2007 Fall Select Auction

Cincinnati Paintings and Art
See Also: Edward T. and Irene Bishop Hurley

309. Dixie Selden, Cincinnati, 1871-1936, In Palma, 1933, street scene with people, oil on board, 15.75" x 11.75", signed. Signed title card on back of board reads Palma 1933. This painting is number 826 in Genetta McLean's catalog, Dixie Selden: An American Impressionist From Cincinnati. 10,000-15,000

Selden is considered one of the premier Cincinnati Impressionists. She was one of Frank Duveneck's favorite students, and she painted his portrait at his request shortly before he died. She also studied internationally, including with William Merritt Chase. A charter member of the Cincinnati Woman's Art Club.

316. Victor Casnelli, Cincinnati, 1867-1961, Desert merchants, gouache, 11" x 18", signed. 1,500-2,000

An accomplished painter of Native Americans, Casnelli is also known for his landscapes and Mediterranean scenes. William Howard Taft commissioned Casnelli to paint murals in his home.

310. Clara Hoffmann, Cincinnati, 1862-1897, Schoolboy on steps with apple, oil on board, 10.75" x 6.25", signed. Works by this short-lived artist and Duveneck student are rarely found. 1,000-2,000

Born in North Carolina, Clara Hoffmann studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Vincent Nowottny. At the Academy, she became friends with Emma Mendenhall, and the two artists traveled and worked together.

224. Frank Duveneck, attribution, Cincinnati, 1848-1919, Portrait of woman in white, oil on canvas, 20" x 16", unsigned, from the Hurley family. 1,000-2,000

Born in Covington and apprenticed to church decorators, Duveneck studied at the Royal Academy of Munich in the 1870s, where he mastered his freely brushed realistic style. He was an instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, as well as chairman of the academy from 1905 until his death in 1919. He worked closely with several prominent Cincinnati painters.

160. Edward Henry Potthast Jr, Ohio/New York, 1880-1941, Harbor with people and castle, watercolor, 8.5" x 12.5", signed Potthast II. 800-1,200
159. Emma Mendenhall, Cincinnati, 1874-1964, Garden in Taxco Mexico, watercolor, 18" x 14", signed. Cincinnati Art Club expo label on back, and location notes in the artist's hand. 600-800

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.

William Alexander McCord, Cincinnati, d.1918, Anderson Ferry on the Ohio River, watercolor, 6" x 9", signed, from the Hurley family. 600-800

Landscape artist, draftsman, designer and engraver born in Cincinnati. McCord was largely self-taught, a friend of Henry Farny, and a founding member of the Cincinnati Art Club. His work appeared regularly in Cincinnati Art Museum and Art Institute of Chicago exhibitions.

237. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Rookwood Pottery Gates, etching, 9" x 12", pencil signed, dated and numbered. 500-700

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.

236. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Ohio River from Devou Park, 8" x 12", pencil signed, dated and numbered. 400-600
156. John Ellsworth Weis, Cincinnati, 1892-1962, Forest interior, oil on board, 16" x 14", signed, back of board has incomplete Mt Adams view. 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.

158. Herbert Phillip Barnett, Cincinnati, 1910-1972, Park scene with pond and autumn trees, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed. 400-600

Barnett was born in Rhode Island, and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Boston Museum School. He exhibited successfully in New England. In 1951, he became the Dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy, a position he held until his death in 1972. He also taught at the University of Cincinnati.

101. J.E. Fulweiler, Cincinnati, Wagon trail scene with gun battle, 1904, pen and ink, 11" x 16", signed. 400-600

J.E. Fulweiler was a Cincinnati artist and cabinet maker.

238. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Canal at Vine St with trolley car, etching, 9" x 12", pencil signed, dated and numbered. 400-600
155. Lewis Henry Meakin, Cincinnati, 1850-1917, Portrait of gypsy lady with cards and pipe, 1878, charcoal, 10.5" x 8.75", in ebonized frame with gold linear decorations. 300-500

Meakin was considered one of the best landscape painters of his time. He was a founder and president of the Society of Western Artists. He studied in Munich, and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck and John Twachtman, and later was a teacher there for 40 years.

215. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Doorway to Covington Basilica, etching, 12" x 9", pencil signed. 300-500
235. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Fountain Square in the snow, etching, 12" x 7", pencil signed. 300-500
239. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950: two bronze trays, both in excellent condition. Three turtles swimming with concentric waves, 4.25", inscribed signature. Coat of arms with Greek phrase on ribbons, 6", impressed square signature. 400-600
97. John Franklin Earhart, Cincinnati, 1853-1938, Arts and Crafts landscape with sycamores, 1903, oil on board, 10" x 7", signed. 300-500

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.

98. Arthur Louis Helwig, Cincinnati, 1899-1976, Harbor with distant lighthouse, oil on board, 9" x 12", signed, in shadowbox frame. 300-500

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.

157. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life with white and yellow daisies, oil on board, 16" x 12", signed. 300-500

Student of Frank Duveneck and brother of John Rettig, Martin had a long career as a painter and decorator for Rookwood Pottery.

216. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Garfield Park in the Rain, etching, 12" x 10", pencil signed. 300-500
214. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Rockdale Temple, etching, 12" x 9", pencil signed. 250-350
76. A nice oil on canvas copy of Frank Duveneck's Whistling Boy, 20" x 16", mid 20th century, carved and gilt frame, unsigned. 300-500
100. William Edwin Gebhardt, Cincinnati, b.1907, Still life with flowers and vase, 1934, oil on canvas, 24" x 20", signed. 300-500

Gebhardt was a WPA artist, a student of John Weis, Herman Wessel, and Frank Harmon Myers, and he ran an art school in Cincinnati.

73. Paul Ashbrook, Cincinnati, 1867-1949, Newspaper boys by statue of William Henry Harrison in Garfield Park, etching, 14" x 9", pencil signed. 200-300

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

74. Paul Ashbrook, Cincinnati, 1867-1949, Female nude study, 1940, pencil, 17" x 11", signed and dated. 200-300
95. William Jacob Baer, Cincinnati, 1860-1941, Portrait of a girl, 1916, red Conte pencil on paper, 23" x 18", signed. 200-300

Born in Cincinnati, William Baer was considered the foremost miniature painter. He studied at the Munich Royal Academy, and worked at the Montclair art colony in New Jersey. He was awarded a 1st class medal at the Paris Exposition of 1897, and exhibited often at the National Academy of Design.

96. William Jacob Baer, Cincinnati, 1860-1941, Portrait of a man, 1916, red Conte pencil on paper, 23" x 18", signed. 200-300
213. Edward T. Hurley, Cincinnati, 1869-1950, Wayside Shrine, etching, 11" x 6", signed in etching. 100-200
75. Glen Tracy, Cincinnati, 1883-1956, Caravan of the Gypsy Queen, Sep 15 1948, colored pencils, 10" x 12", signed and dated. 100-300

Tracy studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck, L.H. Meakin, and C.J. Barnhorn. He also taught at the Art Academy and was a member of the Cincinnati Art Club. He was a respected artist and skilled illustrator.

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