Fine Paints and Objets D’Art 2015 Exhibition at Lauder and Howard Antiques
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SOLD “Tiger” Meiji period Japanese bronze c1890$6,985.00
Meiji period Japanese bronze c1890
“Skater” bronze figure c1930$3,985.00
French Art Deco period bronze figure c1930 signed A Trefoloni
“Retriever with Game” bronze c1870$5,850.00
“Retriever with Game”
Finely patinated bronze c1870 by Christophe Fratin
Christophe Fratin was born in 1801 in Metz, dying in 1864 in Le Raincy. He was a sculptor of animals and equestrian groups. His early studies were with Pioche, and later was a pupil of the far sighted and adventurous painter and sculptor, Géricault. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831 to 1863. Comparitively little is known about this fascinating and highly competent sculptor of the ‘animalier’ school. His work was highly popular in many European countries and in Britain and the USA. Jane Horswell in ‘Les Animaliers’ records him as being accorded ‘the greatest animal sculptor of his day’ at the Great Exhibition of London in 1851.
His work is illustrated in Animals in Bronze, Payne (plate 1).
His work is represented in the collections of the museums at Metz, Châlons-en-Champagne, Compiègne, the Wallace Collection, London, the Peabody Institute Baltimore & the Eisler Collection, Vienna.
Biblio: Bénézit: Dictionary of Artists; Animals in Bronze, Payne, ACC 1986.
SOLD “Leopard” silvered spelter figure c1930$3,985.00
Fine French Art Deco period silvered spelter c1930
signed Rulas, by Max Le Verrier
Max Le Verrier was born in Neuilly sur Seine, near Paris in 1891, dying in Paris in 1973. From an early age he showed great promise as an artist and sculptor, and after serving in the French army during World War I, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva. During his studies in Switzerland, he met fellow sculptors Pierre Le Faguays and Marcel Bouraine, who became close friends and with whom he collaborated for much of his life. After completing his studies, he returned to France in 1919 and opened his own studio. Le Verrier was awarded a Gold Medal at the great Paris ‘Expostion des Arts Decoratifs’ of 1925 (whence the term ‘Art Deco’ was coined). In 1926, he opened a foundry, casting pieces for a wide range of French sculptors including Pierre Le Faguays, Marcel Bouraine, Janle, Denis and Charles.
His work is illustrated in Art Deco Sculpture, Arwas
Biblio: Art Deco Sculpture, Arwas; Art Deco Complete, Alistair Duncan
“Kicking a Goal” bronzed spelter figure c1930 SOLD$745.00
“Kicking a Goal”
French bronzed spelter figure c1930
SOLD Cat & Dog marble & Spelter bookends$795.00
Cat & Dog French Art deco marble & Spelter bookends
“Dancing Girl” spelter figure c1930$1,985.00
French Art Deco period verdigris patinated spelter figure c1930, signed ‘Fayral’.
“Wash Day” by Harold Dearden A.R.C.A.$3,485.00
Oil on board c1930 by Harold Dearden A.R.C.A.
Harold Dearden was a painter in oil and watercolour; he was born in 1888, studying at the Rochdale School of Art under H.B. Carpenter between 1905 and 1910, and at the Royal Cambrian Academy under Moira between 1910 and 1915. He exhibited at the principal London galleries and was head of the Swindon Art School between 1920 and 1950. He was elected Associate of the Royal College of Art.
Biblio: Dictionary of British Artists, Working 1900-1950.
SOLD “Two Dancers” by Jean Louis Marcel Cosson$2,985.00
Pen and wash c1910 by Jean Louis Marcel Cosson
Jean Louis Marcel Cosson was born in 1878, in Bordeaux, dying in 1956 in Paris. He was a gouache painter and watercolourisat, depicting figure compositions, genre scenes, interiors with figures and flowers. He often depicted scenes and people from opera, the ballet & the circus. He first exhibited in Paris as the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a Member. He received an Honourable Mention in 1901, and a Third Place Medal in 1911. He also exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts and the Salon des Tuileries.
Biblio: Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres
“Tobias & the Angel” Mongram Mattia Preti$9,850.00
“Tobias & the Angel”
Oil on canvas c1700, in the manner of Mattia Preti & signed ‘M.P.’ in monogram.
Mattia Preti was born in 1613 in Taverna (Calabria), dying in 1699 in Valetta (Malta). He was a painter of historical and religious subjects, and church painting, working in many cities in Italy and for the last 40 years of his life, on Malta, where he was made a Knight of the Order of Malta, and was known as the ‘Knight of Calabria’
Tobias was sent by his father Tobit (in the ‘Book of Tobit’) to collect a sum of money: on the way, washing his feet in the river Tigris, he was attacked by a fish, which tried to swallow his foot; by order of the angel, he caught it.
“The Young Country Girl” by Charles Sillem Lidderdale R.B.A.$5,485.00
“The Young Country Girl”
Oil on canvas c1870 by Charles Sillem Lidderdale R.B.A.
Charles Sillem Lidderdale (1831-1895) was a London based genre painter. He exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the British Institute and the Royal Academy amongst others. His work is often small scale and the subject frequently pretty farm girls.
His work is illustrated in The Dictionary of Victorian Painters (p.298), and in Popular 19th Century Painting – A Dictionary of European Genre Painting (p. 82)
His work is represented in the collection of the City of London Art Gallery.
Biblio: Dictionary of Victorian Painters; Royal Society of British Artists 1824-1893; Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940; Popular 19th Century Painting; Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres; Thieme Becker XXIII 1929.
“The Tired Sportsman” by William A Breakspeare$12,985.00
“The Tired Sportsman”
Oil on canvas c1900 by William A Breakspeare
William A Breakspeare was a London genre painter born in 1855, dying in 1914. He studied in Paris and was a foundation member of the Birmingham Art Circle. He was a member of the Newlyn School in Cornwall. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1891 and 1903 and at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Grosvenor Gallery. His subjects were mainly genre or 18th Century scenes
His work is illustrated in the Dictionary of Victorian Artists and Popular 19th Century Painting-A Dictionary of European Genre Artists.
His work is represented in the collection of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Bliblio: Dictionary of Victorian Artists; Popular 19th Century Painting-A Dictionary of European Genre Artists; Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres.
“The Mountain Stream” c1870 by John D Michie$7,685.00
“The Mountain Stream”
Oil on board c1870 by John D Michie
John D Michie was an Edinburgh painter in oil of figure subjects, historical scenes and landscapes, especially in Brittany and Sussex. He lived in London between 1872 & 1877 before returning to Edinburgh. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute for the Fine Arts.
Biblio: Dictionary of Scottish Art.
“The Maid of the Mountians” by Eugène F.M. Deveria$6,485.00
“The Maid of the Mountians”
Oil on canvas dated 1834 by Eugène F.M. Deveria
Eugène François Marie Joseph Devéria was born in Paris in 1808, dying in Pau in 1865. He was a painter, watercolourist and draughtsman of religious & genre scenes and portraits.
He studied under Girodet and in the 1820’s he set up a studio with his painter brother Achille, where the young romantics of the period would meet, among them Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, Delacroix Sainte-Beuve and Liszt. His first picture at the Paris Salon of 1827 was a stunning success. He received many official commissions for ceiling and wall paintings, at the Louvre, the Galerie des Batailles in Versailles, as well as church commissions. Latterly, he produced charming scenes of genre in oil and watercolour, of Pyrennean scenes and young women (‘Young Women of Ossaloise in a Mountainous Landscape’ now at the Musée de Pau)
His work is illustrated in the Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de la Peinture.
His work is represented in the Museums at Angers, Beziers, Bernay, Le Havre, Montpellier, Neuchâtel, Orléans, Rouen, Valencia, Versailles and the Louvre, Paris and the Ufizzi, Florence.
Biblio: Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres; Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de la Peinture.
“The Holy Family, with St John” SOLD$2,485.00
“The Holy Family, with St John”
Oil sketch on board c1830
“The Harbour” Watercolour by Loudon Sainthill$9,950.00
Watercolour c1950 by Loudon Sainthill
Loudon Sainthill was born in Hobart in 1919, dying in London in 1969. He studied at the Melbourne Techincal College and was influenced by the arrival in Melbourne of Colonel De Basil’s Russian Ballet Company. He held his first exhibition at the Australia Hotel, Melbourne and travelled to England as member of the ballet company, and held a successful exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London. His work for the stage in Britain included The Tempest at Stratford-upon-Avon, and by 1954, when he designed ‘Le Coq D’Or’ (Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera) for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, he was established as a major designer for the theatre. He influenced a whole succession of Australian designers and established a tradition of Australia theatre design.
His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery, Canberra, as well as many State and regional galleries, and the Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Biblio: McCulloch Encylopedia of Australian Art; Bénézit: Dictionary of Painters.