Edward Borein India Ink Drawing of Polo Players P1047

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We love finding images of polo players, and this drawing by Ed Borein is a pip. A well known Western artist, he had the skill set to capture the other Sport of Kings when the Hollywood elite, led by the great Will Rogers, claimed it for themselves. Edward Borein, along with Charlie Russell, is the most ...

Irv Wyner The Farmer P1045

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There isn't anyone like Irv Wyner, and every time we acquire one of his paintings, we just can't stop looking at it. He really painted like nobody else on earth. A famed background artist on Chuck Jones' miraculous team of mad geniuses, his talent reached far and wide, from gorgeous watercolor seascapes to these hallucinated ...

Irv Wyner The Farmer’s Wife P1044

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Hilarious. ruthlessly funny and absolutely masterful. Noted animation background artist Irv Wyner has earned a piece of immortality through his contributions to the golden age of American cartoons. Here his work is nothing less than devastating in its humor and its very high style. The rendering of the print fabric of her dress alone is ...

Robert E. Johnston Oil on Board Magazine Illustration P1037

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Robert E Johnston 1885-1933. Little is known about this creative magazine illustrator/painter of the golden age of magazine illustration. This one dated 1930 and titled on the back "Americans All.." We're guessing this is from a tale of old California, set in the 1850s. ' "What do you know about him anyway?" Christopher was rudely ...

19th Century Spanish Peasants Oil On Canvas P1038

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Superb, utterly romantic, unsigned, bearing evidence of a long-ago sale through Christie's, and in its original British frame (Newcomb's don't you know old chap), this ferociously charming genre painting of damnably attractive peasants celebrating life among their chalk cave dwellings overlooking, say, Seville, could not be more Victorian. It must have sold immediately before the ...

Robert Wright Brockville House Midsummer 1930s Oil on Board P1040

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A cherished local artist who painted in Brockville, Ontario on Blockhouse Island in the first half of the twentieth century, Robert Wright created a quietly gorgeous body of work commemorating this historic town. His is a very distinctive gift: the painting gains in power with every viewing. Price on request. Brockville, formerly Elizabethtown, is a city in ...

The Smokers Oil on Tin probably 19th Century P1041

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It sure feels like the real deal: a 16th century scene of two smokers loading their pipes. If not, and it's probably not,  it's a very old copy, 19th century. Is it Dutch?  Dutch school. And these were very popular in the 19th century. As was the oil on tin technique. And the 16th century ...

Willa Smith (1913-2000) San Diego Waterfront by Old Ferry Landing Near Fish Market Oil on Board P1043

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Ever vanishing California: a great glimpse of a working harbor before real estate and prettification covered it all up. A painter whose eye is drawn to the way things are. Very skillful end-of-day painting. A large navy ship is in the distance, the city and the vast California landscape behind, but all we care about ...

Lawrence Murphy “Horses” Litho P1010

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Lawrence Murphy signed lithograph of horses and riders. Matte frame is 16.5w x 15h, image itself is 11"w x 8"h. Price on request. Born in Denver in 1872, Lawrence Murphy grew up as the son of a wealthy banker who disinherited him after he chose an art career.  So he went to Paris -- where he studied ...

“The Sisters of Saint Marina” in the style of the artist Julio Romero de Torres P998

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Beautiful rendition of "The Sisters of Saint Marina," original painted in 1915. (this artist unknown) Oil on Canvas laid down on board, 29w x 40h image, with frame 35w x 45h. Two smiling sisters, playful but sensuous, inviting. The original artist, Julio Romero de Torres (1874-1930) was one of the most famous Spanish artists of what ...

Ejnar Hansen Portrait of General James H. Doolittle (1940s) Oil on Canvas P993

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Ejnar Hansen portrait of General Jimmy Doolittle, 29.5"x x 35"h in frame, Image is 24"w x 30"h. American aviator and army general Jimmy Doolittle led an air raid on Tokyo and other Japanese cities four months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. If there is a crown jewel to Jimmy Doolittle's legendary career it would be ...

Knights of King Arthur Spectacular, Oil Painting on Canvas (1920s) P994

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At Early California Antiques we have learned to read all the influences that came together in the last century to create that California style (so many in fact that it sometimes makes us dizzy: Spanish Colonial, Spanish Revival, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, China, Japan, Hollywood, the Wild West...), but there is one ...