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About the New England Art Exchange

Since 1989, New England Art Exchange has sold period paintings and fine prints. Located in Peterborough New Hampshire, we focus on works of American, European and Asian artists from the 18th century to the 1950’s. We buy and sell original works and represent consignors from around the world.

The founder and owner of New England Art Exchange is Ken Spector. Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida~Tampa in Art/Art History and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana.

For over 25 years, Ken was an art instructor at both college and secondary schools. Apart from searching out new acquisitions, he also cleans and repairs paintings and period picture frames, and is active in paper conservation.

All of our prints and paintings are guaranteed to be genuine and in good condition. Flaws or faults must be presented to our attention within 10 days of purchase for a refund. Collector discounts are available!

Painting

Grazing Sheep at Dusk

Grazing Sheep at Dusk
1827-1884, French

Sheep grazing at the end of the day are featured in this oil on canvas by the French painter, Francois-Auguste Ortmans. Canvas size is 13 x 16 inches, signed and dated l.r., housed in a ornate gold frame, identified on a printed German label affixed to the stretcher also with a canvas stencil from Ancienne Maison Valle, Paris, on the reverse, and with a partial Parisian framemaker's label on the back of the frame.

Print

Thoughts

Thoughts
d. 1903, British

Color Mezzotint, after a painting by Marcus Stond, published by Arthur Lucas, 1898

Drawing

Village Life On the Canal

Village Life On the Canal
1756-1815, Dutch

Watercolor signed and dated 1794. Signature on back with inscription "ad vivum fesit vigli", meaning "made to live." 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches on wove-type paper.