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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 $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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Portrait of a Beautiful 1930s Lady
Dated 1930
By George Hill (1898-1969)
Stunning Large Scale Painting in Gilt Frame
Oil on Canvas
Framed 39″ x 43″
Offered at $2400.- SOLD

Offering a beautifully painted portrait of a young lady in a seated pose, with Classical styled clothing. The style has it’s roots in the 19th Century Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. There are several features, which indicate Pre-Raphaelite elements and overall feel. The composition and colours are exceptional. A very well painted portrait, with fantastic detail. The painting is nearly scaled to life-size, therefore the painting is rather large.
The gilt frame is of a very high quality, consisting of two frame layers. The gilding is in fine condition, with only minimal areas of it scratched off. The frame is very well constructed and heavy. Definitely suited to a finely painted portrait. It appears the frame was custom made from the same period, meaning it was likely original to the painting.
There are many fine cracks and puckers in the painting, but no missing paint or fading. Vibrant colour and details make it timeless. The paint seems to be firmly affixed to the high quality canvas. The painting hung over an old New England fireplace mantle, hence the distressed texture to the paint surface.
She’s absolutely lovely!
Please email inquire@hartonginternational.com for further details.
Various shipping methods offered. Please be in contact for shipping & handling charges. International shipping offered.

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MasterCraft was definitely a maker of fine mid-century household goods. This once mighty American brand created products to last. This flashlight has, “MasterCraft” and “3″ printed on the bullet end. It’s made of solid copper. The handle and some of the other parts are nickel-plated.

The flashlight certainly has its share of small dents and common wear, expected of a product dating around 60 years old. It measures nearly 10.5 inches long. The reflector housing is approximately 3 inches in diameter. As you can see, it works perfectly and takes three “D” sized batteries. It has a substantial feel in your hand and illuminates very well. Great classic design.

Offered at $50.- SOLD

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