• Falaises vers Etretat, 1906

    by Paul Madeline

    £18,000
    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
  • Falaises a Varengeville

    by Robert Antoine Pinchon

    £11,000
    Robert Antoine Pinchon is best known for his Post-Impressionist landscape scenes, favouring en plein air painting to being inside a studio. Born into an artistic family in 1886, Pinchon played a prominent part in the Rouen school of artists. It was in Rouen that Pinchon met the master of Impressionists, Claude Monet, with whom he exhibited in 1903 at the Exposition des Beaux Arts in Rouen. Monet said that Pinchon had ‘a surprising touch in the service of a surprising eye’. Naturally this early contact with Monet had a major impact on Pinchon’s artistic career . DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 45.0 x 62.0 cm / 17.7 x 24.4 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • Falaises a Varengeville

    by Robert Antoine Pinchon

    £11,000
    Robert Antoine Pinchon is best known for his Post-Impressionist landscape scenes, favouring en plein air painting to being inside a studio. Born into an artistic family in 1886, Pinchon played a prominent part in the Rouen school of artists. It was in Rouen that Pinchon met the master of Impressionists, Claude Monet, with whom he exhibited in 1903 at the Exposition des Beaux Arts in Rouen. Monet said that Pinchon had ‘a surprising touch in the service of a surprising eye’. Naturally this early contact with Monet had a major impact on Pinchon’s artistic career . DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 45.0 x 62.0 cm / 17.7 x 24.4 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • 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
  • Building Sandcastles

    by Dorothea Sharp

    £28,000
    ‘Building Castles’ is a prime example of Sharp’s happy pictures. In the composition we can see a child methodically building their sandcastle, while other children play behind them. Sharp believed colour to be as important as form in the creation of a work and painted quickly with a heavily loaded brush. These ideas and techniques were learnt in Paris where she became influenced by the Impressionists, particularly by Monet. These concepts are perfectly executed in this beautiful painting where Sharp’s thick application of paint and use of exuberant colour palette highlights the bright sea and rocky foreshore. The bright light in this charming painting further reflects her Impressionist teachings. Her pictures have a fresh colour scheme, sense of movement and warmth that fit perfectly with her subjects. In the same way, her mastery of the impressionistic style imbues her canvases with an almost dream-like sentimentality. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 14 x 18 inches / 35.6 x 45.7 cms SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas  
  • 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 and inscribed MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Portrait of a young woman

    by Paul César Helleu

    £9,500
    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 cms x 30.48 cms /17.00 ins x 12.00 ins SIGNATURE: Signed and inscribed 'To Alice' MEDIUM: Black and Sanguine Chalk  
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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  
  • Le Sas à Trouville, 1894

    by Eugène Boudin

    P.O.A.
    This painting depicts the port of Trouville harbour, Boudin was particularity fond of the location and produced a series of works there. The horizontal brushstrokes used to depict the water are executed in a clearly Impressionist style, while the sky, formed by a heavy mass of clouds, is common to Boudin’s work. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 33.0 x 40.6 cm/13.0 x 16.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed 'E. Boudin' dated and inscribed (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on panel
  • La Maison Bleue aux Environs de Giverny

    by Blanche Hoschede-Monet

    £68,000
    Most of Blanche's works were done in Giverny (where the family home was based) from 1883 to 1897. Here she painted alongside Claude Monet and became Monet's assistant and pupil, often carrying his easel and his canvases on a wheel barrow. Monet enquired in 1884, when Blanche was 19, "Has Blanche been painting, and has she been making progress?" She painted landscapes with trees such as pines and poplars, and meadows along the Risle river. In the 1920s, she also painted on several occasions at Georges Clemenceau's property in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard (Vendée department) in the west of France - paintings of the garden, house and the Atlantic Ocean. After Monet's death, she remained in Giverny and continued painting. DIMENSIONS: (unframed)54.1 x 81.5 cm/21.3 x 32.1 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Fenetre a Epineuil

    by Jules Cavaillès

    £35,000
    “Nothing should be ‘inhabited’ in a painting, no space should remain lifeless. Everything should conspire to enhance a painting’s harmonious balance. This is what invests a painting with its vibrancy.”- Jules Cavaillès Fenetre a Epineuil is a vibrant composition that evokes the sense of the sweetness of a warm summer’s day. The work depicts a beautiful bouquet of flowers, framed by a garden which is in fact equally as bountiful and lush in nature. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 91.4 x 71.1 cm / 36.0 x 28.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Esquisse de Paysage

    by Pierre Auguste Renoir

    P.O.A.
    This spontaneous sketch depicts a town landscape. Though unfinished, it reveals how Renoir layered light tones over dark tones. For example, the front wall of the house on the left shows how white has been layered over an ochre base. This technique is also visible in the surrounding foliage, and lends the composition warmth. The haziness with which the scene has been depicted not only indicates the spontaneity of this sketch, but also shows how Renoir carefully considered the mixing of colours. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 5.75 ins x 10.25 ins SIGNATURE: Stamped signature lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • St-Raphaël

    by Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange

    £19,500
    Selmersheim-Desgrange lived and loved the area around St. Tropez –  and she replicated the relaxed atmosphere, the intense light, the brilliant earthen colors, dark tree silhouettes, and azure seas in her work as can be seen in this composition. Signac and Selmersheim-Desgrange lived in a small house in the South of France – “La Hune” and throughout her association with Signac, Jeanne was happy and most contented to stay in the shadows of “her great master.” DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 50.3 x 65.5 cm/19.8 x 25.8 ins SIGNATURE: Titled and dated 'St-Raphaël 1908' (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Springtime in Bruges

    by Fred Hall

    £13,500
    Frederick Hall was a British artist whose work is characterised by his Impressionistic style, whilst concurrently focusing on the romantic subjects of landscapes, rustic subjects and portraits. He was a member of the Newlyn School in Cornwall.  It was during his time at the Newlyn School that his style shifted from focusing on the subjects of social realism to that of the impressionist mode. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 12.2 x 15.7 ins / 31.0 x 40.0 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on board