This is a 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas in an ornate gold 15 x 18 1/4 inch frame, signed "G. A Hays" in the lower left. The title and date of creation are inscribed on the back. C. 1909. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, New Hampshire and spent his adult life in Providence, becoming one of Rhode Island's most popular 19th century artists. Hays self taught and was a member of the Providence Art Club, where he exhibited from 1888 to 1940, the Society for Independent Artists, the Copley Society, and the Providence Water Color Club.
This is an oil on canvas painting that measures 18 x 24 inches in a gold 24 x 29 3/4 inch frame, and is signed in the lower left. A luminous painting with incredible colors. Charles Franklin Pierce was born in Sharon, NH and spent his early years on the family farm, where he found inspiration for his paintings. In 1864 he moved to Boston to attend art school and from there went to England, Scotland, and Wales to sketch the countryside. Pierce moved back to Boston, became a leader of the Boston Art Club, and married Luena Wilder of Peterborough, also a notable artist.
Oil on canvas, signed "Richet" in the lower right. Sight size measures 21 x 17 inches, housed in a tasteful 25 1/2 x 21 1/2 inch gold frame. Léon Richet was raised during the height of the Barbizon school and was influenced by the works of Rousseau. He was a prolific painter whose works appear in many collections.
Signed and dated "F. Van Severdonck f. 1863" in the lower left, inscribed and signed by the artist on the reverse.
Oil on panel, painting measures 7 x 9 3/8 inches in a 12 x 15 1/2 inch gold period frame. A luminous painting with striking color and detail.
This 1862 oil on canvas by the British artist Alfred Vickers measures 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, signed and dated l.l., housed in original frame, partial European label on back. Born in London, Vickers was a self-taught landscape painter, who exhibited at the British Institute and the Royal Academy.
This is a beautiful sundrenched scene by French artist Auguste Bonheur, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches, c. 1860, signed, in an ornate period frame. Auguste Bonheur was born into the Bonheur family of animal painters; his father, Raymond Bonheur was an art teacher as well as artist and taught painting to both Auguste and his older sister, the renowned animal painter Rosa Bonheur. The Bonheurs kept a small barnyard with sheep, chickens, and a cow, which they would often portray in their paintings.
This 19th Century European School marine painting measures 4 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches, oil on board, framed.
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.
This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.
This mountain landscape by the American artist William R. Davis measures 8 x 10 inches, oil on board, indistinctly signed l.l., framed.