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Haymaking By Alexander George Fraser, Jr.

May 15, 2010



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“Haymaking”
By Alexander George Fraser Jr.
(Scottish 1827-1899)

The son of renowned Scottish figural and landscape artist, Alexander G. Fraser Sr. (1786-1865), Fraser Jr. commenced his artistic studies at the Trust Academy in Edinburgh. His paintings are mainly of the Scottish countryside around Edinburgh and Loch Lomand. He was made an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1858 and a full member in 1862. Like his Scottish impressionist contemporaries, he painted with a broad brush, making great use of light in his compositions. He was influenced by David Cox, William James Muller, and the Pre-Raphaelites. Alexander Fraser Jr. underwent formal training at the Trustees’ Academy. However, he always claimed that his most significant training was received in the company of other youthful artists, on plein-air sketching expeditions. He wintered in London from 1847 to 1857.
Primarily a landscape painter, with a considerable interest in rural life, Fraser painted in Scotland, Wales, Surrey, and East Anglia, often accompanied by his friend, Samuel Bough. The influence of the Pre-Raphaelites is reflected in his detail, while the free use of colour reflects the style prevalent in the late 19th century.
He also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and his paintings may be found in numerous international public and private galleries. The subject painting is one of his larger and better works in which he makes use of juxtaposition of light and an impressionist brush stroke. The shading on the stooks and fence rails gives a loose definition while tying them into the theme of the painting.

The painting is signed with his typical signature “A.Fraser RSA” scrawled in the lower right corner of the painting. There is also an inventory label verso of W. Scott & Son of Montreal dated 1916. The painting is in overall very good original condition with some overall light crackeleur, but with good solid color and its period gilt frame.

Cameron Paintings Rare Books and Antiques 902 273 3111

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Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia

May 7, 2010


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Sorry this painting is SOLD.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Marion Bond studied drawing and water colours at the age of nine and later attended the Nova Scotia College of Art, the Art Students’ League of New York and Columbia University, where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree. A portrait and landscape painter in realistic and abstract styles, she was influenced by Marjorie Tozer, Stanley Royle, George Bridgman and others. She also did some sculpture in wood and stone. She taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art. Her works are represented in the collections of the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, the Nova Scotia Government and the Nova Scotia Society of Artists diploma collection.

The subject painting is an unusually large oil on canvas for the artist of a typical subject “Peggy’s Cove” Nova Scotia. Bond’s paintings are featured in the publication by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia titled “Paintings of Nova Scotia” pubished in 2004. The painting is 20″x 24″ oil on canvas unsigned from the Estate of Marion Bond.  Sorry this painting is SOLD.

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Alois Arnegger

April 29, 2010

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In this first visit with our clients, we want to feature the work of Alois Arnegge.
If you would like more information on this or other items on our website,
please contact us by e-mail or phone.

A superb 24”x 36” oil on canvas “ View of Kitzbuhel in Winter” by the well-known 19th/20th Austrian artist Alois Arnegger (1879-1963). He was a landscape painter who was best known for two extreme seasonal landscapes. Early in his career he concentrated on his homeland painting scenes in the Austrian Alps. His most popular are winter scenes with sunlight glinting off the snow covered mountains and quite often snow laden fir trees and in his larger paintings featuring a quaint village in the mountain valley as in the subject painting. His artistic skills used to develop the landscape are seen in this painting through his use of light and depth of perspective that draws you into the painting past the fir trees, following the tracks in the snow to the village nestled in the valley.

Arnegger studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Vienna under Robert Russ and August Eisenmenger. For a time in the 1920’s and 30’s, he spent his summers painting the Mediterranean coast producing numerous paintings of views of Capri, San Remo and Naples. Arnegger’s paintings are characterized in the vibrancy of the colors, use of light and soft brushstrokes showing wonderful tonal values throughout his landscapes. Later in his life he returned to his homeland of Austria where he returned to painting Alpine scenes. Alois Arnegger passed away in his hometown of Vienna in 1963. His son Gottried follows in his father’s footsteps as an artist as well.

His paintings are in many galleries and private collections throughout Europe and the United States. Paintings of Arnegger’s currently may be found in galleries and at auction for sale in the $ 5-18,000.00 price range depending on subject and size.

Price: $ 7950.00

Till next time,

Cameron’s Fine Art, Antiquarian Books & Antiques
32 Queen St.
Chester, NS
902 273 3111

wjcameron@eastlink.ca

http://www.cameronsartgallery.com

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April 2, 2010

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