Last Sunday I visited the annual Winter Antiques Show on its final day. There were so many things to see but I was especially drawn to several of the oil on canvas works that were on display. Below are photos of the paintings I thought were particularly beautiful. I wish I could have taken one of them home! Sadly, I have fine art taste on a flea market budget! Enjoy the photos!
This beautiful girl caught my eye. She was a Burmese dancer who was “bored to tears” and decided to sit for English painter Sir Gerald Kelly after much persuasion. The work is titled “Portrait of Sao Ohn Nyunt” and is from the Martyn Gregory gallery in London. Circa 1931. Est $152,000
“Phoebe Maynor” is the title of this painting by American artist Barnard Lintott. I wished I could have learned more about the woman in the painting who I found so intriguing. From Taylor B. Williams antiques in Harbert, Michigan. Circa 1910. Est $48,000
“Turkish Water Seller” by American painter Francis Davis Millet. Another intriguing subject and I loved all of the painting’s rich, dark colors. Millet was one of the few American painters who mastered Orientalism. An interesting fact about Millet is that he died in the Titanic. Available at the John Alexander LTD gallery in Philadelphia. Circa 1874 Est $495,00.
So being the magazine hoarder that I am I went digging through old issues and lo and behold I found it! A clip from the July ’07 issue shows the painting hanging in the Malibu beach house of a Hollywood power couple decorated by Madeline Stuart. I love it when I’m right!