• Port de Cherbourg, 1929

    by Achille Emile Othon Friesz

    £23,500
    This peaceful painting depicts Cherbourg Harbour with the blues and oranges of sunset covering the whole canvas. These muted colours lend an air of tranquillity to the piece denoting that the day is coming to a close. In his later years, Othon Friesz often portrayed this vista, fascinated by the comings and goings of the boats. One can almost imagine the artist sitting on the quay, painting the view before him. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 15.0 x 18.1 in./38.0 x 46.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'E. Othon Friesz' and dated (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas  
  • Voiliers

    by Jean Dufy

    £48,000
    Voiliers is an incredibly expressive nautical scene by Jean Dufy who was known for his depictions of leisurely social activities of the French bourgeoisie. Dufy was strongly influenced by the musical figures that surrounded him, especially in Paris. The expressiveness of Voiliers, recalls the music that Dufy would have heard in the cafés of Paris- a culture Dufy was very much a part of. The strong vertical brushstrokes in Voiliers conveys the sense of movement associated with jazz and also recalls the fluid motion of waves. The title itself, ‘Voiliers’ refers to the specific type of boats depicted in this painting; the name of which is derived for the French word for sail or veil. The boats were previously mercantile ships but during Dufy’s lifestyle they were used as leisure boats, as seen by the graphic figures in the foreground. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 16 x 9.50 ins / 40.75 x 24.25 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Portrait of Ida Nettleship, c.1900-05

    by Augustus John

    £17,000
    This sketch depicts Ida Nettleship, who was the artist’s wife. Ida was an art student at the Slade School of art. Towards the end of her time at Slade she met Augustus John and they married in 1901. A portrait of Ida by John from around 1901, while she was in her first pregnancy, is held by the National Museum of Wales. The family moved to London in 1903, where John co-founded Chelsea Art School with William Orpen.  Later in 1903, Nettleship's life with John was complicated when Dorelia McNeill became John's model and mistress. From 1903 to 1907, the three lived together, first at Matching Green in Essex and from 1905 in Paris. Nettleship had three further sons with John in quick succession. During this period, Dorelia also had children with John, in 1905 and 1906. Given John's limited income and the growing family, Nettleship eventually gave up painting to take care of the children and the housework. Although she found this wearisome and considered leaving John, she did not live long enough to do so. She died of puerperal fever in Paris in 1907 after the birth of her fifth son, Henry. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 12.7 x 10.8 cm/5.0 x 4.3 ins MEDIUM: Pencil on paper
  • Portrait of a Woman

    by Paul César Helleu

    £35,000
    Paul César Helleu has created an exquisite drawing of a his eldest daughter, Ellen, at rest on her dainty chair. Ellen was born in 1887. Therefore date of this work is probably between 1905 and 1910. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.5 x 30.25 ins / 52.07 x 76.84 cms SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: White, black and red pastel on buff paper
  • ‘Suzanne’, Étude de Cinq Têtes

    by Paul César Helleu

    £35,000
    This beautiful portrait study shows the artist’s skill and his mastery of the trios crayons technique of using just three colours of chalk, black red and white, to capture his sitters so brilliantly. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 59.69 cms x 75.56 cms /23.50 ins x 29.75 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower right and inscribed MEDIUM: Pencil on paper
  • Élégante

    by Paul César Helleu

    £35,000
    Referenced in the archives of the Amis de Paul-César Helleu under the n° 4338. Authenticated by Mrs. Howard-Johnston in 1988. In this elegant drawing, Paul César Helleu has rapidly drawn this stylishly attired woman using his signature loose gestural draughtmanship. This looseness and ease of depiction suggests that the work was finished in situ, rather than through a series of studies, which is how Helleu preferred to work. Although this drawing was clearly composed rapidly, Helleu has taken careful care in depicting the sitter’s fashionable furbelowed dress and  hat with jaunty feathers. Additionally, he has delicately rendered her up to date makeup and hairstyle by judicious application of colour. Paul César Helleu has created an exquisite drawing of a society lady; his trademark. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 70.00 cms x 48.00 cms /27.56 ins x 18.90 ins x 0.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Crayon on paper
  • Portrait of a young woman

    by Paul César Helleu

    P.O.A.
    Paul César Helleu worked as a painter and an engraver in France at the turn of the century. His work epitomises the charm and elegance of French culture at the time – the belle époque – with all its verve and focus on fashion. Whilst he was renowned for his portraits of society ladies on commission, and those of his childhood sweetheart who later became his wife (Alice Guerin). DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 43.18 x 30.48 cm/ 17.00 x 12.00 ins (framed) 68.6 x 55.9 cm/ 27 x 22 ins SIGNATURE: Signed and inscribed 'To Alice' MEDIUM: Black and Sanguine Chalk  
  • Bassin, Lentilles Vertes

    by Henri Eugene Augustin Le Sidaner

    P.O.A.
    Le Sidaner said that no landscape was worth painting unless it was enhanced by some play of light. He experimented with all sources of light, including sunlight, sunset and the illuminating “clair de lune”. The son of a sea captain, he was drawn in particular to the play of light on water. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 23.9 x 28.9 in./ 60.7 x 73.4 cm SIGNATURE: Signed (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Barques dans le port, 1924

    by Jacques Martin-Ferrières

    P.O.A.
    Jacques Martin-Ferrières painted mostly still life’s and landscape scenes, often travelling to a variety of places and painting everywhere he went. This tranquil painting depicts a peaceful scene of boats docked in a harbour, basked in golden light. Light and warm colours fill the background of the painting, as the golden light playfully bounces off the cool tones of the water. The quick brushstrokes, paired with the romantic scene evoke a sense of romanticism and imbue the feeling of a warm summer’s day in the south of France. DIMENSIONS: (unframed)50.0 x 64.7 cm / 19.7 x 25.5 ins SIGNATURE: Signed and dated lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • The Dunes at Wimereux, Normandy, 1934

    by Edmund Blampied

    £10,000
    Blampied put his hand to a variety subjects, the most dear are his scenes of domestic idiosyncrasy that depict life on the farm and small town and those that show the bond that develops between people of a close knit community.  He was a keen observer of everyday life who clearly enjoyed the quirks of human nature, even within amusing stereotypes.  Blampied’s humor is as precise and delicate as his line work.  His charming depictions rendered in a flourish with a skillful hand, float in and out of existence on the page like a cherished memory. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 8.0 x 11.5 in./ 20.32 x 29.21 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Blampied' and dated (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on board
  • Falaises vers Etretat, 1906

    by Paul Madeline

    P.O.A.
    This splendid little painting is titled Falaises vers Etretat (Cliffs to Etretat) and depicts Etretat, a town on the north coast of France and its striking rock formations carved out of its white cliffs. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 34.0 x 46.0 cm / 13.4 x 18.1 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Vent, Beau Temps, au Large (Deauville)

    by Andre Hambourg

    £20,000
    In 1970, Hambourg was sufficiently well-known to be granted a retrospective of five hundred paintings at the Maison de Culture in Bourges, and exhibitions and commissions continued all over the world until his death. The Normandy coastline remains one of the most collectable subjects of Hambourg’s career. Today his works can be found in the collections of museums such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Musée National de la Marine, and the Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 8.8 x 13.8 in./22.4 x 35.1 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'A. Hambourg' (lower left); titled and inscribed (verso) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • 5644-henri-Le-Sidaner-Le-chamber-bleu-Villefranche

    Le Chamber Bleu Villefranche Sur Mer, c 1927

    by Henri Eugene Augustin Le Sidaner

    P.O.A.
    Le Sidaner said that no landscape was worth painting unless it was enhanced by some play of light. He experimented with all sources of light, including sunlight, sunset and the illuminating “clair de lune”. The son of a sea captain, he was drawn in particular to the play of light on water. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.0 x 21.0 in./ 45.7 x 53.3 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • 5642-anshelm-Schultzberg-winter

    Winter Twilight

    by Anshelm Schultzberg

    £14,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.5 x 28 in./ 52.1 x 71.1 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • 5614 Marcel-Clement - cancale brittany

    Cancale, Brittany

    by Amedee Julien Marcel-Clement

    P.O.A.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 11.5 x 23.0 in./ 29.2 x 58.4 cm SIGNATURE: Signed, inscribed and dated 1904 MEDIUM: Oil on canvas Although Marcel-Clement resided in Paris for virtually all his life, he only painted a relatively small number of views of his native city. The majority of his works are shipping subjects off the French coast and it is for these works that he is best known. His coastal views capture the dramatic atmosphere of light emanating from the sky and bouncing off the sea.
  • Market Scene

    by Alberto Zardo

    P.O.A.
    Although the Italian peasants on the market stall are in the forefront of this painting, they are not the focus. The work is seen as a whole; the figures are part of a landscape which describes rural life in Italy. This is painted in the Realist style, which was catalysed by Gustave Courbet in the 1870s, and became popular in France and Italy. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 12.0 x 16.0 ins/ 30.5 x 40.6 cm SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Zardo’ (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • The Flamboyant Tree

    by Frits Lucien Ohl

    £18,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 36.00 x 24.00 in./ 91.40 x 60.00 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas Frits Lucien Ohl (1904-1976) was a painter whose works were mostly of Indonesian landscapes and Asian panoramas. He was a skilled artiste, watercolourist, and draughtsman in the style reminiscent of the late of GP. Adolfs. He worked in a colourful and impressionistic manner, depicting Indonesian landscapes and culture, often using his palette knife.
  • La Cathédrale d’Auxerre, 1907

    by Gustave Loiseau

    £50,500
    The strong structure and free brush strokes of La Cathédrale d'Auxerre reveal the techniques the artist learned first-hand from Gauguin as well as his debt to Sisley and Pissarro. In 1890, after a period of pointillist experimentation, Loiseau moved to Pont-Aven where he re-found his pure landscape ideal painting in a Post-Impressionist manner directly from nature. He had a particular interest in the depiction of water within a landscape, exemplified by this painting. With a contract from Durand-Ruel, Loiseau was free to travel extensively in France, painting in Burgundy - as presented here in Auxerre's Gothic tour de force - in the Dordogne, Dieppe and on the banks of the Seine. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.5 x 21.3 ins/ 64.8 x 54.1 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'G. Loiseau' (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • On the Beach

    by Philip Wilson Steer

    £80,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 6.7 x 9.4 ins MEDIUM: Oil on panel
  • La Place de la République

    by Eugène Galien Laloue

    £24,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 7.3 x 12.0 in./18.5 x 30.5 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Gouache on paper
  • Coastal View

    by Hilda Clements Hassel

    £1,800
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 3.50 x 5.25 in./8.89 x 13.34 cm SIGNATURE: Signed HCH lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • Harbour Corner, Ibiza, 1936

    by Hilda Clements Hassel

    £6,800
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 14.00 x 18.00 in./ 35.56 x 45.72 cm MEDIUM: Oil on panel
  • Portrait of a Woman, C.1888

    by Giovanni Boldini

    £110,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)8.0 x 6.0 ins/ 20.3 x 15.2 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • Ville Portuaire

    by Jean Dufy

    £12,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 10.5 x 16.5 in./ 26.7 x 41.9 cm SIGNATURE: Stamped signature lower right MEDIUM: Pencil on paper
  • Bateaux au Port, 1924

    by Jean Dufy

    £12,500
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)  17.5 x 25.0 in. / 44.5 x 63.5 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Jean Dufy' and dated lower right; Label from Herman C. Goldsmith, NY verso MEDIUM: Pencil on paper
  • Le Bassin de Toulon

    by Jean Dufy

    £12,500
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 21.5 x 28.0 in./ 54.6 x 71.1 cm SIGNATURE: Stamped signature lower right MEDIUM: Ink and pencil on paper
  • County Down

    by Julius Olsson

    £14,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 30.0 x 40.0 in./ 76.2 x 101.6 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Unloading the Catch

    by Eugène Galien Laloue

    £15,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)13.50 x 18.0 in./34.29 x 45.72 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Bathers on the Beach

    by Alexander Garbell

    £12,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24 x 36 ins SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Reclining Lady

    by Paul César Helleu

    £22,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 19.0 x 30.0 in./  48.3 x 76.2 cm SIGNATURE: Signed “Helleu” center left MEDIUM: Crayon and graphite on paper
  • Boats in a port

    by Hilda Clements Hassel

    £3,750
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 22 x 18 ins (56 x 46 cms) SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper
  • French Harbour

    by Emile Laborne

    £12,400
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 10.75 x 15.00 in./ 91.44 x 81.28 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 22.0 x 32.0 in./ 55.88 x 81.28 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Lake at Sunset, 1934

    by Gottfried Kallstenius

    £11,800
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24 x 28.5 in./ 61 x 72 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Dancers in the dressing room, c. 1895

    by Arnaldo Ferraguti

    P.O.A.
    Depicting five young ballerinas, Dancers in the dressing room, c.1895 is a prime example of Arnaldo Ferraguti painting a subject he loved. This soft yet vibrant piece shows the young girls getting ready to dance, concentrating hard on their actions. Ferraguti’s use of bright colours lends a lovely sense of warmth to the composition. The dressing room is drawn softly and hazily to direct attention to the figures, who have been outlined faintly in black. The central figure helps one of the other girls to get dressed, inviting the viewer to question the relationship between these children and imbuing the scene with a comforting quality. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 17.50 x 25.12 in./44.45 x 63.80 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'A. Ferraguti' (lower right) MEDIUM: Chalk and pastel on paper laid down on card
  • Ritratto di Giovane Signora

    by Giovanni Boldini

    £38,000
    Ritratto di Giovane Signora is a rare early portrait by the Italian master Giovanni Boldini from 1863-65. In this work a beautiful young woman stares knowingly out towards us. The black of her dress, which engulfs her body, is a stark contrast to her unblemished white skin. She is presented against a grey background in a formal portraiture composition, which gives reference to traditional portraiture while simultaneously beckoning in a new style for the genre. The empty background signals Boldini’s early style in which he quickly painted small portraits that focused upon the image of the sitter. With just the lady’s face to hold our attention all detail is on how it expresses her personality. With light illuminating on her face, we are given a real insight into Boldini’s skill in transforming portraiture in his early Tuscan years. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 7.00 x 7.25 ins/ 17.78 x 18.42 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Boldini' (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Unloading Fish, Sunrise Dieppe

    by Eugène Galien Laloue

    £35,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.25 x 25.75 in./46.36 x 65.41 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Sketch of a woman with hat

    by Giovanni Boldini

    £29,500
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 19.75 x 13.75 inches (50 x 35 cm) SIGNATURE: Ink Stamp lower right. Additional charcoal sketch and inscription on verso 'No 53 Atelier Boldini' with Dovane Centrale stamp MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper This watercolour is typical of his tendency to depict - with fast impulsive brushstrokes - aristocratic sitters. Here, Boldini has chosen to use a subdued colour palette with infuses the work with modernity. The soft colours fill the work with femininity and intimacy while the sweeping lines of her form give a real sense of movement. It appears that Boldini has captured his sitter in a fleeting moment as she glides around Paris' boulevards.
  • Jeune Femme Blonde

    by Paul César Helleu

    £85,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 36.00 x 32.00 ins 91.44 x 81.28 cms SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Pastel In this elegant portrait by Paul Cesar Helleu, a young woman stares softly at the viewer, lightly meeting their gaze. The gentleness of the portrait is reflected in the loose gestural draughtsmanship of Helleu. This looseness and ease of depiction suggests that the work was finished in situ, rather than through a series of studies, which is how Helleu preferred to work. The appearance of a chair in the lower right hand corner suggests an informal setting, and implies that the artist was well-acquainted with the sitter. A further softness is brought to the work by the use of chalk and by the harmony of three main colours; green, yellow and peach. Furthermore, the use of peach on the sitter’s blushing cheeks and lips combined with her bright blue eyes give her an angelic look.
  • Femme aux Lilas, 1892

    by Louis Anquetin

    £18,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 25.51 x 21.14 ins 64.80 x 53.70 cms SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • St. Tropez

    by Lucien Neuquelman

    P.O.A.
    In this work Neuquelman has used his characteristically bright palette and energetic, short brushstrokes, to create this view of Saint Tropez. Neuquelman very much enjoyed painting landscapes, not only in the South of France but also views of Paris and Brittany. A Parisian gallery organised a retrospective of his work in 1945. Rather than mixing the colours on a palette, the colours have been applied onto the canvas separately. In the foreground the contrasting colours of green, blue and red help to add a sense of depth to the canvas, just as the red and orange used in the sea contrast with the blue, creating a sense of depth and movement to the water’s surface. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 23.5 x 31.8 ins/ 59.7 x 80.8 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Le pont suspendu de Triel sur Seine exemplifies Gustave Loiseau's life-long fascination for the Seine and its tributaries. Set in a village north west of Paris, the work captures the passing of the water in a moment of muted light. Avoiding the strong light of midday, Loiseau often preferred the softer crepuscular light of morning or evening. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 23.6 x 31.9 ins/ 60.0 x 81.0 cms SIGNATURE: Signed 'G. Loiseau' and dated (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas    
  • Les Grands Boulevards

    by Eugène Galien Laloue

    £14,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 8.25 x 11.oo in./ 20.96 x 27.94 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • Château à Bièvres

    by Lucien Adrion

    £18,000
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 72.00 cms x 58.00 cms (28.35 ins x 22.83 ins) SIGNATURE: Signed MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
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