Country Scene with Hay Cart Painting by Charles Thomas Burt

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Burt was a Midlands landscape painter. Born in Wolverhampton and lived in Birmingham most of his life. He was a pupil of Samuel Lines of Birmingham and also a friend and pupil of David Cox (q.v.), by whose style he was influenced. He exhibited 16 paintings at the Royal Academy from 1850 to 1892, as well as the British Institute, Suffolk Street and elsewhere. Burt was a member of the Birmingham Society of Artists.  Burt painted Highland, Farming scenes and Moorland landscapes including Snowden, Devon, Somerset, Malvern, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Orkney islands. The painting is dated 1868 and is surrounded by a very ornate carved gilt wood frame. It measures 42 in – 106.7 cm high, 58 in – 147.3 cm wide and 3 ½ in – 9 cm in depth.

The price on this work is £9,500.00.

19TH C. Oil Painting by B.W. Leader

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This 19th c. oil on canvas was done by English landscape artist Benjamin William Leader. He was born in Worcester in 1831 as Benjamin Leader Williams but changed his name to Benjamin Williams Leader to distinguish himself from the many other painters with the surname Williams. Leader's early works bore the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites with their attention to fine detail and emphasis on painting from nature "en plein air". In his later years he adopted a looser style which was more impressionistic rather than being an exact copy of nature and this proved to be more popular. This picture of an Alpine landscape is signed and dated 1870.

The painting measures 24 ¾ in – 63 cm wide, 20 ¼ in – 51.5 cm high and 2 3/8 in – 6 cm in depth, inclusive of the frame. 

The painting is priced at £3,750.00.

Early 20th C. Oil on Canvas by Circle of Frederick Morgan

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This magnificent oil portrait on canvas titled ‘Children gathering Plums’ was of 2 of Frederick Morgan’s children, Dorothea and Courtney. Morgan was born in London. He was commonly known as Fred Morgan and was the son of John Morgan, a successful genre artist sometimes known as 'Jury Morgan' (after one of his paintings "The Gentlemen of the Jury"). He is known mostly for his romantic and sentimental paintings of children in the same style as his contemporary Arthur John Elsley. As the painting is not signed, it is listed as the circle of Frederick Morgan.

The canvas sits inside a superbly carved gilt wood frame and measures 32 in – 81.2 cm high, 27 in – 68.5 cm wide and 5 in – 12.7 cm in depth.

The price for this superb work is £32,000.00.

Pair of Oil on Canvas Dog Portraits by George Earl

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George Earl (1824–1908) was a painter, primarily of sporting dogs and other animals. He was also the father of Maud Earl and Percy Earl, and the brother of Thomas Earl, all three of whom were also animal artists. Earl was a keen sportsman and this is reflected in his work and reputation as a dog painter. He was also an early member of The Kennel Club. Although chiefly remembered as a canine artist due to his success depicting them, of the nineteen paintings Earl exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1857 and 1882 only two were of dogs.

This fine quality pair of 19th C. oil on canvas portraits of 2 dogs featuring a Pug and a Samoyed, each displayed in a highly ornate, carved square gilt wood frame. Each portrait measures 19 in – 48.2 cm square with a depth of 2 in - 5 cm.

They are priced £5,800.00 for the pair.

Oil on Canvas titled ‘Land storm’ by the circle of Philip James de Loutherbourg

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A very striking oil on canvas titled ‘Land Storm’ by the circle of Dutch artist Philip James de Loutherbourg. Loutherbourg was born in Strasbourg, in 1740, and by 1770, was an established painter in France. He was a painter to the king, a member of the French Royal Academy and of the Academy of Marseilles. Philip was preoccupied with the recreation of dramatic naturalistic light effects and maritime scenes. He began to exhibit in the Royal Academy in 1772, with the first of his 151 works, and continued to do so until his death in Chiswick. Examples of his work can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, Tate Gallery in London and Metropolitan Museum in New York, among others.

The painting here depicts a group of men in a boat and along the shoreline with the storm waters rising in the distance. It measures 43 in – 109.2 cm wide, 33 ½ in – 85 cm high and 2 ½ in – 6.4 cm in overall depth.

This painting is priced at £4,500.00.

Spanish Lady by Thomas Kent Pelham

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This attractive oil on canvas is titled ‘Spanish Lady’ and was done by Thomas Kent Pelham, a well-known 19th C. British painter. The painting is encased in a very ornate and deep frame, which is original to the piece, and it is signed in the lower left hand corner.

The work measures 23 in – 58.5 cm wide by 27 in – 68.5 cm high overall, with a depth of 4 in – 10 cm. The inside opening measurement of the painting is 11 in – 28 cm wide by 15 in – 38 cm.

This lovely work is priced at £2,400.00.

Set of 3 Oil on Canvas Landscapes by Alfred Godchaux

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Godchaux was a French painter, born in 1835, who painted port scenes along the Normandy coastline as well as beaches with fishermen and boats. His mountainous landscapes are of the Pyrenees and the Savoy mountains. Alfred liked big skies and panoramic views in his paintings that are traditional in design. Alfred signed his paintings in a very small and finely handled style sometimes etched into the drying paint so finely, a magnifying glass was required to see them. Emil Godchaux (1860- 1938) is thought to be his son as he worked in a similar style to his father painting similar sized subjects and places in a less defined approach, however, Emil signed his work in a larger, easy to read signature.

This set of 3 paintings from the French countryside is titled ‘From the mountains to the valley, to the sea’ and depicts a spectacular view of each, with very ornate but delicate matching gilt wood frames. Each painting measures 53 in – 134.6 cm wide, 27 ¾ in – 70.5 cm high and 3 in – 7.5 cm deep at the deepest point of the frame.

The price for this superb trio is £9,250.00.

Isle of Wright Seaweed Gatherers by William Shayer Sn. (1787-1879)

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This mid-19th C. painting depicts a small group of seaweed gatherers and their wagon on the Isle of Wright. The painting in total measures 60 ½ in – 153.7 cm wide, 48 ¾ in – 124 cm high with a depth of 3 ¾ in – 9.5 cm, and is signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner.

It is surrounded by a very ornate carved gilt wood frame and priced at £12,500.00.

Shayer was born in Southampton and after spells at Guildford and Chichester had settled permanently in his native city by 1820. He is principally known for his Hampshire landscapes and animal painting and his work is most closely associated with the New Forest, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Sussex and Devon. His work falls into two main categories: woodland scenes, populated with gypsies, animals and cheerful rustics and coastal scenes such as this particular painting based around small boats, sea weed gatherers and fishermen and their families.

The death of Shayer's first wife in 1823 left him with five children to raise and made establishing himself as an artist all the more difficult. He was helped by the establishment of the Society of British Artists (with whom he went on to exhibit 388 works) and the opening of the Hampshire Picture Gallery in Southampton in 1827 and by the end of the decade his career was beginning to flourish. He also exhibited 6 at the Royal Academy between 1820 and 1843, and at the British Institution. He was certainly prolific and examples of his work can be found in many provincial museums. Four of his sons are known to have worked as artists the two most successful being William Joseph Shayer (1811 - 1892) and Henry T. Shayer (1825 - 1894).

Red Fleet at Rest in Valletta Harbor By Salvatore Colacicco

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Salvatore Colacicco is a world-renowned marine artist who was born in 1935 in Bellagio, near Lake Como and studied at Brera Academy, Milan. He has been living in England for over thirty years. Nearly all Salvatore’s paintings during that time have been exported to the United States. These now adorn the walls of many a Board Rooms and Directors Office throughout the United States. Colacicco's traditional style of painting is influenced by the Marine artists of the 18th and 19th century with his own distinctive style. Among Colacicco's achievements are 26 panels illustrating the history and development of the paddle steamer, (of which he had made a special study of those used on the Italian Lakes), painted for the Russell Cotes Museum in Bournemouth. He has painted Schooners, Steamers, Yachts, Lake Como, Malta, British coastal scenes and Historical Man-O- War Marine Engagements.

This painting, C. 1990, depicts the British Red Fleet resting in Valletta Harbor, Malta. The ship in the foreground is one of the ten ships from the HMS Victory series. It measures 68 in – 173 cm in width, 44 ½ in – 113 cm high and 3 in – 7.5 cm deep, with an ornate carved gilt wood frame.

The price on this work is £15,000.00.

Late Summer English Landscape by the Circle of Thomas Gainsborough

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A superb late summer English landscape depicting a traveler returning home at dusk, encased by a hand carved gilt wood frame of an extremely high quality. Both pieces date to the 18th c., c.1780, the painting, a true country house picture and the frame a very stately home one.

It measures 55 in – 139.8 cm wide, 46 in – 117 cm high and 4 in – 10 cm deep, including the frame. The picture opening measures 42 ¾ in – 108.5 cm by 33 ¾ in – 86 cm.

This lovely painting is priced at £25,000.00.

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