A typical wonderful surrealist picture by the popular artist George Spiro. Signed both front and back with a dedication as a gift to a friend.
History.George was born in Poland in 1909 and moved to France in 1942. By the end of WWII he signed up with the French army and later became a citizen of France. In 1946, after his wife dies in a concentration camp, Spiro exhibits a dozen of his works in London. The success of the shows prompted Spiro to devote his life to art. In 1948, he exhibited in France for the first time where he received the ‘Young Artist Award’. He later showed in Bern, Germany and Cannes, France before travelling to the United States to exhibit art in 1950. Spiro died 1994.
A signed and dated oil on canvas dated 1907 by Charles Fouqueray. Titled ‘A busy dockside scene’.
HistoryHe studied at the Ecole des Beaux in Paris under Alexandre Cabanel and Fernand Cormon.
More commonly known for his small war pencil sketches and posters, this is one of his few large oil paintings he did.
This is a wonderful watercolour painting by acclaimed Worcestershire artist Henry Key. A lovely countryside scene of Cattle being fed by a lady. Dates to c1890. Measures 21" inches x 16.5" inches including frame. Painting in very good condition, original gilt gesso frame has a couple of knocks to it. Overall a lovely subject by a well known local artist.
These are a stunning Pair Chinese Watercolour on Silk Paintings of Emperor & Empress Fully Robed c1900. Quality is superb and wonderfully presented within their original bamboo frame, date to c1900. Condition is very good no damage. Each measures 20.5" inches high x 13" inches wide.