Romantic English landscape oil painting, 19th century. A boy sits on a log cutting his lunch bread as his dog eagerly waits for his share. Original frame, very good condition with some old professional restoration. The frame measures 32 x 38 inches and the painting measures 30 x 25 inches.
Landscape oil painting with sheep by Andrew Millrose. American, 19th century. Excellent condition. The original gilt wood frame measures 25.5 x 19 inches, and the painting measures 18 x 12 inches.
Jennie Burr charcoal drawing of her (and her sister Fannie's) studio, signed J.M.Burr 1898. Acquired directly from the estate. Sight 13.5 x 10 inches; frame 21.5 x 17.75 inches. Very few of Jennie or Fannie's works are signed. Jennie Burr was born in 1872 into Monroe, CT's most prominent family, she died in 1961. Her father was a very successful farmer. She graduated from Mt Holyoke College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, and studied at the Art Students League in NYC. These accomplishments were very rare for a young woman of her time. Listed in Who Was Who in American Art by Peter Falk. Exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT. Catalogue of work produced by The Connecticut Gallery, Inc.
William Bailey framed drawing of a nude woman, signed and dated 1960, and inscribed "To Susan and Melvin." Beautifully framed and matted, excellent original condition. The frame measures 17.5 x 20 inches and the drawing measures 11 x 14 inches. William Bailey was born in 1930 and is a very well listed American artist. His oil painting titled "Still Life with Slate Green Wall" sold at Sotheby's New York on 3/3/89 for $137,500. To learn more about artist William Bailey, please go to this link: http://www.artchive.com/artchive/B/bailey.html
Samson Flexor abstract watercolor c1955, signed lower left. The original frame measures 20 x 36 inches. The image measures 19.5 x 9.5 inches. Samson Flexor (1907-1971) was born in Soroca, Moldova, to a wealthy Jewish family. His father, Modest Flexor was known throughout the province as an agronomist, a landowner and one of the richest men. His mother Marie-Georgette (nae Kleiner) was born in France. Samson was educated at a Sorocan private school, the Odessa Art School, and school in Bucharest, where the family relocated. In 1922-1924 he studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and afterwards in the acole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Lucien Simon, and also attended lectures on art history at the Sorbonne University. In 1926 he studied fresco technique in private Academie Ranson. In the late 1920s his parents also settled in Paris, and in 1929 the family received French citizenship. After the war, Flexor did not remain in France. In 1946 he first visited Brazil, and in the spring of 1948 he left France for good and settled in Sao Paulo. After moving to Brazil, realism completely disappeared from his works and all his further work was abstract. In 1951 Flexor opened the first abstractionist studio in Brazil called Atelier-Abstracto, where the exhibited works are united around him a group of Brazilian contemporary abstract painters Jacques Douchez, Norberto Nicola, Leopoldo Raimo, Alberto Teixeira, Wega Nery, Anasia Pacheco e Chaves, Charlotta Adlerova, Ernestina Karman, Iracema Arditi and Gisela Eichbaum. In 1961 Flexor opened a second abstractionist studio. In the last years of his life Flexor regularly exhibited in Brazil.