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PAINTINGS
~ Partial Inventory ~

Important Note – Please note some items are currently stored off-site


Artist Interpretations

The interpretations noted below are in accordance with the general accepted guidelines applicable to works of art.

A work offered with the name or recognized designation of an artist, without qualification is considered to be a work by the artist, otherwise the following interpretations generally apply…

  • Attributed to - a work by the artist, in whole or in part.

  • Studio of - a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist which may or may not have been executed under the artist’s direction.

  • Circle of - a work by an unidentified (as yet) but distinct hand closely associated with the named artist, but not necessarily his pupil.

  • Style or Follower of - a work by a painter working in the artist’s style, contemporary or nearly contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil.

  • Manner of - a work executed in the artist’s style but of a later date

  • After - a copy (of any date) of a known work of the artist

 

Portrait of Frederick Augustus Berkeley, 5th Earl of Berkeley (1745-1810)
Early19th century, oil on canvas, re-lined, measuring 29.5” x 24.5” (canvas), set in a fine gesso frame. Verification of the sitter has been authenticated by the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Copy of correspondence available upon request.


 

An Early 20th Century Impressionist Portrait of a Gentleman, Circle of Max Slevogt (1868-1932)
German / Austrian Circa 1930

Oil on cardboard, laid down on artist board, dimensions, 9.5” x 7.75”, set within a finely burnished & matt gilded frame.
Although unsigned, this work is consistent in terms of composition, materials & medium in which the artist was working with during this period.

 
 
An Early 19th Century Miniature Roman-Campagna Landscape with Ruins, Circa 1830
A charming and classically inspired landscape, Italian School.
Oil on mahogany panel, dimensions 4” x 4.75” SOLD
SOLD
 
 

An Early 20th Century Still Life of Lemonade, American School Circa 1920
Oil on canvas, unsigned. 12” x 9.75”, set in a fine period giltwood frame.

 
 
‘The Quartet’
JOHN GOODWIN LYMAN (1886-1967) CAS CGP EGP FRSA

Charcoal. Dimensions, 17” x 22” (sight)
Signed upper left.
SOLD
 

‘Portrait of a Gentleman in a Green Tunic’
English School, Circa 1770
Oil on canvas, unsigned, dimensions 28.5” x 22.5”, set within a later gilt frame.


 
‘Pastoral Landscape with Sheep’
An early 20th century ‘Barbizon School’ influenced landscape, Circa 1900. Oil on canvas laid down on board, measuring 8.5” x 11” (sight), apparently unsigned. Set within a fine period carved and gilded frame.
Currently Offsite

 
 
‘Clearing up at Evening’
William Edwin Atkinson OSA, ARCA (1862-1926) Canadian

Oil on canvas, measuring 18.75” x 25.75” (sight).
Signed & dated 1903 bottom left, titled on verso.


SOLD

William Edwin Atkinson studied art under well- known Canadian artists Robert Harris and John Fraser at the Ontario School of Art from 1880-83, then in Philadelphia with American artist Thomas Eakins, from there he travelled to Pairs where he studied under William-Adolphe Bouguereau & Gabriel Ferrier at the Julian Academy. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists from1892-1907 and exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1893-1923
 
 
 
 


‘Houseboats on the Seine’
Georges Dominique Rouault (1904-2002) French

Watercolour, dimensions 9” x 11.5” (sight) Signed bottom left.


SOLD

 

Mouth of The Grand Canal, Venice
Attributed to Alfred Pollentine (1836-1890) British

Oil on canvas, re-lined, unsigned measuring 11” x 17” (sight)
Set within a fine giltwood period frame.
Currently Offsite











SOLD
‘Sailboats, Mediterranean Harbour’
Suzanne Sevranckx (20th Century)

Oil on masonite, dimensions 10.25” x 13.25” (sight)
Signed bottom left, again on stretcher.

   
   

‘The Birks of Aberfeldy & Moness Water’
Murray James MacDonald, Scottish (fl. 1887-1914)

Oil on canvas, measuring 19.5" x 29.5"

Signed & dated 1898, set within its original and exceptionally fine giltwood frame.

SOLD

Murray James MacDonald exhibited works at RSA (Royal Scottish Academy) and is represented at the Paisley Museum Art Gallery in Scotland and in The Royal Collection at Balmoral Castle.

 


‘Still Life, Apples and Prunes’
Denyse Gadbois (1921-2013) Canadian

Oil on canvas, dimensions 12” x 14.5”, signed upper left, exhibition label on verso bearing title & signature. Set within its original white painted wooden frame.

Denyse Gadbois trained with Canadian artist Goodridge Roberts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1944, and then studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. After returning to Canada she was awarded a prize for figure painting at the Quebec Provincial Competition. She participated in numerous exhibitions including the ‘Exhibition of Canadian Women Painters’ at the Riverside Museum in New York in 1947.

 
 

‘Cattle Grazing in a Pastoral Landscape’

A Finely Executed Late 19th / Early 20th Century Landscape, British Circa 1900 Oil on canvas, measuring 15.5” x 23.5”, set within its original gilt gesso frame. Signed bottom right, signature strengthened.

SOLD

   


 Galloway Landscape, ‘Stormclouds at Evening’
John Campbell Mitchell (1865 -1922) Scottish. ARSA, RSA Oil on canvas, measuring 11.75” x 13.5”, set in its original fine period giltwood frame. Signed bottom right, titled & signed on verso. Exhibited works at the Royal Academy, London; The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; The Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

SOLD

 

Three Watercolours by Claude Hayes 1852-1922), Irish. RI, ROI, RWS

 Claude Hayes studied art at the Royal Academy of London and was elected to the Royal Academy of Oil Painters 1883 and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1886. He exhibited works at the Royal Hibernia Academy in 1874 and at the Royal Academy in London from 1876 to 1916. His work is on permanent display at the Ulster Museum and the Leeds City Art Gallery as well as at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

 
 
 
 

‘Near The Berkshire Downs, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, Surrey’
Dimensions, 21” x 27”, signed bottom left, titled & signed verso.

 
 

 

Woman in a Powdered Wig.

Oil on canvas. 18th Century Italian School. Dimensions: 28" x 21". Set within its original and finely carved Rococo frame. Circa 1750.

SOLD

 

’Near Barnet, London’

Claude Hayes (1852-1922) RI, ROI, RWS. Irish.

 Watercolour. Titled on reverse. Dimensions: 13” x 18”. Signed bottom left. Original gilt gesso frame.

 Claude Hayes studied art at the Royal Academy of London, and was elected to the Royal Academy of Oil Painters 1883 and to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1886. He exhibited at the Royal Hibernia Academy in 1874 and at the Royal Academy in London from 1876 to 1916. His work is on permanent display at the Ulster Museum and the Leeds City Art Gallery, as well as at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

SOLD

 

Haying in the Meadow’

 Claude Hayes (1852-1922) RI, ROI, RWS. Irish. Watercolour. Dimensions: 18.5” x 22”. Signed bottom left.

 Claude Hayes studied art at the Royal Academy of London, and was elected to the Royal Academy of Oil Painters 1883 and to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1886. He exhibited at the Royal Hibernia Academy in 1874 and at the Royal Academy in London from 1876 to 1916. His work is on permanent display at the Ulster Museum and the Leeds City Art Gallery, as well as at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

SOLD

‘Gypsy Girl Reading’
Jerome Uhl (1842-1916) American
Oil on canvas, measuring 25” x 20.75”.
Signed & dated, Paris 1885
Set within its original and extremely fine giltwood frame.

SOLD

‘Florentine Ruins’ William Louis Sonntag (1822-1900)

Oil on canvas, measuring 8” x 12”. Signed bottom left.

SOLD

A Finely Executed 19th Century Orientalist Portrait
Oil on canvas, measuring 23.5” x 19.5”, set within a period gilt gesso frame, re-lined, unsigned.
A highly expressive view of a Turkish Sultan protecting a young beauty – probably his concubine, against an opposing force which the artist has selectively set out of view and upwards to the right, the girl with her arms clasped about her chest, he with his gaze fixed in the direction of the threat, his right arm protectively encircles her waist, the left hand grasping a richly jewelled blade handle.
English / American, Circa 1870

SOLD

‘The Moor Carpet Seller’

Early 20th Century Orientalist School.
Oil on canvas, dimensions 21.5” x 13.5”, set within its original frame.
Continental, probably Austrian. Circa 1900.

SOLD

Four Landscapes by Lily Bell Rhodes (1889-1975) Canadian

Lily Bell Rhodes was the grand-daughter of Canadian author, historian and past President of The Royal Society of Canada, Sir James McPherson Le Moine (1825-1912). Lily Bell Rhodes studied art at Les Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Quebec City under Henry Ivan Neilson (Professor of Painting, Drawing and Anatomy), as well as with instructor and noted Canadian artist Jean Paul Lemieux. The Le Moine family home known as ‘Spencer Grange’ was built in 1848 in Sainte-Foy Quebec and became the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, now a Canadian Heritage property and museum. Three of the four panels shown below are of sites Miss Rhodes visited while traveling overseas throughout the British countryside, the fourth is of the Charlevoix region in rural Quebec, most likely Sainte-Foy. Although Miss Rhodes painted for her own enjoyment and is not a listed artist, her competency of composition, perspective and palette as demonstrated in these pictorial vignettes underscores an undeniable and elevated degree of ability. In addition these charming works are an interesting and historically important link to Canada’s and in particular Quebec’s history. Provenance: obtained by the previous owner directly from a member of the Rhode’s family in the early 1980’s.

Important Note: At the time of this posting several of Ms. Rhodes works are currently on display at the Bagatelle Museum in Sainte-Foy Quebec, in conjunction with an exhibition on the life and works of her grandfather, Sir James McPherson Le Moine

SOLD

 ‘Charlevoix Countryside, Quebec’

Oil on panel. Dimensions, 6” x 9” Signed bottom left, unframed.

SOLD

‘Land’s End, Cornwall’


Oil on panel. 4.75” x 7”.
Unsigned, unframed.

SOLD

 ‘Trinity Church, Stratford’

Oil on panel. Dimensions, 4.75” x 7”.  Unsigned, unframed.

SOLD

 ‘Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire’

Oil on panel. Dimensions, 4.75” x 7”. Unsigned, unframed.

SOLD

View of Constantinople. 18th Century Watercolour. Attributed to Luigi Mayer (1750-1803) Italian. Dimensions, 15.25" x 21.5". Text in bottom margin reads as follows: VEDUTA DEL CANALE DI COSTANTINOPLI CON LA FORTEZZA DI EUROPA PRESA DALLA SCALA DEL. G.S. NELLÕASIA. Inscribed in script bottom right, Chiara Mayer dipense.

SOLD
"Looking Out To Sea". Gilbert Gaul (1855-1919) American. Oil on Canvas. Dimensions 18 " x 24 ". Signed lower left.

SOLD
Portrait of Daniel Stanton (1777-1834) former Mayor of Bristol, England, and that of his first wife Elizabeth Biggs. Oil on panel. Each 6.25" high x 5.25" wide. Original gilt frames. Although unsigned, strong attributions can be made to include artists Nathan Cooper Branwhite (1775-1857) or Edward Villiers Rippingille (1798-1859). Ref: Sheena Stoddard, Curator of Fine Art, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, UK.

SOLD

‘Lady in an Interior’

Oil on canvas. Late 19th / Early 20th Century, British.

Partial signature, possibly for Ethel Wright (flourished 1887-1939).

Dimensions: 51” x 29”, re-sized & re-lined.

Ethel Wright was both a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and a member of the Royal Institute of Painters. She exhibited 39 works at the Royal Academy of London between 1888 and1939.

SOLD

‘Tiger’

John Trivett Nettleship (1841-1902) British.
Oil on canvas. Signed & dated 1893 bottom left.
Dimensions: 28.5” x 45.5”, set within its original giltwood frame.
John Trivett Nettleship is recorded as having exhibited several ‘Big Game’ paintings at the Royal Academy in London from 1874 until 1901.

Provenance: From the Estate of Firasat Ali Khan


Firasat Ali Khan grew up in Rampar, India during the time of British rule and was of ‘Pathan’ stock - part of the very privileged ‘Zaminder’ land-owning aristocracy, often referred to as a ‘king-making’ family. Mr. Ali Khan served as Captain in the British army from 1940 to 1946, and in 1968 Mr. Khan met his wife, who was then a Canadian diplomat posted to India, and subsequently moved to Canada in 1970, bringing with him many of his family’s possessions, including this painting by John Trivett Nettleship.

SOLD

 

 

 

‘Sacred & Profane Love’
A Fine 19th Century Rendering of The Iconic Work by Vecillio Tiziano, a.k.a Titian (1485-1576), Continental Circa 1860
This sensitively executed rendering was painted during the 2nd half of the 19th century, and shipped to Canada from Britain in 1903. The dimensions of this monumental work measure 43" high x 109" wide (canvas only), while the extreme dimensions of the original carved & water gilded frame measure a remarkable 5 feet high x 10 feet in length.
The original work painted in 1516, now hangs in the Borghese Gallery in Rome and is considered by scholars to be Titians most celebrated work.

SOLD
 
‘Spring Landscape’
Charles Ernest de Belle ARCA (1873-1939) Canadian

Pastel on paper, measuring 10.5” x 14.5” (sight).
Signed with monogram bottom right, set within its original carved giltwood frame.

Charles Ernest De Belle’s works on permanent display at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Parliament Buildings of the Province of Quebec

SOLD
 

‘Storm at Sea’
A Large and Highly Dramatic 19th Century Seascape, British School

Oil on canvas, unsigned, measuring 40” x 48” (sight).
Set within its original & finely gilded frame.

SOLD