Objects "The Woodshed Gallery"
American School, Artist Unknown: This formal portrait of a woman is from the early 1800's, and is installed in a rare hand-carved wooden frame. (All the details are carved in low relief -- you can see rough chisel marks) The woman is posed reading a letter with a magnifying glass. The glass has a long gold chain. Everything about this woman, from the bonnet to the mourning dress and the sofa she is sitting on, indicates her status as wealthy matron. The painting is unsigned, as many early American portraits are, and the sitter is unidentified.Read more
LePage: Trophys of the Hunt with George Goulet Champaigne and Ewer, signed LePage and dated (18)84. Oil on canvas, installed in a hand-carved gilt wooden frame c.1900. Note: There is evidence in the tacking margins that the strainer is not original to the canvas; The strainer is American-made with copyright 1885 (a year after the date on the painting); The size is not standard to American paintings of the period. This leads to the conclusion that the painting is of European origin, shipped to the USA rolled and later framed. The creation of the painting was in the year that Jules Bastien-Lepage died, but the signature does not match his known markings. The high quality of the painting indicates that it was created by an artist of training and stature, but at present no records have been found to determine the identity of LePage.Read more
Betty Elliott: This large oil on canvas marine painting shows the red roofs of buildings on the New England shore. The scene is reminiscent of light house keeper's buildings in Maine, and could be from Portland. The painting is framed in a deep-coved wooden 1960's frame which has been painted gold. Canvas size is 24"x30" The frame size is 29" x35" x3.5" deep. Betty Elliott is an artist from Needham, Massachusetts, who was an active painter during the 1960's. At that time she was a teen and young adult. Unfortunately she either stopped painting or had a name change which has made it very difficult to find further information on her career. By the strength of this painting, it is evident that she had good training and became quite proficient. We are hoping that more information about Ms. Elliott surfaces in the near future! The frame shows some dings, but is freshly painted. The canvas is in good, clean condition.Read more
Margaret Morgan Wolfe (d.2014): 1955 Desert Landscape, oil on illustration board, signed and dated on the back "MMW" and identified "Travels Collection" Image size 9" x 12" Frame size 12" x 15" Good condition, new frame.Read more
Charles Louis Verboeckhoven (Belgian, 1802-1884): Marine Scene With Masted Fishing Vessels. Oil on academy board, framed. Signed Louis Verboeckhoven lower right Panel size: 7"x10.5"/Frame size 12.5"x16" Condition: Yellowed varnish, grime, old retouching.Read more