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..
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.
This is a fine original oil on canvas painting by American artist Charles Paul Gruppe (1860-1940) This study of a Farmwife at work was created circa 1880 prior to his moving to the USA in 1914. It is signed "Gruppe" lower right corner. The canvas measures 10X14 inches and came to us in what appears to be the original frame with the gallery label on the back: "Goupils" This well known New York painting dealer opened his gallery in 1848 and was later bought out by Knoedler. This was one of the earliest galleries in the USA to promote American as well as european paintings. The over all frame size measrues 18 1/2X22 1/2 inches. The painting came to us under glass which weve since removed. The painting is in extremely fine condition, no repairs,tears or staining. The frame has a few minor losses and scrapes, over all the painting is quite presentable just as it now appears.
This is an original oil on canvas painting by Boston artist A.C. Goodwin. The title of this work appeared on the stretcher as Autumn Landscape, circa 1925. The painting measures 25X29 inches. Signed
"A.C. Goodwin" lower left, This painting is framed in a modern gold frame. "Goodwin was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was raised in Chelsea Massachusetts. He did not begin painting until the age of thirty and became a self-taught Impressionist and also a follower of the Ashcan School led by Robert Henri. After painting in Boston in both oil and pastel for a twenty-year period, Goodwin gained the recognition of famous art figures including John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Jack Gardner, and John T. Spaulding. Childe Hassam was quoted as describing Goodwin as "the greatest painter in Boston. In 1921, he left Boston for New York City and had a studio on Washington Square where he "developed a reputation as one of the few American Impressionists to prefer urban subjects" (Spanierman) including bridges, parks and avenues. He and his wife then lived in Chatham, New York where he painted many landscapes. In 1929, he returned to Boston and resumed his Bohemian lifestyle. "
This is an original oil on canvas painting of a Young Woman picking Flowers. The painting is signed lower right, it reads "Hildebrandt", the first initials are a bit rubbed and so hard to read. We are attributing this work to Howard Hildebrandt the American artist who was known to paint similar works. The painting measures 30X25 inches and comes in a victorian period picture frame. There are a few spots of touch up mostly at the bottom of her dress and the upper edge of the sky. The painting could use a light cleaning but is very presentable just as it now appears.
Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design. He exhibited his work at the Paris Salon, The Boston Art Club, The Carnegie Institute, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as in exhibitions with the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.
This lovely oil on canvas by the New England artist Joseph Lindon Smith measures 12 x 9 inches, title and artist inscribed on the back, housed in a 19th century gilt frame, 1894. Smith was a founding member of the Dublin Art Colony in Dublin, NH and lifelong friends with the artist Frank Benson and Isabella Stewart Gardner. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Academie Julian in Paris.
Oil on canvas, sight size 17 x 12 inches, 1918,unsigned, attributed to Joseph Elliot Enneking, an American Impressionist painter known for his New England landscapes. There is a hand written title "Hog Island, Maine" and date "June 27 1918" on the bottom edge of the canvas and on the back but no clear signature. Period Gilt Frame
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)
Original oil on canvas painting by American artist Wells M Sawyer (1863-1960) "Summer Landscape" the image measures
20X16 inches, signed lower left. The painting is in a fine American Impressionist gilt frame, it appears to be the original frame for this painting. The overall frame measures
27X23 inches. He was a member of Allied Artists of America, American Federation of Arts, American Watercolor Society, American Artists Professional League, Art Students League of Washington D. C., Salmagundi Club, Sarasota Art Association, The Florida Art Group, The Studio Guild, The Washington Society of Artists, The Chicago Society of Artists, Washington Society of Fine Arts, and the Yonkers Art Association.
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. He painted in both watercolor and oil and is known for his bucolic landscapes of cows and sheep.
Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, c. 1880, unsigned, in the style of Alexander Wyant, in a period gilt frame.
This is a very fine Hudson River School landscape, oil on academy board, 9 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, c. 1880s, unsigned, in an ornate period gilt frame. Although this painting is unsigned it is quite well painted, evidently by a very competent artist.
A verdant New England landscape by Massachusetts artist Edward Burrill, oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, 1885, signed and dated in the lower left corner, framed. Edward Burrill was a Northshore artist known for his landscapes and coastal scenes. He worked out of a Boston studio for a time but was primarily based in Lynn, MA, and knew many of the important artists of the day, including John J. Enneking, Winslow Homer and Joseph Cole. He exhibited his work regularly at the Boston Art Club for many years, also showing his work at the Silas Barton Gallery and the Lynn Art Club.
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