The term “Old Masters” generally refers to the most recognized European artists—mostly painters—working between the Renaissance and 1800.

  • Hondecoeter became known as the ‘Raphael of bird painters’ in the nineteenth century, which was due to his mastered depictions of a variety of exotic birds distinguished by their brightly coloured and carefully observed plumage. It seems that the artist studied the birds from life in oil sketches rather than making drawings. Only one of these modelli survives, Birds and animal sketches, consisting of detailed studies of seventeen birds and a squirrel. Dimensions: (unframed) 59.0 x 70.5 ins/ 149.9 x 179.0 cm Signature: Signed ‘M D’Hondecoeter’ (Upper centre) Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Taking Tea

    by David Emile Joseph De Noter

    David Emile Joseph de Noter was a 19th Century Belgian artist who specialised in painting subjects of still lifes and interior scenes. He is particularly known to have worked in collaboration with Gustave Koller, among many others artists including Henri Leys, Louis Tuerlinckx and Alfred Stevens. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 31.8 x 26.3 ins/ 80.8 x 66.8 cm SIGNATURE: Signed ‘David de Noter’ (lower right) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Portrait of Joseph Greaves

    by William Beechey

    Sir William Beechey was a leading English portrait painter of the golden age of British painting; his careful style changed little throughout his career. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 29.0 x 25.0 ins / 73.7 x 63.5 cms MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • Near Reigate, 1809

    by Walter Williams

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24.0 x 42.0 in./61.0 x 106.7 cm SIGNATURE: Signed lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas   William’s work is characterised by his reoccurring subject matter of the romantic landscape. The work Near Reigate is such an example of this romantic landscape as the golden glow of the light baths the composition with two figures strolling into the unknown golden landscape.
  • George Stubbs Portrait of a gentleman upon a grey hunter
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 24 x 28 in./ 61 x 71 cm SIGNATURE: Inscribed 'Geo.Stubbs pinxit/1781 lower right MEDIUM: Oil on panel In this striking portrait, the sitter's pose is a variation of that used in Stubbs’ portrait of William Evelyn from 1770 and in Stubbs’ own self-portrait of 1782. When comparing this portrait with Stubbs’ from 1782 Basil Taylor wrote, 'The man's features show such a strong resemblance to the artist's, while being considerably younger, that one is bound to consider the possibility that the picture may represent his natural son, George Townly Stubbs'. No certain portrait of GT Stubbs is known, so this suggested identification must remain speculative. There is certainly a lack of pretension about the sitter which might suggest if not his own family at least a friend of Stubbs
  • 4632 Petrus van Schendel - The Night Market - Framed 4632 Petrus van Schendel - The Night Market - Unframed
    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 26.0 x 20.0 in/ 66.04 x 50.80 cm MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
  • 4527 - Albert Goodwin - View of Lucerne - Framed 4527 - Albert Goodwin - View of Lucerne - Unframed

    View of Lucerne

    by Albert Goodwin

    DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 42.00 x 56.30 in/ 106.68 x 143.00 cm SIGNATURE: Signed and date '1911' lower right MEDIUM: Oil on canvas