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Bernardi’s Antiques sells fine European, American and Canadian Oil paintings on canvas, Watercolors and drawings.
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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

$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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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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French 1830 – Bronze Sculpture of “Spartacus Breaking His Bonds” – Signed By “Denis Foyatier.”

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French 1830 – Bronze Sculpture of “Spartacus Breaking His Bonds” – Signed By “Denis Foyatier.”

A fine tall academic bronze patinated sculpture of “Spartacus Breaking His Bonds”, created by French Sculptor “Denis Foyatier”, and dates 1830, France . Beautifully hand crafted and designed, it features impressive details to ideal proportion of the human body, to honour the historical hero and legend of a rebellious slave.

Signed: Denis Foyatier (1793-1863, France.)

Measures: 24 inches in height.

Excellent Condition. No repairs. (Minimal surface marks from age and gentle wear.)

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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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Early 19th Century – French Empire – Bronze Figure. circa 1830.

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Early 19th Century – French Empire – Bronze Figure. circa 1830.

$2,800.00

Early 19th Century – French Empire – Bronze Figure of ‘Winged Angel Holding Up Sphere’, patina’d black with gilt bronze base and sphere.

France, circa 1830.

Measures: 22 inches tall.

Excellent condition. 

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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.

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

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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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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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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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