BARBARA BLACKMORE FOWLER – WATERCOLOUR & PEN
Title: “Mona Vale” Garden series
Artist: Barbara Blackmore Fowler
Material: Watercolour & Pen
Picture Size: 44.6cm X 59.5cm
Unframed. New Zealand artist, Barbara Elizabeth Blakemore Fowler (1921-2004), studied at Canterbury School of Fine Arts, New Zealand over the span of nine years, attending night classes. Her tutors included Bill Sutton, Rudi Gopas, Russell Clark.
At the same time she worked at the DSIR in geophysics and the US cosmic radiation program. Barbara was a member of the Canterbury Society of Arts for forty years, and regularly exhibited with the Society in Christchurch.
Clearly influenced by other great New Zealand female artists including Frances Hodgkins, Doris Lusk and Rita Angus.
JOHN THOMAS SERRES – LEGBURTHWAITE MILL, ST. JOHNS VALE
Title: Legburthwaite Mill, St. Johns Vale
Artist: John Thomas Serres
Art Size: 19cm x 30.5cm
Frame Size:34.8cm x 45.5cm
Nice painting. Label to the reverse reads, ‘John Thomas Serres (1759-1825), Legburthwaite Mill, St. Johns Vale’. Pretty sure the mill is in Cumbria.
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.
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!
THOMAS ROWLANDSON – CARICATURE FROM BEVOIR CASTLE
Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
Picture is 21cm x 15cm
Framed size is 31cm x 28cm
Year: 1756 – 1827
Thomas Rowlandson Caricature from Bevoir Castle
Thomas Rowlandson was a renown caricature artist
Born 13 July 1756
Died 21 April 1827 (aged 70)
This framed drawing has a letter on the back, which reads
“From a screen on Belvoir Castle which has been in the Manners family for over 150 years. It was covered with caricatures and drawings by famous artists of the day.
This is reputed a Rowlandson. It was removed from the screen and presented to Miss McCrichie (sp) the Secretary to the present Duchess of Rutland and Miss Kelly who had been commissioned to have the screen covered with tapestry.
It’s not a print but definitely a pen & watercolour drawing. Not sure if it’s orginal but It looks quite old. Just selling it as an reproduction price.
TONY BINDER – CARAVAN RESTING AT THE GATES – JERUSALEM
Title: Caravan Resting At the Gates – .Jerusalem
Artist: Tony Binder
Oil Size: 23.8cm x 38cm
Frame Size: 43.3cm x 58.5cm
Year: 1880’s – 1940’s
The back is tatty and the label on the back reads, M. J. Bennett, Ltd…..Importers and Decorators……Karangahape Road, Newton, Broadway Newmarket. The rest has fallen off and the brown paper has with age fallen to bits. Fine nails are bent and rusted. The picture is titled “Caravan Resting At the Gates – Jerusalem”. Artist Tony Binder.
It looks to be a watercolour, very nice scene of camels and men outside a ancient gate, a very nice taste of when people did the yearly trip to the holy land. Glassed and framed. Another pencil mark in the right hand corner, this looks the real thing but I suspect it’s a PRINT. Very interesting.
The art is In its original condition while the frame is a bit loose for somehow, but no trouble to hang up at all.
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’.
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.