Spring Select Auction: April 29 (2005)

Lots 1-29

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1. Lawrence McConaha, IN, 1894-1962, Indiana landscape with sailboat and train, oil on board, 18" x 24", signed. (600-800)

McConaha was known as the Dean of Wayne County artists and "Mr Art Association." He exhibited in Richmond every year from 1914 to 1961, and held several one man shows at the Art Association. He studied under George Baker and John E. Bundy. McConaha painted in Tahiti, and was the first Richmond artist elected to the Salmagundi Club.

2. Endre Komaromi-Kacz, 1880-1969, Hungary, Japanese girl in ornate room, watercolor, 17" x 13", signed. (500-700)

Endre Komaromi-Kacz studied at the Academy of Budapest and in Munich. He specialized in interior and genre scenes, but also painted landscapes. He has good auction records in both watercolor and oil.

3. Stanley Bielecky, IN, 1903-1985, Chrysanthemums, oil on board, 22" x 26", signed, sells w/exhibit catalog. (400-600)

German born Stanley Bielecky struggled from humble origins to pursue art, supporting his studies and endeavors by winning scholarships and competitions. Later in life he balanced painting with academic positions. His paintings are noteworthy for the animation he gives to industrial scenes, and to men and women either working or playing.

4. Venetian harbor scene, watercolor, 5" x 9", signed Neretti. (250-500)
5. Victor Casnelli, Cincinnati & MI, 1867-1961, Harbor scene w/lighthouse, sailboats, & blue sailors, watercolor, 12" x 24", signed. (1,500-2,500)

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

6. Marion Freeman Wakeman, MA, 1891-1953, Meandering Stream, 1920, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", signed & dated. (400-600)

Wakeman was a Massachusetts painter, illustrator and etcher. She studied at the Arts Student League with Luks and DuMond, and was a pupil of Hawthorne and Tryon. She was a member of the NAWA and exhibited at the National Academy of Design, Montclair Art Museum, and elsewhere.

7. Stanley Bielecky, IN, 1903-1985, Riverside cottages, watercolor, 14" x 19", double signed. (300-500)

German born Stanley Bielecky struggled from humble origins to pursue art, supporting his studies and endeavors by winning scholarships and competitions. Later in life he balanced painting with academic positions. His paintings are noteworthy for the animation he gives to industrial scenes, and to men and women either working or playing.

8. Reginald Leslie Grooms, Cincinnati, 1900-1989, Breakers w/crab trap, watercolor, 18" x 22", signed. (300-500)

Reggie Grooms started painting at an early age, and later studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Academie Julian in Paris. He was an instructor of landscape painting at the Art Academy, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, and a regular lecturer at the Cincinnati Art Club.

9. 14K gold lorgnette w/delicately wrought handle in scrolled design, 22"chain. (400-600)
10. Pair early 19th century miniature oval watercolor portraits, man & woman, great detail & color, 4" x 2¾". (400-600)
11. Early 19th century miniature gouache portrait of woman w/long flowing hair, birds eye maple frame, 4" x 3". (200-400)
12. Hand painted miniature oval portrait on lucite, lady w/pearls, signed Kathe, excellent condition, 3¼" x 2¼". (150-300)
13. Bronze plaque of granny in chair, signed G. Prud'Homme, 3½" x 2¾". (100-200)
14. Pair of ivory on tortoise shell plaques depicting men on horseback & tumblers, in matching rosewood frames w/cherub & scroll accents. 3¼" x 5" scenes, 7¼" x 9¼" frames. (250-450)
15. Pair of carved ivory threaded candlesticks w/standing geishas, original extraction hole pegs, rosewood bases, 9"h. (150-250)
16. Duhme sterling twist handle punch ladle, engraved tipped handle, marked Duhme & Co, monogram, 12½". (300-500)
17. Duhme sterling twist handle punch ladle, 1880-2, engraved tipped handle, marked Duhme & Co, monogram, 12". (300-500)
18. Clement Oskamp sterling punch ladle, four scallops to bowl, embossed handle, marked C.O., monogram, 12". (250-450)
19. Duhme sterling punch ladle, handle engraved w/lilies of the valley, marked Sterling 925/1000 Duhme & Co, 12". (250-450)
20. Duhme sterling punch ladle, late 1800s, rolled edge & gold wash bowl, handle engraved w/leaves & stylized cornucopia, marked Sterling 925/1000 Duhme & Co, 13". (250-450)
21. Thomas Corwin Lindsay, Cincinnati, 1845-1907, Autumn landscape with two cows in stream, oil on board, 18" x 22", signed, great palette and execution. (5,000-7,000)

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.

22. Martin Rettig, Cincinnati, 1869-1956, Still life w/red flowers & book, oil on canvas, 24" x 22", signed. (1,000-1,500)

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

23. Philip Gronemeyer, St. Louis MO, 20th century, Arts & Crafts landscape, oil on board, 7¾" x 9¾", signed. (300-500)

Gronemeyer is listed in Davenport's & Mallet.

24. Fred Carver Fee, CA, 1886-1938, Ocean breakers & deep blue sea, oil on board, 10" x 13", signed. (200-400)

From Hawthorne, CA. Listed in Davenport's & Hughes.

25. German riverside cottage in autumn, oil on canvas, 28" x 40", unsigned. (350-550)
26. James L. Russell, IN, 1872-1937, Lake Michigan scene, oil on canvas, 28" x 38", signed. (500-700)

Russell started out as a sculptor. He started the Wonderland Way Art Club in his studio in New Albany, IN, and it became a local hub of artist activity. He was a regular Hoosier Salon exhibitor, and his works are found in several Midwestern museums.

27. Rocky stream with distant hilltop building, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", signed Harko. (300-500)
28. Frank Harmon Myers, Cincinnati, 1899-1956, Green landscape, oil on board, 10½" x 13½", pencil signed on back. (300-500)

Ohio born Frank Myers studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati with Frank Duveneck and John Weis, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He traveled through Europe and the American Southwest, eventually settling in California. He is known for landscapes, portraits and seascapes. His works are found in the National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, the Museum of New Mexico, the Univeristy of Cincinnati, and Irvine Museum.

29. c.1920 Hanging oval mirror w/ornate pierce carved border of scrolls & leaves w/shell & urn accents, label reads Henshaw, Cinti, 41"w. (300-500)

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