John Rubens Smith was a famous painter and printmaker well known for his American landscape paintings. As a child, Smith took art lessons from his father, John Raphael Smith, who was a prominent mezzotint engraver. In 1809, the younger Smith started traveling the Eastern seaboard and recorded local scenes through his drawings and paintings. His later paintings featured changes to city monuments and rivers that occurred during the Industrial Revolution. The upcoming Pook & Pook auction presents Along the Juniata, an oil painting by Smith. The Romantic painting is from the Hudson River School art movement.
Also featured is an oil painting by Emile A. Gruppe titled Winter Interior Woodstock New York. This New England winter landscape reflects the artist’s Post-Impressionist style. A large mocha presentation cup will be available as well. Mocha wares were made using a color dipping technique. The available swag, dotted cartouche, and band-decorated cup bears an inscription reading ‘W. Rogers Boiler Maker Moorfields Bristol.’ The auction also offers Pennsylvania and Ohio painted furniture, sculptures by David Turner and Ernest Trova, and wallpaper dresser boxes. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:336
Price Range:$300 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|American carved and painted cigar store Indian Chief.|| Estimate: |
|Along the Juniata, oil on canvas by John Rubens Smith.|| Estimate: |
|Winter Interior Woodstock New York, oil on canvas by Emile A. Gruppe.|| Estimate: |
|Large mocha presentation cup.|| Estimate: |
|Ohio or Indiana painted poplar two-part secretary.|| Estimate: |
|19th c. painted pine violin case.|| Estimate: |
|Bronze heron by David Turner.|| Estimate: |