board.  Signed bottom right AS and a brass plaque on front of frame “Unwinding the Skein, Annie Louisa Swynnerton, ARA, 1845-1933”

Annie Louisa Robinson Swynnerton ARA (1844–1933) was an English painter of allegorical, figure and portrait paintings. She studied at Manchester School of Art, Académie Julian, and in Rome. Swynnerton was influenced by George Frederic Watts and Edward Burne-Jones. John Singer Sargent appreciated her work and helped her to become the first elected woman member at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1922

Wood board measures: 13 inches x 15 inches
with frame measures:  18 inches x 20 inches.

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