Paintings in Museums


Monterey Museum of Art        

Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage

Curated by Scott Shields, PhD


    Carl Armin Hansen (1886 - 1957) was a prominent American painter best know for his marine canvases who settled into the budding art colony of the era in Monterey, California. We recently concluded preparing six Armin Hansen paintings for this exhibit.


    Chris Kenney, Conservator, and Ami Davis, Director of Education discussed the "Science of Salmon Trawlers" and explored what was revealed during the physical examination, solubility testing, and high resolution photography of the painting and how a past restoration effects the painting's condition and visual aesthetics.


Salmon Trawlers

1918

Oil canvas

43 x 57 in.


Paintings in Auction


"La Faneuse"

William Adolphe Bouguereau

1870

Oil on Canvas


We recently treated and assisted our client in placing this treasure in an auction at Christie's in New York in 2015. The painting had not been seen in decades and received the highest bid at this auction of 19th century European masterpieces.

Disaster at Filoli 2013



The painting can be seen laying on its side behind the desk at the right. A slow water leak from the roof over several years caused a devastating amount of damage when the ceiling of the Library caved in. Furniture, paintings, rugs, curtains  walls and objects were damaged.

Sarah Esther Chase Bourn

Mary Curtis Richardson, 1909

Oil on canvas




Posing with Julian Billote, a restorer of gilded objects, in the collaborative effort.


Teams of conservators  returned the Libary to its former glory.



Vasili Kandinsky:

From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910 - 1925

Neue Galerie, New York



~ Image withheld by request ~


Neue Galerie is one of the finest museums and galleries devoted to 20th century artists in America. Kandinsky is one of the most important of the Munich group of Abstract Expressionists.


Museums and galleries contact us to perform condition surveys of artworks before transporting them.







Artists at the Continent's End

The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875 - 1907

Crocker Art Museum

Curated by Scott Shields, PhD


A Pool Among the Rocks

Raymond Dabb Yelland (1848 - 1900),1876

Oil on Canvas

From the collection at the Monterey Museum of Art


A master marine painter, Yelland is known for his luminist work and for his San Francisco area coastal scenes at sunset. He also produced many Monterey views.


David Ligare: California Classicist

Crocker Art Museum


"Penelope"

David Ligare,1980

Oil on canvas

40 x 48 inches


We were asked to prepare this portrait for accession into the permanent collection of the Crocker Art Museum and in the exhibit titled Tomorrow's Legacies: Celebrating the Next 125 Years Gifts.


William Trost Richards, NA

A Retrospecitve Exhibit

Cantor Museum

Stanford University 



     

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 William Trost Richards, NA,1833 - 1905

Oil on canvas


Richards was a proponent of the American Pre-Raphaelite movement although he is also associated with the Hudson River School. Few paintings of this size (48 x 72 inches) exist outside of museums. This painting was damaged during transport when it was tied to the top of an automobile and transported across the continent.


American Impressionists

Monterey Museum of Art


   

Frederick Childe Hassam, 1855 - 1935

Oil on canvas


Childe Hassam, an important American impressionist, produced over 3,000 paintings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs in his career, and was a founding member of The Ten, an influential group of American artists.


Santa Cruz Public Library


   


   

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Santa Cruz Near Pasatiempo

Frank L. Heath

1857 - 1921

Oil on canvas


The 6 by 8 foot painting and frame depicts the Monterey Bay from the rolling hills of Santa Cruz. Frank and his wife Lillian founded the Jolly Daubers and were at the center of the art scene in this quiet little burg on the Monterey Bay known as the Santa Cruz Art League.


 

Newspapers

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Paintings in Private Collections

Everyone dreams that this may happen to them one day


Detail from Mary Agnes

Robert Henri

1865 - 1929

Oil on canvas


A favorite client asked us to look at a few family heirlooms. One was a portrait of a young girl by Robert Henri, a leading figure among the Social Realists known as the Ashcan School in New York from the early 1900's. The owners flew to New York to observe the spirited auction at Sotheby's in 2009. "Mary Agnes" sold at the last minute to an anonymous phone bidder in excess of $1.6 million.



         

Presentation of the Virgin Mary

Artist Unknown, in the manner of Pier Francesco

Mola, Italy

Early 1800's

Oil on canvas


Mary, as a young girl, is kneeling on the steps in front of a rabbi at a temple. Her parents, Joachim and Anne, stand and kneel behind her.



Working With Living Artists


Mid-Winter's Dream

Noah Buchanan, 2010

Oil on panel


Noah's work "is based in the academic tradition of the figure, and favors themes of the mythic, symbolic and heroic.


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