Large 1920s portrait painting by John Holiver. Displayed in the 1927 Ohio State Fair Exhibit of Fine Arts. The oil painting displays an attractive young lady in pearls with a friend having tea. The portrait painting resides in a gilded frame. There’s a small repair on the back of the canvas with a small area of in-painting just to the right of the young lady in green. The young woman in the foreground has a thin surface scratch on her left arm. Some minor wear to the edges of the gilded frame. On the rear is a sticker from the Ohio State Fair Exhibit of Fine Arts with the name of the artist and a date. There’s no signature or date present on the canvas. Click for more details.
Large portrait painting by Aiden Lassell Ripley (American, 1896-1969) of Lexington, Massachusetts. Untitled. Watercolour signed and dated 1935. The portrait painting displays an attractive young lady in outdoor or riding attire. It has not been examined outside the frame, but it’s possible there’s a name or title on the rear. This painting was acquired in Western Massachusetts, so it’s likely the background scenery is of the Berkshires. Painted in late autumn or winter of 1935. The colours are vibrant for a watercolour of this age, with no age related issues. Fantastic details and composition. No damage to the watercolour. The mat has some spotting and a small light stain on the bottom right side corner. The portrait is framed in a large intricate gilded frame. Some minor water damage to the plaster of the gilded frame along the bottom portion, with a few small pieces of missing plaster. The portrait painting can hang as it is, or the watercolour can be re-matted and the gilded frame repaired.
Dimensions: 32.5″ x 38.5″ (window 19.5″ x 24″)
Aiden Lassell Ripley was an American artist and conservationist, known for his outdoor scenery and commissioned paintings. He worked in both watercolour and oil paint. Many of his works reside in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum and other prominent American museums.
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Offering an early 20th century (1900-1910) antique oil painting of two gentlemen and a young butler. Unsigned, but this was generally the case with many portraits from this era. The original frame, which is no longer present, would have displayed a brass plate with the family name and the artists details. This portrait was painted by a highly skilled painter, with an excellent grasp of using loose brush strokes for a formal painting. A very desirable style, showing great skill. The artist was very gifted and likely schooled in Europe. This painting was obtained in the New York City area.
The condition of the painting is excellent, with no areas of significant damage. A very fine example with some creases showing the stretcher from behind. It has a beautiful clean finish and a glossy older varnish present, which has protected the paint. The frame is suited well to the painting, but not the original frame.
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Offering a portrait of a handsome little fellow in a sailors outfit. Painted in 1947 and shows very well in it’s original Art Deco frame. The painting style is loose and comfortable. Great use of light and shadow. The colours are bright and the surface is clean. No noticeable cracks or rips in the canvas. A very well painted portrait with a natural sparkle in the subjects eyes. There is some texture to the paint surface, as the painting was done on a textured canvas.
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A primitive folk styled antique oil painting of a gentleman. It was found in upper New England and is either American or early Canadian. The surface is typical of a painting from the early 1800s. It has one small paint chip on the forehead and a few spot at the bottom corner. The painting has a cracked surface, but the paint appears well secured. It’s a bit dark and has a very old varnish on the surface. The painting was carefully cleaned recently.
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