This is an original watercolor painting by American artist Hendrick Dirk Kruseman Van Elten. The painting came to us in what appears to be the original period frame with a gilt covered matboard. The painting measures 15X21 inches, the overall frame size is 30X35 inches. Clearly signed by the artist lower right corner, good condition, slight toning to the sky.
This is an original watercolor painting by California artist Millard Sheets. This view of the Distant Hills has an image size of 12X18 inches. It is framed in a Whistler style frame which has an overall size of 23X27 inches. The painting is in good condition hand signed in pencil lower right corner. This painting was created circa 1940. Sheets was one of the founding members of the California Scene Painters who later became known as the California Regionalist School..
A well done watercolor of an Italian harvesting scene measuring 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. It is signed in the l.r. but at this time we are unable to decipher it.
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.
Attributed to Paul Sandby. Painting measures 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. 1800's. A vibrant and energetic painting despite the gray palette. Paul Sandby, the brother of Thomas Sandby, was an English engraver and painter. He began his artistic career as a landscape painter and draftsman for the Scottish military. As a printmaker, Sandby popularized the use of aquatint, and was considered to be the father of British watercolors. In 1768 the brothers were both among the twenty-eight of the original members of the Royal Academy.
Attributed to Paul Sandby. c. 1783. Unsigned, artist name and title on back of old mat. A beautifully luminous painting. Image measures 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches on 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inch watercolor paper.
Framed watercolor portrait, sight size 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches in 12 3/4 x 10 Italian carved gilt frame. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Inscription on the back of the frame has the artist's name, date, and the name of the sitter, Lady Adelaide Horatia Elizabeth Seymour. Lady Seymour lived from 1825-1877 and married Vice Admiral Spencer.
Corbaux belonged to the Society of British Artists and the New Society of Painters in Watercolors in 1839.
Mixed media on paper, visible size: 12 1/2 x 19 inches, signed lower right, framed.
Watercolor on paper, visible size 18 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, 1892, signed "W.F.Stecher.92" upper left, period frame. Stecher was a Boston painter and book illustrator. (on loan)
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower right, 1807, 20 x 27 inches in a gold 29 x 25 inch frame. A beautifully detailed watercolor that remains vibrant, even after over 200 years. Ramsay Reinagle first studied under his father, Phillip Reinagle, before going on to study in Italy, Holland, and Rome. Reinagle painted portraits, historical subjects, animals, and landscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of Painters in Watercolours.