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A late 1800s casting from the famed Diana Chasseresse sculpture at the Musee du Louvre by listed French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828). The figure is remarkably smooth as she moves forward, nude, with bow and arrow in hand. This bronze is just one of hundreds of sculptures that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Own a piece of art history with this original oil on panel painting by the illustrious Dutch master and frontrunner of Impressionism, Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891). This painting on panel features a moonlit maritime scene that Jongkind is best known for. This painting is considered “nocturnally perfect” with radiating moonlight in a cloudy sky being perfectly reflected in the shimmering waters underneath. The low horizon, deep contrast in color, and loose yet intentional brushstrokes are quintessential to Jongkind’s style. In 1874, Jongkind was extended an invitation to participate in the first exhibition of Impressionist works at the Salon in Paris, but declined. Following the rejection of his painting “Moonlight in Rotterdam” at the 1873 Salon, he refused to participate in such exhibitions again. This exact painting was created in 1874, at that pivotal point in the Impressionist movement and in art history as a whole. This painted panel is framed in an aged gold frame with a paper label on the reverse. Jongkind’s signature and the year 1874 is found in the bottom left corner of the composition. About the Artist: Johan Bathold Jongkind (1819-1891) was a Dutch painter and printmaker who is widely recognized as a forefather of Impressionism. After training at the art academy in The Hague, he moved to Monparnasse, Paris. After studying and working for two years, he was accepted into the Paris Salon exhibition. Despite receiving praise from critics Charles Baudelaire and Emile Zola, he experienced little success that induced depression worsened by alcoholism. Jongkind would continue to struggle with his mental health and dependency issues throughout his life. He returned to Holland for 5 years before going back to Paris, renting a studio and developing a style that would be critical to the consequent Impressionist movement. He met Eugène Boudin, Alfred Sisley, and Claude Monet, and became a mentor to the three young artists. Monet attributed the “definitive education” of his artistic eye to Jongkind. Jongkind mostly focused on marine landscapes, consistently employing strong contrasts and lively brushwork. Following in Dutch tradition, most of his works feature a low horizon to emphasize the sky. His legacy is strong in both the art market and in museum collections around the world. Although his contemporaries admired his work and style, his distaste for social gatherings and salons may have been what prevented him from coming to the forefront of the Impressionist movement. However, his background contributions were equally as important to him personally and many other young artists.
“Rue du Pont de Boisville a Bonneval” by Frank Milton Armington is a stunning Impressionist oil on canvas depicting the titular street in Paris, France where the artist lived and worked. Beautiful depth of tone has been achieved to evoke the vivid “golden hour” look. Housed in an interesting gold frame. About the Artist: Frank Milton Armington (1876-1941) was born in Ontario, Canada. He studied and met his future wife in Canada before making his first visit to Paris. Armington and his wife moved back to Paris in 1905 where they lived until 1939. Armington died in New York City, shortly after his wife. This painting is just one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Large antique architectural frieze, made in the late 1800s, has been recently repainted and mounted to a board. An angry face, framed in green, is flanked by a winged merman and mermaid. Swirling foliate designs with berries pop against a light blue background. Available online only. This frieze is one of hundreds of pieces of decor that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Incredibly large map of Toronto, Canada circa 1923 belonged to the personal collection of C. E. Sherman, an engineer from the state of Ohio. Hand-written markings reflect Sherman’s studying of the map. The map is linen backed and framed with archival materials and museum glass. This map is just one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Pair of antique iron sculptures have a great, classic design with cupids topping a tower of satyrs, cherubs, and lion heads with flourishes and swag. This pair was likely originally used as fireplace andirons. This pair is just one of hundreds of pieces of decor that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
#7 Chamberstick circa 1905 was crafted from bronze by metalworker Jessie Preston. Jessie Preston was a woman metalsmith and designer in Chicago 1900-1918. Rare find as she had a limited production. Jessie Preston was one of the first female graduates of the School of the Art Institute’s decorative design focus, quickly gaining recognition for her jewelry and metalsmithing. Signed with Anderson Foundry mark, Chicago 1905.
This candlestick is one of hundreds of pieces of decor that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
From the late 1800s, this watercolor painting of an interior has a demi-lune mat for interesting framing of the detailed scene. Vibrant colors depict a spacious hall, filled with high society folk. Styling suggests that this is a European scene. This wide piece is in a thin, carved gold frame. This painting is one of hundreds of pieces of art that are available at our location in Grandview! Come in today and see the full collection.
Stunning large scale oil painting by listed artist Federico Moja (1802-1885). Intricate scene depicting the interior of a cathedral filled with dozens of people. The artist paid great attention to detail, including every aspect of the interior. Rays of sunlight beam down through the windows. Artist signed in the lower right corner, along with Venezia and the date 1871. Housed in the original period frame with brass artist name plate. About the artist: Federcio Moja (1802-1885) is known for highly detailed and prized paintings primarily of architectural interiors and scenes of Venice. Many of his works have sold at major auction houses like Christies and Sothebys throughout the world.