Ships of the Line off the Coast

circle of Thomas Luny (1759-1837) - Currently listed on eBay

An very fine early 19th century oil painting on panel depicting a shipping scene off the coast from the circle of Thomas Luny.  The painting has an old inscribed label verso - the inscription is faint and largely indistinct.

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Ships of the Line off the Coast

Nottingham Castle

Edmund John Niemann (1813–1876) - Currently listed on eBay

An extremely original oil painting on canvas depicting figures on a path beneath Nottingham Castle.  The painting is signed and dated lower right.

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Nottingham Castle

A Young Beauty Reclining

Richard Geiger (1870-1945) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine original oil painting on canvas by Richard Geiger.  The painting is signed lower right.

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A Young Beauty Reclining

The Gypsy Encampment

Henry Perlee Parker (1795–1873) - Currently listed on eBay

An exceptional example of the work of important 19th century English artist Henry Perlee Parker depicting a gypsy encampment in an expansive rural landscape.  The painting has a wonderful provenance having been sold by The Den of Antiquity in 1969 for the then considerable sum of £325.00 (the receipt is shown in the photograph sect...

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The Gypsy Encampment

A Watermill in a Wooded Landscape

follower of John Constable R.A. (1776-1837) - Currently listed on eBay

An extremely fine oil painting on canvas depicting rustics by a watermill in a wooded landscape by an early follower of Constable.  The painting bears a signature 'J. Constable' lower right.

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A Watermill in a Wooded Landscape

The Pig Sty

attributed to George Morland R.A. (1763 - 1804) - Currently listed on eBay

A very fine oil painting on canvas depicting pigs and piglets in a sty attributed to George Morland.  The painting with initials 'GM' lower left.

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The Pig Sty

Shipping in an Estuary

Edwin Hayes R.I. (1819–1904) - Currently listed on eBay

An extremely fine 19th century oil painting by important British marine painter Edwin Hayes.  The painting is signed and dated lower right.

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Shipping in an Estuary

The Christian Martyr - Sold

E. Bisch (French, 19th/20th Century) - Sold

An extremely fine original oil painting on canvas depicting a Christian martyr in a Roman arena with the Emperor Nero looking on, the subdued lions and heavenly light symbolising the triumph of faith.  For similar treatments of this subject see the work of Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) and Eugène Romain Thirion (1839-1910).  The pain...

Sold for £2,150.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 16th November 2014

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The Christian Martyr - Sold

A Fishing Boat Entering the Harbour - Sold

Gustave De Breanski (c.1856-1898) - Sold

An extremely fine 19th century oil painting on canvas depicting a fishing boat entering a harbour off Dover with further sailing boats and a steam ship beyond by important 19th century marine painter Gustave De Breanski.  The painting is signed lower left.

Sold for £1,320.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 16th November 2014

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A Fishing Boat Entering the Harbour - Sold

Cottagers - Sold

after George Morland R.A. (1763 - 1804) - Sold

A fine 19th century copy after Morland's original.  The painting bears a signature 'G. Morland' and an indistinct date lower left.

Sold for £974.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 16th November 2014

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Cottagers - Sold

Preparing the Meal - Sold

Cornelis Dusart (Dutch, 1660-1704) - Sold

A very fine autograph oil painting by important Dutch old master Cornelis Dusart.  The painting has previously been with Christie's and has it's original Christie's stencil 'KZ776' verso together with another possibly partially obscured stencil.  A very fine old master oil painting.

Sold for £1,060.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 9th November 2014

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Preparing the Meal - Sold

Madonna of the Harpies - Sold

after Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) - Sold

The composition of this painting is based on a detail of del Sarto's original of 1517 in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Sold for £1,600.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 2nd November 2014

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Madonna of the Harpies - Sold

The Summit - Sold

Henry Ryland (1856–1924) - Sold

An exquisite watercolour painting  depicting a beautiful young maiden in a classical setting by highly regarded watercolourist Henry Ryland.  The painting is an extremely fine example of the artist's work, the subject most attractive.  The painting is signed lower right.

Sold for £1,122.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 2nd November 2014

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The Summit - Sold

The Concert - Sold

Late 19th Century English School - Sold

A very fine late 19th century English school oil painting depicting a rustic interior scene with a man playing to his pets.  The painting is signed with a monogram lower right, dated '1873' and with an inscription 'The Concert' verso.

Sold for £1,063.99 in a no reserve eBay sale on 2nd November 2014

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The Concert - Sold

Fishing Boats on the Scottish Coast - Sold

David McClure RSA RSW (1926-1998) - Sold

A very fine example of the work of important 20th century Scottish artist David McClure.  The painting has a wonderful provenance having previously been sold by The Scottish Gallery.  The painting is signed lower left.

Sold for £1,220.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 26th October 2014

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Fishing Boats on the Scottish Coast - Sold

Admiring the Swans - Sold

Alfred Augustus Glendening Jr. (1861-1907) - Sold

An extremely fine original watercolour painting depicting elegant young ladies in a country landscape by Alfred Augustus Glendening Jr..  The painting is signed with a monogram and dated lower right.

Sold for £908.77 in a no reserve eBay sale on 26th October 2014

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Admiring the Swans - Sold

Dead Game Birds Hanging from a Nail - Sold

John Francis Sartorius (1775-1831) - Sold

A fine and rare example of the still life paintings of important English artist John Francis Sartorius.  The painting is signed and dated lower right.

Sold for £1,021.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 26th October 2014

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Dead Game Birds Hanging from a Nail - Sold

The Flower Seller - Sold

Edward Charles Barnes (1830-1882) - Sold

A very fine example of the work of important English genre painter Edward Charles Barnes depicting a young beauty with a basket of flowers.  The painting is signed with a monogram lower right.

Sold for £965.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 26th October 2014

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The Flower Seller - Sold

Portrait of a Young Lady with Rosary Beads - Sold

19th Century English School - Sold

An exceptionally fine late 19th century watercolour painting depicting a young lady with rosary beads.  The painting is clearly the work of a major hand but unfortunately we haven't been able to identify the monogram.

Sold for £797.77 in a no reserve eBay sale on 26th October 2014

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Portrait of a Young Lady with Rosary Beads - Sold

Gypsies Around a Campfire - Sold

James Walter Gozzard (1888-1950) - Sold

An extremely fine example of the work of highly regarded English landscape painter James Walter Gozzard.  The painting is signed lower left.

Sold for £797.77 in a no reserve eBay sale on 26th October 2014

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Gypsies Around a Campfire - Sold

The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John - Sold

manner of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola 'Parmigianino' (1503-1540) - Sold

A very fine early oil painting on canvas depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints Joseph and John beyond.  The composition of the present lot is probably based on a 16th century Italian original painted by a later Italian hand.  See Parmigianino's treatment of similar subjects.

Sold for £1,900.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 19th October 2014

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The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John - Sold

Peasants Playing Backgammon in an Interior - Sold

follower of David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690) - Sold

The composition of the present lot is closely related to Tenier's painting of 1641 which was formerly in the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum, Berlin, until destroyed in World War II.

Sold for £1,945.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 19th October 2014

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Peasants Playing Backgammon in an Interior - Sold

A Summer Afternoon - Sold

William Frederick Witherington R.A. (1785-1865) - Sold

An extremely fine original oil painting on canvas  depicting an expansive summer landscape with children in the foreground and a harvest scene beyond.  The painting has a wonderful history having originally been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1853 - see ' The Royal Academy of Arts - A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and ...

Sold for £1,117.74 in a no reserve eBay sale on 12th October 2014

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A Summer Afternoon - Sold

Fisherfolk on the Coast - Sold

circle of William Shayer Snr (1787 - 1879) - Sold

A superb 19th century oil painting on canvas from the circle of highly regarded landscape and genre painter William Shayer depicting fisherfolk on the French coast.  The painting is a wonderful example of the coastal genre scenes of the period, the highly detailed composition is busy with a good deal of activity, the fisherwomen goi...

Sold for £1,125.99 in a no reserve eBay sale on 12th October 2014

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Fisherfolk on the Coast - Sold

The Proposal of Marriage - Sold

attributed to Daniel Maclise R.A. (1806-1870) - Sold

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...

Sold for £2,861.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 28th September 2014

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The Proposal of Marriage - Sold

River Landscape, North Wales - Sold

John Richard Townsend FRSA (1930-2013) - Sold

A very fine original oil painting by important Nottinghamshire artist John Townsend.  The painting depicts a river scene in North Wales with a cottage visible in the distance.  An exceptional example executed on a good scale.  The painting is signed lower right.

Sold for £1,020.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 28th September 2014

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River Landscape, North Wales - Sold

Near Box Hilly, Surrey - Sold

Alfred Walter Williams (1824-1905) - Sold

An extremely fine example of the work of important 19th century landscape painter Alfred Walter Williams.  The painting depicts cattle grazing in an expansive rural landscape near Box Hill in Surrey - a few miles outside the artist's home town of Redhill.  The painting with it's original signed and inscribed label verso.  ...

Sold for £1,550.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 21st September 2014

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Near Box Hilly, Surrey - Sold

The Barnyard, Meopham - Sold

after John Frederick Herring Jr. (1820–1907) - Sold

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.

Sold for £1,827.01 in a no reserve eBay sale on 21st September 2014

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The Barnyard, Meopham - Sold

Madonna della Scodella - Sold

follower of Annibale Carracci (1560–1609) - Sold

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. ...

Sold for £875.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 21st September 2014

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Madonna della Scodella - Sold

Figures on the Italian Lakes - Sold

John Richard Townsend FRSA (1930-2013) - Sold

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

Sold for £1,120.00 in a no reserve eBay sale on 21st September 2014

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Figures on the Italian Lakes - Sold

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