Decline of the Windjammers
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated: “1934” and titled in pencil on the reverse.
Sheet size: 12.5” x 18.5”
Mat size: 19.5” x 25.5”
Justin Faivre was born in Matthews, Indiana. At the age of 5, however, he moved to Portland, Oregon ...
A Bamboo Grove
Watercolor on paper, signed.
Sheet Size: 20.5” x 13.5”
Sight Size: 19” x 13”
Frame Size: 25.75” x 19.5”
Banka Maruyama was a Japanese watercolor artist whose work spanned the Meiji, Taishō and Shōwa periods. Today, his work can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
William B. Bennett (British, fl. 1900-1913)
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated: “1906”
. Provenance: Taggart, Jorgensen & Putman, Washington, DC.
A painter of landscape and genre scenes, Bennett exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1900 to 1913. He made his home in Bushey, Hertford-shire. Bennett is listed in the Dictionary of British Art, Vol...
Setter with Woodcock
Watercolor on Paper, signed
Sight size:17.75" x 12.75
Unframed, Mat size: 23" x 18"
Boris Raib (Born November 1, 1898 Boris Riabouchinsky, in Moscow, Russia. Riab died in 1975 in Saint Vincent du LorouÃr.)
Due to his families finances, Riab studied at many different art schools in Moscow.
In 1917, Riab's family fled Russia after the Bolshevik Party gained power...
Flowers in a Vase
Watercolor and gouache on paper, signed.
Painting Size: 12” x 10”
Frame Size: 21.25” x 18.5”
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Illustrator, designer, painter and educator, Arnold was born in Chicago, IL in 1904...
Genoese Flower Girl
Watercolor on paper, signed and titled on the reverse.
Painting size: 16” x 10”
Frame size: 26.75” x 20.5”
Smallfield was a painter of genre scenes in oil and watercolour. He was a student at the Royal Academy Schools in the late 1840s with the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, but he was probably not close to them then, for he is not mentioned in their diaries...
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right
Painting size: 11.5” x 17” Unframed
Nye lived, worked and taught in Washington, DC for 58 years. While he may have been born in Richmond, VA, his love for the city earned him the distinction of a "native" son.
Nye was educated in public schools before entering the Corcoran School of Art at age 13...
Two Antique English miniature watercolors with printed borders.
Frame size: 7.5" x 8.5"
Charles Ross Kinghan (American, 1895-1984)
Watercolor on paper, signed.
A painter and illustrator, Kinghan trained at the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his studio work, Kinghan began a career as an art teacher. In 1937, he first offered private instruction. While that continued throughout his life, he also worked for a time at the American Art Academy which was followed by a position at the Huguenot School of Art...
As marked below enlargements
Signed with initials lower left.
Miriam Hooper was a watercolor artist specializing in landscapes and rural scenes. Born in Redhill in 1872, her father was Thomas Rowland Hooper, an architect and surveyor. She studied at the Croydon School of Art, where Charles Shanon was teaching...
Path through the Trees
Watercolor on paper, signed lower right. [Minor toning]
Sheet Size: 14.5” x 20”
Sight Size: 13" x 19"
Edward Wesson's work is known for its immediacy, luminosity and control of paint, and he is remembered by many painters as an exceptional and tireless teacher...
F.W. Searle (British, active late 19th century)
Watercolor on paper, signed lower left corner.
Painting size: 9.5” x 6.25”
Frame size: 14.775”x 12”
This painting of a boy playing with a soap bubble, pipe and bowl at the ready, is possibly a copy of a figure from a 17th-century Dutch genre scene...
Henry Hobart Nichols, Jr. (American, 1869-1962)
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated: “1897”.
Exhibited at the Third Annual Washington Water Color Club, 1898.
Illustrated in McMahan, The Artists of Washington, DC: 1796-1996, p. 158.
Provenance: from the Estate of Virgil McMahan.
A painter and illustrator, Nichols was a member of quite an artistic family...