JOHN JOHNSTON – OLD SHED KING COUNTRY (AWARDED)
Title: Old Shed King Country
Artist: John Johnston
Oil Size: 34.5cm x 24.5cm
Frame Size: 49cm x 39cm
Year: 1970s / early 1980s
John Johnston was an Auckland painter and photographer. This painting won a New Zealand Painting and Printmaker Award, but cannot trace the year. It would have been in the 1970s or early 1980s.
LARGE ANTIQUE – F.E. GARDNER FINE ARTS 1895
Artist: F.E. Gardner
Material: Oil on board
Frame Size: 110cm x 70cm
Conditions: General – a crack on the left-top corner and a cockled on the right bottom corner (as per photos)
F.E. Gardner exhibited at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts from 1897-1899, according to their published records. It is a very accomplished work possibly of that period 1895-1910. This is an original signed oil painting. It’s very large and in an original rewarewa native timber wood frame. Its size is huge at 1100mm high and 700mm wide. For those who collect very rare New Zealand fine art old painting artists may be interested in this.
This is a very fine detailed oil painting of some of New Zealand traditional native botany and FE Gardner may have been an artist painting New Zealand Botany to be used coloured plate illustrations in very old NZ books. The painting is signed on the back. This is very special an original. Hard to see another one.. Not of this size.
LAWRENCE VINCENT GARRISON – NUDE PASTEL
Artist: Lawrence Vincent Garrison
Art Size: 44.6cm x 59.5cm
Frame Size:51cm x 66.5cm
Signed Original Pastel Nude by well listed California artist Lawrence Vincent Garrison (1923-2007).
Framed total size 51 cm x 66.5 cm. In excellent condition, reframed by John Leech workshop, Remuera.
Some reflictions on the glass. The real image looks even better.
Initially purchased in mid 70’s on-board Queen Mary gallery.
Lindsay Crooks – Self Portrait in Landscape
Title: Self Portrait in Landscape
Artist: Lindsay Crooks
Material: Mixed Media
Oil Size: 120cm x 88.5cm
Frame Size: 124cm x 92.2cm
Titled on the back “Self Portrait in Landscape” by the late artist Lindsay Crooks. Dated on back 1977 on label.
Large work and measures W 124 x H 92 cm including frame.
Mixed media – acrylic and collage on board as detailed on the back.
In original frame with details on back.
As the photos show the work is “tired”, could do with a good clean, has several marks with some chips in the paint.
From a very early period in the artist career.
NANCY DE FREITAS – BLOOD FLOORS/CLAY WALLS (HUGE)
Title: Blood Floor/Clay Walls
Artist: Nancy de Freitas
Material: Acrylic on Canvas
Oil Size: 130cm x 110cm
Frame Size: 134cm x 114cm
Nancy de Freitas Large Acrylic On Canvas. “Blood Floors/Clay Walls” part of her family album series. Signed & dated 92 bottom right. The image is in “Very Good” condition. The Rimu frame is also “Very Good”.
For the author’s explain, the three rooms refer to: 1) the place of the family/mother relationship 2) the honing of independence in wider relationships (ie to the family/siblings first) and 3) the growth of ego and personal strength. The bald heads refer to our human vulnerability and innocence.
All of the paintings in this series had a reflective/dark side and consider them to be the best of Nancy’s whole career. This one, ‘Blood Floor, Clay Walls’, is the cornerstone painting of the series. Hope to get a public gallery collection or a significant private collection so that it could be seen by many.
NL Oldham – SHERBORNE ABBEY 1939
Title: Sherborne Abbey
Artist: Unsigned but inscribed on the back
Material: Oil on board
Frame Size: 46.6cm x 34.2cm
Conditions: General – Some little spots on the painting if look very close (Refer to photos).
Unsigned but inscribed on the back. Oil on board painting.
OIL PAINTING – COCK FIGHT
Material: Oil on Canvas
Art Size: 58cm X 39cm
It is definitely a painting, not a print. Clearly signed to the right hand corner.
Condition: Very good. The frame does show water marking in places, this does not in any way affect the painting itself.
OVER HUNDERD YEARS ANTIQUE PAINTING – 1913
Artist: Unknown but signed
Material: Oil on canvas
Frame Size: 108cm x 67cm
Charming, well painted, very large antique early 20th century (dated 1913) portrait of a young child (at the seaside?). In good condition – one small indentation/scuff area, but otherwise absolutely lovely. Signed, entitled and dated bottom left.