James Hope was born November 29, 1818/19 in Scotland. After moving to the United
States, he became a noted portrait, landscape, and historical genre painter; he served
the Union Army during the Civil War. After living most of his life in Vermont, he moved to
Watkins Glen, New York in 1872 where he built a studio and art gallery; devoting the
last twenty years of his life as artist laureate of the water and wind-hewn geologic
formations found in the vicinity, especially Rainbow Falls. He was also one of the many
artists who painted in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
(Extremely minor scattered fill; Frame: 49.25" x 35"; sight: 40" x 25.75")
A colorful vista looking toward the islands of casco bay; two pair of women stroll a shore
path. Wonderful palate. Codman arrived in Portland, Maine in 1822, he and other artists
produced many images of Diamond Cove which became a visual icon and favorite
tourist location. See, Charles Codman – The Landscape of Art and Sculpture in 19th
Century Maine. Published by the Portland Museum of Art, 2002; Diamond Cove and
Codman’s attraction the location is discussed. Similar views are published on page 71
and 72, Diamond Cove in Hog Island, Casco Bay, 1842; also, Diamond Cove, circa
1835-1842. According to an inscription on the verso, “taken off stretcher and mounted
on board, cleaned, and varnished / April 1984”. Written on back of canvas: “Diamond
Cove”. (Frame: 16.5" x 12.75"; view: 12.25" x 8.75")
A most unusual riparian composition displaying a castle, bridge, and man fishing in
pram. The mountains, cart path and fingers of land are raised, built-up of painted sand.
Amazing three-dimensional trees created with sticks and bark as is the rail fence. The
tree leaves, and groundcover done with mosses and other plant materials.
Two girls under an old pear tree laden with ripe yellow fruits, one of the girls fills her
apron with drops while the other savors a pear. A hat lays on the hillock, behind which is
a cottage. The pigments are bright, overall condition is outstanding. EX Park Bernet and
The Old Print Shop, New York City. The work is matted and mounted within a gilt frame.
(Frame: 27" x 23"; view: 19.25" x 16.25")
(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".
Thomas Doughty was born in Philadelphia, he was the first American artist to work
exclusively as a successful landscapist; he is credited along with Thomas Cole and
Asher B. Durand as founders of the Hudson River School of landscape painting
He was known for his quiet, often atmospheric landscapes of the rivers and mountains
of Pennsylvania, New York and especially the Hudson River Valley, and New England.
The picture remains in a high degree of originality with one small repair in lower section
and very minor scattered retouch. (Frame: 29.5" x 25.5" view: 23.5" x 19.5")
A vibrant, and unusually artful large-scaled folk-art painting of Lake George; signed and
dated by the mid-19th century New York artist Ralph Redpath who worked in
the Mohawk and Hudson River valleys. A work identified as Redpath is in the collection of
the National Gallery of Art, Washington, a Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbish in 1955.
(Period walnut frame with gilt liner; original stretcher; 41.25 ” x 30.5” framed)
George Lafayette Clough was a notable landscape painter of the 19th Century; he was born in Auburn, New York. He was essentially self-taught but studied under Charles Loring Elliott from whom he received much training. Clough traveled to Europe to study and spent time in Italy, Holland, and Germany during the 1850s. John Lafayette Clough was a member of the Brooklyn Brush and Palette Club and exhibited at the National Academy, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Brooklyn Art Association, Boston Art Club, The Cosmopolitan Art Association and others. (The painting is lined; mounted on new stretcher; frame: 43.5 x 41.5"; view: 24 x 36")
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")
Painterly depiction of a cottage by a river, from the perspective of the opposite shore. Smillie would sometimes write the location of his landscapes following his signature, and the inscription [N.Y.] follows with the title Westchester Marshes. The title, artist’s name, and partial address [650 Madison St] is written on a label affixed to the rear surface of the stretcher.
(Very good condition; view: 19.5” x 30”; Frame: 23.5” x 33.5”)
Wilhelm Meyerheim was born in Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland); eventually settling in Berlin, working there until his death. His father, a talented portrait painter, provided him with his early training before he studied in Danzig, eventually continuing his education at the Academy in Berlin. His works suggest that he spent time sketching the peasantry in the countryside's of Hesse and Tyrol. The artist soon became popular painter - creating scenes of everyday outdoor life, simple activities which often included his favorite subject's, children and horses; winter scenes, often with the same old tree as depicted herein-silhouetted against the winter sky. The work has be lined and stretched on a modern strainer and is mounted within a period frame. Extremely minor fill mostly confined to outermost edges. Dimensions: 25.5 by 31.75: framed; 21 by 27.5" sight-size.
Daniel Grose was born in England; he lived in Canada during the 1860s and in Washington DC in the 1870s and 1880s. His uncle was the well-known English landscape painter Francis Grose; it is assumed that Daniel settled in Canada whereas so many of his romantic landscapes are in Canadian museum collections. The painting remains in fine original condition and is mounted on original stretcher; frame is original and has old and minor restoration and/or imperfections.
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