A Watermill in a Moonlit River Landscape with Figures and Livestock

attributed to Sebastian Pether (British, 1790–1844) - Currently Listed on eBay

An extremely fine early 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting a watermill in a moonlit river landscape with figures and livestock on the track in the foreground and further figures in a boat beyond.  The composition and detailing of the painting are wonderful, the atmospheric observation of the moonlight and it's effects are...

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A Watermill in a Moonlit River Landscape with Figures and Livestock

Portrait of a Young Beauty in Prayer

Philippe-Jacques van Bree (Belgian, 1786-1871) - Currently Listed on eBay

A superb example of the work of important Belgian artist Philippe-Jacques van Bree portraying a beautiful young lady in prayer.  Signed lower right.  Indistinctly inscribed verso.

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Portrait of a Young Beauty in Prayer

Portrait of a Gentleman

circle of Caspar (or Gaspar) Netscher (Dutch, 1639-1684) - Currently Listed on eBay

Provenance - Christie's London, 11th March 1935, Lot 132 as 'G. Netscher'.  

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Portrait of a Gentleman

A River Landscape with Cattle and Rustics

Gerrit Toorenburgh (Dutch, 1732-1785) - Currently Listed on eBay

A very fine autograph example of the work of important 18th century Dutch landscape painter Gerrit Toorenburgh.   The painting is signed lower right.

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A River Landscape with Cattle and Rustics

Still Life with Flowers in a Vase

Albert Williams (British, 1922-2010) - Currently Listed on eBay

A very fine original oil painting by important 20th century British still life artist Albert Williams.  The painting is signed lower left.

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Still Life with Flowers in a Vase

The River Eden at Tyn-Y-Groes, North Wales

William Henry Mander (British, 1850-1922) - Currently Listed on eBay

An extremely fine example of the work of important British landscape painter William Henry Mander depicting a river scene in North Wales.  The painting is signed lower right.

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The River Eden at Tyn-Y-Groes, North Wales

Feeding the Chickens

Late 19th Century Italian School - Currently Listed on eBay

A superb late 19th century Italian oil painting on canvas depicting a young boy feeding the animals in a rustic setting.  Beautifully painted and clearly the work of a major genre painter, presumably Neapolitan.  Unsigned.

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Feeding the Chickens

A Trompe L'oeil of a Bronze Bas Relief with Putti

circle of Piat Joseph Sauvage (Flemish, 1744–1818) - Currently Listed on eBay

Provenance - the collection of General Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, KG (1711-1773).

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A Trompe L'oeil of a Bronze Bas Relief with Putti

Portrait of a Gentleman

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) - Currently Listed on eBay

A very fine early 18th century portrait of a gentleman from the studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller.  The painting is one of several important early portraits to come to us from a very good private collection, it has long been in that private collection and has not been offered for sale on the open market for several decades.

£5,000 or Best Offer

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Portrait of a Gentleman

Landscape with Livestock - Sold

circle of George Barret Senior R.A. (c.1728–1784) - Sold

Provenance - Sotheby's London, 14th April 2011, Lot 213 with an estimate of £5,000 - £7,000 GBP.

Sold for £1,775.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 1st May 2016

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Landscape with Livestock - Sold

Portrait of a Lady in Mourning - Sold

circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) - Sold

A very fine late 17th century portrait of a lady, half length in mourning dress in a feigned oval from the circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller - possibly a Kneller studio work.  Clearly the work of a first rate portrait painter with the hand close to Kneller.

Sold for £778.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 24th April 2016

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Portrait of a Lady in Mourning - Sold

Children Resting on a Rural Track - Sold

attributed to William E.D. Stuart (British, 1827–1858) - Sold

An extremely fine mid 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting children resting on a rural track with a caravan of travellers beyond.  The painting is signed 'W. Stuart Jun P.' lower left.  The painting is probably a rare early example of the work of William E.D. Stuart (1827–1858), an artist better known for his mar...

Sold for £1,020.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 24th April 2016

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Children Resting on a Rural Track - Sold

Portrait of a Gentleman - Sold

Willem Wissing (Amsterdam 1656-1687 Burghley) - Sold

An original portrait of a gentleman by important 17th century portrait painter Willem Wissing.  The painting is a superb example of the artist's work and is executed on an impressive scale.  Signed lower left.

Sold for £1,600.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 17th April 2016

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Portrait of a Gentleman - Sold

Sheep Grazing in a Landscape - Sold

Mark William Fisher R.A. (American, 1841-1923) - Sold

A very fine example of the work of important American artist Mark William Fisher depicting numerous sheep in a landscape with shepherd beyond.  Signed lower left.

Sold for £1,215.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 17th April 2016

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Sheep Grazing in a Landscape - Sold

The Mocking of Christ - Sold

Circle of Leandro Bassano (Bassano del Grappa 1557-1622 Venice) - Sold

Provenance - Christie's London, 30th April June 2015, Lot 483 with an estimate of £6,000 - £8,000 GBP.

Sold for £1,800.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 17th April 2016

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The Mocking of Christ - Sold

Portrait of Beatrice Cenci - Sold

after Guido Reni (Italian, 1575-1642) - Sold

A very fine 19th century Italian copy after Reni's original in the Palazzo Barberini, Rome.

Sold for £1,471.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 10th April 2016

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Portrait of Beatrice Cenci - Sold

Danaë with Eros - Sold

after Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian (c.1485/90-1576) - Sold

A very fine 19th century Italian copy after Titian's original of 1545-6 in the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.

 

 

Sold for £1,270.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 10th April 2016

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Danaë with Eros - Sold

View of the Coast near Balaklava - Sold

Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817) - Sold

An important original watercolour and ink drawing by one of the foremost Palladian architects in Europe and court architect to Catherine the Great in St Petersburg; Giacomo Quarenghi.  The drawing has a wonderful provenance having been sold by the John Manning Gallery c.1940.

Sold for £1,320.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 3rd April 2016

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View of the Coast near Balaklava - Sold

View of the Churches of Mount Ararat in Great Armenia - Sold

Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817) - Sold

An important original watercolour and ink drawing by one of the foremost Palladian architects in Europe and court architect to Catherine the Great in St Petersburg; Giacomo Quarenghi.  The drawing has a wonderful provenance having been sold by the John Manning Gallery c.1940.

Sold for £1,801.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 3rd April 2016

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View of the Churches of Mount Ararat in Great Armenia - Sold

Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing Armour - Sold

Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) - Sold

A very fine early 18th century portrait of a gentleman wearing a suit of armour by Sir Godfrey Kneller.  The painting is one of several important early portraits to come to us from a very good private collection, it has long been in that private collection and has not been offered for sale on the open market for several decades.

£8,000 or Best Offer

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Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing Armour - Sold

Classical River Landscape - Sold

17th Century Flemish/Dutch School - Sold

A very fine large 17th century oil painting on canvas depicting a shepherd and shepherdess minding their flock in a classical landscape with a river and waterfall and a hilltop fortification visible beyond.  A beautifully painted early landscape painting.

Sold for £1,021.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 14th February 2016

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Classical River Landscape - Sold

Portrait of Prince Waldemar Christian - Sold

after Justus Sustermans (1597-1681) - Sold

After the picture in the Pitti Palace, Florence.

 


Sold for £2,650.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 7th February 2016

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Portrait of Prince Waldemar Christian - Sold

The Island at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - Sold

Frederick William Hulme (1816-1884) - Sold

A stunning example of the landscape paintings of Frederick William Hulme depicting a fisherman in the river at Betws-y-Coed in North Wales.  Beautifully painted and executed on a good exhibition scale.  Hulme spent a good deal of time in Betws-y-Coed and produced some of his finest works there.  The painting is inscribed 'The I...

Sold for £1,677.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 10th January 2016

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The Island at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - Sold

A Wooded River Landscape - Sold

Willem Simon Petrus van der Vijver (Dutch, 1820-?) - Sold

Provenance - Christie's London, 1st October 2014, Lot 734 with an estimate of £3,000 - £5,000 GBP.

Sold for £1,197.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 17th January 2016

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A Wooded River Landscape - Sold

A Red Deer Stag in a Highlands Landscape - Sold

John Trickett (British, 1952-) - Sold

A very fine large oil painting on canvas depicting a red deer stag in a Scottish Highlands landscape at sunset by important living British artist John Trickett.  The painting is a wonderful example of the artist's work and fully demonstrates the artist's extraordinary ability as a landscape and animal painter.  Trickett's ...

Sold for £1,020.36 in a no reserve eBay sale on 3rd January 2016

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A Red Deer Stag in a Highlands Landscape - Sold

A Ship Being Wrecked in a Storm - Sold

18th Century Dutch School - Sold

An extremely fine 18th century oil painting on canvas depicting a ship being wrecked in a storm off a rocky coast.  The painting is of exceptional quality and is executed on an impressive scale.  The composition is highly detailed with figures visible in the windows at the rear of the ship and further figures climbing the ...

Sold for £940.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 3rd January 2016

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A Ship Being Wrecked in a Storm - Sold

Caught Napping - Sold

Adrien Joseph Verhoeven-Ball (Belgian, 1824-1882) - Sold

An exquisite original oil painting on panel depicting an interior scene with a young servant woman caught napping whilst preparing game.  Every aspect of the highly detailed composition is beautifully and expertly rendered in this stunning example of the artist's work.  The painting is signed and dated lower left.

Sold for £4,200.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 27th December 2015

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Caught Napping - Sold

Travellers in a Classical River Landscape - Sold

follower of Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675) - Sold

A very fine original oil painting on canvas depicting figures in a classical river landscape by a 19th century follower of Dughet.  Beautifully painted and clearly the work of a major hand infuenced by the earlier masters.  It is possible that the initials lower right refer to Heinrich Gärtner (German, 1828-1909) who studied in Rome...

Sold for £1102.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 6th December 2015

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Travellers in a Classical River Landscape - Sold

Feeding the Chickens - Sold

Late 19th Century French School - Sold

A stunning original oil painting on canvas dating to c.1870 depicting a young woman feeding the chickens in a farmyard.  The painting is indistinctly signed lower left and inscribed on an old label verso - the painting is clearly the work of a major hand but unfortunately we haven't been able to make out the signature.  The painting...

Sold for £2,350.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 13th December 2015

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Feeding the Chickens - Sold

Sheep and Lambs in a Barn - Sold

Wright Barker R.B.A. (1864-1941) - Sold

An extremely fine example of the work of important animal painter Wright Barker.  The painting has a wonderful provenance having been sold by Phillips London (now Bonhams) back in 1994 for £1,000.00 - this artist's work is increasingly sought after and the painting would presumably make rather more than that if offer...

Sold for £1,878.99 in a no reserve eBay sale on 13th December 2015

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Sheep and Lambs in a Barn - Sold

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