Simka Simkhovitch, Indian Point, Grass Island, Old Greenwich
Simka Simkhovitch (1893 to 1949)
Oil on canvas
The artist was born in Petrograd, Russia and studied art at the Royal Academy in Petrograd. After painting and teaching for a short while within the Soviet Republic, Simkhovitch immigrated to the United States (1924) to settle in New York; later in Greenwich, Connecticut. Soon his work was included in major international exhibitions. Simkhovitch was a frequent exhibitor at many national group exhibitions including those at the Carnegie, the National Academy, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also painted murals during the WPA and was commissioned to produce works at the federal Court Houses in Jackson, Mississippi and in Beaufort, NC. His paintings are in collections many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
(Excellent original condition; 21.25 by 25")
Fabric and Oil Painting on Canvas, Schooner 'Cassandra'
Thomas Willis (1850 to 1912)
Cassandra of Liverpool
D.S. Cromarty, Master - SOLD
An oil on canvas rendering with silk applied sails and embroidered details featuring sailors on deck, a tug vessel and lighthouses in the background. This excellent example of Willis' work remains in generally very good condition with only very minor thread loss, a tiny area of silk splitting at the tip of one sail. The work has been reframed, yet remains on original stretcher. (Frame: 36.75 x 25 inches; view: 31.25 x 19.5 inches)
274-117 - SOLD
Wendell Rogers, Harbor Scene
Oil on canvas of fishing boats dockside, found on Cape Cod
Rogers 1890-1973 is known for his marine paintings, he had a studio in Chatham, MA.
Dimensions: sight size 24.5 by 30-inches, add 4-inches for frame.
Ships Portrait, Maritime Folk Art
Two British merchantmen and a steamship flying an unusual assortment of flags are depicted entering and leaving American waters in this large watercolor. In a the foreground a side wheeler heads into port flying an American flag on the mainmast, a red swallow tail company pennant with "GW" in white, a Belgian national flag, and a British naval ensign on the stern. Just visible behind her is a pilot boat with a large "6" on its sails. In the background two merchantmen under full sail fly American flags at the stern as well as company pennants and the British Merchant Navy red ensign on their mainmasts. Seen on the steamship's deck are men wearing top hats and two ladies with parasols along with uniformed sailors on her decks. The painting is in a period 37 by 25" gilt frame. The view area is 17.75 by 29.5". The colors are quite strong though the painting has the usual toning. The edges have been professionally restored. A handwritten note on the backboard reads "L. Newman Paint[er]."
Ship Painting, French Ship Captured by American Navy
Oil on Canvas
Early 19th Century - SOLD
As depicted, beautiful palette; Man of War flying American colors.
Dimensions: 14.25 by 12.25-inch frame, 10 by 8-inch sight-size.
570-120 - SOLD
SARDINE NETS DRYING
Edith Briscoe Stevens
Oil on Artist's Board
Circa 1925 - SOLD
Oil on artist's board depicting several boats in harbor with fishing nets drying in breeze; brilliant colors laid on by palette knife; signed in lower left "E. B. STEVENS;" "DOUARNEZ, BRITTANY / JUNE 23, 1925 / SARDINE NETS DRYING / BY EDITH BRISCOE STEVENS / 6 REGENT ST HARTFORD / CONN. U.S.A." is printed in pencil on the reverse; the gilt art nouveau frame appears to be original to the painting; the frame shows some rubbing on the edges, the painting is in excellent condition. (15.75-inches by 13.75-inches framed, view area 11.5-inches by 8.5-inches.)
767-12 - SOLD