Offering a gorgeous 1920s near life size portrait of a young woman, by Karl Anderson (1874-1956). Signed and dated 1924. Pastel and Charcoal on natural coloured paper. Framed in mahogany with the original wavy glass present. Karl Anderson used a very simple palette in most of his drawings, consisting of black, red and white. His works can be found around the world in museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art & the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The artwork has been examined inside the frame with a loupe. For more details, click here.
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 a lovely painting of a sailboat at the shore in Boston. Painted by a well trained artist, as displayed by technique, composition and colour. There appears to be a crew of three individuals. The details are finely painted and the use of colours are sharp and brilliant. It’s a rather old painting with a bit of paint chipping at the very top. Overall the painting is well preserved and clean. The details about the painting are present on the back of the painting, with a title, name of artist and location. The lettering is likely original to the painting and appear to be written in an old hand.
The gold & copper leaf frame is in nice condition, with a repair made at the middle of the bottom. There is a wire intact on the back.
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A Lovely use of colour and composition. The artist certainly had formal training, as the technique is well advanced. The paints are vibrant and show some signs of age, including cracks and a few very small spots of missing paint. There is a sketch on the back of the painting, with the name of the artist. There is a wire for hanging. Personally, I prefer the painting unframed.
A lovely small oil painting created in Massachusetts and framed by, Meekins, Packard & Wheat, Inc., of Springfield, MA. The backing paper shows the label of the long gone department store, which was once very prominent in Western Massachusetts. The frame itself is rather delicate and has some corner damage. This happens to be common with old gilded plaster frames.
The details and composition are charming and the artist was certainly trained. The painting certainly shows a great deal of Realism in technique. No signature is present, so the artist is unknown.
A pre-WWII portrait of a lady seated in period clothing with a small dog. The painting is signed, but the name of the artist is hard to read. The painter obviously had formal training, as the proportions and composition are well thought out. It appears to have been created over several sittings, with many layers of paint present. It’s a vibrant painting in both colour and subject. The plaster copper leaf frame is complimentary to several details within the painting. The frame has a few small repairs to the plaster, which are blended in rather well and only noticeable with a close inspection. The frame measures 24″x31″.
I was told it was painted in Massachusetts. The subject in the painting is holding a cigarette, but be assured the painting itself has no offensive smells.
Offered at $545.- SOLD
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