Édouard Léon Cortes (France, 1882-1969) also known as 'the Parisian Poet of Painting', was a French post-impressionist artist of French and Spanish descent. He was known primarily for his Paris cityscapes portrayed in different weather conditions.
Édouard Cortes - 'Café de la Paix, Place de l'Opéra - Oil on Canvas - 33.0 cm x 45.7 cm (13'' x 18'')
Total Frame dimension : 53.3 cm x 71.1 cm (21'' x 28'')
Signed lower right : 'EDOUARD CORTES'
Provenance confirmed by Christies (David Klein) in 2008
Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek – Oil on Board 1840-1912
Dimensions: image size – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ in frame 16-1/2″ x 14″
He was a Dutch artist known for landscape and cityscape scenes. The son of artist Hermanus Koekkoek, brother of Willem Koekkoek, and nephew of Barend Cornelis Koekkoek. His grandfather was the painter Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek.
Koekkoek started painting in the romantic tradition of his father but after 1864 he changed his style to a kind of realism, under influence of the Hague School.
Artist biography from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Hermanus_Barend_Koekkoek
Sold at Southeby’s Amsterdamn recently for $159,877 and similar sized pieces regularly sell for between $3000-$5000
Jean Jacques Henner’s Red Haired Girl . Signature in the top right corner.
Materials: Signed oil on canvas.
Dimensions: Canvas measuring 7 x 12-1/2 inches in a beautiful vintage gold toned frame 13 x 18 x 2-1/2 inches.
Born at Bernwiller (Alsace). He began his studies in art as a pupil of Michel-Martin Drolling and François-Édouard Picot. In 1848, he entered the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, and took the Prix de Rome with a painting of Adam and Eve finding the Body of Abel in 1858. In Rome, he was guided byFlandrin, and painted four pictures for the gallery at Colmar among other works.
He first exhibited Bather Asleep at the Salon in 1863 and subsequently contributed Chaste Susanna (1865), now in the Musée d’Orsay. Other noted works include: Byblis turned into a Spring (1867); The Magdalene (1878); Portrait of M. Hayem (1878); Christ Entombed (1879); Saint Jerome (1881); Herodias(1887); A Study (1891); Christ in His Shroud and a Portrait of Carolus-Duran (1896); a Portrait of Mlle Fouquier (1897); and The Dream (1900).
The Levite of the Tribe of Ephraim (1898) was awarded a first-class medal. Among other professional distinctions, Henner also took a Grand Prix for painting at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1873, Officer in 1878, and Commander in 1889. In 1889, he succeeded Cabanel in the Institut de France.
Henner died at the age of 76 in Paris.”
Artist biography from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Henner
John Geoffrey Caruthers Little's (1928-) ''Rue Plessis towards Logan, Montreal' 1977, signature bottom right
Signed Oil on Canvas, 1977
Dimensions: 16'' x 24'' in a gold coloured contoured vintage wood frame. Frame size : 20'' x 26''
John Little is a Fauvist style Canadian Painter born in 1928. His style was known for preserving Montreal's most beautiful areas on canvas before they were transformed by modernisation campaigns.
She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and her work has been collected by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Québec Museum, Lavalin, Pratt & Whitney and many more.
Miyuki Tanobé - 'Ménage de Printemps' 1978 - Acrylic - 40.6 cm x 50.2cm
Total frame dimensions : 57cm x 67cm (22'' x 26'')
Canvas size : 40.6cm x 50.2cm (16'' x 20'')
Signed lower right : 'TANOBE'
Original sale documented by ONF : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5WGfEhs_lw#t=01m21s