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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 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:  28 inches high x 18inches 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 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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Early 19th Century European Oil Painting Of Woman and Children

Early 19th Century European Oil Painting Of Woman and Children

$3,500.00

This is a finely rendered oil painting by an unknown artist depicting a woman and her two small children seeking sanctuary from an approaching storm. Her daughter buries her face in her skirts and covers her eyes as the babe in arms looks over his mother’s shoulder, as the woman bends on one knee in supplication, poised to knock on a heavy wooden door. In the background, a cross stands on the edge of a wooded path, leading through the mountains. The sky above is dark and stormy. The little girl’s scarf appears to be blown by the wind. The canvas has been re-lined and the frame is 20th century.

Artist: Unknown. European.

Canvas measures: 24 inches high x 19 inches wide.
Frame measures: 29.5 inches high x 24.5 inches wide.

Excellent Condition: Frame could use a little touch up that I will attend to before  shipping.

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Jean Blanchet – Canadian Artist – “St Lawrence” – dated 1971 – Oil on Board.

Jean Blanchet – Canadian Artist – “St Lawrence” – dated 1971 – Oil on Board.

$350.00

A small oil on artist board painting titled “St. Lawrence” by Quebec artist Jean Blanchet featuring a small house on the St Lawrence River.
Board measures 4.5 inches x 6 inches.  Framed in a gilt wood frame.  Dated 1971 (on back).

Signed – Blanchet – Lower right.

Board Measures:  4.5 inches high x 6 inches wide.
With Frame Measures:   13 inches high x 15 inches wide

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Oil Painting on Canvas – Albert Ronald, Vienna – Interior Parlour Scene.

Oil Painting on Canvas – Albert Ronald, Vienna – Interior Parlour Scene.

$3,200.00

Oil painting on canvas of an interior scene with people dressed in 18th Century period clothing sitting and standing in a parlour in conversation.

Signed lower right :  Ronald.

Plaque on front:  Albert Ronald, Vienna

Canvas measures: 20 inches high x 30 inches wide
Frame measures: 30 inches high x 40 inches wide

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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 (located on the lower right corner)

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Excellent Condition.

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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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Gabor L Nagy – Canadian / Hungarian Artist – “Grafton,Ontario” – Oil Painting on Masonite – Winter Scene.

Gabor L Nagy – Canadian / Hungarian Artist – “Grafton,Ontario” – Oil Painting on Masonite – Winter Scene.

$650.00

A beautiful winter scene of  “Grafton,Ontario” – Oil Painting on Masonite –  by artist  Gabor Nagy.

Signed. Nagy

Frame measures: 17 inches long x 15 inches wide. Oil on Masonite: 10 inches long x 8 inches wide.

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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19th Century English Oil Painting on Canvas – Sheep in Barn – signed A. Jackson.

19th Century English Oil Painting on Canvas – Sheep in Barn – signed A. Jackson.

$425.00

A small and decorative oil painting on canvas – English, late 19th century.  The scene is of several sheep in a barn lying and standing on hay.  A bucket and broom sit in the background as well a small chicken.  A bit of light streams in from above.

Signed lower right:  A. Jackson (in red).

Canvas measures:
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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.

No Mark.

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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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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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.

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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