Fall Select Auction: November 3 (2006)

Cincinnati and Kentucky Paintings and Art

243. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Landscape with pond and farmer in boat, oil on canvas, 28" x 38", signed. 10,000-12,000

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

255. Edward Charles Volkert, Cincinnati, 1871-1935, Banning's Sheep, snowscene with sheep on road with farmer, oil on canvas, 25" x 30", signed. 10,000-12,000

Born in Cincinnati to German parents, Volkert started his career painting portraits, then moved on to bucolic landscapes. While living in New York, Volkert was president of the Bronx Art Guild. He later moved near Old Lyme, CT, in part because of his interest in painting their ever-present oxen, which Volkert described as "twice as good as cows at posing." His style is noted for its impressionist use of light, applied in small dots of paint, while maintaining an interest in the true forms and colors of his subject matter.

248. Paul Chidlaw, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, The Farm Has a Song, 1978, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", signed. A large and outstanding work by Chidlaw. 6,000-10,000

A Cincinnati native who studied and later taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1927, he studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He spent the next few years traveling and painting in Europe, following in the steps of the Impressionists. Chidlaw has had several exhibitions and is a well sought after artist.

247. Henry Lawrence Faulkner, KY, 1924-1981, Whimsical scene with Alice the goat on stairs, oil on board, 17" x 25", signed. 6,000-8,000

A painter and poet from Kentucky, Faulkner's works are highly sought after by collectors around the country. He exhibited regularly in New York, Ohio and Florida.

257. Charles Salis Kaelin, Cincinnati, 1858-1929, Rockport coastal view, oil on canvas, 12" x 16", signed. 2,500-3,500

Kaelin was one of the first American Divisionist painters, a post-impressionist movement. He studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Thomas Noble and John Twachtman, and at the Art Students League in New York. He had many one-man exhibitions in numerous cities, and won a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Kaelin's works are found in several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

258. Annie Gooding Sykes, Cincinnati, 1855-1931, Cottage scene with bright flowers, watercolor, 10" x 13", signed, foxing. 2,500-3,500

Sykes studied in Boston and Cincinnati, and Frank Duveneck was one of her teachers. She exhibited at the Boston Art Club and the New York Watercolor Club. She was a charter member of the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati, and had 42 exhibitions at the Cincinati Art Museum, including group exhibits with Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall.

226. Bessie Hoover Wessel, Cincinnati, 1889-1973, Still life with copper pot, oil on board, 24" x 29", signed, old Closson's label. 4,000-5,000

Studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under L.H. Meakin, Frank Duveneck, and her future husband Herman Wessel. She and her husband were leading figures in the Cincinnati art community, and the acknowledged experts on Duveneck's works. She is best know for her portraits and still life paintings.

261. Charles Alfred Meurer, Cincinnati, 1865-1955, Farmer with cows and fence, 1915, oil on canvas, 14" x 22", signed and dated. 1,500-2,000

Meurer at first specialized in still life painting, and is considered the last link to the heyday of the trompe l'oeil style. He later broadened his subject matter to landscapes. He was good friends with Frank Duveneck, and also studied under Thomas Noble and L.H. Meakin.

142. William Meuttman, Cincinnati, 1869-1948, Indian brave beside horse, oil on board, 12" x 8", signed. 1,500-2,000

Meuttman was a Cincinnati painter, highly collectible for his paintings of Native Americans and western landscapes.

251. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Two women near footbridge, oil on canvas, 8.5" x 13.5", signed TCL. Terrific Impressionist style and great subject matter, in a spectacular ornate frame. 1,500-2,500

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

252. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Lion head with full mane, oil on canvas, 27" x 21", signed. 800-1,200

Lindsay studied in Dusseldorf in the 1860s. He instructed students in his Cincinnati studio and was one of the founding members of the Cincinnati Art Club. He exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, from 1870-83, Pogue's in 1875, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 1896.

249. Paul Chidlaw, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, The Fishing Village, oil on board, 8" x 9.5", signed. 1,000-1,500

A Cincinnati native who studied and later taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1927, he studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He spent the next few years traveling and painting in Europe, following in the steps of the Impressionists. Chidlaw has had several exhibitions and is a well sought after artist.

250. Paul Chidlaw, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, Mendocino Coast, oil on board, 16" x 16", signed, an example of Chidlaw's early pre-abstract work. 1,200-1,600

A Cincinnati native who studied and later taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1927, he studied at the L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He spent the next few years traveling and painting in Europe, following in the steps of the Impressionists. Chidlaw has had several exhibitions and is a well sought after artist.

246. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Seascape in Vollendam with boats, 1906, oil on panel, 12" x 16", signed. 800-1,200

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

161. Paul Ashbrook, Cincinnati, 1867-1949, People on bench beneath trees, watercolor, 17" x 11", signed, titled The Alamada on back. 700-900

Ashbrook studied under Frank Duveneck and William Merritt Chase, and was an instructor at the Cincinnati Art Academy.

245. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Interior with samovar on server, oil on chamfered panel, 9" x 6", signed. 500-700

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

224. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Three Dutch girls on the shore, 1924, oil on canvas-board, 12.25" x 15.75", signed. 800-1,000

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

223. Rudolph Tschudi, Cincinnati, 1855-1923, Cliff road over valley river, oil on board, 9" x 12", signed. 500-700

Well-listed Cincinnati artist known for landscapes, portraits, historical scenes and still life.

169. John Franklin Earhart, Cincinnati, 1853-1938, Solitude, 1904, tonalist landscape, oil on canvas, 15" x 20", signed. 600-800

This listed Cincinnati artist worked almost exclusively in landscapes. He exhibited his works at the Art Institute of Chicago and Pennsylvania Academy, and was a member of the Society of Independent Artists.

160. Albert Robert Valentien, Cincinnati, 1862-1925, Botanical study, pencil and watercolor, 19" x 12", unsigned. 600-800

Albert Valentien was born in Cincinnati, and studied at the Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Thomas Nobel. He later studied in Europe. He was a decorator at Rookwood Pottery starting at age nineteen, and was head of the Decorating Department for several years. Ellen Browning Scripps commissioned Valentien to paint California wild flowers.

230. Emma Mendenhall, Cincinnati, 1873-1964, "Market Square Guanajanto, Mexico," Town square with fountain and market, watercolor, 15" x 18", signed. 400-600

Pupil of Frank Duveneck, Jules Lefebvre in Paris at the Julian Academy, and William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. She exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Panama Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in watercolor exhibits in Boston, New York, and Baltimore.

229. John Ellsworth Weis, Cincinnati, 1892-1962, Houses in dense woods, oil on board, 11" x 16", unsigned. Provenance: Formerly of the estate of Sallie Weis Rollins, wife of the artist. 500-700

Born in Indiana, Weis spent his childhood in Higginsport, OH. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, and was on the faculty there for thiry-eight years. After serving in World War I, he traveled through Europe. He painted in Cincinnati, Taos, Rockport, and Booth Bay.

71. Two watercolors by Emma Mendenhall, Cincinnati, 1873-1964: Shoreline with people and buildings, 7" x 10", signed. Ocean breakers with building, 7" x 11", signed. 1,000-1,200

Pupil of Frank Duveneck, Jules Lefebvre in Paris at the Julian Academy, and William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. She exhibited at the Paris Salon, the Panama Pacific Exhibition in San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in watercolor exhibits in Boston, New York, and Baltimore.

164. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of Mr Bee, 1901, charcoal on paper, 19" x 14", signed. 400-600

A founding member of the Taos artist colony, Ohio born Joseph Sharp studied in Cincinnati and Europe. In 1900, the Smithsonian bought 11 of Sharp's Plains Indians portraits, and Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a studio to be built for Sharp.

165. Joseph Henry Sharp, Cincinnati, 1859-1953, Portrait of man in top hat and bow tie, charcoal on paper, 19" x 13", signed. 400-600

A founding member of the Taos artist colony, Ohio born Joseph Sharp studied in Cincinnati and Europe. In 1900, the Smithsonian bought 11 of Sharp's Plains Indians portraits, and Theodore Roosevelt commissioned a studio to be built for Sharp.

86. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Old country gate, pen and ink, 1895, 12.5" x 9.5", signed and dated, in 22.5" x 18.5" quartersawn oak frame with bow-tie joints, great Arts & Crafts presentation. 400-500

Hurley exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, Panama Pacific Exhibition, and others. He was a decorator for Rookwood Pottery, and studied with Frank Duveneck at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

87. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, The Ohio at Mentosky, etching, 9" x 11", pencil signed, in 20" x 24" quartersawn oak frame with two bow-tie joints to each corner, great Arts & Crafts presentation. 500-700
259. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Still life with vase of flowers, 1935, oil on board, 24" x 18", signed and dated. 500-750

Zimmerman was well known in Cincinnati as a painter, muralist and teacher. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Reginald Grooms, John Weis, and Herman Wessel.

260. Carl Zimmerman, Cincinnati, 1900-1985, Harbor with buildings and crane, watercolor, 10.5" x 13.5", signed. 300-500

Zimmerman was well known in Cincinnati as a painter, muralist and teacher. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Reginald Grooms, John Weis, and Herman Wessel.

31. George William Dinckel, Rockport and Cincinnati, 1890-1976, Forest path, oil on canvas mounted to board, 12" x 14", signed. 400-600

George Dinckel studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck and L.H. Meakin, and pursued further studies in Europe.

75. John Charles Arter, Cincinnati, 1860-1923, Fall lakeside landscape, watercolor, 7" x 9", signed. 400-600

Also referenced as Charles John Arter, this artist studied in Cincinnati and Paris, and had studios in Venice, London and New York. Pope Pius X and the King and Queen of Italy were among his many famous portrait sitters.

88. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Cathedral towers downtown, 1924, original brass etching print plate, 12" x 8", signed and dated, framed. 400-600
89. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Doorway to St Mary's Basilica in Covington, 1922, original copper etching plate, 11.5" x 9", signed and dated, framed. 400-600
77. Francis William Vreeland, Cincinnati and CA, 1879-1954, Girl with hoop and sheep, watercolor, 13.5" x 17.5", signed. 400-600

Francis Vreeland worked at Rookwood Pottery from 1900-1902 while studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He later studied in Paris at the Academie Julien, and in New York at the Art Student's League. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1911.

225. John Rettig, Cincinnati, 1855-1932, Little girl on beach, 1920, oil on board, 12" x 16", signed. 300-500

Started his career as a frescoe painter, later designed elaborate outdoor theatrical productions. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design with Frank Duveneck and Edward Potthast. Traveled extensively, made Volendam Holland his second home. Older brother of artist Martin Rettig.

162. John Zettel, Cincinnati, Old farmhouse, 1890, watercolor, 13.5" x 9.5", signed, dated 9/21/90. 200-300

John Zettel, brother of Rookwood artist Josephine Zettel, was an architect and painter.

163. John Zettel, Cincinnati, Ocean breakers, 1937, watercolor, 9" x 13", signed and dated. 200-300

John Zettel, brother of Rookwood artist Josephine Zettel, was an architect and painter.

70. Pair of pencil drawings by Merton Widdicombe Willmore, Cincinnati, 1893-1974: Country gas station, 6" x 8", signed; Fisherman walking to boat house, 6" x 8", signed. 200-300

Merton Willmore studied and exhibited up and down the East Coast, and also studied in Cincinnati under Frank Meyers and Reginald Grooms. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society of New York, the Cincinnati Art Club, and the Salmagundi Club.

90. Edward Timothy Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Kentucky Woodland, etching, dated 5-28-22 in etching, 12" x 8.5", pencil signed and dated 31. 250-350
91. Edward Timothy Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Garfield Park in the rain, etching, 12" x 9". 250-450
72. Cincinnati Art Carved black walnut frame, oak leaf medallions to corners between design of blossoms in circles with geometric edging, 24.5" x 22", 3" wide, excellent condition. 100-200
73. Arthur Louis Helwig, Cincinnati, 1899-1976, Nude in garden, oil on board, 5" x 8.5", signed. 100-200

Arthur Helwig was a Cincinnati painter of impressionist landscapes, abstracts, and murals. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Bessie Wessel and James Hopkins, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He was a president of the Cincinnati Art Club, and his works can be found in several museums.

74. Arthur Louis Helwig, Cincinnati, 1899-1976, Still life with apples, oil on canvas, 15" x 18", signed. 200-400

Arthur Helwig was a Cincinnati painter of impressionist landscapes, abstracts, and murals. He studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Bessie Wessel and James Hopkins, and at the Academie Julian in Paris. He was a president of the Cincinnati Art Club, and his works can be found in several museums.

92. Edward Timothy Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Wayside Shrine, etching, 12" x 6.5", pencil signed. 350-550
93. Edward Timothy Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Withrow High School, etching, 12" x 9", pencil signed. 350-550
76. Framed photo of Cincinnati's Fountain Square, c.1945, closeup of Tyler Davidson Fountain framed by Carew Tower behind it, RKO Albee showing Johnny Angel, a War Bonds sign in the background, 13" x 10", nicely matted and framed. 200-300

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