2008 Spring Select Auction

Paintings and Art: European and Eastern Artists

340. Early cradle-back oil on wood panel portrait of gentleman with coat of arms, 39.75" x 35", wide gilt frame, tag reads Marcus Geeraerts. 8,000-12,000
341. Hans Zatzka, Austria, 1859-1945, Portrait of Mary and Child, oil on canvas, 31" x 25", signed, in outstanding gilt carved wood Art Nouveau frame. 2,000-4,000

Zatzka was born in Vienna and studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. He is a well-listed painter of beautiful women, mythical scenes, still life, and religious scenes. He painted many church frescoes.

270. Hugo Scheiber, Hungary, 1873-1950, Art Deco portrait of a lady, gouache, 11" x 7.5", signed. 1,500-2,500

A well-listed artist associated with several avant garde movements of the early twentieth century, including Futurism and German Expressionism. He exhibited at the Societe Anonyme, and was featured in the avant garde German periodical Der Sturm.

141. Attributed to Louis Gabriel Eugene Isabey, France, 1803-1886, Domestic scene with man and woman, oil on canvas mounted to board, 15" x 12.25", unsigned. Provenance: Lazarus Estate. 1,000-2,000
142. Hand colored etching of Naples, marked Salathe del, Aspect General de Naples, A. Appert sculpt, 22" x 32", great detail, pinpoint foxing to lower margin, not examined out of frame. 1,000-1,500
144. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italy, 1720-1778, Temple of Neptune along the Villa de Pesto, etching, 21" x 28.5", two long separations to upper left, not examined out of frame. 500-1,000
145. Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italy, 1720-1778, Major fortified wall along the Via Appia, etching, 20" x 29.5", vertical crease down middle, excellent condition, not examined out of frame. 500-1,000
143. F.G. Bibiena, Italy, 17-18th century, Detailed interior architectural conception of vast ballroom in Vienna illuminated by 8000 candles, engraving, 14" x 20", engraving by J.A. Pfeffel. Pinhole upper left, abrasions along 3.5" of column to right side. Not examined out of frame. 500-1,000
146. Early lithograph of Napoleon at Waterloo, marked Print par Steuben, New York -Published by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz 94 Fulton St, Grave par Taxet. 20" x 26", minor scratches and foxing, not examined out of frame. 200-400
349. Bernard Gantner, France, b.1928, Cottage beside rock wall and ivy covered tree, watercolor, 26" x 19.5", signed. 1,000-1,500
350. Bernard Gantner, France, b.1928, Quiet cove with mountains, watercolor, 10.5" x 14.5", signed. 500-1,000
354. Harry Bush, Britain, 1883-1957, Bright forest interior stream, 1925, oil on canvas mounted to board, 17" x 22", signed, dated. 500-1,000

Listed British artist known for landscapes, interiors, genre, flowers, animals and tennis scenes.

342. Christ Imprisoned, early interior religious scene, oil on canvas, 33" x 24", signed J. Patricio. 600-800
406. Maud M. Whitmore, Britain, 19th century, Portrait of elegant young Victorian lady, oil on board, 11" x 9", signed lower left and on frame, titled Thoughts on frame. 500-800

British artist with auction records.

149. Pair of formal portraits. Cavalier man with rapier and hat, probably a copy of a Dutch master work. Woman in blue dress holding white rose, copy of a portrait of Marie Antoinette by Vigee Lebrun c1786. Both are oil on canvas, 18" x 24", signed P Andre to front, Paul Andre on New York label to reverse. 400-600
407. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th century, two watercolor drawings of military ships at sea with full rigging, flags, and bowsprit figures, 10.5" x 14.75", signed Hanumann, tremendous detail and color. 400-600
408. Hanumann Swarnkar, India, 20th century, two watercolor drawings of military ships near coastline, with full rigging and flags, 10" x 14", signed Hanumann, tremendous detail and color. 400-600
449. Ajay Swarnkar, Whimsical Noah's Ark scene with animals on roof top, watercolor, 15" x 11", signed, excellent detail and color. 400-600
450. Anil Kumar, Little girl with powder puff, watercolor, 15.5" x 11.5", signed, excellent color and detail. 300-500
85. Christian Frederik Emil Eckardt, Denmark, 1832-1914, Green landscape with river, oil on canvas, 11.5" x 18.5", initialed. 300-500

Eckardt studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen. This piece dates to c.1890. The water-gilded frame is original to the piece and shows the original plaque.

148. Ettore Ascenzi, Italy, 19th century, Mandolin player seated below suit of armor beside window opening to moonlit skyline, watercolor, 20" x 12.5", signed. 300-500
150. French palace interior scene with musicians, oil on canvas, 23" x 30", signed N Wamboh. 300-500
67. Herman Baisch, German, 1846-1894, Seaside cottage under cloudy sky, oil on board, 10" x 15.5", signed. 300-500
9. Chris Jorgensen, Landscape with water and house, oil on board, 14" x 19", signed. 300-500
356. Hilbert Jensen, Denmark, b.1911, Snowscape with houses, oil on canvas, 26" x 38", signed, late 20th century work. 300-500
432. 19th century European interior scene with mandolin player, oil on canvas mounted to panel, 7" x 5", signed G. Nast. 200-400
429. Woman in burgundy robe surrounded by peasant women and children, oil on canvas, 27" x 22", tag on frame reads Compassion. 200-400
13. Mortimer Gibbs, European dramatic coastal landscape with fishermen and sailboats, 1894, oil on canvas, 7.75" x 17.5", 1/2" scratch in sky, signed and dated. 250-350
428. Walter Benoldi, Italy, b.1914, Trompe l'oeil of three shelves containing horse statue, mandolin, fruit and more, oil on canvas, 35" x 28", signed. 250-350
426. Bengt Andreen, Sweden, b.1919, Forest interior with brook, oil on canvas, 14" x 10.5", signed. 200-300
433. Oval oil on canvas portrait of elegant lady in Roman dress, probably 19th century, 12" x 10.5", unsigned, unframed. 150-250
427. A.V. Rudt, Denmark, Two geese over pond, oil on board, 8.5" x 12", signed. 100-200
431. High terrace overlooking Italian harbor, oil on panel, 6" x 11", signed lower left. 100-200
147. Conrad Kiesel, Germany, 1846-1921, Woman standing by fireplace reading love letter, watercolor painted over print, 19.25" x 11", signed. 150-250
405. Portrait of Italian gentleman, oil on canvas, 16" x 13", unsigned, relined, restoration. 300-500