Peasants in the Tavern

follower of Adriaen Brouwer (1605-1638) - Currently listed on eBay

Provenance - Christie's London, 15th March 1954, Lot 95 as 'Brouwer'.  Sold for 14 guineas to Rudebeck.  With original Christie's stencils '734KM' and 'KL269' verso.  The former stencil relates to the 1954 sale, the latter stencil relates to a consignment to Christie's in 1990 when the painting was provisionally associated with...

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Peasants in the Tavern

The Sleeping Christ Child

after Guido Reni (1575-1642) - Currently listed on eBay

A fine and rare early copy after Reni's original.  Inscribed on the edge of the crossbar of the cross is part of the phrase 'COR MEUM VIGILAT' (which comes from the Song of Solomon: "Ego dormio et cor meum vigilat" (I sleep but my heart is awake)).  A painting with a similar composition by Reni is in the Art Museum, Prince...

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The Sleeping Christ Child

An Unsuitable Pet

Alessandro Sani (1856-1927) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine example of the work of important Italian genre painter Alessandro Sani depicting a rustic interior scene with a boy young boy playing with a tethered mouse to the annoyance of his mother and sister.  The painting is signed lower left.

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An Unsuitable Pet

Fisherfolk on the Coast

George William Horlor (1823-1895) - Currently listed on eBay

An extremely fine 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting a scene on the coast with fisherfolk and a castle ruin beyond by George William Horlor.  The painting is a rare example of the artist's coastal scenes.  The painting is signed and dated lower right.

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Fisherfolk on the Coast

Figures on the Italian Lakes

John Richard Townsend FRSA (1930-2013) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine original oil painting by important Nottinghamshire artist John Townsend.  An exceptional example executed on a good scale.

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Figures on the Italian Lakes

A Fisherman by the Watermill

John Richard Townsend FRSA (1930-2013) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine original oil painting by important Nottinghamshire artist John Townsend.  The painting depicts a traditional scene with a fisherman and lady in simple rustic dress by a thatched watermill with a river visible beyond.  An exceptional example executed on a good scale.  The painting is signed lower left.

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A Fisherman by the Watermill

Madonna della Scodella

follower of Annibale Carracci (1560–1609) - Currently listed on eBay

An extremely fine 17th century Italian oil painting on copper depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints Elizabeth and John the Baptist the seated Mary and the infant Christ hold a cup from which the young Baptist drinks, Elizabeth lifts both hands.  The composition of the painting is based on Carracci's etching of 1606. ...

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Madonna della Scodella

The Barnyard, Meopham

after John Frederick Herring Jr. (1820–1907) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine late 19th/early 20th century oil painting on canvas depicting horses and other animals in the barnyard at Meopham in Kent.  The painting with a signature lower right.

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The Barnyard, Meopham

The Bather

attributed to Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine late 19th century French oil painting on canvas depicting a young female nude at the water's edge attributed to Jean-Jacques Henner.  The painting is not signed.

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The Bather

A View Across the Bay

Francis Wheatley R.A. (1747-1801) - Currently listed on eBay

Provenance - Christie's London, 11th March 2014, Lot 339.

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A View Across the Bay

Girl with a Blue Ribbon

after Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine early copy after Greuze's original in the Musee des Beaux Arts, France.

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Girl with a Blue Ribbon

Shipping off the Coast

attributed to Thomas Luny (1759-1837) - Currently listed on eBay

An very fine oil painting on panel depicting a shipping scene off the coast with figures on the beach attributed to Thomas Luny.  The painting has a wonderful provenance having been sold by Edward Samuel in 1930 - with it's original gallery label verso.

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Shipping off the Coast

Italian Landscape

Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown (1866- 1955) - Currently listed on eBay

A fine and rare original oil painting by important English landscape painter Sir John Arnesby Brown.  This exceptional example of the work of this important landscape painter has a wonderful provenance having previously been valued at £3,000 - £5,000 for inclusion in Bonhams' sale of East Anglian art at Bury St Edmunds in 201...

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Italian Landscape

The Proposal of Marriage

attributed to Daniel Maclise R.A. (1806-1870) - Currently listed on eBay

An extremely fine  mid 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting lavishly dressed figures in an opulent interior.  The improbable proximity of the suitor whilst his letter is read by his intended watched with excitement by her mother and sister countered by the rather dubious expression of father.  The treatment o...

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The Proposal of Marriage

Fisherfolk on the Beach at Low Tide - Sold

James Webb (1825–1895) - Sold

An extremely fine 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting a fishing boat and fisherfolk on the beach at low tide by James Webb.  The painting is signed and dated lower left.

Sold for £1,650.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 14th September 2014

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Fisherfolk on the Beach at Low Tide - Sold

Expansive Summer Landscape - Sold

attributed to Walter Heath Williams (1835-1906) - Sold

A very fine  late 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting an expansive summer landscape attributed to Walter Heath Williams .  The painting is a very fine and highly characteristic example of the artist's work.  The painting with an original gallery label from Mandell's Gallery verso.  The painting is ...

Sold for £1,027.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 14th September 2014

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Expansive Summer Landscape - Sold

Sheep and Cattle at Sunset - Sold

William Luker (1828-1905) - Sold

An extremely fine oil painting depicting sheep and cattle at sunset on the moors by specialist painter of landscapes with animals William Luker.  The painting is signed and dated lower right, signed again and inscribed on it's original label verso.

Sold for £1,600.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 14th September 2014

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Sheep and Cattle at Sunset - Sold

The Hunting Party with a Stag - Sold

William James Muller (1812-1845) - Sold

An important original watercolour painting depicting a hunting party with a dead stag by highly influential English artist William James Muller.  The painting is a wonderful example of the artist's work in this medium and is in exceptionally well preserved condition.  The painting is signed and indistinctly dated lower right.Sold for £1,010.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 14th September 2014

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The Hunting Party with a Stag - Sold

Moonlit Riverside Castle Ruins - Sold

circle of Sebastian Pether (1790–1844) - Sold

An extremely fine mid 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting a moonlit river scene with castle ruins and figures in a boat.  The composition and detailing of the painting are wonderful, the atmospheric observation of the moonlight and it's effects are typical of Pether's finest works.  The painting with an old label...

Sold for £1,019.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 14th September 2014

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Moonlit Riverside Castle Ruins - Sold

Portrait of a Lady - Sold

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

A very fine late 17th/early 18th century oil painting on canvas depicting a young lady half length in a painted oval from the circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller.  An expertly painted and highly attractive early portrait.

Sold for £2,065.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 7th September 2014

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Portrait of a Lady - Sold

Going to School - Sold

attributed to William Hemsley (1819-1893) - Sold

A very fine late 19th century oil painting on board that is almost certainly the work of important English genre painter William Hemsley.  The painting depicts three children on their way to school with their parents looking on from the cottage garden beyond.  An extremely fine example of the artist's work. ...

Sold for £850.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 7th September 2014

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Going to School - Sold

An Allegory of Charity and Faith - Sold

follower of Laurent de La Hyre (1606-1656) - Sold

An extremely fine late 17th/early 18th century oil painting on canvas depicting a young lady gazing heavenward whilst draped in finery and surrounded by her worldly possesions as an allegory of charity and faith.  The painting may be a symbolic depiction of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary  - a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary...

Sold for £1,550.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 7th September 2014

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An Allegory of Charity and Faith - Sold

An Expansive Rural Landscape - Sold

18th Century Dutch School - Sold

An extremley fine 18th century Dutch school oil painting on canvas depicting figures on a riverside path with a castle beyond.  The painting is an exceptional example of the landscapes of the period and is clearly the work of a major hand. 

Sold for £1,347.59 in a no reserve eBay sale on 6th July 2014

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An Expansive Rural Landscape - Sold

A Mountainous Highland Landscape - Sold

Henry Hillingford Parker (1858-1930) - Sold

A very fine late 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting a mountainous lake scene, presumably in the Scottish Highlands, by important British landscape painter Henry Hillingford Parker.  The painting is a wonderful and highly atmospheric example of the work of this important artist.  The stretcher with a handwritten ...

Sold for £1,165.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 6th July 2014

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A Mountainous Highland Landscape - Sold

Sheep in the Highlands - Sold

Robert Watson (1865-1916) - Sold

An extremely fine oil painting depicting sheep in the Highlands by specialist painter of sheep and Highland scenes Robert Watson.  The frame with a plaque lower center identifying the artist, with a modern inscription verso suggesting the location is near Ballater in Aberdeenshire.  The painting is signed and dated lower r...

Sold for £1,851.65 in a no reserve eBay sale on 29th June 2014

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Sheep in the Highlands - Sold

Still Life with Fruit against a Mossy Bank - Sold

Oliver Clare (1853-1927) - Sold

An exceptionally fine example of the work of important Victorian still life painter Oliver Clare.  The painting is signed lower right.

Sold for £1,232.25 in a no reserve eBay sale on 29th June 2014

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Still Life with Fruit against a Mossy Bank - Sold

The Doll's Dress - Sold

attributed to Thomas Faed R.A. (1826-1900) - Sold

An extremely fine late 19th century Scottish oil painting on canvas depicting a rustic interior with a grandmother making a doll's dress with her grandaughter looking on.  The style of execution is slightly broader than is typical of the artist's work however the signature and date have been fully examined under ultra viol...

Sold for £970.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 29th June 2014

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The Doll's Dress - Sold

River Scene with Peasants and Cattle - Sold

George Vicat Cole R.A. (1833-1893) - Sold

An extremely fine example of the work of important 19th century landscape painter George Vicat Cole.  The painting depicts cattle and rustics in a mountain valley and is a wonderful and highly atmospheric example of the work of this important Royal Academician.  The painting is signed lower left.

 

Sold for £1,600.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 22nd June 2014

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River Scene with Peasants and Cattle - Sold

The Street Seller - Sold

Jacob Toorenvliet (1640–1719) - Sold

A very fine fully recorded autograph oil painting by important Dutch old master Jacob Toorenvliet.  The painting is a wonderful example of the artist's work the broad treatment typical of Toorenvliet later years with the present example probably dating to c.1710.  The painting possibly indistinctly signed with initials lower le...

Sold for £1,550.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 22nd June 2014

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The Street Seller - Sold

At The Cottage Gate - Sold

attributed to George Morland R.A. (1763 - 1804) - Sold

A very fine oil painting on canvas depicting rustics talking at the gate of a country cottage attributed to George Morland.  The painting is signed and dated lower right.

Sold for £1,500.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 22nd June 2014

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At The Cottage Gate - Sold

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