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1960s Italian modern pair of sconces with textured curved Murano glass shades by Mazzega.
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This oil on canvas by WPA listed American painter Agnes Millen Richmond, depicts a large-scale house at midday, rendered in the impressionist mode. The artist's thoughtful brushwork manifests a sense of light and depth in this exterior scene, as sunlight hits the geometric architectural shapes, Stark and bright against the surrounding natural elements and organic forms. Markings include the artist's signature [Agnes M. Richmond] to the back of the canvas. This framed painting is in overall very good condition, consistent with age. Artist Agnes Millen Richmond (American, 1870–1964), born in Alton, Illinois, began studying painting at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, continuing at the Arts Students League, following her relocation to New York in 1888; she eventually became an instructor there, from 1910-1914. Within that period, she was awarded the Watrous Prize in 1911 and would be recognized as one of the most esteemed American woman painters and teachers of the early 20th Century. Although known best for her portraits of female sitters, the influence of French impressionists, not to mention her summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts and Mountainville, New York, drew the artist to paint the natural setting, including landscapes, seascapes and many exterior scenes.
Raised in Lithuania, Kovarsky was educated in Paris and Palestine. The product of a religious family, he later moved to Safad, the ancient cradle of Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah, before settling in New York City in 1951. He entered the American post-war scene, where he was generally understood as an Israeli artist and included in the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art’s ‘Seven Painters of Israel’, which was billed as “the first full-scale manifestation of contemporary Israeli painting.” Shortly after a warm reception at the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art, Kovarsky was honored with a solo exhibit at the Jewish Museum. In his day, the renowned Poindexter Gallery in Manhattan represented him. This modernist figure study, produced circa 1950s, depicts a portrait of a long necked figure, rendered in the abstract Expressionist style. Markings include the artist's signature [Y. Kovarsky] to the bottom right corner of the canvas. The painting is in overall very good condition, consistent with age; giltwood frame comes included, some minor wear to corners.
Dealing in Asian Art since 1978 with a vast selection of high quality Chinese jade carvings, Ming & Qing porcelains, yixing wares, bronzes, 18th & 19th century snuff bottles, Chinese silver, objects for the scholar's table and other Chinese works of art.
A 1951 sined oil on canvas of a clown by artist Philip Kran Paval.
A 1951 sined oil on canvas of a sad clown by Danish-born artist Philip Kran Paval.
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