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Beautiful late 19th century painting of four puppies
napping and finding a spider by listed San Francisco artist Elda Cutler (American, 1864-1944) dated 1894. Some repair to center canvas. Signed and dated lower right corner. Elda Durham Cutler was born ...
Semi-abstract California coastal scene showing a monochrome view
of the Santa Monica pier with dramatic chiaroscuro. Signed lower right "John Robertson" (American, 20th century) and dated, verso, 2009. This notable American artist has created five large-scale paintings for the San ...
Oil on canvas by Paul Falconer Poole (British
1806-1879). Housed in the original frame. Signed and inscribed on verso. Poole was greatly influenced by the great Thomas Danby with which he shared a house in London. He exhibited at the ...