|Watercolor of the Confederate White House in Richmond Ten Days After Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox|
Ole Peter Hanson Balling (USA, 1823 - 1906)
A sepia watercolor wash showing Jefferson Davis' house in Richmond, "The Confederate White House". The entire measures 10 3/4 x 15 inches and is signed, "H.Balling / Richmond April 19th 1865”,lower left center. A small piece is missing about halfway up on the right not affecting the image, and leads into a professionally sealed tear that goes through the house on the right for a few inches, but is hardly noticeable. The "White House" is to the left center of the picture, and Davis' horse stalls are to the left of that on the left margin of the painting. A few people are in the foreground. This may be the earliest representation of a rare subject after the war. It was purchased at Goodspeed's about fifty years ago and has never been offered for sale.
Watercolor of a Spanish Lady
Thomas Frank Heaphy (England, 1813 - 1873)
Watercolor heightened by white gouache on paper, 10 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches. A Spanish or continental noblewoman holding a fan. Signed in pencil, "Drawn by Thos Heaphy Junior / November 38 / 87 Newman Street". Some slight browning, staims, not affecting image.
Thomas Frank Heaphy was the eldest son of British portrait painter Thomas Heaphy (1775-1835). His works can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery.
|EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY INDUSTRIAL PORTRAIT OF WORKERS ROLLING MOLTEN STEEL BY ARTHUR KAMPF|
Arthur Kampf (Germany, 1864 - 1950)
Oil on canvas, 19 x 31 inches, signed “A.Kampf”, lower right. In what appears to be the original frame, circa 1910.
A vibrant example of the artist’s work showing workmen rolling molten metal in a steel mill. With an old Jordan-Volpe Gallery tag.
|Still Life with Roses, Bowl, and Oriental Urn|
Milne Ramsey (USA, 1847 - 1915)
Oil on canvas; 23 x 36 inches. Signed LR and dated "87". Period frame.
|Portrait of a Baby With Finger Paint|
Martha Walter (USA, 1875 - 1976)
Oil on canvas; 25 x 21 1/2 inches, signed LL. Framed and recently cleaned and conserved.
Walter studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with William Merritt Chase who became a major influence; In 1908 she won the Cresson Traveling Scholarship, and went on to study in Europe where she achieved international fame; 1930s: Exhibited frequently at Milch Galleries, PAFA (1905-1945) where she won numerous prizes, NAD (1910-1924) and many others. Began travel to North Africa, where she painted in Tunis, Tripoli, and Algiers; continued to paint well into her old age. Private Collection