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Offering an exceptionally beautiful early 20th century portrait of a seated young lady in traditional 19th century Dutch dress. The oil painting is rather large at 38″ x 38.25″ framed. Unframed it measures approximately 31″ x 31″. The signature is unknown, with the initials “MW” visible. The painter was very skilled, with excellent knowledge of composition, shadow, colour and proportion. The subject is painted with a fairly tight style, with looser brush strokes in the background. 
The painting is in excellent antique condition, with a couple of very small minor scratches to the upper left of her head. There is a small hole in the middle of the orange necklace, which is approximately .25″ in diameter and only noticeable on close inspection. The overall paint surface is free of any major cracks, with only minor craquelure on the lefthand side in the white painted sleeve. A very old repair is present on the rear righthand side upper corner, with a small patch done properly. Only on very close inspection can you see a slight inconsistency of the paint texture and colour around the old repair. As for the frame, there is plaster loss at the corners and some minor scratches. Overall excellent antique condition.
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Offered at $995.- SOLD

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 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.

Size: 19.5″x30.5″

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“Volume doesn’t matter in a shop with pieces as elegant, sophisticated, and restrained as Hartong International. It’s clear that Jason Hartong, the proprietor who has a background in art history, selects his inventory with care. Most pieces are of European descent and although they may be pedigreed, the shop feels very timeless and distinguished.”  For more, visit Salvaged Grace.

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PORTRAIT OF A BOY, 1947
By Joseph Lombardi
Oil on Canvas
Signed
Deco Frame
Listed Artist
13″ x 16″
Offered at $550.- SOLD
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.
Will ship by UPS insured for the full sale price within the US.
International shipping available.

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CSL Pastel of Woman
YOUNG WOMAN IN BLUE, c.1880-1895
English Portrait Painter
Pastel on Paper
Monogrammed “CSL”
Framed 17.5″x 20.5″
SOLD

Offering a pastel on paper drawing of a lovely young woman in blue.  She appears to be in her 20’s.  The pastel drawing is rather loose and more of a sketch.  Likely a quick portrait in pastel for a possible oil painting.  The colours are vibrant, with incredible detailing in the face.  Her eyes are amazing and tell a story.  Her face is beautiful, but  naturally less than symmetrical.  She’s certainly a beautiful young woman.  The pastel drawing is well preserved and framed behind glass.
I removed the pastel from it’s frame to have a closer look and clean the interior glass.  The monogram is very close to the edge of the paper, which appears to have been trimmed during it’s history.  It’s glued in a few spots to a board and I was able to shine a light through most of the drawing.  There are no watermarks, a few small rips and creases present.  There are three oil spots, starting on her chest, a bit below is a very small one and a larger one on her blue dress.  The monogram, “CSL” had been written quickly, as opposed to the attention paid with the monogram in his oil paintings.
International shipping available.  The glass will be removed for overseas shipment, leaving the drawing and frame.  It’s too risky to ship glass internationally.

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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.

Please be in contact for shipping charges. Insured UPS Ground is offered on this piece. There is a $30.- handling fee, for proper packaging, specified for art work. Buyer is responsible for all shipping related charges.

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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

Please contact us for shipping and handling.  International shipping is offered.

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