Antique Paintings and Prints
18th Century Primitive Antique Oil Painting Of An Aristocratic Child With Dog
18th Century primitive antique oil painting of aristocratic child with dog. This sort of painting is said to have been painted retrospectively to show a wealthy individual as a child, presumably in a situation more grand than the one in which they were really brought up. This would explain that the face looks more like that of an adult, as well as the garden and fountain which look like that of a very large country house. In any case this would have been an expensive commission for someone of great importance, or at least great wealth, at the time. All in all a charming piece of social history in a very good frame.
Dutch or French circa 1770 £8500
150cm / 59" high
109cm / 43" wide
8cm / 3" deep
Early 19th Century Regency Print Of Elephant Decoy Fastened To A Tree
19th century antique print of "Decoy Elephants Leaving the Male Fastened to a Tree / Des Elephants Dressés laissant le Male". This picture is from a book called "Oriental Field Sports", this print dated 1819.
One such print is on display in the British High Commission, New Delhi, India.
Author: Captain Thomas Williamson
Artist: Samuel Howitt (1756-1823)
Engraver: Henri Merke (Active 1800-1820)
English circa 1819 £150
64cm / 25" high
75cm / 29½" wide
3cm / 1" deep
19th century diorama
19th century diorama of an exotic maritime island or new world scene. Made of various sections of cutout card with pen and ink and with watercolour on top.
Signed on reverse "Orange Wigington 1830".
English 1830 £580
14 1/2" wide
9 3/4" high
Georges Pienne painting
Beautiful and captivating oil painting of the spectacular mountains of Wales, this painting captures perfectly the ephemeral atmosphere of this mythical Celtic landscape. Painting signed verso French artist Georges Pienne and dated 1900. He lived in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1891 and 1892.
RF 028 £9800
36" high x 56" wide frame
30" x 50" without frame
Antique oil painting of a North African man
255 Antique oil painting of a North African man wearing a turban by L. Harris.
25 1/2" high
Antique oil painting of a gentleman
228 Antique pastel of a gentleman in a blue frock coat in a gilt oval frame.
English 18th century £850
1 1/2" deep
Antique painting on glass
195 Antique painting on glass, amazingly this was painted on the reverse, the glass is turned round in order that the image will appear as a picture as displayed here. Clever stuff.
15 1/2" wide
Antique oil painting of a little boy and dog
194 Antique oil painting of a little boy and dog with Chateau in the back ground.
Antique oil painting of Charles III of Spain
76 Antique oil painting of Charles III of Spain (1703-1711)
1 1/2" deep
General William Miller painting
58 Antique oil painting of General William Miller, Commissariat of Wellington's Peninsular Army
English 1810 £950
24 1/2" wide
Beatrix Potter print
Decorative little print from the Beatrix Potter series in a 10" square frame, some discolouration to the board due to moisture, probably mid 20th century £55
Nineteenth century oil painting by Gustave Danthon "Sunset on the River Loire".
Gustave Danthon was one of the late 19th century impressionist artists. He was a member of the Barbizon School of French landscape painters. They aimed to paint en plein aire - fresh realistic scenes that were painted in the open air. Members included John Francois Millet, Theodore Rousseau and Charles Daubigny.
Gustave Danthon exhibited at the prestigious Salon des Independants and the Salon d'Automne amongst others. His work was represented by the famous Joseph Seligman in Paris, who also represented many of the famous impressionsist artists of the 19th century. Seligman also had a gallery in New York and to the reverse of the frame of this painting is attached a very early US customs label, which would indicate that the painting has either been exhibited in the US or sold to an American client.
This painting retains its original fine quality water gilded frame, the canvas and paint are in good condition, Danthon has handled the light and colour to excellent effect.
French 19th Century £19250
158cm / 62" wide
112cm / 44" high