Fall Select Auction: November 4 (2005)

European Paintings & Art

162. George Chabrier, France, 20th century, Courting scene in flower market, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed, excellent frame. 2,500-5,000
161. Francesco Ferranti, Italy, b.1873, Peasant couple on shore, watercolor, 21" x 14", signed. 2,000-2,500

Well-listed Italian painter of beaches, peasants, and genre.

206. Tony Robert-Fleury, France, 1838-1912, Red haired lady with letter, oil on canvas, 16" x 13", signed. 1,500-2,000

French painter of portraits, genre and nudes, with strong auction records. Instructor at the Academie Julien in Paris.

91. Pompeo Massani, Italy, 1850-1920, Old clarinet player, oil on canvas, 18" x 12", signed. 2,000-3,000

Well-listed painter of portraits, interiors, taverns, musicians, and genre.

187. Charles Rowbotham, England, 1856-1921, Italian lake w/island town, 1889, watercolor, 12" x 24", signed, dated. 1,500-2,000

Charles Rowbotham exhibited widely during his lifetime, and he has hundreds of auction listings. His father and grandfather were also accomplished artists. Rowbotham worked primarily in watercolor, and is best known for English and Italian settings.

186. Fairy Garden, German Art Nouveau style colored lithograph, marked Ideal Wall Friezes, Section II, 30" x 47". 800-1,200
204. A. Damallon, The Intruding Page - Pub scene, oil on canvas, 20" x 30", signed, old title card on back marked Florence. 1,000-1,500
98. Madonna painting in outstanding pierce carved gilt frame, oil on canvas, 14" x 11", signed on back L. Bigazzi via Maggio N'1877 Firenze, 20" x 18" frame in real gilding. 800-1,000
312. Italian portrait of young lady, oil on canvas, 12" x 9", signed Mattron, outstanding ornate original frame. 300-500
69. Lucio Rossi, New York & Italy, 1846-1913, Lady in full gown, watercolor, 15" x 9", signed. 500-700

Lucius or Lucio Rossi was a well-listed painter and illustrator. Born in Rome, studied at the Academy of San Lucca, died in Paris.

211. European beach scene with changing hut, oil on canvas, 13.5" x 20.5", illegible signature, dated 1914. 600-800
68. Venice harbor w/many boats, oil on canvas, 33" x 55", signed Petrone, dated 1955, wonderfully painted, dramatic color & style. 400-600
212. Art Nouveau lady before mosaic window, watercolor, 22" x 13", signed N. Leloupe, dated '37, in elegant geometric carved frame. 500-700
205. Emile Simon, France, 1890-1976, Lugano - Alpine lake scene, oil on board, 15" x 19.5", signed. 400-600

Listed French painter of landscapes, boats and fishermen.

210. Julius Kohris, Fall valley w/stream & fields, oil on board, 12" x 16". 400-600
309. Tatyana Petrova, Russia, 20th century, Still life with fruit & pitcher, oil on canvas, 8.75" x 16.25", signed. 150-250

Born in Moscow in 1956, Tatyana Petrova is a well-trained artist with extensive exhibition listings. She trained at the Moscow Art Academy, with Dmitri Mochalsky, and participated in several plein-air workshops. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the International Art Fund. Her works can be found in The Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Union of the Artists of Russia, City of Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, and several private collections.

74. A. Millrose, Britain, 19th century, Spring landscape with cows & cottage, oil on canvas, 12" x 18", signed. 200-400
118. Bright Venetian harbor scene, o/b, 12" x 16", signed Bouve. 100-200
236. Italian peasant portrait, watercolor, 12" x 9", signed Nap. Girollo, dated 1893. 250-450
23. Leonor Fini, Paris, 1908-1996, White cat, lithograph, 14" x 12", pencil signed & numbered 83/125. 200-400

Born in Argentina, Fini was self-taught and a successful portrait painter by age seventeen. She moved to Paris in 1933, where her work took on a Surrealist quality. In addition to painting, she designed sets and costumes for theater and opera houses. She has impressive auction records.

94. John J. Gould, Britain, 1801-1881, Totanus Griseopygius, colored lithograph, 14" x 20", J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith, Hullmandel & Walton Imp. 200-400

John Gould was one of the great naturalists of the 19th century. His field studies resulted in folio volumes containing approximately 3,000 images of birds. His wife Elizabeth was his first primary artist, succeeded after her death by H.C. Richter and others. Charadrius Veredus (Oriental Plover) is from Gould's Birds of Australia, one of his major works.

95. John J. Gould, Britain, 1801-1881, Charadrius Veredus, colored lithograph, 14" x 20", J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith, Hullmandel & Walton Imp., framing matches above lot. 200-400

Totanus Griseopygius (Grey Rumped Sandpiper) is from Gould's Birds of Australia.

96. Elizabeth Gould, Britain, 1804-1841, Columba Leuconota, colored lithograph, 14" x 10", Drawn from Nature & on Stone by E. Gould, Printed by C. Hullmandel. 100-300

Elizabeth Gould was an accomplished artist by the time she married her husband, naturalist John Gould. She was his primary ornithological artist and painted many birds while in Australia.