Robert Hamblen is a self-taught American landscape painter. He was born in 1932. The artist describes his style as “illuministic” and “in the tradition of the Hudson River paintings Thomas Cole, Frederick Church and George Inness.” Robert Hamblen is the recipient of over 100 awards for excellence. The original hand made walnut frame measures 13 x 11.5 inches; the painting, which is oil on board, measures 9 x 10 inches. Signed at lower right, excellent original condition. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Charming and classic Victorian period English genre painting. Oil on artist board of four kittens at play in and around a cachepot displaying red flowers. Mounted in the original lemon-gilt frame. Frame: 14.5" H x 16.5" W. Artwork: 9.5" W x 7.75" H. England, c. 1860.
Denis Boileau painting of Central Park South, New York City. This is an unusual impressionistic "night-scene" painting of the Central Park South entrance to Central Park, depicting an iconic horse-drawn carriage and a group of tourists near the famed Plaza Hotel, seen in the background. Signed Denis Boileau (France) lower left. Information found on original framing included, verso. New custom silver-leafed frame, under glass. Dimensions: 11" H x 14" W.
Emilio A. Serio watercolor "Reclining Male Nude" on toned paper. The image measures 8 x 12 inches and the original frame measures 16 x 19.5 inches. All original and signed at lower right. Serio was born in 1930 and died in 2015. After graduating as valedictorian from Newark’s Arts High School, he studied at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. Following his discharge from the army, Emilio returned to art school in Newark once again to continue his interrupted art programs. He moved to New York City to work as a commercial artist and to further his studies at the Art Students League and at the National Academy of Fine Arts. His works were brought to the attention of Willard Cummings, the acclaimed American painter and founder of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Cummings became not only his mentor, but friend and an important force in persuading him to break with commercial art and to pursue a career as a painter.
Charcoal drawing of irises by American artist Fannie Burr, circa 1900. The drawing measures 5 x 10.5 inches and the period frame measures 15.25 x 9.5 inches. Excellent condition. Fannie Burr (1858 to 1931) was from Monroe, CT, the daughter of a prosperous farmer. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts. After that, she studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman in those days. List in Who Was Who in American Art by Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc. Acquired directly from an heir to the estate. Estate number 370 is on the reverse.