Paintings and Drawings (71)

1.

c1725
Painting: A mojie portrait of the Poet Kakinomoto no-Hitomaru with one of his Poems (making up the poets body) (click here to see another example of the subject)
Media: ink on paper; hanging scroll
Artist: Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768)
Authentication: by Stephen Addiss, Department of Art, University of Richmond, 1998 (have letter)
Translation: (by Stephen Addis) "The figure is actually made up of calligraphy, spelling out the classic waka poem y Hitomaru:
Dim and distant
in the morning mists
of Akashi Bay
a boat disappears behind an island
and my thoughts with it.
"

Dimensions: 49.5" x 26.25"
Conditon: Some wear to the paper

Note: Hakuin made some other versions of this painting. They were used as charms against fire from a play on the poet's name. One is in the collection of the Emperor. Click here for a discussion of this type of painting.

Hitomaru was an 8th Century poet considered to be a god of poetry by many people.

Hakuin was one of the most famous Japanese Zen Masters who, for a period created paintings. Click here for more information on Hakuin.

2.

c1790
Subject: 8 (of 16) Rakan-zu (Disciples) of Buddha (first of the pair)
Media: ink on silk embedded in hanging scroll
Artist: Bokko (Sumei) Buzen (1733-1806)
Country: Japan
Period: Edo

Dimensions of scroll: ~75" x ~22"
Condition: Excellent

Regarding the Artist: "Originally a sailor from the merchant city of Osaka, Buzen took up sculpting, then painting, studying the later under Kano school master Tsukioka Settei (1709-1786). In landscapes he was later heavily influenced by the work of Ike-no-Taiga, however painted in a wide range of styles, clinging to no certain school. A free style artist (jiyu gakka) from long before the term was coined." (from dealer's website)

Click here to see the Sumei Buzens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Regarding the 16 Rakan-zu, please click here.

3.

c1790
Subject: 8 (of 16) Rakan-zu (Disciples) of Buddha (first of the pair)
Media: ink on silk embedded in hanging scroll
Artist: Bokko (Sumei) Buzen (1733-1806)
Country: Japan
Period: Edo

Dimensions of scroll: ~75" x ~22"
Condition: Excellent

Regarding the Artist: "Originally a sailor from the merchant city of Osaka, Buzen took up sculpting, then painting, studying the later under Kano school master Tsukioka Settei (1709-1786). In landscapes he was later heavily influenced by the work of Ike-no-Taiga, however painted in a wide range of styles, clinging to no certain school. A free style artist (jiyu gakka) from long before the term was coined." (from dealer's website)

Click here to see the Sumei Buzens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Regarding the 16 Rakan-zu, please click here.

4.

c18th Century
Object: Persian Miniature leaf of a Sleeping Warrior with Calligraphy
Media: paint and ink on parchment (?)
Artist: unknown to me
From: the Book of Persian Kings (Shahnameh) by Firdusi (Ferdowsi c977-1010)
Provenance: purchased in Los Angeles, California, c1980's


Dimensions of frame: 17" x 12"
Condition: Very Good
Framed

For details, click here.

5.

c1960's
Subject: Adam(?) and Snake and Sun
Media: oil on ?
Artist: unknown
Provenance: purchased in Holland as by a student of Karel Appel

Dimensions of frame: 25" x 25"
Condition: nicks to frame
Framed

6.

c2000
Subject: an Apple
Media: oil on canvas
Artist: Richard Hall (1937-2002), (tenured professor at Pratt Institute) and professional artist)
Provenance: gift of the artist

Dimensions: 4" x 4"
Condtion: Fine
Unframed

7.

c2000
Subject: Two Ladies and a Cross
Media: pencil and pastel on paper
Artist: not given
Place: Normandy, Northern France

Dimensions: 5" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

8.

Date: not known
Subject: California(?) landscape
Media: watercolor
Artist: Joseph Weisman (1907-1994)
Place: California, U.S.
Provenance: from artist's wife who was a relative, in the 1990's

Dimensions: 13.5" x 15.5" (of frame)
Condition: Fine
Framed

A California regionalist, click here for more information about Joseph Weisman

9.

c. mid-19th Century
Subject: large Landsape with Mountain and River and Sail Boats
Media: not clear — either watercolor or hand colored engraving
Artist: not given

Dimensions of frame: 42.5" x 34.5"
Condition: Good except some tears and scuffing in cloth of frame
Framed

10.

c. mid-19th Century
Subject: Landscape (apparently European) of Village and People and River and Snow-capped Mountains
Media: unclear — either watercolor or hand colored engraving
Artist: not given

Dimensions of frame: 36" x 11"
Condition: cloth on frame is damp stained, engraving Very Good
Framed

11.

c1900
Subject: Dressed up Ladey with Walking Stick and basket
Media: unclear
Artist: not given
Country: not known

Dimensions of frame: 26"H x 16"W
Condition: Red paint mostly gone from frame
Framed

12.

2008
Title: San Miguel Arcangel (St Michael the Archangel)
Media: acrylic on masonite board
Artist: Lucas Lorenzo
Place: Xalitla, the state of Guerrero, Mexico

Dimensions: 12"H x 7.75"
Condtion: Fine
Unframed

For a discussion of Lucas Lorenzo and his family, please click here.

13.

2008
Title: San Patricio (St. Patrick)
Media: acrylic on masonite board
Artist: Nicolas Lorenzo
Place: Xalitla, the state of Guerrero, Mexico

Dimensions: 12"H x 7.75"
Condtion: Fine
Unframed

For a discussion of Lucas Lorenzo and his family, please click here.

14.

2008
Title: San Miguel Arcangel (St. Michael the Archangel)
Media: acrylic on masonite board
Artist: Jesus Lorenzo
Place: Xalitla, the state of Guerrero, Mexico

Dimensions: 12"H x 7.75"
Condtion: Fine
Unframed

For a discussion of Lucas Lorenzo and his family, please click here.

15. 2008
Title: San Jorge (St. George)
Media: acrylic on masonite board
Artist: Aureliano Lorenzo
Place: Xalitla, the state of Guerrero, Mexico

Dimensions: 12"H x 7.75"
Condtion: Fine
Unframed

For a discussion of Lucas Lorenzo and his family, please click here.

16.

2008
Title: Adan y Eva (Adam and Eve)
Media: acrylic on masonite board
Artist: not given

Dimensions: 15.75"H x 11.75"
Condition: Good but there is a 1/4" piece of paint chipped off in bottom right corner and a spot in the upper right corner
Unframed

17.

2008
Title: Jonah and the Whale
Media: watercolor
Artist (signed): Christine Kesara Dennett
Date (on back): 4-28-2008
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 14" x 10"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Here is a link to the artist's site.

18.

2008
Tite: Nativity
Media: watercolor
Artist (signed): Christine Kesara Dennett
Date (on back): 3-11-2008
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 14" x 10"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Here is a link to the artist's site.

19.

2008
Title: Creation of Eve
Media: watercolor
Artist (signed): Cat Ramos
Date (on back): 1-13-2008
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 14" x 11"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

 

20.

2008
Subject: Biblical Family emerging from a Scroll with a Star in the Sky
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on a stiff, rough artist's Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 10-17-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

21.

2008
Subject: Scroll supporting a Bible in which is an Infant being viewed by his Mother
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on a stiff, rough artist's Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 10-13-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

22.

2008
Subject: Mother and Child with Candle in Hour Glass Emerging from a Bible
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on a stiff, rough artist's Paper, attached by artist to cardboard backing
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 10-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

23.

2008
Subject: Mother and Angel with Chained Hearts and a Star
Medium: Colored Pencil and on a stiff, rough artist's Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 10-24-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

24.

2008
Subject: Mother and Angel with Star coming out of the smoke from a Candle all Emerging from a Bible
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on a stiff, rough artist's Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 10-24-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

25.

2008
Subject: John, the Evangelist, with his Eagle
Medium: Pencil and Ink on stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-14-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 11"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

26.

2008
Subject: Mother and Child with Roses in different stages of Development (buds to full bloom)
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on a stiff, rough artist's Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-23-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

27.

2008
Subject: Mark, the Evangelist, with his Lion
Medium: Pencil and Ink on Canvas
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-11-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

28.

2008
Subject: Luke, the Evangelist, with his Bull
Medium: Pencil and Ink on stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-17-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

29.

2008
Subject: Matthew, the Evangelist, with his Angel
Medium: Pencil and Ink on a stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-19-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

30.

2008
Subject: Daniel in the Lion's Den
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-23-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

31.

2008
Subject: Moses Coming Down Mt. Sinai carrying the Tablets of the Law
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-20-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

32.

2008
Subject: The Four Evangelists
Medium: Pencil and Ink on stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-20-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

33.

2008
Subject: Angels, Mother, Child, Hour Glass, and with Roses in different stages of Development (buds to full bloom) in Architectural Structure
Medium: Colored Pencil and Ink on stiff Paper
Artist (signed): Fred Lewis (1964-2012)
Date (on painting): 11-22-08
Place: Los Angeles, California

Dimensions: 17" x 14"
Condition: Pristine
Unframed

Fred Lewis was an AfroAmerican artist in Los Angeles.

34.

TAKEN

c1960's
Subject: View of Rome
Media: watercolor on paper
Artist (signed): R. Zita

Dimensions of frame: 20"L x 16"H
Condition: frame falling apart (so sold without frame) and two holes that are visible

 

35.

c1980's
Subject: Abstraction
Media: oil or acrylic on canvas
Artist (signed on back): P[auline] Falk, "9757 Rangview Dr. SA" [Santa Ana, CA]

Dimensions of frame: 32" x 29"
Condition: Good

Click here for an article about the artist

36. c1970's
Subject: Abstraction
Medium: oil or acrylic on canvas
Artist (signed on back): "Morrel, 124 Thompson, NY, NYC"

Dimensions: 21" x 16"
Condition: loss of paint at bottom center patch
37.

SOLD

c1950
Title (typewritten on back): Storm over Southampton From Redbridge, No. 3, 138
Medium: oil on canvas
Signed: Peter L. Folkes (b. 1923)

Dimensions of frame: 25" x 21.5"
Condition: Good

For works by this artist (including No. 1 of this series), please click here.

38.

Date: unclear
Subject: naive folk rendition of a Group of Women by a River
Medium: oil on canvas
Artist: not given


Dimensions of frame: 20" x 17"
Condition: Good

39.

1957 (on painting)
Subject: Herding of Sheep and a Cow
Media: oil on canvas
Artist (signed): M. L. Bonney

Dimensions of frame: 18" x 14"
Condition: Good

40.

TAKEN

Contemporary
Subject: Noah's Ark, Rainbow, etc. (folk rendition)
Material: oil or acyrlic on canvas
Artist (signed): J. Donquerte

Dimensions: 21.5"W x 15"H
Condition: Good
No Frame

41.

c2010
Subject: a Rabbi
Medium: oil on canvas
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 24" x 17.5"
Condition: Fine
Unframed

42. c2013
Subject: Male and Female as Equals
Medium: mostly natural pigments in oils on masonite panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 12" x 12"
Condition: Fine
Unframed
43. 2015
Subject: Father
Medium: natural pigments in oil on wood panel; gold nugget
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~5" x 5"
Condition: Fine
Unframed
44. 2015
Subject: Death and Resurrection
Medium: natural pigments in oil on wood panel; gold nugget
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~7" x 7"
Condition: Fine
Unframed
45. c1980's
Subject: Islamic scene
Medium: oil on canvas
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions for frame: 30" x 24"
Condition: Very Good
Framed
46.

c1970
Subject: Man Gazing into Flower
Media: pencil on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions of frame: 14.75" x 11.75"
Condition: faded
Framed

47.

2015
Subject: Creation
Media: natural pigments in various oils on wood panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions of frame: 7" x 6"
Condition: Fine
Framed

48.

2015
Title: A leads to B, but there is a lot in between
Media: oil on wood panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions of frame: 11" x 9.5"
Condition: Fine
Framed

49.

2015
Title: Gold Nuggets are Objects
Media: natural pigments in various oils on panel with gold nuggets, silver, copper, Mesopotamian clay beads, malachite beads, coral beads, etc.
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions
Frame: 6.5" x 6.5"
Painting: 5.5" x 5.5"
Condition: Fine
Framed

50.

c1985
Title: Creation
Media: oil on wood panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 4" x 5" (at biggest dimensions)
Condition: Good
Unframed

51. 2015
Subject: Portrait of a Man
Media: natural pigments in various oils on a stiff paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 6" x 4.5"
Condition: Fine
Unframed
52.

c1962
Subject: Minoan Ruin
Media: oil on wood panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 7.25" x 5.5"
Condition: some discoloration of paint
Unframed

53.

2016
Subject: Test 2
Media: natural pigments in various oils on bamboo panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 7.5" x 5"
Condition: Fine
Unframed

54.

TAKEN

2016
Subject: Sun and Tree and Ocean and Mountain
Media: natural pigments in various oils on mahogany panel
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 7" x 9"
Condition: Fine
Unframed

55.

2015
Subject: Abstract 1
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimesnions: 5.5" x 4.5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

56.

2015
Subject: Abstract 2
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 7" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

57.

2015
Subject: Abstract 3
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 6" x 4.5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

58.

2015
Subject: Abstract 4
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 5.5" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

59.

2015
Subject: Abstract 5
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

60.

2015
Subject: Abstract 6
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 6.25" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

61.

2015
Subject: a Man
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 7" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

62.

2015
Subject: a City at Night
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

63.

2015
Subject: Trees in Moonlight
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 6" x 5.25"
Condition: Good
Unframed

64.

2015
Subject: Moon Shadow 1
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 6" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

65.

2015
Subject: Moon Shadow 2
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 6" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

66.

2015
Subject: Real versus Dream
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 5.5" x 5"
Condition: Good
Unframed

67.

2015
Subject: Two Realities 1
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 4.5" diameter
Condition: Good
Unframed

68.

2015
Subject: Two Realities 2
Media: oil pastel on paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: 4.5" diameter
Condition: Good
Unframed

69.

2016
Title: Lady with Red Hair
Media: watercolors, natural pigments in water on watercolor paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~6" x 4"
Condition: Good
Unframed

70.

2016
Title: Lady with Orange
Media: watercolors, natural pigments in water on watercolor paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~6" x 4"
Condition: Good
Unframed

71.

2016
Title: The Moment of Death
Media: watercolors, natural pigments in water on watercolor paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~6" x 4"
Condition: Good but curling with some cracking of pigments
Unframed

72.

2016
Title: Abstract
Media: watercolors, natural pigments in water on watercolor paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~6" x 4"
Condition: Good but curling with some cracking of pigments
Unframed

73.

2016
Title: Red Tree
Media: watercolors, natural pigments in water on watercolor paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~6" x 4"
Condition: Good but curling with some cracking of pigments
Unframed

74.

2016
Title: Paranoia
Media: watercolors, natural pigments in water on watercolor paper
Artist: Thomas R. Hersh

Dimensions: ~6" x 4"
Condition: Good
Unframed