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Edgar Bundy

This large oil on canvas painting is signed by British artist, Edgar Bundy (1862-1922). In keeping with Bundy's interest in painting historical English military scenes, this work shows English soldiers living off the land (and the landholders), returning with sheep and fowl. The scene is probably a reference to the civil war, 17th century, but I have not actually dated the clothing shown. Color, line, detail, and mood are all excellent. Estimated date is 1900.

Edgar Bundy Oil on Canvas Edgar Bundy Oil on Canvas, back photo

Size: Interior measurements are 27" x 35". Frame is 37" x 45".

Price: $975 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Condition: The painting has had some restoration in four spots (clicking on the image to the left will take you to a page with pictures showing the areas in question). There is also a 2" triangle tear and a 5" horizontal tear. A proper restoration job would probably triple the value. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.

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Michel Kady

Michel Kady was born in California in 1901 and lived in San Francisco at the time of this watercolor, done in 1948. Kady died in 1977. This painting captures the quiet street scene backed by the dramatic mountains, a painting that can give a room a soothing air but by no means dull. The work is signed and dated in the lower right corner. Sorry about the angle of the main photo, but the glass was creating glare and reflection problems.

Watercolor signed Michel Kady Watercolor signed Michel Kady, rear photo

Size: Frame is 32 x 27 inches while the visible image is 23 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches.

Price: $395 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Condition: excellent with no damage, no repairs...fully guaranteed.

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Sir John Pettie, O/C of Drinking Cavalier

This oil on canvas is by Scottish painter, John Pettie (1839-1893). Pettie was fascinated by the styles of 17th century, particularly Franz Hals. This painting appears to be a study in the Dutch Baroque style of Hals focusing on cavaliers. We have another work in this style and have learned of two others, so Pettie must have done a series of such paintings. Since the painting was done after Pettie was admitted to the Royal Academy, we're estimating the date at around 1880.

The style is not intended for face to face pleasure, but from the proper viewing distance the work has a strong personality.

We have studied several examples of Pettie's signature, which does seem to have varied quite a bit, and we were able to match all the key elements. The only thing we didn't find was another example that had the RA at the end for Royal Academy. (The biography by Pettie's nephew, Matthew Hardie, has created some serious misunderstandings, not because of what the book says but because of what people think was said. While the room full of props was destroyed upon Pettie's death, that did not include paintings. Also, while Hardie found a list of paintings among his uncle's papers, it is not a complete list of works.

The list had no heading to indicate just what it was, but a close reading strongly suggests that these were paintings done for specific competitions or for (or of) the most notable buyers. The book also notes that Pettie had a fast painting technique that he loved to demonstrate, and such a man certainly produced more paintings than the rather few that appear on the list. Unfortunately, the list has too often been thought of as "complete" even though Hardie never suggested such. For too many people, gossip has replaced research.)

John Pettie Oil on Canvas showing Drinking Cavalier John Pettie Oil on Canvas showing Drinking Cavalier, back

Size: Frame exterior is about 22 1/2" x 18 3/4" with an opening of about 13 1/2" x 9 1/2".

Price: $795 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Condition: Excellent with no damage and no repairs. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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Sir John Pettie, O/C of Cavalier Smoking a Pipe

This oil on canvas is by Scottish painter, John Pettie (1839-1893). Pettie was fascinated by the styles of 17th century, particularly Franz Hals, and this painting appears to be a study in the Dutch Baroque style of Hals focusing on cavaliers. We have another work in this style and have learned of two others, suggesting that Pettie must have done a series of such paintings. Since the painting was done after Pettie was admitted to the Royal Academy, we're estimating the date at around 1880. From the proper viewing distance the work has a strong personality, in this case a raffish, slightly dissipated, but content look.

We have studied several examples of Pettie's signature, which does seem to have varied quite a bit, and we were able to match all the key elements. The only thing we didn't find was another example that had the RA at the end for Royal Academy. (The biography by Pettie's nephew, Matthew Hardie, has created some serious misunderstandings, not because of what the book says but because of what people think was said. While the room full of props was destroyed upon Pettie's death, that did not include paintings. Also, while Hardie found a list of paintings among his uncle's papers, it is not a complete list of works.

The list had no heading to indicate just what it was, but a close reading strongly suggests that these were paintings done for specific competitions or for (or of) the most notable buyers. The book also notes that Pettie had a fast painting technique that he loved to demonstrate, and such a man certainly produced more paintings than the rather few that appear on the list. Unfortunately, the list has too often been thought of as "complete" even though Hardie never suggested such. For too many people, gossip has replaced research.)

John Pettie Oil on Canvas showing smoking Cavalier John Pettie Oil on Canvas showing smoking Cavalier, back

Size: Frame exterior is about 22 1/2" x 18 3/4" with an opening of about 13 1/2" x 9 1/2".

Price: $795 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Condition: Excellent with no damage and no repairs. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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J. T. Meyers, pastel

I've always had a fondness for pastel work, but this one is my favorite, especially that delightful sky. The image, unusually dark and rich for pastels, features a cottage by the water. It's signed in the lower left: Mrs. J. T. Meyers 1920. This may well be part of that era when china painting and other art were favorite past times for women, though somewhat late in that period. Mrs. Meyers may well have been an amateur, but she was certainly talented. The frame is a contemporary addition made of wood-look plastic, attractive as long as you don't contemplate it too closely.

Pastel signed J. T. Meyers Pastel signed J. T. Meyers, signature photo

Size: Frame size is about 24 1/2" x 16 1/2" while the opening is about 22 1/2" x 14 1/2".

Price: $175 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Condition: Excellent with no damage and no repairs. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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Buying, Paying, and Such Things

You may notice that we don't have a checkout where you can just click for your goodies without so much as saying hello. Well, we want people to say hello, ask questions, even hope for a better deal. Long ago, I told stories for 7 hours (free refills on coffee), so "impersonal" just isn't my style. Click on one of those "E-mail" buttons. I can't handle as much coffee as I used to, so the stories will be fewer.

These days, Paypal is about the easiest payment method around, but we still take checks, even cash. No Monopoly money, nothing printed up in your basement, no chickens, etc., but otherwise we're fairly flexible. If we can put it in the bank without anyone getting in a tizzy, we'll probably take it.

Please take time to stroll through the site. Sorry we can't offer you a cup of coffee or tea while you're looking, but maybe you can take care of that yourself. Just don't spill it on the keyboard. And if you run into any questions along the way, there should be an e-mail link on every page, so just click and ask.

Hope you'll enjoy our "sing the body eclectic" approach (with apologies to Walt Whitman). As always, proceeds go to support our creditors, my spouse, our cats, my auction addiction, and the plumbing project that never ends.

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