European Paintings & Fine Art

Eugene von Blaas (Austrian, 1843-1931), "The Flirtation", oil on panel,

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.

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.

Jan Lievens the Elder (Dutch, 1607-1674), "A Military Commander

Sold on February 23, 2008 for $152,000.00

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.

“The Cat Nap” by Luigi Bechi (Italian, 1830-1919)

Sold for $94,875.00 on October 4, 2003


François Auguste Biard (French, 1798-1882)

Sold on December 1, 2007 for $73,500.00

“A Carnival Scene”, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 36 in. x 47 in., in a period giltwood frame.

Rubens Santoro (Italian, 1859-1942), "Sortie de L’Eglise, Venise," oil on canvas

Sold on June 5, 1999 for $63,250.

signed lower left, titled on label on stretcher, 19 in. x 14 in.

Rufin Gavrilovich Sudkovsky (Ukrainian, 1850‑1885)

Sold for $61,000.00 on May 6, 2016.

“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.

Gerard Portielje (Belgian, 1856-1929)

Sold on February 19, 2005 for $58,580.

“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.

Edouard Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969), “Parisian Street Scene”

Sold on December 4th, 2004 for $49,450.00.

oil on canvas, signed lower right, International Galleries, Chicago label en verso, 15 in. x 18 in.

Jean Carolus (Belgian, 1814-1897), "The Betrothal", oil on canvas

Sold on October 2, 1999 for $48,400.00

signed and inscribed “Bruxelles 1870” lower left, bears label from M. Newman, Ltd. of London on stretcher, 32 in. x 41 in.

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"

Sold on February 23, 2008 for $48,000.00

Oils on canvas, unsigned, each 39 ¼ in. x 50 in., in modern frames.

Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877)

Sold on April 18, 2009 for $45,600.

“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.

Italian School, second half of the 17th c

Sold for $44,812.50 on January 30th, 2010

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.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1895)

Sold on April 18, 2009 for $44,650.

“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.

Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen (German, 1813-1886)

Sold on June 14, 1997 for $44,000.

“Interior Scene with Mother and Children”, oil on panel, signed and dated “Berlin 1879”, 8 in. x 5 ¾ in.

Tito Conti (Italian, 1842-1924), "Agreeable Tidings" , oil on canvas

Sold on December 4, 1999 for $42,900.

signed lower right, 22 in. x 15 in., antique giltwood and gesso frame.

Edouard-Léon Cortès (French, 1882-1969)

Sold on February 19, 2005 for $41,125.

“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.

Eduoardo Ettore Forti (Italian, d. 1897), "The Rug Seller"

Sold on April 13, 2002 for $40,250

oil on canvas, signed lower right, 23 3/8 in. x 39 ½ in.

Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (Dutch, 1824-1903), "Beach at Scheveningen"

Sold on June 8, 2002 for $39,100.

oil on canvas, signed lower right, 24 ½ in. x 21 1/8 in.

Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta (Spanish, 1841-1920), "Young Lady with a Mask and Glass of Absinthe",

Sold on December 8, 2001 for $35,000

oil on canvas, signed lower left, 35 in. x 27 in.

Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969),

Sold for $34,655.00 on June 25th, 2011

“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.

Jacob Henricus Maris (Dutch, 1837-1899), "La Jeune Italienne a la Fontaine", oil on cradled panel

Sold on October 2, 1999 for $34,100.

signed and dated “67” lower left, 18 in. x 13 in., in a fine antique rococo-style giltwood and gessoed frame.

Benno Raffael Adam (German, 1812-1892), "Foxhounds after the Hunt",

Sold on October 7, 2000 for $33,000.

oil on canvas, signed and dated “1861” lower left, 24 in. x 32 ½ in.

Continental School, mid-19th c., "Idyllic Italian Landscape",

Sold on December 4, 1999 for $31,900.

a companion pair of panoramic oils on canvas, in period giltwood frames, 33 in. x 60 in. each.

Adolphe Yvon (French, 1817-1893),

Sold for $28,680.00 on April 21st, 2012.

“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.

Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969),

Sold for $28,200.00 on September 12th, 2009.

“Parisian Street Scene”, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 13 in. x 18 in., framed.

Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969)

sold on April 16th, 2005 for $28,200.00

“Place St. Michel en Hiver”, oil on canvas

Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916)

Sold on February 19, 2005 for $27,025.

“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.

Emil Brack (German, 1860-1905), “The Discussion”

Sold on October 2nd, 2004 for $27,000.00

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

Joaquim Miró-Argenter (Spanish, 1849-1914),

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.

“Sitges”, oil on canvas, signed and titled lower right, 24 in. x 35 in.

Édouard Cortès (French, 1882-1969),

Sold for $25,620.00 on January 31, 2015.

“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.

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (French, 1758-1823),

Sold on April 18, 2009 for $24,500.00

“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.

Roman or Neapolitan School, c. 1670s-c. 1690s,

Sold for $24,400.00 on September 14, 2019.

“A Pair of Architectural Fantasies: Arcaded Pavilions and Ruins, with a Triumph of David and an Antique Procession”, 2 oils on canvas, unsigned, each 39 1/4 in. x 50 in., framed. (2 pcs.)

Édouard Cortès (French, 1882-1969)

Sold for $23,900.00 on January 31, 2015.

“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.

Eugen von Blaas (Austrian, 1843-1932),

Sold for $23,900.00 on September 13, 2014.

“Venetian Beauty on a Balcony”, 1876, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, 35 1/4 in. x 25 1/4 in., framed.

Flemish School,

Sold for $23,500.00 on April 18th, 2009.

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

Georges-Jules Victor Clairin (French, 1843-1919)

Sold on February 23, 2008 for $23,500.00

“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.

Continental School, 19th c.

Sold for $23,180.00 on September 14, 2019

“Dancing Faun”, marble, after the antique in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, h. 57 in.

“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"

Sold on June 2, 2001 for $23,000.

oil on panel, signed “B. Galofre” lower right, 8 3/8 in. x 14 3/8 in.

Spanish Colonial School, 18th c.

Sold for $22,325.00 on April 18th, 2009.

“The Trinity”, oil on canvas, 67 1/2 in. x 54 in., in an elaborate silver frame.

Henri Houben (Belgian, 1858-1931)

Sold on February 7th, 2004 for $21,850.00

“Aphrodite Presenting a Rose to Cupid”

Anton Mauve (Dutch, 1838-1888)

sold on April 16th, 2005 for $22,912.50.

“Landscape with Shepherd”, watercolor,

Edgar Degas (French, 1834 1917), "Italian Woman (Femme Accoudée)",

Sold for $22,107.00 on June 27, 2015.

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).

Jean Lambert-Rucki (Polish/French, 1888-1967)

Sold for $21,737.50 on July 12th, 2008

“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.

Fabbio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946), "The Intruder"

Sold on October 13, 2001 for $21,700.

oil on canvas, signed lower left, 27 in. x 19 ¼ in.

Flemish School, early 17th c.,

Sold for $21,150.00 on April 18th, 2009.

“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

Albert Lynch (Peruvian/Paris, 1851-1902),

Sold for $20,900.00 on June 28, 2014.

“Portrait in Auburn and Chinese Red”, oil on canvas, signed upper left, 29 in. x 23 3/4 in., original gilt frame.

Jacob Alt (German, 1789-1872)

Sold for $20,740.00 on September 14, 2019.

“Sight on Rome”, oil on canvas, signed, indistinctly dated and inscribed “Rome” lower center, monogrammed lower left, 48 in. x 79 in., framed with artist and title plaque.

Paul Desire Trouillebert (French, 1829-1900), “Au Bord de la Riviere”,

Sold on April 5, 2003 for $20,700.

oil on canvas, signed lower right, 19 _ in. x 24 1/8 in.

Rudolf Levy (German, 1875-1944), "Beyond the Red Fields"

Sold on February 23, 2008 for $20,562.00

oil on canvas, signed “R. Levy” lower right, 18 in. x 24 in., in a cove-molded frame.

Edouard Cortes (French, 1882-1969)

Sold for $20,315.00 on January 30th, 2010.

“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.

Eugene Galien-Laloue (French, 1854-1941)

Sold for $19,975.00 on April 18th, 2009.

“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.

A Suite of Four Rococo Monochrome Overdoors

Sold for $19,120.00 on February 23rd, 2013.

“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.

Francesco Ballesio (Italian, 1860-1923),

Sold for $19,120.00 on July 17th, 2010.

“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.

Hans Dahl (Norwegian, 1849-1937),

Sold on July 31st, 2004 for $17,825.00

“Summer in the Mountains”, oil on canvas, signed, 39 1/8 x 26 in., in a contemporary giltwood frame

Continental School, late 18th/early 19th c.,

Sold on July 8, 2017 for $16,875.00

“William Prince of Orange (1772‑1843)”, oil on canvas, unsigned, 2 partial handwritten period labels en verso, one identifying sitter and one illegible, 49 1/2 in. x 40 1/4 in., period gilt frame.

Manuel Wssel (Spanish, 1833-1907), "A Spanish Courtyard",

Sold on April 13, 2002 for $16,675

oil on canvas, signed and dated “’74” lower left, 31 ½ in. x 21 ½ in.

Italian School, late 18th/early 19th c.

Sold for $16,132.00 on February 12th, 2011

“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.

Marcel Dreyfus Dyf (French, 1899-1985), "Fille Lisant",

Sold on October 12, 2001 for $16,100

oil on canvas, signed lower right, titled and signed en verso, 18 in. x 21 ½ in.

Hans Zatzka (as Joseph Bernard, Austrian, 1859-1945),

Sold for $15,535.00 on January 30th, 2010.

“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.

Francesco Ballesio (Italian, 1860-1923),

Sold for $14,640.00 on July 17th, 2010.

“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.

Nicolai Ivanovich Vasilieff (Russian/American, 1892-1970),

Sold for $14,100.00 on February 23, 2008

“Still Life with Fish”, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 27 1/2 in. x 42 in., in a modern wood frame.

Jean Baptiste Olive (French, 1848-1936),

Sold on June 9, 2007 for $14,100.00

“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.

Gustave-Jean Jacquet (French, 1846-1909),

Sold on October 6, 2007 for $15,275.00

“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.

François-Adolphe Grison (French, 1845-1914) and Gaston Gilbert Daniel Save (French, 1844-1901),

Sold on January 26, 2019 for $15,250.00

“The Tavern”, 1874, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right, “Kurt E. Schon, Ltd., New Orleans” label with artist and title on stretcher, 111 1/4 in. x 62 7/8 in., framed.

Italian 17th c., "Saint Anthony of Padua with the Christ Child",

Sold on March 4, 2006 for $14,087.50

oil on canvas, 33 in. x 26 1/2 in., framed.

Etienne Adolph Piot (French, 1850-1910),

Sold on February 23, 2008 for $13,512.00

“Late Night Visitor”, oil on canvas, unsigned, 40 in. x 27 in., in a period gilt frame.

Seymour Millais Stone (Polish/American, b. 1877), "Portrait of Mrs. Joseph Lyons,

Sold on October 13, 2001 for $13,225.

nÈe Enid Burnell”, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 77 in. x 41 in.

Etienne Adolphe Piot (French, 1850-1910),

Sold for $13,145.00 on April 16th, 2011

“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.

Antonio Casanova y Estorach (Spanish, 1847-1896), "Double Entendre",

Sold on June 8, 2002 for $12,650.

oil on canvas, signed and dated “Paris, 1884” lower right, 9 ¾ in. x 13 in.

Hermanus Koekkoek Sr. (Dutch, 1815-1882), "A Shipwreck off the Coast"

Sold for $12,650.00 on June 7, 2003.

oil on canvas, signed lower right, 14 5/8 in. x 22 3/4 in

Attributed to Giuseppi Recco (Italian, 1634-1695),

Sold for $12,300.00 on September 13, 2014.

“Still Life of Flowers and Fruits in a Landscape”, oil on canvas, unsigned, 48 1/2 in. x 61 1/2 in., framed.

Marc Chagall (French, born Russia, 1887-1985),

Sold for $11,331.00 on May 3rd, 2008

“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.

French School, c. mid-1930s,

Sold on June 9, 2007 for $8,460.00

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”

Leon Emile Caille (French, 1836-1907), "Mother's Pride",

Sold on June 8, 2002 for $7,187.

oil on panel, signed and dated “1868” lower left, 9 ½ in. x 7 ¼ in.

Marc Chagall (French, born Russia, 1887-1985)

Sold for $5,400.00 on May 3rd, 2008

“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.