“PINKIE” BY THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH REDONE 1983
Artist: Signed but Unidentified
Material: Acrylics on Canvas
Frame Size: 100cm x 70cm
This famous painting “Pankie” is hand Painted by an unidentified artist. It’s done after the original by Thomas Gainsborough. Artist signed but unidentified. Painted in 1983
Frame size 100cm x70cm. In excellent conditions.
CHRISTIES SALE – GERALD FESTUS KELLY R.A.
Title: A Toreador
Artist: Gerald Festus Kelly R.A.
Art Size: 43cm x 24.5cm
Frame Size:65cm x 45.2cm
Year: 1879 – 1972
A nice watercolour. Label on reverse reads, ‘Gerald Festus Kelly R.A., Title: A Toreador. Ink., Purchased Christies Studio Sale’.
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.
JERUSALEM WANGANUI RIVER
Title: JERUSALEM WANGANUI RIVER
Artist: William Bouwmeester
Material: Oil on Canvas
Picture Size: 83cm x 63cm
A large oil on board painting signed Willem B. William Bouwmeester is a well known New Zealand artist who came from Holland and emigrated to New Zealand in the 1950s or thereabouts. Quite a well known artist. This painting is quite a large piece of work centered around Jerusalem, and is entitled Jerusalem Wanganui River. It is dated on the back as 1994. That is the Title the artist used, so that is the title of the painting. It is not my declaration or spelling or opinion etc etc, just simply the title as given by the artist some 16 years ago. If this worries or offends you, you may want to get hold of him and remind him incase some other future works centre around the same area is in the pipe line.
This art relates to James K Baxter & the Jerusalem history etc near Wanganui. It is quite striking. Is bold and has good colour. Has a nice real rimu frame. Could do with a bit clean and a dust, but apart from that it is fine. Great if you collect Willem Bs work or just want a striking different painting.
VALERIE BEERE – STRUMMING
Artist: Valerie Beere
Material: Oil on canvas
Oil Size: 60cm x 81cm
Frame Size:69cm x 90cm
Large painting from Valerie Beere. Believe the portrait is painted during Valerie’s classes in the 60s then it remained in her house many decades!
VALERIE BEERE – PORTRAIT
Artist: Valerie Beere
Material: Oil on board
Oil Size: 50.6cm x 61cm
Lovely unframed painting from Valerie Beere. Believe the protrait was painted during Valerie’s classes in the 60s then it remained in her house many decades!