Alan Collier oil painting on board in carved wood frame.
Titled: President Range, Emerald Lake – Yoho National Park – Alberta
signed bottom right.
Board measures: 16 inches high x 20 inches wide.
A winter scene by Dick Ferrier (Canadian – 1929-2002).
Titled: “Spring Thaw, Bark Lake”
Board measures: 12 inches high x 16 inches wide
Frame measures 21.5 inches x 25.5 inches.
A portrait by Helena Darmesteter (b. 1854- d. 1923) – French artist (born in London)
Signed top left : To Dolly …… from Helena Darmesteter
Darmesteter was born in London as the daughter of a French school teacher and the editor of the first Jewish women’s periodical, Marion Hartog Moss. Her parents ran a French boarding school where Héléna learned to speak French. She later studied painting in Paris under Gustave Courtois, where she met her husband Arsène Darmesteter. She became a successful portrait painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1891 and 1894 and at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. She also showed works at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in 1907 and 1908. She was a member of the Société des Artistes Français and of the Société Nationale des Beaux–Arts. Philip, Numa and Marcus Hartog were her brothers, and her husband’s brother James Darmesteter married the poet A. Mary F. Robinson. (bio taken from Wikipedia)
Canvas measures: 20 inches high x 17 inches wide
with Frame measures: 27 inches high x 23 inches wide
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.
Military College, Chelsea – hand coloured print – published in 1810 – publisher: Rowlandson & Pugin
measures: 9 inches x 11 inches
with frame: 14 inches x 16 inches.
Framed and matted.