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Engagement portrait of Emma Louise Cornell (1843-1925) by New York City portrait artist Theodore E. Pine (1828-1905), done at New York City in 1866. Oil on canvas 50x40". A strikingly beautiful subject, portrait and setting from a leading New York City family. Louise was the daughter of William W. Cornell, a founder of the Cornell Iron Works wherefrom so many cast-iron buildings were erected in New York City. She subsequently married Homer Newton Bartlett in 1868. He was a composer and prominent organist and descendant of Josiah Bartlett, signer of the Declaration of Independence and first governor of New Hampshire. Fine condition. Descended in the family to the present.

Louise Emma Cornell portrait paintng

0619. Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. William Ludlow of Claverack, N.Y. By the "Claverack Limner., c.1794. Oil on canvas, 36 x 27 1/2." Two distinguished portraits by the Claverack Limner, known from a portrait of a Hoogeboom girl of Claverack at Shelburne Museum, very similar to the work of the Beardsley limner. William Ludlow was a prosperous merchant in Claverack where in 1787 he build a handsome Georgian mansion which still stands.

Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. William Ludlow of Claverack, N.Y. By the "Claverack Limner"         Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. William Ludlow of Claverack, N.Y. By the "Claverack Limner"

B0231. Portrait of a Young Boy. Gerardus Duyckinck I (attri) New York City or Albany area ca. 1735 Attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck (1695-1746) of New York City, ca. 1735. A characteristic early New York colonial portait of a young boy set in a classical scene with marble checkered floor, column, and balustrade opening to a landscape scene. Of the 90 paintings attributed to Gerardus Duyckinck, this is one of six still in private hands. Oil on canvas. He was the leading limner in New York from ca. 1720 to 1745 having painted many of the most promient families. Very good condition. Lined and cleaned with a new colonial style frame. Inpainting in a small areas of his foot and spots here and there.. 

Oil on canvas 30"H x 25"W.

Postrait of a boy by Gerardus Duyckinck

0808  Hatchment painting, two coats of arms of marrying couple,  Netherlands, dated 1631.   

A rare armorial hatchment, Netherlands, commemorating the marriage of man and woman so inscribed and dedicated with their respective family coat of arms, dated 1631. Hung out on important occasions such as funerals, carried in the funeral procession, often these appear in churches, immortalizing members who supported construction of the church.  Very good condition, some flaking of paint here and there.  Oil on oak panel, 20" x 20" SOLD

Hatchment painting, two coats of arms of marrying couple, Netherlands, dated 1631

0995. A canal landscape in the Netherlands, possible in the vicinity of the River Vecht. Netherlands l. 17th/ e. 18th c. A charming view of a rural canal in the western Netherlands, unusual for its sprightly colors and complex design. It is rarer to find early folk art landscapes than the academic ones, especially one in this generous size. Good condition, 98% of the paint is original but there has been some scattered recent overpainting for no good reason and should be removed. Oil on oak panels 24 x 32 3/4"

A canal landscape in the Netherlands, possible in the vicinity of the River Vecht

0528.  A miniature portrait of truly exceptional quality (quality of Edward Greene Malbone or Robert Field). Bust portrait of a young gentleman in a blue suit, shoulder length hair, facing viewers right, head towards front. Wearing a shoulder length gray wig. Family tradition of it being Stephen Van Rensselaer III of Albany last proprietor of the Van Rensselaer Manor.

Likely American School from the provenance but in the absence of an attribution and because of the exceptional quality, it may be a fine British or French painter but American subject. Watercolor on ivory, in red gold case, glass cover. 2 1/8 x 1 5/8"ss

A miniature portrait of truly exceptional quality (quality of Edward Greene Malbone or Robert Field)

1351. Portrait of a  young man, and (on reverse) a Biblical scene with three figures. At least the former attributed to Sturtevant J. Hamblen ,  Mass.   ca. 1830s-40s. 

Two paintings in one: A charming portrait of  a handsome young fellow and a Biblical scene, both attributed to Sturtevant Hamblen, brother-in-law of William Matthew Prior. The two are among New England's best known folk art painters of the 1820-40s period.  Very good condition, on academy board in the original period grain painted frame with gilt decoration, backed with a new frame to exhibit the painting on the reverse. Oil on canvas  13 1/2 x 10" ss

Two paintings in one: A charming portrait of a handsome young fellow and a Biblical scene 

1303  House in the woods. New York or New England  Late 19th c.     

A strongly abstracted folk art painting depicting a  New York or New England house and barn in a woods. Great country house painting.  Fine condition, in a 19th c walnut frame  Oil on canvas  21 3/4 x 33"

A strongly abstracted folk art painting depicting a New York or New England house and barn in a woods

1287    Chatham Hills, Columbia County. Oil on canvas,  signed Anders Johansen. Chatham, Columbia County. NY  1930s.  

A delightful painting of a real Columbia County scene by talented Austerlitz artist Anders Johansen who came to this country from Scandinavia and lived much of his life in Columbia County. Excellent condition, framed.  Watercolor on paper  18 x 21 1/2"ss

Chatham Hills, Columbia County. Oil on canvas, signed Anders Johansen

1511. A Country Villa.  Possibly Hudson Valley, 1880s.  A stylish vernacular painting of a Second Empire country home in a wood and riverine landscape. This the 1880s version of the ideal Hudson River country home  - and it still is. Excellent. Recently cleaned. Original condition and composition gilt frame.  Oil on canvas 16 x 20"

A Country Villa. Possibly Hudson Valley, 1880s

0871  The Peter Tufts House at Medford MA, 1675  Signed Alfred Ruttell. Medford MA  19th c.

An early rendering of one of the most important of the few brick houses build in 17th century New England. Of "Georgian" plan (though way predating the Georgian monarchs), this house is an important document for the development of similar houses in New York a generation later.  Very good condition, with original frame and hand inscribed label of the artist on reverse. Watercolor on  paper board  5 1/8 x 7 1/8"ss  SOLD

The Peter Tufts House at Medford MA, 1675 Signed Alfred Ruttell

B0351. Taghonic [sic] Mountains, Hillsdale, NY. Oil on Acadmy board landscape "Taghonic Mountains Aug 27, 1884, Buckwheat in Flower" signed Cuy[ler] Williams. 9.25x13.75" original gilt frame. Cuyler Williams (1832-1908) was born and lived in Hillsdale, Columbia County. He was an accomplished landscape painter of which this is a small version. A much larger Hillsdale landscape is in the Hillsdale Library.

Taghonic [sic] Mountains, Hillsdale, NY. Oil on Acadmy board landscape "Taghonic Mountains Aug 27, 1884

1244  Barn and a Stream  Signed C. L. Shaefer. Hudson Valley  1932   

A true Hudson Valley farm, with Dutch hay barrack and a stone structure next to a barn. Likely painted in the vicinity of Schaefer's home, Hyde Park. A competent artist capturing the bucolic beauties of the Hudson Valley. Excellent condition  Oil on board 11 3/4 x 17 3/4" 

Barn and a Stream Signed C. L. Shaefer. Hudson Valley 1932

635. Queen Anne silver gilt frame. England   c.1720. This is an example of the best quality frames imported from England in this period for the best portraits produced in the colonies. Very good condition, needs small in-fills. Rabet size: 37.75x27.75" 

Queen Anne silver gilt frame, England c. 1720

1243a  Mill on a stream   Signed C. L. Shaefer,  Near Liberty, NY 1899   

A previously unrecorded artist. Former owner understood of these paintings (3 acquired) that C. L. Schaefer was from Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY. Liberty NY is a township in the lower Catskill Mountains.  A competent artist capturing the bucolic beauties of the Hudson Valley.  Excellent condition,  Oil on board   9 x 11 3/4"

Mill on a stream Signed C. L. Shaefer, Near Liberty, NY 1899

0596 . A Genre scene in a Federal bedroom/ sitting room. American School.  New England  ca. 1830.

A delightful and richly detailed domestic scene of two ladies in conversation, a card game in progress. A boy holds a whip over a reined Sheraton fancy chair with reeded seat. The Sheraton field bed and the painted fancy chair indicate a New England location. Rare to find such a detailed genre scene in this early period.  Fine condition in an old frame. Watercolor on paper   7 1/4 x 9 inches SOLD

A Genre scene in a Federal bedroom/ sitting room. American School. New England ca. 1830

B0603. The Steer by Richard Yako (contemporary). Watercolor on paper , 1987. 

An exquisitely painted portrait of a steer by noted artist Richard Yako of Saratoga Springs. Sogned ll: Richard Yako 87. Fine condition, framed.


1640. Autumn Scene by Henry Webster Rice (1853-1934) ca. 1880-1900.

 Oil on canvas on board. Signed ll: Henry W. Rice.  17 x 12.75"Very good condition. Appears to be original frame and glass. A lovely impressionist autumn scene by Henry Webster Rice, a listed artist who worked mostly in Massachusetts and Bermuda. Henry Webster Rice:  (1853-1934)  Studied with Ross Turner.  Exhibited at Boston AC, 1888-1907, AIC.  He painted at Fenwick Studios (1906-34) and took painting trips abroad.  Address was Watertown, MA.  Listed in Who was Who in American Art. SOLD

Autumn Scene Henry Webster Rice


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