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Pictorial Artwork

Surely every wall in every home, office, reception area or other workplace, deserves at least one carefully chosen picture.  The right choice, whether it be an original painting or some form of reproduction, is such an obvious focal point that it’s often one of the first things we notice on entering a room.  Whether displayed singly, in pairs, or even with multiple pictures of differing subjects and styles, an interior is lifted and enhanced by good pictorial artwork.  It really is quite remarkable how a man-made arrangement of outlines and colours on a flat surface has the capacity to stir the emotions. We may no longer paint directly on to the walls (not most of us anyway) as our ancestors once did, but instead we have the option to add to, replace or just rearrange those pictures we enjoy.  As with three dimensional designers, the Nouveau and Deco artists moved forward from the earlier heavy, sombre and classical styles with their paintings reflecting the new moods and attitudes of the times. Posters too were produced in great numbers, especially in France, and these, together with wonderful illustrations from original magazines, are all very collectable now.  We offer a selection of original paintings, old prints, lithographs etc. that will transport the viewer back to those heady days.  A few have suffered to varying degrees over the years, dampness and slight damage to frames occasionally having occurred, so please look carefully at the photographs and feel free to contact us with any questions. We will also include under this heading framed crystoleums when we are able to source examples of the right quality.

‘Elegant Lady in the Dunes’ by Aimé Stevens

Framed oil painting on canvas titled ‘Elegant Lady in the Dunes’ by the Belgian artist Aimé Oscar Stevens (1879-1951) Seated on a small sand dune with the sea in the background and confidently looking directly…

‘Young Man Reading a Letter’ by Dietz Edzard

Oil painting on canvas by the French artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). The subject is a somewhat serious looking young man, seated at a café table, reading a letter.  Wearing a brown jacket and a smart…

‘The Beach at Deauville’ by Victor Baky

Oil painting on canvas of part of the beach near Deauville, France depicting the scene on a particularly blustery day. White peaked waves can be seen breaking heavily on to the sands as a few…

Paul Chabas Lithograph

Circular framed lithograph of a painting by the French artist Paul Émile Chabas (1869-1937). The original painting, which dates from circa 1915, is similar in its theme to his well known ‘September Morn’ painted in…

Street Scene by Theodoros Rallis-Scaramanga

Oil on canvas depicting a French street scene, painted by the Greek born artist Theodoros Rallis-Scaramanga, also known as Théodore Ralli (1852-1909). Most of his career was spent moving between France and Egypt, the latter…

Louis Icart Etching ‘Casanova’

Humourous and rather wonderful drypoint and aquatint etching by Louis Icart titled ‘Casanova’. The roguish lover is seen dancing with his latest young lovely, who is obviously enjoying every moment in his arms as she throws…

‘Dame au Bouquet’ by R. Fres

Art Deco era oil on board of a young woman taking her bath and being offered a large towel by a smiling young white robed assistant. She appears to have been been relaxing in the…

‘Tavern on the River’ by Henry Malfroy

Colourful oil on canvas painted by the French artist Henry Malfroy (1895-1944). A riverside scene with a floating tavern moored for a while over on the far side, alongside an old chapel, and busy with…

‘A Walk on the Jetty’ by Louis-Auguste Girardot

Atmospheric oil on canvas painting by the French artist Louis-Auguste Girardot (1856-1933). Titled ‘Promenade sur la Jetée’ and painted circa the late 1800’s, it depicts a quiet scene with a young couple pausing awhile during…

Drypoint Etching of a Fashionable Young Couple

French Art Deco era drypoint and aquatint etching of an extravagantly dressed young couple enjoying a night out on the town. The top-hatted and dark suited gentleman is paying attention to the young lady who…

‘Women Picking Flowers’ attr. to Alfred Oliver

Oil painting on canvas depicting a quite delightful scene of three women picking wild flowers on a summer’s day in a parkland setting. The subjects are seen in the middle distance, with the foreground comprising…

Pair of Mezzotints by René Ligeron (1)

Pair of matched framed and glazed mezzotints by the French artist René Ligeron (born 1880). Each depicts a stylish 1920’s lady posing with birds. Both subjects are wearing elegant dresses with extremely full skirts, one…

Oil on Canvas by Guglielmo Ciardi

Framed oil on canvas of a balcony scene with a view of a tranquil bay in the background together with a hillside village close to the edge of the shore. Scarlet coloured flowers grow among…

Village Scene by Achille Vianelli

Framed oil on canvas by the Italian painter Achille Vianelli (1803-1894). The subject is a quiet street, probably on the outskirts of Naples near to where Vianelli lived and worked for a large part of…

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