Antiquarian Map of London England in 1666 by William Maitland published circa 1756
This is an exceptional framed map of London England that bears the title –
“A PLAN of the CITY and LIBERTIES of LONDON after the Dreadful Conflagration in the Year 1666. The Blank Partwhereof represents the Ruins and the Extent of the Fire ;& the Perfpective that left standing.”
This rare map is framed under glass in a simple, thin black frame accented with two different bands painted gold. The map itself is a highly detailed street plan of the City of London after the “Great Fire” in 1666. The legends, both alphabetical and numerical, denote many important locations including churches. I believe it to be copper engraved.
Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1845-1933) – British Oil Painting on Wood. “Unwinding the Skein”
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.
Early 19th Century Profile Portrait – Miniature Painting on Ivory -Signed.
Miniature Portrait Painting on Ivory -Signed.
A small profile portrait of a woman dressed in fine clothes, its dates early 19th century. It is beautifully hand-painted with fine brush work in the details on the hair, skin and fabric. It is a splendid colour composition of muted tones from peach, brown, burgundy and violet. The portrait lies under glass, with a round gilt decorative border in a square shaped frame.
A splendid little portrait that would make a lovely addition to one’s collection, or home.
Signed: unknown signature on the portrait ( see image for details)
“Vielles Maisons en Provence” Acrylic on Canvas by Gustave Vidal
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.