“The Tired Sportsman” by William A Breakspeare

“The Tired Sportsman” Oil on canvas c1900 by William A Breakspeare

William A Breakspeare was a London genre painter born in 1855, dying in 1914. He studied in Paris and was a foundation member of the Birmingham Art Circle. He was a member of the Newlyn School in Cornwall. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1891 and 1903 and at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Grosvenor Gallery. His subjects were mainly genre or 18th Century scenes
His work is illustrated in the Dictionary of Victorian Artists and Popular 19th Century Painting-A Dictionary of European Genre Artists.
His work is represented in the collection of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Bliblio: Dictionary of Victorian Artists; Popular 19th Century Painting-A Dictionary of European Genre Artists; Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres.

Image Dimensions 45cm 34.50cm

Price AU$12,985 inc GST

“The Mountain Stream” c1870 by John D Michie

“The Mountain Stream” Oil on board c1870 by John D Michie

John D Michie was an Edinburgh painter in oil of figure subjects, historical scenes and landscapes, especially in Brittany and Sussex. He lived in London between 1872 & 1877 before returning to Edinburgh. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute for the Fine Arts.
Biblio: Dictionary of Scottish Art.

Image Dimensions 45cm x 30cm

Price AU$7,685 inc GST

“The Young Country Girl” by Charles Sillem Lidderdale R.B.A. c1870

“The Young Country Girl” Oil on canvas c1870 by Charles Sillem Lidderdale R.B.A.

Charles Sillem Lidderdale (1831-1895) was a London based genre painter. He exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, the British Institute and the Royal Academy amongst others. His work is often small scale and the subject frequently pretty farm girls.
His work is illustrated in The Dictionary of Victorian Painters (p.298), and in Popular 19th Century Painting – A Dictionary of European Genre Painting (p. 82)
His work is represented in the collection of the City of London Art Gallery.
Biblio: Dictionary of Victorian Painters; Royal Society of British Artists 1824-1893; Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940; Popular 19th Century Painting; Bénézit: Dictionnaire des Peintres; Thieme Becker XXIII 1929.

Image Dimensions 30cm x 22.50cm

Price AU$5,485 inc GST

“Tobias & the Angel” Mongram Mattia Preti c1700

“Tobias & the Angel”
Oil on canvas c1700, in the manner of Mattia Preti & signed ‘M.P.’ in monogram.

Mattia Preti was born in 1613 in Taverna (Calabria), dying in 1699 in Valetta (Malta). He was a painter of historical and religious subjects, and church painting, working in many cities in Italy and for the last 40 years of his life, on Malta, where he was made a Knight of the Order of Malta, and was known as the ‘Knight of Calabria’
Tobias was sent by his father Tobit (in the ‘Book of Tobit’) to collect a sum of money: on the way, washing his feet in the river Tigris, he was attacked by a fish, which tried to swallow his foot; by order of the angel, he caught it.

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price AU$9,850 inc GST

“Wash Day” by Harold Dearden A.R.C.A.

“Wash Day”
Oil on board c1930 by Harold Dearden A.R.C.A.

Harold Dearden was a painter in oil and watercolour; he was born in 1888, studying at the Rochdale School of Art under H.B. Carpenter between 1905 and 1910, and at the Royal Cambrian Academy under Moira between 1910 and 1915. He exhibited at the principal London galleries and was head of the Swindon Art School between 1920 and 1950. He was elected Associate of the Royal College of Art.
Biblio: Dictionary of British Artists, Working 1900-1950.

Image Dimensions 26cm x 30cm

Price AU$3,485 inc GST