OIL ON CANVAS PORTRAITS
Great pair of bust portraits , each oil on canvas 10″ x 8″ sight in original gilded deep frames with several gold-paint overcoats.
Circa 1850, unknown sitter(s); either:
a) father & son, or
b) as young/ old man.
Young man’s uniform appears to be early 1800s. But frames not that old, hence b) more likely.
J. RUHL ART DECO FIGURINE
Cold-painted cast spelter Art Deco figure of Tom Sawyer, with simulated ivory face but pewter, 6.5″ high on 2″ turned alabaster base.
Figure impressed at back J.Ruhl, thus Austrian. Bottom of base engraved “Made in Italy 853″
Paint flakes, but substantially good condition.
BRONZE FIGURINE SHEVCHENKO
Cast bronze sculpture of Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko figure, famous Ukrainian poet (1814-1861). This 12″ high figure c. 1925 is a model from the famous statue in Lviv.
Facsimile in-mold signature in Cyrillic to front plinth.
2014 was the 200th anniversary of his birth !