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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Offered at $450.- SOLD
A lovely original Aquatint Engraving of Oxford, from 1802. It’s a very large engraving with fine details and excellent colouring. There is a very slight bit of foxing at the top of the engraving. The overall condition is good and is clean of any serious damage. It’s an impressive print, in size and overall condition.
The frame is black and likely from the later part of the 19th century. The glass is wavy, which is very desirable, as it shows the print was framed a very longtime ago.
It’s remarkable, how little the architecture has changed in busy Oxford, since the Industrial Revolution! Besides street lights, cars and bicycles, the picture hasn’t changed much.
Published by Wm. De La Motte, Oxford, April 14th 1802.
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Paul Louis Salvan (1877-1962), French
Oil on Canvas, Size 27cm x 35cm
Offering an early Paul Louis Salvan painting. He’s a listed French painter and well sought by collectors. Definitely late 19th century and an early work for the artist. Impressionistic in painting style and of rural France, which was a favourite of many artists from the period. The colours are brilliant and the style is fairly loose, with a fine grasp of scale and composition.
The painting is in fantastic condition, with no cracks or surface wear. The colours are bright and the painting is clean. The framing is likely original. The rear of the stretcher has the dimensions, 35cm x27cm and an anchor emblem stamped into the top stretcher. The frame does show typical wear to the gilt and black paint.
Overall a fine little painting from a known French artist. A very nice piece!
Offered at $1100.- SOLD
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