Set of 3 Lillian August photographic prints perfect for coastal decor. Mushroom, finger and brain corals are shot in macro closeups on robins egg blue backgrounds. Framed in light, natural wood. 19" x 19"
Art Deco travel poster advertises the Cote d'Azur "all year" and is just fine for Florida where we have beautiful blue skies and blue water all year round. From the original design by Jean Gabriel Domerque, circa 1930. 36" x 48" in black frame.
From the Louvre, an authorized reproduction of a French engraving in Chinese style of Hawthorne. From portfolio of prints made by Louis de Chastilion (1639-1734) of Louis XVI's oriental plant collection. 23" x 28" framed in silver/ gold wood with beige silk mat.
after Maurycy Gottlieb (Polish-Jewish 1856-1879)
"Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur"
Bronze relief 10.25" x 13"
All the emotions of prayer are seen on the faces of the Jewish congregants in the famous picture by Gottlieb. The tall figure right of center is a self portrait of the Polish Jewish Realist painter who died at 23.
Needlepoint picture of Toby Pug. Toby looks like he was stitched by a Jane Austen character, but is the handiwork of DW, a good friend of Fine Home Consignments. 19" x 19" in wood frame.
Two pretty watercolors by painter Charmaine Williamson of lavender and flowers growing from French terra cotta pots. Very well done and nicely framed. Ideal for a power room. 10" x 10".
Pierre-Eugene-Emile Hébert (France 1828-1893)
Hebert depicts Oedipus, before his complex, as a young and handsome hero when he meets the Sphinx. Hebert included clues to Sphinx's riddle on her seat. Probably a 20th C recast, no foundry mark. 9.5” x 6” x 22”
Alice Dobbins (USA)
Oil on canvas
Portrait of one our local birds by a noted American impressionist. Artist, educator and author Alice Dobbin invites the viewer to share her passion and reverence for nature in her tranquil, light filled canvases. She evokes the personality of each creature while emphasizing the eye as the “window of the soul.” 35" x 32" in ornate frame.
Mandalay style standing Buddha. He has a lovely face full of peace and gentle concern. The saffron robe represents his princely birth and the lotus at his feet his enlightenment. Carved wood, painted and adorned with gold leaf and bits of colored mirror. Made in Burma. 22" x 11" x 55".
Pair of hummingbird prints. Framed enlargements taken from antique etchings of a White Bellied Emerald and a Broad Billed Emerald posed among exotic flowers. 30" x 42" in black and gold frames.
Marble sculpture is a great accent piece with Mid-century or classic decor. Abstract, organic form carved from polished Cararra marble. 7" x 6" x 14.25" on black base.
Cleto Ciocchini (Argentina 1899-1974)
Post Impressionist signed by the renowned South American painter. The picture of a religious procession, honoring St. John the Baptist is a superb composition with well defined planes, movement and remarkable balance of warm and cool colors. 36.5" x 42 in frame.
Roy Fairchild-Woodard (UK b. 1953)
From the Heart 1995
Limited edition Seri-lithograph
Fairchild-Woodard's style is reminiscent of the Vienna Secession artists Gustav Klimt and Ego Schiele. The colorful, textured, composition shows 3 aspects of the same highly cultured woman who did everything from the heart. Numbered, titled and signed in Pencil. 36.5" x 42 in frame.
Painting by Sarasota artist Debbie Dannheisser. With groupings of long legged ladies she celebrates the strength, grace and courage of women. Here, a collective of her tall women cooperate to harvest an even taller garden. Ms. Dannheisser is as admired in the community for her philanthropy as for her painting. Acrylic on board, signed. 12" x 12" in dark wood frame.
Salvador Dali (Spain 1904-1989)
after Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 1606-1669)
Etching, red ink on paper 1968
The great surrealists impression of a Rembrandt self portrait. For the Collectors' Guild, 1968. Signed in plate. 12-3/4" x 16-3/4" in black frame.
Jean Daumier (French b. 1940)
Landscape with Carousel 1990
Oil on canvas 36" x 24, signed
Modern French Impressionist Jean Daumier's later pictures are a window into a world of color and joy, carousels, hot air balloons and happy children. 43" x 31" framed.
Etching on a mythological or classical character (Penelope?) The full-figured nude sits in an expensively furnished room and gestures toward the distance. Near here on the extreme right is a ball of yarn. In lower background are a man and a boy. The style of the drawing is like Dali. We have not identified the artist. Signed in plate, un-numbered. 14" x 17" in frame.
Pair of artist signed bathing beauties. These swimsuit models aren't ready for SI, but they've got personality! Hand molded and hand painted. 4" x 6" x 12, 4" x 6" x 10.
Instead of one big picture, try creating your own composition of smaller artworks and objects. You'll have fun contrasting shapes and sizes and complimenting different textures.
Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE, RDI (UK: 1940—)
Mixed media assembly, 1976
British fashion and stile designer Sandra Rhodes created a series of fashion drawings in frilly fabric frames to celebrate the debut of her collection in New York. The assembly is a perfect encapsulation of her colorful, exuberant, feminine aesthetic. 19.75" x 23" x 4.5". We have 2, sold separately.
Jay Spectre (USA 1929-1992)
Blind emboss signature lower right.
Boldly drawn head of Orpheus or Apollo with a lyre and enhanced with patches of pale yellow and pale blue. Spectre was a great interior, furniture and accessory designer inducted into the Designer Hall of Fame in 1987. He licensed his artworks near the end of his career. 35.5" x 43.5" in gold leaf frame also of his design.
Complement your Mid Century furniture with appropriate period art. We have sculptures such as this set steel assembly; 21" x 6" x 27.25, and paintings like these thickly painted giraffes; 25.5 x 35.5.
Mid-Century Modern wall sculpture. An artful jumble of overlapping bronze squares fills the wall with a dynamic play of lines, angles and shadows. 57" x 54" x 4" deep.
Pierre-Jules Mêne (France: 1810-1879)
Modern casting of a mid 19th C sculpture of a galloping Arabian horse. Mêne admirably captured the grace and athleticism of the animal in motion. Bronze with green finish. Mounted on black marble. 15-3/4" x 8-1/4" x 12-7/8"
Robert Scott creates enchanting pictures of an idealized, romantic, Paris where one can get lost walking the quaint streets and munching croissants. In white frame with linen liner 22" x 16" x 3"
Large lithograph of "Le Depart Pour La Chasse" (Start of the Fox Hunt) by Carle Vernet (French: 1758-1835). The red coated hunters on their chestnut mounts and dozens of dogs gather at a country inn and are off! Framed by W King Ambler in wood with complementing gray linen and maroon mats. 46" x 35" 46" x 35"
The shofar is not associated with the Jewish Festival of Lights Hanukah, but this wood sculpture of makes a terrific, one-of-a-kind Hanukah gift. Hand carved mahogany. Signed L. Garrett. 1980s?. 9" x 13" x 27.
Jaru California pottery "Motherhood." Cubist style statue of a woman lovingly cradling a baby in her arms. Although abstract, the tender emotions still come through. 1970s/4.5" x 4.5" x 21"
Pair of gilt bronze Buddhas in the guise of Akshobya, the teacher. Statues of Ming Chinese style Identical except for the right hand: one has that hand in Earth Witness (enlightenment) pose, the other holds the Pearl of Wisdom. Thailand: 20th C. 10" x 7.5" x 14.5"
David Brackman (UK 1932-2008)
USS Long/ HMS Beverley
Gouache on paper, 1998
Dramatic scene by the great British, marine painter depicting HMS Beverley in a hurricane, December 1942. The destroyer was the USS Long before the "Destroyers for Bases" trade with the Royal Navy. She was in the Battle of the Atlantic and saw heroic action on convoy to Russia, May 1942. Signed David Brackman 98. 35.5" x 27" framed.
Susan Kemmenyffy (b. USA 1941)
& Steven Kemmenyffy (b. Hungary 1943)
Raku ware 1980s
A significant sculpture from important American ceramicists represented in the Smithsonian. Steven Kemenyffy creates shapes from clay and Susan Kemenyffy creates characters to fit the shapes. The pair are honored as innovators of the art of raku and the array of finishes on the piece are results of their technical creativity. You will find areas of high gloss, matte, metallic, opalescence, smokey and craquelure. The marble-like background is another example of their evolved technique. Mounted on lengths of wood beam joined with pegs. 24" x 12" x 44-3/4".
Candido Bidó (Dominican, 1936-2011)
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
Paint on brown paper, 1982
Bido is among the best loved artists of the Dominican Republic whose sundrenched landscapes and vivid blue nocturnes celebrate his people and culture. This looks like an idea for a poster for the Tennessee Williams Play and is dedicated to Jose Quintero, "Great internationally known theatre director." We have found no record of Quintero ever directing a Spanish production of Streetcar. 21.25" x 17.25" in thin gold frame.
Authentic Walt Disney Company animation cels drawn for and used in Duck Tales, the first animated TV series from Walt Disney Studios. One features Sorceress Magica De Spell SOLD, the other features Huey and Louie. 19.5" x 17" framed.
Set design for LOOK, WE CAME THROUGH: (1961) by David Hays.
Look, We Came Through by Hugh Wheeler was a trailblazing but short lived—only 5 performances—Broadway play about a plain girl and her new GBF. Burt Reynolds was in the cast. LWCT was the first collaboration of Hays and visionary theater director Jose Quintero. The sketch is dedicated to producer Arnold Saint-Suber this photographic copy is inscribed to Quintero by Hays. 16" x 10" in silvered frame.
Beta Israel mural. The Beta (House of) Israel are a Jewish community who came to Ethiopia in 700 BCE and developed a culture apart from Rabbinic Judaism. We think the dynamic and colorful sequence of 44 scenes tells the story of exiles from the tribe of Dan who came to Ethiopia and sired Beta Israel. Hand painted on cotton canvas 54.25" x 32".
Kazuko Matthews (USA b. 1934)
Giant Teapot circa 1983
The enormous teapot by ceramicist Kazuko Matthews is whimsical yet raises deep questions about size, intimacy and autonomy. She has two works in the Smithsonian American Art Museum made in the same period as this piece. 43" x 12" x 25"
Original, signed, Impressionist style painting of children looking for shells in the ebb tide. A pretty picture of happy memories. 20" x 24" in wood frame.
Architectural prints are as timeless as the classical designs they present, and an ideal art choice for a minimalist room. These copper plate etchings from an antique book show columns and a portico in detail and section. Perfectly framed in gold with cream mats. 21" x 25". Set of three.
Morris Shulman (American: 1912-1978)
In this unsigned canvas we see Shulman working out his own m.o. for painting pure expression. His palette is vivid and the form engaging although not cohesive. One sees the influence of the American Abstract Expressionists of his generation as well as Abstract pioneers such as Kandinsky and Miro. 53" x 39.5" unframed.
Sharon Bliss (American)
Beautiful, dramatic and quite large, this work by west coast artist, teacher and curator Sharon Bliss is perfect for the clean, open spaces of today's homes. 54" x 44" framed.
"September—Society Yachting" from THE QUEEN magazine, December 1861. The antique print of a group of upper class Brits on a moonlight cruise tells a remarkable story with numerous characters enacting their own little drama. Hand colored and framed late 20th C. 18" x 14" x 1" framed.
Silvered wall art made from man hole covers. Each disc is fiberglass molded from a vintage cover. All the details, including corrosion are captured to make an attractive and intriguing display. Hang them in any pattern you please. 22" diameter, 1"-5" deep.
Antique print of a famous, Standardbred, trotter called "Lord William" who drove from London to Brighton in under 4 hours. Aquatint by James Mackrell after WJ Shayer: London, 1845. 36"x 31" in burl frame.
Snowy egrets by Florida wildlife artist Art Lamay. Hopefully the only snow you'll evert see in Sarasota. Giclee on textured canvas. Artist signed. 29" x 54" in weathered wood frame.
Robert Reiber (Sarasota artist)
Watercolor on paper 43" x 33"
Very pretty and vibrant painting prickly pear cactus overlaid with purple and orange rays for additional color and visual texture. In faux alabaster wood frame with white mats. 53" x 43"
Wonderful Mid-Century matériaux trouvé elephant. The artist repurposed industrial steel coil into an artistic medium, and it really works well. The coil not only suits the trunk and the tail, grouped in bands it simulates the musculature of the great pachyderm. Unsigned. 1950s-60s. 20" x 11"x 14"
Signed, original painting of Venice in the style of Cannaletto. Pretty oil on board picture depicts the Doge's Palace, Piazzetta and Campanile from across the Grand Canal. House in ornate 16th C style frame. Late 20th C. 20" x 18"
Georges Omerth bronze fisherman. A youngster, we call him Tom Sawyer, has gone fishing and at the moment is removing the hook from his catch. He wears trousers rolled up above his knees, vest with open shirt and a straw hat. At his feet are a creel and a tin for his hooks and lures. G Omerth signature in cast on right side of base. Made in France: circa 1920. 6" x 4" x 16"
Print of an original painting by American watercolorist James Milton Sessions (1882-1962). Fine coastal scene of a fishing harbor in New England or Nova Scotia in relaxing blues and greens. 31" x 23" in olive and gold frame.
Art glass panels by Cathy M Shepherd. Shepherd layers together transparent glass, dichroic mosaics and glass shards to create exciting, dynamic and vibrant images of the living world. Each is signed and mounted above brushed aluminum. 17" x 39" x 1.75 and (Yellow and blue SOLD).
Fred Szabries (American)
"Adonis" (SOLD), "Dakota"
Hand painted on aluminum, 1998
24" x 24", signed.
Two original works from Szabries' "Bodies of Light—A Celebration of the Human Form" series. Brushed aluminum was an inspired choice of surface to hold the sexy, muscled, models. Beyond buffed, hard surfaces for buff, hard bodies the subtle textures and cool gray shade give them approachable softness.
We are often asked "how does one buy art?" It's very simple. Find a pretty picture that fits on your wall and buy it. This colorful abstract by Lena Wolrab, for instance. 53.5" x 65.5" or 65.5" x 53.5" in gold frame.
"Jason and His Teacher"
after Maxfield Parish (USA 1870-1966)
Numbered, limited edition print of Parrish's 1909 illustration. The centaur Chiron teachers the Argonaut archery and other arts. Chiron also coached Achilles. 31" x 37" handsomely framed.
Original painting in the style of the Florida Highwaymen. The Highwaymen were a group of outsider artists whose paintings of south Florida landscapes (often romanticized) were sold on roadsides by their mentor. A Highwaymen type picture is a must-have for a Sarasota home. Acrylic on board 18" x 15"
Ashcan School original oil of fishing boats moored at a commercial wharf. Impressive use of color balanced by negative space. Oil on canvas signed E Paul. 24" x 20"
Attributed to James Rogers, late 20th C American Impressionist. The image of an isolated farm house under windblown trees has mystery and nobility. Roger relies on technique—brisk, assured, intuitive—rather than composition or color to successfully capture and convey the enigmatic mood. Oil on board. Signed Jim Rogers on back. 8.25" x 10.25"; 14 x 16" x 2.25" framed.
James Apostle (USA 1917-2003)
Oil on Canvas, 1957
Marvelous and haunting, "New England Gothic" painting by American Expressionist James Apostle. Cultivated fields backed by trees under an ominous, striped sky. Right and foreground are a barn, collapsed privy shed and old furniture and bottles lost in a tangle of weeds. What is most striking about here is Apostle's virtuosic technique that created it. The paint is brushed, layered, etched, scratched and even sculpted. It's a fascinating wok by a lost genius. Signed and dated on back. 38.75" x 31 in distressed wood frame.
Fish carving by American carver George Wicks. Wicks carves in the traditional American style and is best known for birds and fish. His home is Missoula, Montana. 22" x 3" x 10.75
Albert Bloch (USA 1882-1961)
Limited Edition print
Black ink on laid paper.
Signed, limited edition print of legendary French mime Marcel Marceau in the character of Bip. Bloch is best known as an Expressionist painter. Edition number 102/250 and signature in crayon below image. Sold from the famous 7 Arts Gallery of Anna Sosenko. Circa 1950. 17” x 24” framed.
Dorothy Leve (Rochester, NY)
Head of an African woman.
A finely crafted work of art of an exquisite, wise and tranquil face. White and orange clay on hard wood plinth. Signed in pencil, on underside of bust. We have no other information about the work, model or artist. 1940's. 13.25" x 7" x 15" tall
Morris Shulman (American: 1912-1978)
#87 (figurative abstract) May 1966
In this unsigned depiction of goldfish in a pond, the American expressionist shows the narrative sense of Joan Mitchell and compositional strength of Matisse as well as keen color assurance. 38" x 31" unframed.
Milton Horn (American Sculptor: 1906-1995)
Untitled; Pen and Ink on paper: 1936
Horn’s simple, tender and superb drawing exudes convivial sensuality. The model looks out at us frankly with a contented smile on her mouth. Horn’s thin, assured lines do full justice to her (almost) voluptuous figure. The addition of a leisurely inverted T in the background is just enough to convert the triangular composition into a space filling square, and this suggestion of a closed space helps define the intimacy of the scene. 19-1/8” x 21-1/8” x 1-1/4” in frame.
Don Wilks bronze sculpture. Bodies in motion are Wilks' oeuvre and these two women may be sisters by the way they stride in synch. Signed Wilks '94 in cast. Mounted on black marble. 8" x 12" x 13.5" tall.
Tall and thin Itzhak Tarkey limited edition (#HC19/50) serigraph. Tarkay is one of the most popular and imitated artists in the world. His serene and evocative images of demure socialites and single women in old world parlors, terraces and cafes combine the style of Toulouse-Lautrec, the technique of Matisse and eye of Renoir into a singular vision. 31" x 57" in gold frame
Gloria Vanderbilt (USA 1924-2019)
Madonna, circa 1971 Mixed media collage
The Sailfish, a majestic, hard fighting sport fish related to the Marlin, and that's close enough for him to favored spot in your Florida home. Cast brass with bronze finish. 25" x 8" x 16" high.
Celebrated artist Kerry Hallam (England: 1937) draws inspiration for his color saturated post impressionist paintings from the opulent light and distinct palette of the Riviera. View from a terrace overlooking the Riviera T41" x 42" in gold frame.
Jose Torres Martino (Puerto Rico 1916-2011) "Homage al Santeros (Zoilo Cajigas y Sotomayor)" Serigraph poster, 1968. Painter, printmaker, graphic designer, teacher, broadcaster and writer Torres pays tribute to Zoilo Cajigas y Sotomayor the saints carver who was himself a cultural icon. All of Martino's work reflects, defends and affirms and Puerto Rican identity. 24" x 36"
Morris Shulman (USA 1912-1978)
"Cartouche #1" Paper relief, 1976
Shulman spread and layered different colors and textures of fiber to create a fascinating random topography and brought order to it by stamping it with patterns. Shulman created his paper reliefs in the 1970s. 24.5" x 33" x 2.5" in plexiglass box frame.
Morris Shulman (USA 1912-1978)
Alkyd paint on canvas 51.5" x 42"
One of six works by the abstract expressionist artist. Shulman was born in Savannah, GA. He attend the Art Students League and studied with Hans Hoffman who also mentored Jackson, Lee Krassner and other abstract expressionists. A smaller , watercolor version of this painting is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.
Salvador Dali (Spanish 1904-1989)
"L'academie de Paris" Etching, 1971. More realist than surrealist, this late etching shows L'Institute de France on the left bank of the Seine (before the Pont Des Arts was built) with boats on the river and cavaliers on horseback. The etching is after a drawing made by Dali in the 1920s, athat was based on a 1670 etching by Israel Silvestre. Annotated EA (Artist Proof), signed in Pencil. 36" x 30" framed.
"Dancing Waves" glass sculpture from Tsunami Series of renowned glass sculptor David Wight. The awesome power and terrible beauty of the ocean is captured by Wight's masterful control of his medium. His waves appears frozen in mid crest and posted to crash. Originally sold from Weyland Gallery. Artist signed. 22" x 17" x 19"
Unique Spider and Fly etched art glass bowl from Studioglas Stromberg's Hyttan, Heavy crystal cut-to-clear minutely detailed spider bearing down on a hapless fly on a spiraling web. Designed by Hakan Gunnarsson, engraved by Bo Swahn. Made in Sweden, 1995. 15-5/8" x 14-3/8" x 3-5/8"
Michael Murrell (USA: 1953-) Very large sculpture carved from a tree trunk. Rather than impose his will on the medium, Murrell finds the form inside it. That certainly describes this piece which revels in the natural contours and textures of the living wood. Artist signed and dated 1980. Mounted on wooden plinth. About 18" x 18" x 62"
Bronze giraffes by Don Wilks. Cast here in Sarasota at Bronzeart Foundry. Mounted on black marble. 12" x 12" x 18"
Susanne Vertel Fishing Boy bronze garden statue. The little man is lost in thought as he holds his bamboo rod lightly in his hands. Limited edition of 20, cast in 1994. Natural. weathered finish. 26" x 22" x 24" tall. 49" bronze pole.
Cityscape in Mid-Century Modernist style. The artist is Hugo Wilkins (1881-1955) and the city looks like Copenhagen. Oil on canvas thickly applied with knife and brushes. 26" x 21.5"
Rare triple depth, Inami transom. It depicts samurai at battle under pine trees. The detail of the carving is extraordinary. Sold almost instantly to collectors.
Extraordinary chinese wooden pot carved from a section of tree trunk. The carving illustrates the exemplars of Taoism, the Eight Immortals in a pine tree. An elaborate composition very finely carved in deep and full relief. In one section Li Tieguai lays Go with Zhang Guol watched by Lü Dongbin. Early 20th C. 12.5" x 9.25" x 14" tall.
This Mae Sibley winterscape snow covered trees around a frozen lake is just the view you need in Florida to put you in the mood for Christmas and to keep you cool in summer. Oil on canvas. Signed M Sibley. 29” x 39”.
Pair of very pretty framed prints from artist Lisa Audit. Goldfinches and big gorgeous blossoms on sky blue backgrounds. Framed in white with yellow linen. Each is 17" x 33"
Superb golf illustration by English illustrator Andrew Johnson to attract duffers to North Berwick (Scotland) via London and North Eastern Railways. The poster was recreated in as a numbered. limited edition lithograph by Army Bergin for Society Re, 1997. 47" x 36.75"
Ashcan school painting. Original oil of men cleaning windows or posting bills on a rundown street. It's a terrific scene beautifully executed by an artist unknown artist: circa 1930. Oil on canvas. 24.25" x 21" framed.
Henri Riviere (French 1864-1951)
Brume Matinal au Loguivy (Misty Morning at Loguivy)
Chromolithograph circa 1894
17-3/4” x 23-1/2” in Rococo Revival frame
Riviere was a post-impressionist painter and print maker. Although Parisian through and through he adored the life and landscapes in Brittany. In this scene of cows in a rocky meadow under morning mist, he captures the rugged and peaceful apartness of France’s western most province. Loguivy is on the northwest coast.
Beautifully framed, high quality reproduction of "Lovers on Red Background" a 1983 work by Marc Chagall (Russian-French 1887-1985). Chagall’s innocent and dreamlike modern style is instantly recognizable and a welcome addition to any room. Lush reds and blues in a gold frame with back matts. 31" x 43"
SPIRIT MASK of the PUNU
The Punu People (in present day Gabon) create magnificent ceremonial masks of female ancestors (Mukadja) to be worn by stilt-walking dancers in ceremonies and rites. The masks are idealized beauties with elaborate hair-dos and ritual scarring on the forehead, as worn by real Punu women. The face is white because she is a spirit. We have never seen a Mukadj mask with raffia attached. East Africa, early 20th C. Mask = 8” x 7” x 12” Overall size @ 14” x 32”
Italian villas are decorated with frescoes that imitate carved reliefs in Roman or Renaissance style. These matching, framed trompe l'oeil panels give you that look with a torch, doves and elaborate scrolls. Oil on canvas. 36" x 83"
framed trompe l'oeil panel. Oil on canvas. 36" x 83"
Man Ray (American 1890-1976)
Limited edition lithograph, untitled and undated. Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky) was a significant avant garde artist best known for his surrealist photography. This mysterious image is a metaphor for the artistic imagination--the kernel of an idea, barely formed waiting to grow into something beautiful. 24" x 31" in box frame.
Modernist sculpture from Artisan House, the studio of Curtis Jere. The assembly of welded steel rods appears to wist and rise. Signed Curtis Jere. Made in USA: 2013. Steel base included. 8" diameter, 39.5" overall height.
Framed giclee of blue herons by Florida wildlife Art LaMay. Art LaMay are very popular and always sell quickly. Artist signed and numbered in pencil. Framed in dark wood. 46" x 36"
Exquisite, antique wood carving of Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of creation) with elephants that spray her with holy water. The image of Gajalaksmi (as this is called) is often placed over the doors of temples because it is a powerful, protective icon that represents abundance, prosperity and peace. Carved wood: India, 19th C. 7-5/8" x 11"
Luis German Cajiga (Puerto Rico b. 1934) Exhibition Poster, 1971. Pinter, poet and serigraphist Cajiga has been an influential force in Puerto Rican art and culture for 3 generations because his work is always beautiful and evocative. 24" x 36"
We don't know much about this pair of hand painted carvings except they are beautiful and fascinating. These are likely bodhisattvas, of figures from Javanese Buddhist mythology because they hold their right hands in the knowledge/ teaching mudra. Or they might be a bride and groom. They wear ornate batik sarongs and elaborate crowns as well as gold ear plugs. Indonesia: 19th C? @3" x 2-5/8 x 11" and 10-1/2 tall.
Seashell made of sand and crushed shells. Large tone-on-tone is simple and makes a statement. Perfect for Sarasota. Signed Foster. Framed by Harris Strong, the upscale art and framing purveyor. 36" square in brass frame.
High Horses, original etching/ serigraph by Guillaume Azoulay (French: born Casablanca 1946). Horses are one of Azoulay's favorite subjects and he shows them in dynamic motion like this furious trio of blue, purple and pink stallions printed on gold leaf. 1993. Signed and numbered 49" x 39" gallery framed.
Lithograph after "Sylvette in a green chair" by Picasso. Picasso was fascinated by Lydia Sylvette Corbett (nee David) and created 40 artworks in May 1954 to try to capture this simple, shy, and beautiful "modern woman." This from a special edition of prints authorized by Picasso's widow in 1975. plate signed and numbered in pencil. Framed in gold with white mats. 33" x 39"
Hand colored prints of colorful toucans from John Gould's "Ramphastodae, or family of Toucans" (Second edition). These are exceptional prints made even more beautiful by the framing. 22" x 33" Available separately.
Limited edition lithograph from the important avant gardist Cornelis Guillaume Beverloo (1922-2010) aka Corneille. This masterful poster depicts Shakespeare's Othello (Otello in Verdi's opera) at war with himself at the end of the drama through vivid use of color and form. Numbered and signed Corneille. Framed.
Enchanting, original, large oil painting depicting a female nude in a pool under a waterfall. Colorful leaves create a rich pattern reminiscent of Gustav Klimt. Oil on canvas, artist signed. 60" x 48" in silver leaf frame.
Original landscape painting attributed to American landscape artist Benson Bond Moore (USA 1882-1974). Tall oaks in the front with a view of fields and meadows rolling toward the Blue Ridge mountains in the distance. Probably done on location. Oil on 16" x 13" board in ornate gilt frame. Unsigned.
Hand carved, wood masks play a central role in the culture of the Bambara people of Mali. This mask is from the Ntomo Society which prepares boys for the responsibilities of adulthood after circumcision. The thin lips remind the boys that words must be used sparingly and carefully. It is decorated with incised marks in imitation of facial tattoos, ear poms and a stylized lion on top. 16” x 7” x 6.5” deep.
Charming naive watercolor of a very laid back lifestyle. A house by the water under coconut palms and no need to get dressed. That’s the life! Signed F Kriesche, undated. Watercolor on paper. 35” x 30” in cerused wood frame.
Two modern bronzes give their own interpretations of the fluid beauty of the female figure engaged in dance. Modern dance (left) signed with foundry and artist monograms; 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 15". Ballerina (right) unsigned 3-1/2” x 7-3/8” x 13-3/4”
Artist William Fisher and his wife enjoy an afternoon at a favorite river in the Maine woods. Illustrator, educator and landscape painter William Fisher (1890-1985), in his later years, enjoyed painting 'large' canvases in a modernist style you might call WPA Impressionist. Oil on canvas, signed. 36" x 30" in rustic frame.
Robert Fabe (1917-2004) is known for his paintings of children and urban housing, often the steep streets of Cincinnati, he called Townscapes. This one has 3 children surrounded by triple decker houses in winter. Oil on canvas. 27.5" x 22" framed.
Original Landscape in the style of Monet. Cypress and oak trees growing on the grassy banks of a canal. Oil on board. Signed G Rullens. Unframed. 20" x 22"
Signed Curtis Jere halo sculpture. Mid century copper artwork from the famous studio of Curtis Jere like an aura or the penumbra around the sun. Copper with verdigris in black stone base. 34" wide, 36" tall.
Unsigned original painting of fishing boats in a French, Impressionist style. Lovely hues of blue and aqua. Oil on canvas in wide, hand finished gold frame. 24" x 27"
Two views of the Rhine near Arnhem. Pair of vintage, framed oil paintings. Artist signed, oil on canvas. Europe: Mid 20th C. 17" x 15"
Small abstract expressionist painting by Michael Varley. Suggestive of Kandinsky or Miro. Acrylic on canvas, artist signed lower right. 10" x 8"; 15.75" x 13.75" framed.
"Grammy" original limited edition lithograph by American graffiti artist Kenny Scharf. An explosion of imagination and color. Signed and dated 1997. 34.75" x 43.25" unframed.
Original Fauvist painting by Finch Hoyt. We cannot find any bio data on Hoyt which is surprising because he was (is?) an excellent painter with a fine eye for composition and color and confident technique and unique approach. Here Hoyt presents a fishing village rendered in heavily outlined books of color. Notice especially how the highlight on the water seems to illuminate the entire scene. Oil on canvas, signed. 36" x 24"; 44" x 32" carved frame.
African masks are fabulous and fascinating objects that are valued for their craftsman ship, creativity and cultural heritage. This one has a tubular mouth, no eye holes and shallow geometric carving accented with kaolin or black. Origin and age unclear. 7" x 19" x 6" deep.
Original landscape painting by Dr. Lucien Vannerson (American, 1904-1982). Vannerson was self-taught and best known for land- and seascapes painted in the western USA. Oil on board, signed. Circa 1950. 21.25" x 18.5" framed.
Original painting by David Pallock (American 1906-1977). A Mediterranean or South American town with a colonnaded arcade and flower market. Oil on canvas. Dated January, 1967. 40.5" x 29" framed.
Wood art vessel by Paul LaMontagne made of spalded maple, flame wood, canary wood, wedge, purple heart and curly maple. 11 x 3.75 x 16" tall.