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European Paintings & Fine Art

For many years, Neal Auction Company has sold fine English and Continental pictures to discerning buyers around the world. Our ability to properly promote and sell European paintings is demonstrated by our successes illustrated below. All of our primary auctions are advertised in London and frequently in France or Germany as well.

Eugene von Blaas (Austrian, 1843-1931), "The Flirtation", oil on panel, signed and dated "1889" lower right, 32 in. x 20 3/8 in., in the original frame under glass.  RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR A FINE ART OR ANTIQUE OBJECT IN LOUISIANA.
Sold on June 3, 2000 for $484,000, A RECORD PRICE AT AUCTION FOR A FINE ART OR ANTIQUE OBJECT SOLD IN LOUISIANA AT THAT TIME.
Jan Lievens the Elder (Dutch, 1607-1674), "A Military Commander, perhaps Friedrich Wilhelm, the Great Elector of Brandenburg", c. 1654/1664, oil on canvas, unsigned, 47 in. x 39 in., in a fine antique giltwood frame, the reverse of the top rail bearing a vintage label of Thomas Agnew & Son, Bond Street, London.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $152,000.00
“The Cat Nap” by Luigi Bechi (Italian, 1830-1919) Sold for $94,875.00 on October 4, 2003
François Auguste Biard (French, 1798-1882), "A Carnival Scene", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 36 in. x 47 in., in a period giltwood frame.
Sold on December 1, 2007 for $73,500.00
Rubens Santoro (Italian, 1859-1942), "Sortie de L’Eglise, Venise," oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled on label on stretcher, 19 in. x 14 in.
Sold on June 5, 1999 for $63,250.

Rufin Gavrilovich Sudkovsky (Ukrainian, 1850‑1885), "Farmer's Cottage on River Bank", oil on canvas, signed in red in Cyrillic lower right, 48 3/4 in. x 70 3/4 in., period frame with brass artist plaque. Sold for $61,000.00 on May 6, 2016.

Gerard Portielje (Belgian, 1856-1929) “The Soup Taster”, 1881, oil on canvas, signed, dated and inscribed “Antwerp” lower left, inscription by artist attached verso, “The under-signed declares that this picture has been painted by himself to the order of Mr. D’Huyvetter, Jr. from Antwerp. Artist signature, 14/3/1881”, 17 in. x 24 in., in an antique frame. Sold on February 19, 2005 for $58,580.
Edouard Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969), “Parisian Street Scene”, oil on canvas, signed lower right, International Galleries, Chicago label en verso, 15 in. x 18 in.
Sold on December 4th, 2004 for $49,450.00.
Jean Carolus (Belgian, 1814-1897), "The Betrothal", oil on canvas, signed and inscribed "Bruxelles 1870" lower left, bears label from M. Newman, Ltd. of London on stretcher, 32 in. x 41 in.
Sold on October 2, 1999 for $48,400.00

Roman or Neapolitan School, c. 1670s-c. 1690s, "A Pair of Architectural Fantasies: Arcaded Pavilions and Ruins, with a Triumph of David and an Antique Procession", Oils on canvas, unsigned, each 39 ¼ in. x 50 in., in modern frames.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $48,000.00
Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877), "A Beach Scene", oil on canvas, signed and dated "'65" and inscribed "A mon ami Nodler" at lower left, 19 1/4 in. x 25 1/2 in., framed.
Sold on April 18, 2009 for $45,600.

Italian School, second half of the 17th c., in the Style of the Bamboccianti, "An Extensive Landscape with Travelers and Ships", oil on canvas, unsigned, with an "Ernst Alden, Framemaker, London" label en verso, 24 1/4 in. x 38 7/8 in., in a later carved, gessoed and giltwood frame. Sold for $44,812.50 on January 30th, 2010.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1895), "Souvenir de Saint Servan", oil on canvas, signed lower left, remnants of old exhibition labels en verso, 10 3/4 in. x 16 1/4 in., framed.
Sold on April 18, 2009 for $44,650.
Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen (German, 1813-1886), "Interior Scene with Mother and Children", oil on panel, signed and dated "Berlin 1879", 8 in. x 5 ¾ in.
Sold on June 14, 1997 for $44,000.
Tito Conti (Italian, 1842-1924), "Agreeable Tidings" , oil on canvas, signed lower right, 22 in. x 15 in., antique giltwood and gesso frame.
Sold on December 4, 1999 for $42,900.
Edouard-Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969) “La Madeleine”, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 18 in. x 22 in., accompanied by original invoice dated August 3, 1964 from Chappell’s Gallery, Pasadena, California. Sold on February 19, 2005 for $41,125.
Eduoardo Ettore Forti (Italian, d. 1897), "The Rug Seller", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 23 3/8 in. x 39 ½ in.
Sold on April 13, 2002 for $40,250
Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (Dutch, 1824-1903), "Beach at Scheveningen", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 24 ½ in. x 21 1/8 in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $39,100.
Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta (Spanish, 1841-1920), "Young Lady with a Mask and Glass of Absinthe", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 35 in. x 27 in.
Sold on December 8, 2001 for $35,000.

Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969), "Place de la Republique", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 18 in. x 21 1/2 in., framed; together with a letter of authentication from Mr. David Klein. Sold for $34,655.00 on June 25th, 2011

Jacob Henricus Maris (Dutch, 1837-1899), "La Jeune Italienne a la Fontaine", oil on cradled panel, signed and dated "67" lower left, 18 in. x 13 in., in a fine antique rococo-style giltwood and gessoed frame.
Sold on October 2, 1999 for $34,100.
Benno Raffael Adam (German, 1812-1892), "Foxhounds after the Hunt", oil on canvas, signed and dated "1861" lower left, 24 in. x 32 ½ in.
Sold on October 7, 2000 for $33,000.

Continental School, mid-19th c., "Idyllic Italian Landscape", a companion pair of panoramic oils on canvas, in period giltwood frames, 33 in. x 60 in. each.
Sold on December 4, 1999 for $31,900.

Adolphe Yvon (French, 1817-1893), "Prisoner's Escort, A Scene from the Crimean War", 1855, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, 43 1/2 in. x 66 3/4 in. Sold for $28,680.00 on April 21st, 2012.

Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969), "Parisian Street Scene", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 13 in. x 18 in., framed. Sold for $28,200.00 on September 12th, 2009.

Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969), "Place St. Michel en Hiver", oil on canvas, sold on April 16th, 2005 for $28,200.00.
Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916) “Le Bois de la Tremellerie á Saint-Prive (Yonne)”, 1890, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, 21 5/8 in. x 17 in., Henry Schultheis Company, NY label frame verso, in an antique giltwood frame. To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Anne Burdin-Hellebranth. Sold on February 19, 2005 for $27,025.
Emil Brack (German, 1860-1905), “The Discussion”, oil on canvas, signed, 29 1/2 in. x 37 1/2 in., in a period giltwood frame; discovered in a private estate in New Orleans
Sold on October 2nd, 2004 for $27,000.00
Joaquim Miró-Argenter (Spanish, 1849-1914), "Sitges", oil on canvas, signed and titled lower right, 24 in. x 35 in.
Sold on December 1, 2007 for $26,450.00, THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE EVER ACHIEVED FOR A WORK BY THE ARTIST AT ITS TIME OF AUCTION.

Édouard Cortès (French, 1882-1969), "Place de la Madeleine", c. 1959, oil on canvas, signed lower left, titled on "William A. Findlay, Chicago" label en verso, 13 1/4 in. x 18 1/4 in., framed.  Sold for $25,620.00 on January 31, 2015.

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758-1823), "Portrait of Mlle. Rey de Morande," pastel on linen, unsigned, label reading "Wildenstein Arte S.A., Florida 914, Buenos Aires," with artist name, title, medium, and size en verso, 19 1/2 in. x 15 1/4 in., in a period gilt frame with artist's plaque.
Sold on April 18, 2009 for $24,500.00

Édouard Cortès (French, 1882-1969), "Rue Madeleine", c. 1959, oil on canvas, signed lower right, titled on "William A. Findlay, Chicago de la Madeleine" in red paint en verso of canvas, 13 1/4 in. x 18 1/4 in., framed.  Sold for $23,900.00 on January 31, 2015.

Eugen von Blaas (Austrian, 1843-1932), "Venetian Beauty on a Balcony", 1876, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, 35 1/4 in. x 25 1/4 in., framed. Sold for $23,900.00 on September 13, 2014.

Flemish School, early 17th c., "Portrait of a Noblewoman of the Habsburg Court," probably Cornelis van der Voort, oil on canvas, unsigned, "Galerie de San Donato" stamp en verso, script "Van der Voort" inscription en verso on stretcher, 47 in. x 34 in., in a gilt and gessoed wood frame Sold for $23,500.00 on April 18th, 2009.

Georges-Jules Victor Clairin (French, 1843-1919), "A Fashionable Company in Renaissance Dress, on a Garden Terrace", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 39 1/4 in. x 55 1/4 in., in a fine antique acanthus carved giltwood frame, with artist's plaque.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $23,500.00
“A Lush Wooded Landscape with Distant Deer” Carl Frederic Aagaard (Danish 1833-1895) Sold for $23,000.00 on October 4, 2003
Baldmero Galofre y Gimenez (Spanish, 1849-1902), "Arabian Battle Scene", oil on panel, signed "B. Galofre" lower right, 8 3/8 in. x 14 3/8 in.
Sold on June 2, 2001 for $23,000.

Spanish Colonial School, 18th c., "The Trinity", oil on canvas, 67 1/2 in. x 54 in., in an elaborate silver frame. Sold for $22,325.00 on April 18th, 2009.

Henri Houben (Belgian, 1858-1931), “Aphrodite Presenting a Rose to Cupid”
Sold on February 7th, 2004 for $21,850.00
Anton Mauve (Dutch, 1838-1888), "Landscape with Shepherd", watercolor, sold on April 16th, 2005 for $22,912.50.

Edgar Degas (French, 1834 1917), "Italian Woman (Femme Accoudée)", c. 1856 1859, graphite on paper, stamped Degas signature lower left, 9 1/2 in. x 6 1/4 in., framed; accompanied by photocopies of the 1919 Estate of the Artist sale catalogue (Atelier Degas). Sold for $22,107.00 on June 27, 2015.

Jean Lambert-Rucki (Polish/French, 1888-1967), "La Visite", oil on artist's board, signed and dated "1927" upper left, inscribed "Atelier Lamberte-Rucki" and titled en verso, 25 1/2 in. x 19 3/4 in., fabric matted, in a silvered cove molded wood frame. Sold for $21,737.50 on July 12th, 2008

Fabbio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946), "The Intruder", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 27 in. x 19 ¼ in.
Sold on October 13, 2001 for $21,700.

Flemish School, early 17th c., "Portrait of Albert VII, Archduke of Austria," probably Cornelis van der Voort, oil on canvas, unsigned, "Galerie de San Donato" stamp en verso, 47 in. x 34 in., in a gilt and gessoed wood frame Sold for $21,150.00 on April 18th, 2009.

Albert Lynch (Peruvian/Paris, 1851-1902), "Portrait in Auburn and Chinese Red", oil on canvas, signed upper left, 29 in. x 23 3/4 in., original gilt frame.  Sold for $20,900.00 on June 28, 2014.

Paul Desire Trouillebert (French, 1829-1900), “Au Bord de la Riviere”, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 19 _ in. x 24 1/8 in.
Sold on April 5, 2003 for $20,700.
Rudolf Levy (German, 1875-1944), "Beyond the Red Fields", oil on canvas, signed "R. Levy" lower right, 18 in. x 24 in., in a cove-molded frame.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $20,562.00

Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969), "Arc de Triomphe", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 15 in. x 18 in., in a gilt and gessoed wood frame; together with a letter of authentication from Mr. David Klein. Sold for $20,315.00 on January 30th, 2010.

Eugene Galien-Laloue (French, 1854-1941), "Twilight Near the Hôtel De Ville, Paris", watercolor and gouache on paper, signed lower left, sight 7 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in., in a carved giltwood frame. Sold for $19,975.00 on April 18th, 2009.

A Suite of Four Rococo Monochrome Overdoors, "Putto Personifications of Comedy and Tragedy, with Lyric and Melodic Music", mid-18th c., oils on canvas, each 28 in. x 43 1/2 in., later frames. Sold for $19,120.00 on February 23rd, 2013.

Francesco Ballesio (Italian, 1860-1923), "Preparing for the Dance", watercolor, signed lower left, pencil-titled en verso, Inscribed "Roma"; sight 29 in. x 21 in., in a carved, gessoed and giltwood frame. Sold for $19,120.00 on July 17th, 2010.

Hans Dahl (Norwegian, 1849-1937), "Summer in the Mountains", oil on canvas, signed, 39 1/8 x 26 in., in a contemporary giltwood frame
Sold on July 31st, 2004 for $17,825.00
Marcel Dreyfus Dyf (French, 1899-1985), "Fille Lisant", oil on canvas, signed lower right, titled and signed en verso, 18 in. x 21 ½ in.
Sold on October 12, 2001 for $16,100
Manuel Wssel (Spanish, 1833-1907), "A Spanish Courtyard", oil on canvas, signed and dated "’74" lower left, 31 ½ in. x 21 ½ in.
Sold on April 13, 2002 for $16,675.

Italian School, late 18th/early 19th c., "Classical Landscape with Ruins and Figures", oil on canvas, unsigned, 56 1/4 in. x 44 in., in an exceptional period carved giltwood frame, with bold egg and dart molding and fine acanthus leaves over polished gilt ovolo molding. Sold for $16,132.00 on February 12th, 2011

Hans Zatzka (as Joseph Bernard, Austrian, 1859-1945), "Titania", oil on cradled wood panel, signed lower left "J. Bernard", pencil-signed, titled and inscribed en verso, 20 3/4 in. x 10 1/4 in., in a modern frame. Sold for $15,535.00 on January 30th, 2010.

Gustave-Jean Jacquet (French, 1846-1909), "Portrait of an Elegant Lady in the Style of the 18th Century", oil on canvas, signed left center, 18 in. x 15 in., in an attractive giltwood frame, with label en verso of N. Mitchell Fine Art Gallery, London, and Christie's inscription.
Sold on October 6, 2007 for $15,275.00

Francesco Ballesio (Italian, 1860-1923), "At Rest", watercolor, signed upper right, pencil-titled en verso, Inscribed "Roma"; sight 14 1/2 in. x 21 in., in a carved, gessoed, and giltwood frame. Sold for $14,640.00 on July 17th, 2010.

Nicolai Ivanovich Vasilieff (Russian/American, 1892-1970), "Still Life with Fish", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 27 1/2 in. x 42 in., in a modern wood frame. Sold for $14,100.00 on February 23, 2008

Jean Baptiste Olive (French, 1848-1936), "Coastal Landscape on the Gulf of Marseilles", oil on canvas, signed "Olive" lower right, 14 7/8 in. x 19 1/2 in., in an attractive giltwood frame.
Sold on June 9, 2007 for $14,100.00
Italian 17th c., "Saint Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child", oil on canvas, 33 in. x 26 1/2 in., framed.
Sold on March 4, 2006 for $14,087.50

Etienne Adolph Piot (French, 1850-1910), "Late Night Visitor", oil on canvas, unsigned, 40 in. x 27 in., in a period gilt frame.
Sold on February 23, 2008 for $13,512.00

Seymour Millais Stone (Polish/American, b. 1877), "Portrait of Mrs. Joseph Lyons, nÈe Enid Burnell", oil on canvas, signed lower left, 77 in. x 41 in.
Sold on October 13, 2001 for $13,225.

Etienne Adolphe Piot (French, 1850-1910), "Ideal Head", oil on canvas, signed mid-right above figure's shoulder, titled on stretcher, and with a "La maquette/P. Richer/Rue de Rue/Paris/Couleurs Fines" stamp en verso of canvas, 18 1/4 in. x 15 in., in a gessoed and gilt washed frame. Sold for $13,145.00 on April 16th, 2011

Antonio Casanova y Estorach (Spanish, 1847-1896), "Double Entendre", oil on canvas, signed and dated "Paris, 1884" lower right, 9 ¾ in. x 13 in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $12,650.
Hermanus Koekkoek Sr. (Dutch, 1815-1882), "A Shipwreck off the Coast", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 14 5/8 in. x 22 3/4 in
Sold for $12,650.00 on June 7, 2003.

Attributed to Giuseppi Recco (Italian, 1634-1695), "Still Life of Flowers and Fruits in a Landscape", oil on canvas, unsigned, 48 1/2 in. x 61 1/2 in., framed. Sold for $12,300.00 on September 13, 2014.

Marc Chagall (French, born Russia, 1887-1985), “Pour Efrem”, 1971 and 1973, pastel crayon and ink on paper, inscribed to Efrem [Kurtz] and Elaine Shaffer, 12 7/8 in. x 19 in. (with former centerfold), unframed. Sold for $11,331.00 on May 3rd, 2008

French School, c. mid-1930s, a very fine pair of Art Deco collage drawings of Venus and Bacchus, watercolor, wash and gold foil on oxidized silver grounds, both pencil-signed “Pogody/E (?)”, each 13 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in., in ridged white-painted period frames bearing the stamp of “American Frame Company, Lake Park, Chicago” en verso and both inscribed on reverse of frames “Special Silver Foliage”
Sold on June 9, 2007 for $8,460.00

Leon Emile Caille (French, 1836-1907), "Mother's Pride", oil on panel, signed and dated "1868" lower left, 9 ½ in. x 7 ¼ in.
Sold on June 8, 2002 for $7,187.

Marc Chagall (French, born Russia, 1887-1985), “Self-Portrait Sketch”, signed and dated “30/8 1957”, ink on letter paper of Bürgenstock Hotels, Lucerne, Suisse, inscribed “Pour Elaine Shaffer (for Elaine Schaffer)”, 11 3/8 in. x 7 1/8 in., folded to 7 1/8 in. x 5 3/4 in., unframed. Sold for $5,400.00 on May 3rd, 2008

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