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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.

Please email us at david@bernardisantiques.com for any questions you may have.

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French Marble Putti Sculpture with Applied Gilt Bronze.

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French Marble Putti Sculpture with Applied Gilt Bronze.

$1,250.00

French Marble Putti Sculpture with Applied Gilt Bronze.

A large marble putti sculpture with applied gilt bronze, it dates 19th century, France. It consists of a long classical figure of child (in marble) wearing a robe (in bronze), holding a large round platform, and has a footed pedestal. It is beautifully decorated with applied gilt bronze, with accents of bead, leaf and floral embellishments.

A stunning french marble putti sculpture, it would make a unique treasured gift, or art object for the home.

Measures: 20 1/2 inches in height x 6 inches wide (8 1/2 inches in diameter for the top)

Excellent Condition. (See images for further reference on the condition. The figure has a small chipped thumb.).

 

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19th Century – Miniature Italian Pietra Dura Portrait.

19th Century – Miniature Italian Pietra Dura Portrait.

$1,200.00

19th Century – Miniature Italian Pietra Dura Portrait.

A Italian ‘pietra dura’ portrait of a dancer with tambourine, that dates 19th Century. Pietra dura (translates as “hard stone” in Italian) designs are usually micromosaics, or jewelry objects composed of small pieces of stone.  The components in this design are rare and unusual, with a subject matter of a figure, it is polished with thinly sliced pieces of stones of: agate, lapis, lazuli, jasper and chalcedony, and placed into a dark background of dark marble. The pietra dura is placed in a gilt frame of a simple rectangle shape and design, with a strong wire hanger at the back.

A unique Italian ‘Pietra Dura’  portrait of timeless elegance and quality, it would make a splendid art object for collectors, or the home.

Frame Measures: 6 inches x 10 inches.

Stone Measures: 4 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches

Excellent Condition. Minor patination commensurate with use and age.

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

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

$1,200.00

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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Georgian Period Ivory Round Box with Painted Miniature Portrait.

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Georgian Period Ivory Round Box with Painted Miniature Portrait.

$975.00

A lovely round box made in carved ivory with a wreath decoration.  The box is made in two halves with the decoration continuous on both halves.  The lid contains a miniature portrait (also on ivory) of a woman surrounded by a beaded brass border. The portrait is signed.   The box dates from the Georgian period, circa 1800.

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19th Century – Miniature Italian Pietra Dura Portrait.

19th Century – Miniature Italian Pietra Dura Portrait.

$675.00

Italian Pietra Dura Portrait of Figure.

A Italian ‘pietra pura’ portrait of an elegantly dressed figure, it dates 19th Century. Pietra dura (translates as “hard stone” in Italian) designs are usually micromosaics, or jewelry objects composed of small pieces of stone.  The components in this design are rare and unusual, with a subject matter of a figure, it is polished with thinly sliced pieces of stones of: agate, lapis, lazuli, jasper and chalcedony, and placed into a dark background of dark marble. The pietra dura is placed in a gilt frame of a simple rectangle shape and design, with a wire hanger at the back.

A unique Italian ‘Pietra Pura’  portrait of timeless elegance and quality, it would make a splendid art object for collectors, or the home.

Marked: Unknown maker, Italian origins.

Frame Measures: 5 inches x 8 inches

Stone Measures:  4 inches x 6 inches

Excellent Condition. Minor patination commensurate with use and age.

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Early 19th Century Miniature Painting on Ivory

Early 19th Century Miniature Painting on Ivory

$875.00

Early 19th Century Painting on Ivory in burled wood frame.

A miniature painting on ivory, it dates early 19th century, France.  The painting depicts a delightful narrative of two ladies sharing a conversation about a book. The painting is a soft combination of muted tones of orange, red, brown, peach and blue on ivory. The brush work is rather fine and detailed, it is carefully rendered to show the liveness of everyday people at the time. The painting lies under glass, with a white border and square shaped frame.

Measures: 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches

Excellent Condition

 

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French / German Impressionism – George Mosson (1851-1933) – Large ‘Still Life’ 1928

French / German Impressionism – George Mosson (1851-1933) – Large ‘Still Life’ 1928

A German Successionist and impressionist painter – George Mosson (b.1851-d.1933) – in a large Still Life oil on canvas.
Beautiful thick pallet in bright Pinks, Yellows and White make up the colours of the flowers.  The painting is framed in a carved gilt wood frame.

Signed on bottom Left – George Mosson.  Dated 1928 on bottom right.

Canvas Measures: 26 inches high x  32 inches wide
With Frame measures:   36 inches high x  42 inches wide.

Mosson was born in 1851 in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. At the age of 14 he came to Berlin in 1865 and completed his school education here. He began his studies at the Berlin academy with Carl Steffeck and Hermann Freese, after which he went to the Weimar art school. From 1884, Mosson exhibited in Berlin. In 1892, George Mosson was co-founder of the “Association of the XI” and in 1898 founding member of the Berlin Secession, which had joined in protest against the German academy art. After the split of the Secession in 1913, he went to the Freie Sezession together with Max Liebermann, Max Slevogt and others, and was a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbundes [1]. On September 3, 1933, Mosson died in Berlin.

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K.P.M. Porcelain Plaque – 19th Century Hand-Painted Portrait of Mary.

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K.P.M. Porcelain Plaque – 19th Century Hand-Painted Portrait of Mary.

$3,500.00

An oval  hand-painted portrait of Mary by K.P.M. in a gilt wood frame.

Marked:
 KPM with Sceptre mark on back of plaque.

Porcelain Plaque Measures: 8 inches x 6 inches

Frame Measures: 13 inches x 10 1/3 inches (2 1/2 inches think)

Excellent Condition.

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Miniature Painting on Ivory “La Cage d’Oiseaux” – After ‘Francois Boucher’, 19th Century.

Miniature Painting on Ivory “La Cage d’Oiseaux” – After ‘Francois Boucher’, 19th Century.

$950.00

Painting on Ivory After Francois Boucher

A miniature painting on ivory after Francois Boucher (1703-1770) titled “La Cage d’Oiseaux”, this miniature dates from the mid 19th century, France.  The painting on ivory is a delightful composition depicting a romantic narrative of young love in the midst of summer. It is beautifully hand-painted in soft muted tones of red, yellow, green, blue, brown and peach.  The painting lies under glass with a ivory frame decorated with elegant floral line work in the border.

A lovely miniature painting on ivory after Boucher, perfect for collectors of fine objects, or for those who adore daydreaming about the past.

Measures: 7 1/4 inches x 8 1/4 inches.

Excellent Condition

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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.

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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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Miniature Painting on Ivory in Ivory Frame

Miniature Painting on Ivory in Ivory Frame

$675.00

A miniature painting on ivory, it dates mid 19th century, France.  The painting depicts a delightful narrative of a young lady in a blue and pink gown enjoying a time of leisure with a good book. The painting is a soft combination of muted tones of pink, peach, orange, red, brown and blue on ivory. The brush work is rather fine and detailed to the liveness of everyday people at the time. The painting lies under glass, with an ivory frame with decorative linework .

Measures: 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches

Excellent Condition.

Measures: 6 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches

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Oil Painting on Canvas – Horses – signed A. Palmer

Oil Painting on Canvas – Horses – signed A. Palmer

$1,650.00

A delightful 19th century oil painting on canvas – with a scene of 4 horses standing near a barn.  Framed in a large gilt wood frame makes the paintings colours stand out.  A wonderful rural English painting that can be displayed anywhere.

Signed A. Palmer on lower right.

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William Marshall Brown “Wild Roses” – Scottish Watercolour in Elaborate Frame. circa 1910.

William Marshall Brown “Wild Roses” – Scottish Watercolour in Elaborate Frame. circa 1910.

William Marshall Brown RSA (1863-1936)  watercolour on paper .
Titled “Wild Roses” the scene is of two children – an older sister with baby sister in a pull cart – the older girl is picking roses.
Signed lower left –  Marshall Brown.
The quality is exceptional.

William Marshall Brown painted this exact scene in Oil and was sold at Bonhams in 2002 for over $40,000 U.S.  The title of that was “Among Wild Roses”.

Painting measures:   11.25 x 14
with frame measures:  19.5  x 22

Born in Edinburgh, Marshall Brown studied at the city’s Royal Institute and the RSA’s Life School. He also spent time in London and painted in the Netherlands and France but became recognised for his figurative work in Scottish landscape settings. Although he ranged widely across Scotland he, like the ‘Glasgow Boys’, found Cockburnspath a useful base and kept a studio there from which he executed some of his best work. Many of his works are large, exhibiting broad and rapid brushwork and a bright palette. A favourite composition might be executed several times with slight variations.

 

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Pair of Hand Coloured Prints – House of Commons & Royal Exchange. Published by Richard Phillips, 1804.

Pair of Hand Coloured Prints – House of Commons & Royal Exchange. Published by Richard Phillips, 1804.

$350.00

Pair of Prints – House of Commons, Royal Exchange. Published 1804.

A pair of hand coloured prints with titles, ‘House of Commons’ and ‘Royal Exchange’, published in August 1804 by Richard Phillips, 71 Saint Pauls Church Yard. Each print is beautifully printed from the press, and contains a descriptive illustration depicting a narrative of everyday people in from the ‘House of Commons’ to the ‘Royal Exchange in England’. It features colour and black ink washes of : red, green, brown and blue. The line work is quite impressive and detailed, with a great direction of space and light to  captures an experience. Each print had a mat border and lies under a sheet of glass with a dark wooden frame.

A spectacular pair of prints before the age of photography, it would make a timeless object to those who adore prints, or collect fine objects of sorts for the home.

Published: Richard Phillips. 71 St Pauls Church Yard. Collaborators :F. Pugh Del, J. Fittler, Sc:

Measures:  Print : 8 inches x 6 inches  Frame:  10 1/4 inches x 11 1/2 inches

Excellent Condition.

 

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