• DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 32.00 x 38.00 ins 81.28 x 96.52 cms SIGNATURE: Stamped signature lower left MEDIUM:Pastel and charcoal on paper laid on board This painting depicts Monsieur and Madame Louis Rouart. Louis was the fourth son of Henri Rouart, who was a close friend of Degas. Henri was a wealthy industrialist and an artist himself, participating in seven of the eight Impressionist shows. Rouart senior met Degas when they attended the elite Lycée Louis le Grand in Paris from 1845 to 1853. On graduating, Degas first became a lawyer before turning to painting, while Rouart joined the military and then became an engineer.
  • Portrait of a Woman

    by Paul César Helleu

    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
  • Portrait of a Woman, C.1888

    by Giovanni Boldini

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)8.0 x 6.0 ins/ 20.3 x 15.2 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Watercolour
  • Portrait of a young woman

    by Paul César Helleu

    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  
  • 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
  • Reclining Lady

    by Paul César Helleu

    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
  • Reflections c.1930

    by Jacques Martin-Ferrières

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 32 x 26 in./81.3 x 66 cm SIGNATURE: Signed upper left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas Jacques Martin-Ferrières continually painted subjects of landscapes and nature within Southern regions of France, usually standing out for his vivid use of colours and excellent skill. He gradually became known for his technique of thick application of paint, applying layers to the canvas in a freer brushstroke, to create balanced compositions of animation and tantalising effects of light. We can see this in the painting Reflections, as he reflects the light off the water of a river, with subtle harmonies of ochre and green tones.
  • Ritratto di Giovane Signora

    by Giovanni Boldini

    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
  • Henri Jean Guillaume Martin was a French painter known for his Neo-Impressionist paintings. Like the work of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Martin’s paintings merge Symbolist imagery with controlled Pointillist brushstrokes and pastel colours. The village of Collioure, situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees not far from the Spanish border, already boasted a rich artistic tradition by the time Henri Martin settled there in 1923. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 36.3 x 30.0 ins/ 92.1 x 76.2 cm SIGNATURE: Signed 'Henri Martin' (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Rue Royal, Madeleine

    by Edouard Leon Cortes

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.0 x 22.0 in./ 45.7 x 55.9 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Sketch of a woman with hat

    by Giovanni Boldini

    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.
  • Sous Bois

    by Louis Valtat

    Valtat’s brushwork employs light strokes inspired by the Impressionists, combined with strong outlines influenced by his contemporaries. He is known as a member of the fauvists – sometimes translated as “wild beasts” for their aggressive use of colour. Dimensions: (unframed) 25.5 x 21.3 in Signature: Signed (lower left) Medium: Oil on canvas
  • 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
  • St-Raphaël

    by Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange

    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
  • St. Tropez

    by Lucien Neuquelman

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 21.25 x 28.75 ins 53.98 x 73.03 cms SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas 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.
  • Still Life, 1923

    by Jacques Martin-Ferrières

    Jacques Martin-Ferrières painted mostly still life works and landscape scenes, often travelling to a variety of places and painting everywhere he went. Dimensions: (unframed) 65.5 x 86.4 cm/25.8 x 34.0 ins Signature: Signed 'Martin Ferrieres' (lower right) Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Street Scene

    by A. Kerler

    This painting, Street Scene, depicts an incredibly atmospheric view of a dark evening with a horse and carriage and figures walking down the street. The artist’s Impressionist interest in light is revealed by his style of painting as the lamp is lit up in the foreground and spots of colour in the distance, inviting us into the scene. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.32 x 25.4 cm/8.0 x 10.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed ‘A. Kerler’ (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • In this work French painter, Guillard depicts a scenic view of the sun going down over a river. During the period this was painted, in the early 1920's, Guillard experimented with the pointillist and divisionist technique, executing a number of rare canvases of landscapes scenes painted with a square brush and very striking use of colour.
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 152.4 x 101.6 cm/60.0 x 40.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Mixed media on canvas
  • 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
  • The Flamboyant Tree

    by Frits Lucien Ohl

    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.
  • Une Vue de Venise

    by Julien Gustave Gagliardini

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 21.0 x 29.0 in./ 53.3 x 73.7 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas This painting is a beautiful depiction of Venice, with vibrant colours that show the warmth of the sun reflecting off the water. As the viewer you get a real sense of the love Julien Gagliardini shared for his surroundings in Venice, especially in choosing to paint the edge of the city and unseen parts rather than the more famous landmarks.
  • Unloading Fish, Sunrise Dieppe

    by Eugène Galien Laloue

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 18.25 x 25.75 in./46.36 x 65.41 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Unloading the Catch

    by Eugène Galien Laloue

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)13.50 x 18.0 in./34.29 x 45.72 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower left MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • 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
  • View on the Bridge

    by Gustave Cariot

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed)9.45 x 13.39 in./ 24.00 x 34.00 cm SIGNATURE: Signed and dated lower right MEDIUM: Oil on panel
  • Ville Portuaire

    by Jean Dufy

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 10.5 x 16.5 in./ 26.7 x 41.9 cm SIGNATURE: Stamped signature lower right MEDIUM: Pencil on paper
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    Winter Twilight

    by Anshelm Schultzberg

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.5 x 28 in./ 52.1 x 71.1 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • 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