American Paintings

Cattle Crossing

$7400.00

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase. Framed oil on canvas, 25 x 48 inches. Provenance originally sold by Doll & Richards, label on back. Painting is in original custom frame. Signed in the lower right with the word "munchen," meaning it was painted in Munich. Circa 1879.

The Homestead

$4800.00

This is a framed oil on canvas painting by William Preston Phelps. The canvas measures 24 x 36 inches in a 33 x 44 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower left. The subject is likely his family homestead in Chesham, New Hampshire. William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Sailing in Moonlight

$3850.00

This is an original oil on canvas painting of a sailing ship in moonlight. This painting is signed Edward Moran lower left corner. The canvas measures 20X16 inches. It comes housed in a period gilt deep frame. Born in England, Edward Moran is best known for his marine paintings, and is credited with the Moran family's entry into the art world.
He and his brother studied and shared a studio in Philadelphia and then both returned for a time to England. While there they were heavily influenced by the paintings of J M W Turner
Edward was known for his silvery tones and loose accents of light. He developed a style based primarily upon English painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and seventeenth-century Dutch painting. Edward Moran's forte was seascapes. His Hints for Practical Study of Marine Paintingwere published in issues of Art Amateur in 1888, and reflected his expertise on the subject. A beautiful combination the darkness of the sea at night with the rising moon just behind.

Cattle and Sheep in a Pasture Beside a Stream

$3250.00

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. Together they spent over a year in Europe before returning to New England, whereupon they bought a house at 59 Pine St. in Peterborough and remained married for 30 years until her death in 1906. Six years later, he married Sarah Katherine Plimpton of Massachusetts. They continued to live at his estate in Peterborough and in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he painted until his death in 1920.

Portrait of Charlotte

$2850.00

This is an original oil on panel painting by Dublin/Boston artist Margarita Pumpelly Smyth (1873-1959) Known as Daisy, she studied under Abbott Thayer in Dublin N.H.
This painting was shown at the Worcester Art Museum in the 1902 Summer Exhibit , the label is on the back along with a brass plaque from a Boston framer. Included in the show that year was the work of Frank Benson ,Edmund Tarbell, Mary Cassatt, Edward Redfield and Childe Hassam. The painting measures 30X22 inches, it is signed lower left but only is visible with a direct light, a black light shows it well. The painting is titled "Charlotte", probably painted in 1901-02. Daisy was an American Bahá'í, painter and roommates with Juliet Hutchings Thompson .. Although Married Daisy was quite independent. She and Thompson traveled together extensively by them selves. While her works are quite rare this one does show some of the early influences of Thayer and of course many of the later French artists of this time period.

New England Woods in Winter

$2850.00

This is a signed oil on canvas painting adhered to a board, measuring 17 x 11 1/4 inches in a 21 x 15 inch gold frame. William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter, known as the "Painter of Monadnock." He spent most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, and he painted many landscapes of farms, fields, and forests, on and around Mount Monadnock. In 1876, he traveled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Winter Lac Ouimet, Mont Tremblant

$2850.00

This is an original oil on board painting by Canadian artist Albert Edward Cloutier ((1902-1965) Signed lower center, this painting has an image area of
29X35 inches. It came to us in what appears to be the original frame with the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery,Montreal, label on the back. The title of this work is:
"Winter Lac Ouimet, Mont Tremblant", it is a view of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. Albert Cloutier was a painter, commercial artist and muralist who grew up in Montreal. He also lived in Ottawa and during his time as a war artist was posted in several locations in eastern Canada. He was a member of the R.C.A. and also the CSGA. He moved to Saint-Hilaire, Quebec in 1959 where he lived the rest of his life. His mediums were primarily oils and graphics. His subjects were landscapes, commercial art and (during the war)the military. His style was expressionist and greatly influenced by the Group of Seven.
He studied art under A.Y.Jackson and Edwin Holgate. And from 1955 until 1965 he taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal.

Sunset Glow

$2850.00

This is an original oil on canvas painting by American artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) This painting is clearly signed lower right corner. This painting although in the catalog is titled: "Sunset Glow" on the back of the canvas is an alternate title: "The New Moon" The canvas measures 22X30 inches and comes in a fine custom gilt frame. This painting was originally sold through Anderson Galleries in Chicago. They promoted Smiths works in the late 1920's.
The original catalog is present. Heres a Chicago News paper article about this show: "Frank Vining Smith – The Chicago Evening Post, May 22, 1928
THE annually recurrent exhibition of paintings of ships and the sea by Frank Vining Smith at the Anderson Galleries always makes an agreeable event about this season. Some thirty of Mr. Smith’s new canvases have just been hung at Anderson’s, and the impression they give is possibly more favorable than it has been in the past.
Even granting the sea’s changeless, ever-changing character and the myriad sorts and conditions of ships that sail it, Mr. Smith’s fertility and inventiveness appear more remarkable than ever in this exhibition. His knowledge of his subject is profound, in the opinion of sailors, who are always harsh critics. His ability to paint workmanlike pictures has long been established. But the ease with which he continues to find variations on a now familiar theme remain surprising." This is a very fine study of a view of the sea right after sunset.

Barbizon Landscape with a Country Road

$2800.00

Oil on canvas, 18 x 23 1/2 inches, in a very fine period gilt and gesso frame. There is a partial obscure signature and date in the painting lower right, the early label on the back is from the gallery of Charles G. Calder who was a well known Providence, R.I. painting dealer, also on the back is a partial label from Whitaker studios. This is a fine Barbizon style landscape painting by American artist George William Whitaker. Whitaker was a teacher and important painter in Providence R.I. and was known as an American tonalist, influenced by George Inness and Alexander Wyant. At a young age he traveled to Paris where his paintings became heavily influenced by the Barbizon painters of the Fontainebleu, especially the talented Francois Millet. George Whitaker's excellence in art is equaled to his contribution to the development of a Rhode Island art community. He was instrumental in recognizing the need for an organization to nurture and support the talented artists within the state. The Providence Art Club was formally instituted in 1880 by Whitaker and his friends Sydney Burleigh, E.M. Bannister and Charles Walter Stetson.

Clipper Nearing Port

$2650.00

This is an original oil on canvas painting by American artist James Gale Tyler (1855-1931) Tyler is the well known marine painter of the age of sail. The title of this piece which appears hand written on the back is: "Clipper nearing Port", this painting was done circa 1900. It has a canvas size of 24X20 inches and is in a heavy modern hand carved frame. The overall frame size is: 32X28 inches. The painting is clearly signed lower left. The painting is in good shape, no tears or inpainting, not relined it could use a very light cleaning but it is quite presentable as it now appears. Ready to hang on your wall.

Sailing at Sunset

$2650.00

This is a dramatic Seascape at sunset by American Artist William Formby Halsall (1841-1919) This oil on canvas painting created circa 1870 has a canvas size of 14X24 inches and comes in a deep period gilt frame. The painting is signed in red lower left corner. Halsall was educated in Boston, Massachusetts and worked as a sailor for seven years from 1852 to 1859. In 1860, he had begun to study fresco painting but due to the outbreak of the American Civil War, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He resumed his fresco study after two years of service. In 1862, Halsall changed to marine painting and studied at the Lowell Institute in Boston until 1870.[1] Halsall was also a founding member of the Provincetown Art Association in 1914. This is a wonderful tonalist expression of the Sea at sunset with the sailboats coming into port.

Summer Landscape

$2450.00

Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 inches, signed lower left. Marie Osthaus Griffith was the older sister of Edmund Henry Osthaus, one of the most successful painters of hunting dogs in the United States in the 19th century.

Pownal Valley

$2450.00

Watercolor painting of the Pownal Valley in the southwestern corner of Vermont, near Williamstown, Massachusetts. Pencil signed "W. Lester Stevens, N.A." in the lower right. Initialed and titled on the back. The painting measures 22 x 30 inches in a 30 x 37 inch gold frame. William Lester Stevens was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. By the age of eighteen, he had exhibited his first piece at the National Academy of Design and entered the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. In 1921, together with fifty other artists, he founded the Rockport Art Association.

Tonalist Sunset Landscape

$2450.00

This is an oil on canvas painting. Signed "C. P Appel" in the lower left and dated 1923. Painting measures 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches in a 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inch 20th century gilt frame. Appel is known for romantic landscapes and marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles. He studied at the New York School of Art with Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase and later with Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League. He became a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City in 1906.

The Road Home

$2450.00

Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe under Charles-François Daubigny, probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli in Naples, Italy. De Blois’s paintings were exhibited in the Paris Salon in 1878; and in the United States with the Boston Athenaeum 1867 – 1873, the Brooklyn Art Association in 1874, the Boston Art Club 1875 – 1882, and the National Academy of Design 1880 – 1882. More recently, a De Blois painting was included in the 2008 exhibition titled “The Grand Tour Art and Travel, 1740 – 1914” at the Indiana University Art Museum.

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