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.
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’.
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.
DENNIS PORTTER THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Title: DENNIS PORTTER THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Artist: William Bouwmeester
Material: Oil on Canvas
Picture Size: 83cm x 63cm
A large oil/acrylic on board painting signed Willem B. This is based upon Dennis Potter and the TV series The Singing Detective. It is Dated Aug 1992. 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.
The picture measures approx 83cm x 63cm. It is quite striking. Is bold and has good colour. 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. Be quick.
SUE SYME – THE PARTY
Title: Untitled (Someone called it “The Party”)
Artist: Sue Syme
Oil Size: 74cm x 115cm
Frame Size: 78.5cm x 116cm
A large, early Sue Syme, a very well known and respected artist. The painting comes with the original typewritten documentation that went with it when it was hung in an Art Exhibition in Westport.
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!