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  • Offload

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    A small but very interestingly executed mid century oil on board, housed in a wonderful frame.

    This semi abstract composition features broad, expressive and textured brushstrokes. The artist has used contrasting and non-realistic colours to create a discernible scene where two figures appear to be standing on a truck with an open door. The artist has also exercised restrained with his paint, using what appears to be simple and minimal brushwork to execute the scene at hand. It is this restraint that shows off the artist’s skill, and makes the composition a very satisfying one to admire.

    This oil on board is in very good vintage condition. It is housed in its original mid century linen-lined frame. There are ageing spots on the frame, commensurate with its age.

    Size:  23 x 25 cm (including frame)

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    Double Sided Portrait I

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    An intriguing double sided oil on board:  one side depicts a pair of women looking into a book, and the other side features a striking single portrait of a woman.

    The painting of the two ladies with the book is very textured, with multi directional and distinct brushstrokes creating a very dynamic and layered image. On the other side, the portrait of the woman is smoother in texture overall, but still has a very three dimensional effect. The woman has an air of mystery about her, leaving us wondering what she might be thinking about.

    Painted onto board, both paintings are in very good vintage condition and can be displayed on either side. There is some slight paint loss to the very edges of the board but certainly does not detract from the overall charm of either picture. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. Should you wish to have it framed and would like our assistance, you can contact us via email info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 48 x 30cm

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    Double Sided Portrait II

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    An intriguing double sided oil on board:  one side depicts a striking single portrait of a woman, and the other side depicts a pair of women looking into a book.

    The painting of the two ladies with the book is very textured, with multi directional and distinct brushstrokes creating a very dynamic and layered image. On the other side, the portrait of the woman is smoother in texture overall, but still has a very three dimensional effect. The woman has an air of mystery about her, leaving us wondering what she might be thinking about.

    Painted onto board, both paintings are in very good vintage condition and can be displayed on either side. There is some slight paint loss to the very edges of the board but certainly does not detract from the overall charm of either picture. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. Should you wish to have it framed and would like our assistance, you can contact us via email info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 48 x 30cm

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    Off to School

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    A lovely and endearing miniature oil on canvas depicting a scene of a pedestrian walkway on a fine summer’s day.

    A woman in the foreground can be seen walking with her 2 children to drop them off at school. They are holding flowers in their hands, that they’ve picked along their journey.

    Rich and saturated colours fill this energetic painting; and the short and textured brushstrokes imbue the work with a sense of liveliness and joy.

    What’s special too is that the artist has uniquely enhanced the greenery portion by adding graphite detailing in a ‘scribbled’ manner, adding a sense of three-dimensionality to the trees.

    The painting is housed in a white card mount, and a green stained wood frame with a blue and gold inner wood border. The colours of the frame pick up on the colours within the painting beautifully, making it stand out even more. The work is glazed (there is a layer of plexiglass between the frame and the painting) to ensure its longevity.

    Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 32 x 25.5 cm (including frame)

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  • Together

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    An absolutely delightful mid century oil by Swedish artist Ivar Morsing, painted on to canvas. This seemingly simple yet very effective composition depicts figures on a beach. The artist has left out all realistic detail, using gentle yet expressive brushwork to capture the figures. There is a softness, and a tender-heartedness to the way he has captured the scene. Despite the use of the very minimalist palette, the artist has very skilfully imbued the painting with a luminosity, which is further enhanced by the gilt frame that surrounds it.

    Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 28 x 27 cm (including frame)

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  • The Pick Up

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    A wonderfully energetic and eclectic oil painting of a street scene, painted in a Naïve style.

    A well dressed couple with interesting expressions on their faces stand waiting along the pathway with a row of quaint and colourful houses behind them. A black taxi is seen bumbling its way down the road, presumably to pick the couple up.

    The artist has consciously chosen to eliminate realistic proportions as exemplified in reality – enlarging the scale of the 2 figures in comparison to their surroundings.  The vibrant colour palette as well as the swift and expressive brushstrokes used imbue the painting with a lively playfulness.

    This oil on board is in good vintage condition. It is housed in a silver frame with an inner linen lining, with some very minor scuffs that are only visible upon close inspection.

    Size: 39 x 31 cm (including frame)

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  • Admiral, Captain & Midshipman

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    A set of 3 quaint and charming detailed portraits of military men in their uniforms. Featured in this set are a Captain, Admiral and a Midshipman, as indicated on the inscription on the back. They are also inscribed on the reverse  with the dating of these style of military uniforms (18th Century). In addition to watercolour, the artist has created depth and interest through the use of gouache and gold paint.

    Each portrait is framed in matching Hogarth style black frames with decorative gilt detailing. The paintings are on paper and their condition is commensurate with their age. The paper has some age toning but this in keeping with their vintage style. The frames have some minor scuffs but again, this is in keeping with the overall style.

    Size: 20 x14cm each (including frame)

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  • Sorrow

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    An emotional vintage nude oil portrait, painted in 1948. This mid century oil on board is a raw yet beautiful depiction of sadness and sorrow. A sole nude female figure sits with her head between her knees, with nothing around her except for the green stool she is seated on. Her face is concealed by her arm, adding to the idea that  sadness is a human condition experienced by many, and a reminder that we are not alone when we feel fragile or negative

    The painting is housed in a distressed gilt frame with an inner white window, which suits the painting very well. The painting has areas of paint loss and flaking (perhaps an uncanny reflection of the fragility and vulnerability of the portrait in the painting).

    Size: 41.5 x 31 cm (including frame)

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  • Goddesses

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    An outstanding miniature modernist style painting depicting 3 figures lying casually together, rendered in oil on canvas.

    The women, adorned with jewellery, are set against a beautifully painted backdrop that picks up the colours of their traditional dresses. They sit together in a casual manner, with a  distinct sense of carefree-ness.

    The artist has executed the work with bold colours as well as  expressive and energetic brushstrokes that imbue the painting with a sense of liveliness.

    This painting is in excellent vintage condition. It is housed in its original mid century dark grey frame with an inner linen lined border.

    Size: 23.5 x 36 cm (including frame)

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  • Midsummer Dance

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    A beautifully atmospheric miniature mid century oil, painted onto canvas. The artist has captured this lively evening scene of a group of figures having a dance, conveying a sense of carefree joy and celebration as people dance away into the night.

    Despite this being an evening scene, the artist has skilfully imbued the painting with a luminosity, using a colour palette that successfully captures the feel of twinkling lights against an evening sky.

    The painting is housed in a very complementary dark wood frame with an inner silver border which further illuminates the painting. Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 29 x 33cm (including frame)

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  • L’Homme

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    A fantastic miniature still life portrait, executed in oil.

    Depicting a middle aged man dressed in a blue coat seated on a chair, the artist has consciously chosen not to represent his facial features. The power of faceless portraits allows one to shift focus to explore more within the frame such as the brushstrokes, colours and composition. In this case, the light and cool colours used as well as the smooth brushstrokes are reflective and well-aligned to the man’s calm and composed nature.

    This oil on board is in excellent vintage condition. It is housed in a complementary gilt frame with red undertones, that is overall in good condition.

    Size: 33 x 27 cm (including frame)

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  • Les Femmes

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    A fantastic mid century oil featuring four women lined side by side one another.

    Depicting just their silhouettes, the women resemble one another in the way they look and are dressed; and the work sparks viewer’s imagination, evoking a sense of mystery.

    The artist has also used a restrained palette comprising of shades of grey, blue and orange; and together with soft and light brushstrokes, there is an air visual calm and stillness in the painting.

    This oil on canvas is housed in a complementary greyish-blue wooden floater frame. Both artwork and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 30 x 38 cm (including frame)

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  • Set of 6 Vintage Military Portraits

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    A wonderful set of 6 military officers and infantrymen delicately painted in watercolour. Painted in the early 1900s, these delicate vintage portraits in matching frames would make a real statement if displayed as a group in an interior setting.

    Each watercolour portrait is housed in a thin black frame with gilt outlines. They have some age toning but this is typical for pictures of this age, and if anything add to their vintage charm.

    Size:  45 x 30 cm each (including frame)

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  • Blossom

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    A striking still life of fruit and flowers that is full of character.

    The work has elements of abstract qualities to it, with the flowers painted in cube-like shapes, and in beautiful contrasting colours that harmonise well together.

    There is a good sense of balance in this work, both in terms of colour and composition.

    This squared oil on board is housed in a complementary silver frame with black outline detail.

    Both painting and frame are in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 38 x 38 cm (including frame)

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  • The Laundress

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    A stunning impressionist oil painted on board, depicting an interior scene of a washerwoman at work. Visible brushstrokes in a earthy palette of blues, browns and greys have been used to capture this simple yet captivating composition.

    The painting is currently unframed, and is painted onto sturdy board. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. It is in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 30 x 25 cm

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  • Ballerinas

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    A delicate oil depicting two female figures warming up in their dance studio. The composition of the painting is wonderfully balanced, and its palette features soft tones and creamy textures.  The artist has refrained from painting in too much detail, focusing instead on the lines and forms of the figures and the bars behind them.

    The artwork and frame are both in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 19.5 x 26 cm (including frame)

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