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
“AT THE BRIDGE” Oil on Canvas by MAURICE LEMAITRE, b. France, 1929-
This is a charming winter scene by French landscape painter, Maurice Lemaitre.
It depicts a country scene of a stone bridge with wooden rails, in winter, near sunset. A man stands beside the walled embankment along the river, watching the flowing water, as ice forms on its surface. Two country cottages, a field, and a forest beyond form the mid-field and background.
This lovely little painting would make a fine addition to a collection of contemporary landscapes.
Marked: Signed by the artist on the front, in the lower left-hand corner of the painting. The gallery sticker is also on the back (pictured).
Measures: Dimensions: Framed: 12″ x 15″. Painting alone: 8″ x 10″.
A small watercolour signed Thomas Williams (bottom right corner). VEZA
Williams is listed as active between 1851-1881.
Scene: VEZA Croatia – coastal view from high above in a rocky setting with castle/church high on cliff.
Painting without frame measures : 9 1/2 inches high x 13 inches wide.
A lovely oil painting of a forest landscape with people & horse and cart (perhaps logging) in an elaborate wood and plaster frame.
Painting is signed on the lower left, but is difficult to make out the artist’s name.
Painting dates circa 1880-1900 and is of European or British origin.
Oil on Board by Hilton Hassell (1910-1980).
Titled on back “Madawaska Spring”
with Frame measures:
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.