Miniature romantic European Landscape oil on copper painting depicting two lovers near a stream, framed and signed lower left. c1900. This little painting is in excellent condition. The original frame has some small pieces missing in a couple of areas. The frame measures 7 and three quarter inches by 9 inches and the painting measures 3 and three quarters inches by 5 inches.
Antique English portrait of a handsome young boy oil on board c1850. Unsigned. This oil painting depicts a well dressed young boy seated in a chair. He has a lovely face and beautiful eyes. The painting measures 12 by 14 and one half inches and the later frame measures 17 by 19 and one half inches.
French J. Dodd House in a Park watercolour landscape painting 1837. This wonderful landscape watercolor depicts a large estate with horse, people, cows, horses, haystacks and a church in the distance. This watercolour was painted by J Dodd of Paris in 1837. Dodd exhibited from 1832 through 1839. The original birdseye maple frame measures 20 and one half inches by 15 and one quarter inches and the watercolor measures 12 and one half by 18 inches. Very good original condition. DODD, Joseph Josiah (1809-1880) This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Abstract modern art watercolor on paper board by Sculptor and graphic artist Lovet-Lorski was born in Lithuania in 1894 1894 Died 1973. Studied art at the Imperial Academy of Art in St. Petersburg where he worked briefly as an architect. In 1920, Lovet-Lorski moved to the United States and settled in New York City and in five years hence received his American citizenship. During his working life, he achieved prominence as a Modernist sculptor butin view of the fact that his work was mainly commissioned by private clients, his work began to slip into obscurity. A decade after his death, a large selection of his major works of the 1920s and 1930s was discovered in his New York atelier bringing his art into prominence once again Lovet-Lorski's style was eclectic but his work in the Modern style is the most individualistic and impressive. The female nude became his subject whether in marble or as a lithographic print. Alastair Duncan has written: "the bold sweep of the body capturing its innate rhythm and grace...his torsos convey a feeling of motion and energy, no doubt partly due to the simplifying and streamlining of facial features and hair. No other sculptor in America caught the prevailing French Art Deco mood as effectively or poignantly." He was an associate member of the National Academy of Design and a member of the National Sculpture Society, as well as the Salons of Paris.His work is held in the collections of the Luxembourg Museum, Paris; Petit Palais, Paris; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; British Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Diego Fine Arts Society; Los Angeles Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts; Boston University; and Columbia University. This modern work of art measures 22 and three quarters inches by 18 and three quarters inches. Signed bottom right.
Frank A(lfred) Bicknell oil on canvas painted in Stamford, CT. Signed lower left and titled "An October Sunset" in pencil on stretcher. Condition is excellent, no in-painting, holes, or tears. The canvas measures 24 x 30 inches. This was the artist's 1908 entry submission to the National Academy of Design, catalog #216. He believed this painting represented the best of his work. The scene is highlighted with luminous pinks, yellows and greens. American Impressionist Frank Bicknell was an important member of the famed Old Lyme, CT, art colony. He was born in 1866 in Augusta, ME, and died in 1943 in Essex, CT. His other addresses include Malden, MA, New York City, and Old Lyme, CT. He studied with his father, Albion H. Bicknell, and at the prestigious Academie Julien in Paris. His memberships include ANA, Paris AAA, SC, NAC, Allied Am. Artists, NAD, SPNY, PAA and Chicago WC Soc. For more information, please see Who Was Who in American Art, Vol. 1, page 309. NOTE on Oct 21 2004, at Shannons Fine Art Auction, a Bicknell titled The Old Apple Orchard, Springtime, Auvers Sur Oise, measuring 32 by 39 inches, estimated at $20,000 to $30,000, realized $57,750. If you are interested in viewing this painting, please call for an appointment.