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.
ROBERT MORE – LANDSCAPE PAINTING
Artist: Robert More
Frame Size: 130cm x 65cm
This landscape painting is very lovely. The artist is an American artist – Robert More. A lot of his painting have been sold in Ohio in the united states of America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMAZING NZ PAINTING OF PORT CHALMERS
Title: EARLY MORNING PORT CHALMERS
Artist: K. CRAWFORD
Oil Size: 59.5cm x 44cm
Frame Size: 67.8cm x 52.5cm
AMAZING NZ PAINTING OF PORT CHALMERS K. CRAWFORD 1985
The painting is in very good condition for its age and as per photos.