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THEATRICAL OIL ON CANVAS BACKDROP SCENERY PIECETHEATRICAL OIL ON CANVAS BACKDROP SCENERY PIECE
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Theatrical oil on canvas backdrop scenery, of classical scene of arch with columns and balusters and checkerboard floor, in soft colors. Intriguing backdrop for display or installation. Hangs from board to install. Early 20th century. 98 inches high, 118 inches wide. $850.

Part of our collection of: Misc. Antiques in Fine Art
THEATRICAL OIL ON CANVAS BACKDROP SCENERY PIECETHEATRICAL OIL ON CANVAS BACKDROP SCENERY PIECE
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Theatrical backdrop oil on canvas of architectural scene of arched opening with columns and balusters and checkerboard floor. Early 20th century. 98 inches high and 118 inches wide. Intriguing scene for background display or permanent installation. Hangs from board at top. $850.

Part of our collection of: Misc. Antiques in Fine Art
BERNARD BUFFET (1928-1999)   LITHOGRAPH OF HARBOR TOWERS OF LA ROCHELLEBERNARD BUFFET (1928-1999) LITHOGRAPH OF HARBOR TOWERS OF LA ROCHELLE
Date: 1955
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Description: Bernard Buffet (1928-1999) framed color lithograph of La Rochelle, France's medieval towers of the harbor,1955. 28 inches high and 42 inches wide. Bernard Buffet, French painter of expressionism.

Part of our collection of: Photography/Litho in Fine Art
MARBLE BUST OF ANACREON LYRIC GREEK POET, 19TH C.MARBLE BUST OF ANACREON LYRIC GREEK POET, 19TH C.
Date: 19th century
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Description: Carved white marble portrait bust of Anacreon (570 BC.-488 BC.) an early Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. 19th century. The music of our national anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner' written by Francis Scott Key, was taken from one of Anacreon's songs 'To Anacreon in Heaven'. In the 19th century a gentlemen's social and drinking club was formed in Baltimore and popularized this 18th century English drinking song. Anacreon is depicted here with tousled curls entwined with leaves and berries and with a mustache and beard of individual curling locks, denoting his wisdom and age. 18 inches high, 15 inches wide, and 11 inches deep.

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Fine Art
GEORGE WASHINGTON BUST AFTER JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828)GEORGE WASHINGTON BUST AFTER JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828)
Date: 1957
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Description: Fine glazed composition plaster bust of George Washington after Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)signed on base G.Washington Houdon and on shoulder Alva Studio 1957. Houdon visited the United States in 1785 at the suggestion of Thomas Jefferson and arrived at Mount Vernon where he completed a life mask and terra cotta bust of Washington from which he made plaster copies. The original terra cotta bust was left with George and still remains at Mount Vernon. Houdon exhibited a bust of George in the Paris Salon of 1787 and 1793. Jefferson purchased a copy of this bust for Monticello. Houdon's interpretation of George Washington is considered the finest portrayal of Washington in existence. Bust is 23 inches high and 10 inches deep. It is displayed on an antique carved black marble pedestal with movable top. The pedestal is 42 3/4 inches high. Total height of the bust and pedestal is 65 1/2 inches.

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Fine Art
CUPID TERRA COTTA  STATUE, ANTIQUE , AFTER ETIENNE-MAURICE  FALCONET (1716-1791)CUPID TERRA COTTA STATUE, ANTIQUE , AFTER ETIENNE-MAURICE FALCONET (1716-1791)
Date: 19th century
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Description: Antique glazed terra cotta statue of Cupid after Etienne-Maurice Falconet's (1716-1791) marble 'Menacing Cupid' circa 1750. The original was produced by the artist for Madame de Pompadour and again for Catherine the Great. It became the most famous visual representation of Cupid in the 18th century. The original is in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This glazed terra cotta statue is the same size as the original 32in H. 12in W. 18in D. Cupid or Eros was the ancient Roman and Greek god of erotic passion. He is shown warning the viewer to be discreet and yet his hand is ready to furtively draw an arrow from his quiver. Falconet's 18th century marble cupid statue was recently displayed in London in 2006 at the Somerset House in an exhibit entitled 'The Triumph of Eros: Art and Seduction in Eighteenth Century France.'

Part of our collection of: Sculpture, statuary in Fine Art
BOTANCICAL ENGRAVINGS. SET 6. 18TH C. BY PIERRE JOSEPH BUCHOZBOTANCICAL ENGRAVINGS. SET 6. 18TH C. BY PIERRE JOSEPH BUCHOZ
Date: 1773-1778
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Description: Set of six framed botanical engravings by Pierre Joseph Buchoz engraved from the original drawings in the Collection Des Velins in The Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Regrettably Buchoz did not acknowledge or record the artists (Robert, Boose, Aubriet and others) who contributed to the Velins. Each 18 1/2in H. 13in W. framed.

Part of our collection of: Engraving - Fine Arts in Fine Art
PAINTING, SECULAR MADONNA, OIL ON CANVAS, LATIN AMERICAN, 1945PAINTING, SECULAR MADONNA, OIL ON CANVAS, LATIN AMERICAN, 1945
Date: 1945
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Description: Latin American painting, framed, 'Secular Madonna', oil on canvas of mother and child, signed lower right A. Nie---- 1945. 34 inches H. 24 inches W.

Part of our collection of: Painting in Fine Art
TWO FRAMED ARTIST PALETTES, ANTIQUE, C. 1900-1930TWO FRAMED ARTIST PALETTES, ANTIQUE, C. 1900-1930
Date: C. 1900-1930
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Description: Two antique artist palettes, 'floated' in orange wood frame on black ground, circa 1900-1930, American. one 14 inches by 18 1/4 inches and the other 15 inches by 18 1/2 inches. Two framed palettes.

Part of our collection of: Painting in Fine Art

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