Nelson Augustus Moore oil on canvas painting of trees. Moore was born in 1824 and died in 1902 in Kensington, CT. The painting is in very good condition. It has been mounted in a new gold leaf frame appropriate to the period. The frame measures 12 by 13 and one half inches, the painting measures 6 and one quarter inches by 7 and three quarter inches. It is signed with the Moore studio stamp and in pencil on the back. Please see Who Was Who in American Art, page 2320, to learn more about the artist.
Carl Schmidt oil painting on canvas of boats in a harbor titled Ahoy Day. Measures 16 by 20 inches. Signed at lower right. Very good condition. Carl Schmidt was born in 1885 and died in 1969 in San Bernardino, CA. He was a member of Laguna Beach AA and Los Angeles AA. Please see Who Was Who in American Art, page 2926, for more information.
Oil on board by Italian artist Sergio Cirno Bissi (1902 to 1987) titled Minaret and Market. The frame measures 21 by 16 and one half inches and the painting measures 16 by 11 and one half inches. Originally sold by Simic New Renaissance Galleries of Carmel La Jolla Palm Desert Scottsdale, inventory number 8606. Born in Campagnia, Florence, Bissi was an artist for 50 years. He specialized in painting his native countrymen going about their daily lives, but also traveled around Europe and the Mediterranean. This scene is probably Algerian or Moroccan. His work is distinguished by his lightly dashed brushstrokes and high contrast saturated colors.
Floral still life by English artist F. McJannet. Oil on artist board. Although clearly an accomplished artist, we have only been able to find one auction record for F. McJannet, James Thompson Aucioneers and Valuers Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, England lot 178 on 1.21.04, will add to the artists bio as we come across more information. The label on the back reads F. McJannet 5 Cragsland Park Great Urswick Ulverston Studio Tarn Close. The painting measures 16 by 20 inches and the frame measures 20 by 24.5 inches.
Willem Roelofs Dutch landscape painting. Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1859. The quiet scene depicts a woman walking beside a river with a small arched bridge and a house in the background. Roelofs was born in Amsterdam in 1822 and died in Antwerp in 1897. He studied with H Van de Zande Bakhuyzen at the Hague Academy in Brussels from 1847 to 1887. He came under the influence of the French painters of the Barbizon School, particularly Dabigny and Rousseau. Roelofs was known for his water and meadow scenes. This painting is all original, without damage or repairs. It measures 16.25 inches by 12 inches. For more information on this well known Dutch artist, please see Winkler Prins Encyclopedie.