Painting, Genre, Street Urchins Celebrating the Fourth, George Comegys
Confidently Attributed to George Comegys (1811 – 1852) Philadelphia Date/Period: 1840’s
Measurement: Frame: 25.5" x 21.5"; view: 17.75" x 13.75"
Material: Oil on canvas
Condition: Very good original condition, never cleaned,
two trivial [tiny] punctures repaired.
Reference: See Mirror To The American Past by Hermann Warner Williams, Jr.
pp. 171-172, plate 164.
Additional Information: A genre, portrait, and historical painter, George Comegys was
born in Maryland; lived in Philadelphia. As a youth he studied under John Neagle; his
earliest work is recorded in 1836. He exhibited at the Artists' Fund Society,
Pennsylvania Academy, the National Academy of Design in New York as well as the
Apollo Gallery and Association. He died in the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane.
Painting, View of Mt, Tabor from Danby, Vermont Date/Period: 1850’s or 1860’s - SOLD
Measurement: View: 30 by 48”
Material: Oil on canvas; vintage frame is not original to painting
Additional Information: A bucolic view looking north from Danby to Mt. Tabor and
Tinmouth Mountain. Within the foreground are cows…in the distance is a village scene
before the majestic Green Mountain Range under roiling clouds. The stretcher displays
the impression of Boston, Massachusetts artists’ supply firm, Frost and Adams [Cornhill]
which was founded in 1869
Mixed Media, Forts, Townscape, Riparian View, 19th C. Date/Period: Second half of 19th century
Measurement: Frame: 25.5" x 18.75"; view: 21.5" x 14.75"
Material: Watercolor on paper, pressed fern tips, gilt frame
Additional Information: An unverified view by anonymous artist displaying a colorful
village situated along a riverbank…in the distance atop a mountain is seen a large fort
and architectural ruins. The work was consigned as a view of West Point from Cold
Harbor however it may well be a fantasy picture. We looked at views of Fort Clinton,
and the Ruins of Fort Putnam…even Bannerman Castle. We can only present this folky
pictures as an unknown location.
Folk Art Painting, Active Carting Scene Date/Period: 19th Century
Measurement: Frame: 28.25" x 18.5"; view: 24.25" x 14.5"
Material: Oil on canvas
Condition: Scattered fill, patch to small tear, original stretcher, and frame
Additional Information: Depicted is an active rural carting operation featuring several
vignettes including a small warehouse, perhaps 12-wagons, stables; horses, people,
pigs and more. Likely rendered for the proprietor who was proud of his environs.
Folk Art Painting on Panel, Pond & Meandering Brook Within Woodland Landscape
American School, Second Half 19th Century
Oil on whitewood panel, beautiful vista, sky and trees
(There is no frame…it looks great as-is; we work with dealers of antique frames and
craftsman that fabricate great and appropriate frames-we will be pleased assist. The
picture has been cleaned; extremely minor fill; 37" x 30.75" x 1".
Folk Art Painting, Bucolic Scene, Family at Campfire, Castle in Landscape
Anonymous, 19th Century
Seen in the foreground of the mountainous vista is a water-view castle within landscape…a caldron boils over open-fire, mother is seated with baby on her knee, at the fire is another woman, dog and child; a gentleman tends the horse and wagon.
(Frame: 23" x 17.75"; view: 19" x 13.75")
Folk Art Painting of Three Well Fed Pigs, Signed Frank Michaels Date/Period: Circa 1880-1900 - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 33" x 27"; view: 28.5" x 22.25"
Material: Oil on canvas, paint decorated frame
Condition: Original condition, never cleaned
Additional Information: The vista of fields and mountain range beneath clouded blue
sky offered a pleasant backdrop for three fenced-in piggies and outbuilding. The
pictures is signed at lower right.
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