a good example of American Impressionism with its thickly applied paint capturing the shifting effect of light and color; Hugo Melville Fisher (1878-1946) was active in California and is best known for his seascape and marine paintings. Born in Brooklyn, and the son of artist Hugo Anton Fisher, the Fisher family moved to Alameda, California in 1886.
Finely-detailed painting of the clipper ship 'Matchless'; One of America's foremost maritime painters, Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921), esteemed painter of schooners and steam vessels, is revered by aficionados of American maritime history; signed and dated lower right 'Antonio Jacobsen 1918'; provenance: Label verso from David Bendann's Fine Art Rooms, Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland
the black banner with embroidered decals of the Palace of Varied Industries, flowers, and a seal; along with the opening day ribbon with button and pin; good antique condition with minor wear to the edges; repair to ribbon;
The Panama–Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco, California, from February 20 to December 4, 1915 to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, but was widely seen as a way to showcase San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake
this explosive brutalist iron nail sculpture contrasting the cold black steel iron nails and the warm buffed-brass brazing combing artistic design, geometric form and the high quality of the braze; excellent vintage condition with no visible condition issues, signed by the artist
color plate by major British lithographic firm Vincent Brooks Day & Son, London; from the book The Illustrated Book of the Dog, 1881; Cassell & Co. Publisher; Vero Shaw, author; dogs listed as Jupiter, Fino de Paris and Pallas owned by British breeder George Krehl; good condition with only minor discoloration along the border; bright and clean colors; new acid-free matte; within an antique carved and gilded frame
this very peaceful painting composed of many layers of paint and varnish creating complex hues beneath a silky, soothing surface; Chiu finds her inspiration from her personal spiritual journeys to Mexico and India
milos series – watercolor on paper 2000-2013; a series inspired by the legendary greek island, milos, with a ‘kaleidoscope of minerals, colors and water caves’. san francisco painter, william stanisich, captures the sheer beauty of this island in these paintings and as the artist stated “i have allowed my imagination the freedom to create a realism more accurate than mere mimicry”.
Signed on reverse 'Dutch Galliot at Harbour Mouth'; a galiot was a type of Dutch merchant ship similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft with flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters; excellent restored condition with professional repair; some wear to original giltwood frame; overall craquelure to glaze
Bill Stanisich first encountered England’s Lake District through the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge. Upon visiting the area in the 1990's, Stanisich was stunned by the beauty and dramatic light, and the ever-present and often foreboding clouds. In these paintings, he was attracted to the play of light and shadow on the water - a theme he has often returned to.