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
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
the slender rectangular console table with eglomise glass panels on top, apron and lower shelf all raised on fluted supports; with matching eglomise mirror; excellent vintage condition with overall even wear
a well-thought out composition as the table plain draws the viewer into the room of a seated woman with distant gaze dressed in a blue jacket; the table set with a bowl of fruit, a goblet and plant; all within a silver-leafed carved wooden frame with linen slip; excellent condition professionally cleaned and restored; unsigned; later frame
with quick spontaneous brushstrokes using nonrepresentational shapes in black, gray and white paints on a sepia ground; newly framed; Abstract Expressionism is a post–World War II American art movement, developed in New York in the 1940's. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.
original palette knife impasto oil painting depicting a hanging branch reflecting in the water below; in soft colors of blues and greens; good vintage condition; signed by Australian artist verso "Peter Raynor 1972"
the graceful sailing ship with gaff rigging on a blustery aquamarine sea surrounded by other vessels including an early double-paddled steam ship; professionally restored; overall crackling; canvas laid on board. Dated 1835