The thrills are alive: a noted sense of composition to the fore in a depiction that well reflects the lure of the thrilling pursuit defined as ‘Downhill’. The beautifully situated resort of Verbier, part of the unending success story of Swiss tourism, is the main attraction of Les Quatre Vallées and known as ‘the diamond of the Valasian Alps.’ Verbier’s proximity to Geneva makes it a popular weekend, all-year round destination. Exclusive and expensive, beloved of celebrities, Verbier’s sky-high
Ring Cycle: the ADAC 1000KM-rennen Nürburgring was held in May 1970, on the traditional Northern Loop (Nordschleife) of the Nürburgring, forever associated with the Grosser Preis von Deutschland. Although it turned out to be Porsche’s day when a Typ 908/03 took a first before the home crowd, the Englishman Mike Parkes, in a Ferrari 512S, produced in just three months by a team headed by Mauro Forghieri, finished fourth. Parkes was an ex-Ferrari development engineer and reserve driver, and by any
Speed matters: The French de luxe train, the Côte d’Azur Pullman Express ran from December 1929 until May 1939. Combining large images and bold text, posters advertising its services were a uniquely effective medium to celebrate the excitement of travel by fast train, and became fixtures on kiosks and in the railway stations of Europe, tempting the traveller to the glamour of the Côte d’Azur. During the Art Deco period travel posters underwent a remarkable transformation in design, with world-fa
An Interesting Watercolour and Brown Ink on Paper Anatomical Study of Five Human Skulls Placed upon a Table with a Book and a Figure of a Skeleton behind Signed and dated ‘J Constable 1845’ to bottom right and to the left ‘To Dr Shaw with Jn Constables Complts’ Later re-inscribed in ink over original watercolour Circa 1845
The Stone Wall by Snaffles A good signed Snaffles Hunting print ‘The Stone Wall’. The Snaffles hand coloured lithograph depicts a huntsman with the hounds in the foreground, in the background there is a wall being jumped by two riders and the remarque in the bottom right hand corner is of a fox climbing over a wall. The print has been nicely framed in a new black frame. The title of the art work is ‘The Stone Wall’ with the caption ‘Solid and tall was the raspin wall, (Gordon)’. Published March
'Natural Wonder': Illustrated here is one of Imperial Airways’ famous ‘Flying Boats’ drifting towards South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, with the iconic Table Mountain dominating the sunset over Cape Town. The main feature of this prominent landmark is the level plateau approximately 2 miles from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs. The cliffs of the main plateau are split by Platteklip Gorge ('Flat Stone Gorge'), which provides an easy and direct ascent to the summit and was the route taken by
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss 1901-1966- Untitled, 1961; fifteen lithographs on wove, mostly the cover of Derriere Le Miroir No.127, each sheet loose but two double pages, each sheet overall 38 x 28.5cm (unframed)(15)
Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In full red calf leather binding. Raised banding, gilt decorations and lettering to spine. Gilt paneled boards with school crest to front ?Oxford High School.? Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good near fine condition. Some very minor handling marks and some slight darkening to boards. Edges free from rubbing. Bookplate to front ?F. O. Greening, Oxford High School, 1898.? A couple of minor foxing spots to endpapers, some spots to tissue guards and one mi
This set of 4 Company School gouache on mica paintings are from a series produced to illustrate the different forms of travel in India. Two of the pictures each show a camel loaded with equipment to make a camp. The other two each show an elephant carrying a howdah in which sits a maharajah with an attendant with fly whisk behind. A mahut sits in front. Two further attendants or guards walk in front of the elephant. Mounted and framed. Probably from Benares. Circa 1860.
A little girl skipping and a boy flying his kite in the breeze form idyllic parts of our collective memory. This piece from highly acclaimed Scottish artist Ruth Addinall taps the subconscious and makes the heart sing with old but seldom remembered memories. Just beautiful. Signed, oil on canvas. Contemporary Oil Painting Figurative Figurative Contemporary British Faces & Figures Gallery Favourites
‘Interior with flowers’ c.1940 Oil on panel, signed lower right Holzman was born in 1907 in Ukrane. He immigrated with his family to Palestine from Vienna in 1922 and settled in Tel Aviv. He began working as a decorator with his father. In 1926, Holzman began private art lessons under Yitshak Frenkel in his studio at the Histadrut Art School.
Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA, British 1887-1976- Man Looking Out To Sea; offset lithograph in colours, no. 434 from the edition of 850, published by the Adam Collection in 1973, image 35x24cm (framed)(ARR)
Jakob Nussbaum, German 1873-1941- Tree-lined avenue, 1917; lithograph on wove, signed and dated 25 in pencil, signed and dated 17 in the plate, inscribed verso in pencil, sheet 25 x 33.5cm; together with thirteen other lithographs on wove by the same artist, one signed and dated 25 and inscribed verso in pencil, depicting cityscape and landscape views, largest sheet 30.8 x 23.4cm (unframed) (14)