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In addition to works by me, Purvis Evans,
I offer these collectible works.
Found at an
estate closing, this original painting is signed
on front and back. Italian artist Giuseppe Bertolini specialized in fantasy art.
Original painting on linen: 57.5x39.5x3" ~ 146x100x7.5cm.
Shows some age
cracking, frame dings, linen repairs.
I hate this paining. It's heavy, large, and its image makes no sense.
It was part of a c ollection I bought.
Les Filles à la Cassette
A significant natural barrier to development of the population and society
in early Louisiana was a lack of potential wives. In 1727 a small contingent
of Ursuline nuns arrived in the city and set about establishing a convent.
While they weren't exactly eligible, they did provide a temporary home
and education to many shiploads of les filles à la cassette.
The "cassette girls" or "casket girls" ~ named for the government-issue
cassettes or casketlike trunks in which they carried their possessions ~
were young women of appropriate character sent to Louisiana
by the French government to be courted and married by the colonists.
~ Source: Frommers.com
Artist: Brenda Harris
Print on board ~ no glass ~ signed
Overall frame size: 28.75" x 28.5" ~ 73cm x 72.4cm
This portrait, counting the frame, is 41" high and 25" wide.
Signed at lower
right: M. Howard.
Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide lists a few M. Howards ~
I believe it's Mary due to the work's feminine style.
Mysterious Three Women From India
Original painting on masonite board with no damage or repair.
Painting: 15.25" x 23.5" ~ 38.8 x 59.7 cm.
Frame: 19" x 27" ~ 48.5 x 68.5 cm.
Seller told me this painting was a gift from the Indian Government
to a retiring U. S. Ambassador to India.
If the tale is untrue, let us at least observe a moment
of silence in respect for such a fabrication.
A work of
loneliness and sorrow in a young Spanish Widow.
Try to look for a bright side ~ hey, maybe the deceased was a torero.
Painted by Belgian artist Willy Duyn (1936-1986) ~ not to be confused
with Dutch artist Willy van der Duyn who was born in 1950.
On hardboard: 25x21.25" ~ 64x53.5cm.
Dinged and worn gilded frame: 29x25.25" ~ 73.5x64cm.
Heavy frame thickness: 2.25" ~ 5.5cm.
P. SNOW original oil painting on canvas
Original painting: Evonne Goolagong, Sunshine Supergirl
Australian Aborigine Evonne Goolagong was called
Supergirl by the British.
See her biography and international tennis championship records at:
Paul Newman in filmTHE STING
signed Jim Conner '75. Painted on heavy-duty masonite board.
Painting: 24x16" ~ 61x40.5cm. Wormwood frame: 27x18.75" ~ 68.5x48cm.
CHILD AT FOUNTAIN ~ Henry Callan
The European artist is listed inDavenport's Art Reference & Price Guide.
Painting: 24x20" ~ 61x51cm. Frame: 28.75x24.75 ~ 73x63cm
Because the painting shows overall craquelure
yet the backside is snow-white canvas,
I believe the
work has been relined.
Original painting on canvas board, signed W. Hampton
Painted with brushes ~ this is not a giclée.
Sir James Guthrie painted To Pastures New ~ so W. Hampton
was an admiring artist of the work sometimes called The Geese Girl.
Painting: 24x36" ~ 61x91.5cm. Frame: 29.75x41.75" ~ 75.5x106cm.
The Hon. Mrs. Graham, Thomas Gainsborough
Image: 14.5x9.25" ~ 37x23.5cm, under glass.
Frame: 21.75x16.25" ~ 55x41.5cm.
Some graying discoloration evenly around outer edges of white border.
A true engraving, just like on our currency, not a litho.
TWENTIETH-CENTURY FRENCH ARTIST
This original painting is signed H. (Henri) Kalman at lower right.
Canvas or linen: 16x12" ~ 40.5x30.5cm.
19.5x15.5" ~ 49.5x39.5cm.
Some aging signs with no problems.
Original drawing on heavy paper by William M. Blunt
Under glass ~ overall frame size: 22x26” ~ 56x66cm.
Oak frame is in excellent but not new condition.
Dated and signed at lower right:2-27-1999 William M. Blunt
I never met the artist ~ he lived near Ocala.
Mr. Blunt is an African-American artist gaining renown in Florida.
I hope he is still producing art.
IRELAND’S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Copy of a rare historical document under glass.
Oak frame measures 17x13" ~ 43x33 cm.
It’s well written, but can someone tell me what "indefeasible" means?
Did the typesetter mean "indefensible"? As a former typositor I found
two sizes of e and one upside down ~ so the type was set by hand.
The Declaration forming The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic
was created, I believe, in 1916. Some of the signers were tried and executed
by Britain ~ others received prison sentences. For more information,
Original oil painting on linen by LUIS ORTEGA
Found at an
estate closing. The artist lived near Gibraltar.
Painting: 39.25x29.75” ~ 99.75x75.5cm.
Frame: 42.75x33.25” ~ 108.5x84.5cm.
The oversize superglue canvas patches cover small repairs that I did.
Things of Quiet Beauty~ Marianne Wüthrich
The painting is
on a double-thick formica board ~
can never rot or sag and is less subject to damage.
Purvis Evans • P O Box 1111 • Jacksonville FL 32201 USA
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