Original Oil on Canvas
Russian Winter Landscape with Troika
Russian Empire, Ca. 1860
Height: 4 3/4 inches Width: 6 1/2 inches
This miniature oil on canvas painting of a typically Russian genre scene, in which riders in sleigh pulled by three horses and driven by a coachman, drive through the snow-covered road past the village church, was painted in the mid-19th century by a well-listed Russian painter Seraphim Moros ("Moroz" - in Russian; dates of birth and death are unknown; active artistic period: ca. 1850 - ca. 1880). Known for his depictions of genre scenes, Seraphim Moros was one of the first Russian artists-travelers who visited the continent of Australia, and created there three artistically and historically significant works of that period: "Kangaroo hunt", "An emu hunt" and "A view after the hunt".
Sailing Ships in Distress
A Pair of Seascapes - England, Ca. 1800 - 1825
Height: 14 inches Width: 23 1/2 inches
This pair of oil on canvas dramatic seascapes is dated to ca. 1800 - 1825. Finely painted in the best traditions of the English Romanticism, they are signed by the same master illegibly. One of the paintings depicts two men in a lifeboat on a background of a sailing boat, sinking in rough, stormy sea. The second painting shows a sailing boat in flames, a huge column of smoke rises above it. Both painting are in equally excellent antique condition and have period frames.
AUSTRIAN Mountain Village Landscape
Height: 8 1/2 inches Width: 12 1/2 inches
Made in the best traditions of the era of realism paintings of the second half of the 19th century, this beautiful Austrian mountain village landscape is rendered in oil on board, with the precision of a miniature painting. The painting pleases the viewer with high level of the artistry skills and very close attention to the smallest details. This cheerful landscape really gives the feeling of a fresh alpine air and convey the atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Signed: Poldine Schmidt-Chwala. Excellent condition, period frame.