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Painter, Engraver, Illustrator, Etcher, b. 1808 - d. 1889

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    • Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman (American 1808-1889) After Giuseppe Mazzolini (Italian 1806-1876), The Corn Gather, Oil on board, Unsigned, Board inscribed "Oiosi Roma" along with art biography on gallery label, 14"...
      Mar. 23, 2024

      Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman (American 1808-1889) After Giuseppe Mazzolini (Italian 1806-1876), The Corn Gather, Oil on board, Unsigned, Board inscribed "Oiosi Roma" along with art biography on gallery label, 14"...

      Est: $200 - $400

      Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman (American 1808-1889) After Giuseppe Mazzolini (Italian 1806-1876) The Corn Gather Oil on board Unsigned Board inscribed "Oiosi Roma" along with art biography on gallery label 14" x 10" Provenance: Galleria Borghi, NY

      Nadeau's Auction Gallery
    • John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1890) Castel di Leva, near Rome
      Sep. 27, 2023

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1890) Castel di Leva, near Rome

      Est: £20,000 - £30,000

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1890) Castel di Leva, near Rome signed with monogram, inscribed and dated '1874/ROMA' (to the building centre left); bears signature, inscription and date 'CASTEL DI LEVA-NEAR ROME-/FESTA OF THE MADONNA DEL DIVINO AMORE (PENTACOST)/for MRS ALEXANDER MITCHELL-MILWAUKEE/BY John G Chapman/Rome.1865.76' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 72 x 182.5cm (28 3/8 x 71 7/8in).

      Bonhams
    • ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (New York/Italy, 1808-1889), Two figures along the marsh., Watercolor on paper, 21.75” x 36”. Framed 25.5” x 39.75”.
      Apr. 20, 2023

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (New York/Italy, 1808-1889), Two figures along the marsh., Watercolor on paper, 21.75” x 36”. Framed 25.5” x 39.75”.

      Est: $400 - $600

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN New York/Italy, 1808-1889 Two figures along the marsh. Unsigned.

      Eldred's
    • John Gadsby Chapman (Alexandria 1808-New York 1889) - Harvest time in the Roman countryside, 1873
      Nov. 10, 2022

      John Gadsby Chapman (Alexandria 1808-New York 1889) - Harvest time in the Roman countryside, 1873

      Est: €1,000 - €1,500

      oil on cardboard 35.8 x 25.5 cm On the back, dedicated, signed and dated: For W.R. BARR. ESQ. - N. Y. / by John G. Chapman / Rome. 1873. EXHIBITIONS Imola, "Invito al viaggio. Pittori e pittura di paesaggio in Europa tra Otto e Novecento", 5 November 2016 - 8 January 2017.

      Finarte
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (AMERICAN, 1808–1890) SHEPHERD BOY OF THE CAMPAGNA
      Jun. 07, 2022

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (AMERICAN, 1808–1890) SHEPHERD BOY OF THE CAMPAGNA

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808–1890) Shepherd Boy of the Campagna Signed, titled, located, and dated 'J.G. Chapman/ Shepherd Boy of the Campagna/ Rome 1867' verso, oil on board 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4cm) Provenance Covington Fine Arts Gallery, Inc., Tuscon, Arizona. Acquired from the above in 1994. Collection of Dr. Douglas S. Holsclaw, Jr., Bala Cnywyd, Pennsylvania. In overall fair condition. Inpainting along the edges of the work. Spots of in painting present across the boys face and along his boots. Strokes of Inpainting also visible on left and right side of figure under UV light. See specialist photos for details. Frame: 18 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

      Freeman's
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN, American (1808-1890), "Sorrento", oil on canvas, signed with artist's monogram, dated and inscribed lower right...
      Apr. 29, 2021

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN, American (1808-1890), "Sorrento", oil on canvas, signed with artist's monogram, dated and inscribed lower right...

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN American (1808-1890) "Sorrento" oil on canvas, signed with artist's monogram, dated and inscribed lower right "JC 1872 Roma," signed, titled, dated and inscribed on the reverse "For Charles Crocker, Esq., Sacramento, CA, Rome 1872" 37 x 59 3/4 inches (oval) Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland; By descent to the current owner, Private Collection, New York. Other Notes: Most famed for creating one of the four monumental murals commissioned for the United States Capitol Rotunda (Baptism of Pocahontas, 1840), John Gadsby Chapman was also well-known for his landscapes of Italy's Campania region, where he lived for many years. Chapman was born in Alexandria, Virginia and studied locally with the artists George Cooke and Charles Bird King before his formal studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He first became enamored with the Italian coast and its peoples when he lived in Rome from 1828-1831, studying classical painting and drafting techniques. Following his time in Rome, Chapman lived and worked in in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia before settling in New York in 1834. He became a highly successful illustrator and painter, earning full academician status at the National Academy of Design. In the 1840s, he was given the Capitol Rotunda commission as well as the project of creating over 1,400 engravings for Harper's illuminated edition of the Bible (The Illuminated Bible, 1846). He also authored a highly popular instructional book on drawing for both amateurs and professionals titled The American Drawing Book (1847). Despite his artistic success in New York, Chapman experienced some financial woes and heartbreaking family losses during these years. In 1848, he returned to Italy with his remaining family, living first in England, Paris, and Florence before settling in again in Rome in 1850. Up until the American Civil War, Chapman was very successful at painting scenes of the Campania coast for the constant flow of tourists and Grand Tour travelers who made their way through Italy. Unfortunately, the war years put a damper on this flow of travelers and in the 1860s Chapman again found himself in difficulties. He persevered for many years, but finally returned the United States in 1884 where he lived in New York with his sons Conrad Wise Chapman and John Linton Chapman. Both sons also became painters. Chapman died in New York in 1890. A similar, smaller work with the same view of the present example is currently held in The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, South Carolina, dated 1870 and titled The Bay of Naples. Sorrento is inscribed to Charles Crocker of Sacramento, California and dated 1872 which places the painting in the famous railroad family's possession, possibly having been painted for Charles Crocker by request. The setting is an idyllic long view of the Amalfi Coast facing north to Vesuvius. A beautifully detailed pastoral scene on the right highlights the breathtaking cliffside road traversed by a herd of goats and their caretakers. The deceptively calm blue waters of the Bay of Naples rest under a faintly smoking Vesuvius in the distance. The full scene encapsulates the very heart of the region with Vesuvius's remarkable presence against the jewel-like beauty of the Amalfi Coast and its everyday activities - a perfect memento of the region by a 19th century painter renowned in his time. tags: European, Volcano, Vesuvius, Bay of Naples, oil painting, 19th century, Grand Tour

      Shannon's
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (New York/Italy, 1808-1889), "Fra Placido"., Oil on board, 10.25" x 14". Framed 17.5" x 21.5".
      Apr. 02, 2021

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (New York/Italy, 1808-1889), "Fra Placido"., Oil on board, 10.25" x 14". Framed 17.5" x 21.5".

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN New York/Italy 1808-1889 "Fra Placido". Inscribed verso "Fra Placido on the 'Riformati' at Albano John G. Chapman Rome 1870". Oil on board, 10.25" x 14". Framed 17.5" x 21.5".

      Eldred's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN, New York/Italy, 1808-1889, Two figures along the marsh., Watercolor on paper, 22" x 36". Framed 2...
      Aug. 19, 2020

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN, New York/Italy, 1808-1889, Two figures along the marsh., Watercolor on paper, 22" x 36". Framed 2...

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN New York/Italy, 1808-1889 Two figures along the marsh. Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, 22" x 36". Framed 26" x 40".

      Eldred's
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (VIRGINIA, 1808-1889), ATTRIBUTED, PORTRAIT OF MARIA GRAHAM KOONTZ (ROCKINGHAM CO., VIRGINIA, 1812-1896)
      Jun. 22, 2019

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (VIRGINIA, 1808-1889), ATTRIBUTED, PORTRAIT OF MARIA GRAHAM KOONTZ (ROCKINGHAM CO., VIRGINIA, 1812-1896)

      Est: $5,000 - $8,000

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (VIRGINIA, 1808-1889), ATTRIBUTED, PORTRAIT OF MARIA GRAHAM KOONTZ (ROCKINGHAM CO., VIRGINIA, 1812-1896), oil on canvas, fine half-length depiction of an auburn-haired young woman in high-waisted Empire-style gown holding a rose in one hand, sporting drop earrings, necklace, and unusual blue wrap/draped textile around her shoulder and secured with ovoid clasp at her waist, no signature located. 19th-century inscribed note in the sitter's hand attached verso (with losses), which reads, in part, "This portrait of Maria Graham / Koontz born in Harrisonburg Rock / ingham [County] Va, daughter of Jacob / Koontz and Maria Gilbert Gra[ham] / Painted by John G / [Chapm]an in Alexandria Va / year 1826 / Maria G. Carr, M. D. / Chicago 1882". Housed in a later 19th-century gilt frame.

      Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
    • Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman The Roman Campagna with the Claudian Aquaduct
      Mar. 27, 2019

      Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman The Roman Campagna with the Claudian Aquaduct

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman The Roman Campagna with the Claudian Aquaduct Oil on canvas 15 1/2 x 23 inches C 

      Doyle New York
    • J. G. Chapman "Harvest on the Roman Compagna" Oil
      Mar. 03, 2019

      J. G. Chapman "Harvest on the Roman Compagna" Oil

      Est: -

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1890) "Harvest on the Roman Compagna / for E. P. Lewis Esq VA. / by John G. Chapman Rome 1871," probably signed on reverse underneath relined canvas, photo attached to frame," oil on canvas, metal plaque on 19th century period frame, "Harvest on the Roman Compagna" 1871 / John Gadsby Chapman." Image: 30" H x 72" W; frame: 40" H x 82" W x 3.5" D. Relined and restored, craquelure throughout; minor losses to gesso frame. From the Estate of architect Hugh Hardy.

      Auctions at Showplace
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (Attributed), American (1808-1890), A Walk Along the Marsh, watercolor on paper, unsigned, 22 x 36 inches
      Jan. 24, 2019

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (Attributed), American (1808-1890), A Walk Along the Marsh, watercolor on paper, unsigned, 22 x 36 inches

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (Attributed) American (1808-1890) A Walk Along the Marsh watercolor on paper, unsigned Framed size - 25 5/8 x 39 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches 22 x 36 inches Provenance: An East Hampton Estate; Private Collection, New York. Other Notes: tags: landscape, Luminist, works on paper

      Shannon's
    • AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) HISTORICAL PAINTING
      Jun. 23, 2018

      AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) HISTORICAL PAINTING

      Est: $300 - $500

      AMERICAN SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY) HISTORICAL PAINTING, oil on tin, depicting John Rolfe and Pocahontas, in the manner of John Gadsby Chapman (Virginia, 1808-1898). Housed in a modern frame.

      Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
    • PORTRAITS OF ANN JENNINGS WISE PROBABLY BY THOMAS SULLY AND HER TWO CHILDREN MARY AND OBADIAH JENNINGS WISE BY JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN.
      Feb. 09, 2018

      PORTRAITS OF ANN JENNINGS WISE PROBABLY BY THOMAS SULLY AND HER TWO CHILDREN MARY AND OBADIAH JENNINGS WISE BY JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN.

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      1) Oil on canvas portrait of Ann Jennings Wise shows a young woman seated with open book in lap looking at viewer. She wears a white fur edged burgundy shawl and has a large vase of flowers behind her on a green material covered table. Housed in a period giltwood frame. Unsigned, probably by Thomas Sully. A brass plaque attached to stretcher as follows "Ann ELizabeth Jennings / Born Dec. 31, 1808 - Died May 4, 1837 / First wife of Henry A. Wise of Va. / Daughter of Rev. Obadiah Jennings / & his 2nd wife Ann Wilson". 2) Oil on canvas portrait of Mary and Obadiah Jennings Wise, circa 1833, shows the two children seated on the floor with Mary dressed in a white dress and Obadiah seated in a brown outfit holding a cluster of grapes. Signed and dated lower right "JC 1833", the artist is John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889). On verso of canvas is written "Mary E. Wise AE 4 Years. / Obedia J. Wise AE 2-1/2 Years / John G. Chapman pinx 1833 / belonging to John S. Wise.". A brass plaque affixed to verso says "Mary ELizabeth Wise / and / Obadiah Jennings Wise / Children of Ann ELizabeth Jennings / and Henry A. Wise / painted by Chapman". Note: Ann Elizabeth Jennings Wise (1808-1837) was the first wife of Virginia Governor Henry R. Wise, and daughter of the Reverend Obadiah Jennings. Tragically, in 1837, Anne and one of their children died in a fire, leaving Henry with four children: two sons and two daughters. The portrait of the two children was painted in 1833 and depicts their oldest daughter Mary, age 4 years and her brother Obadiah, age 2 ½ years. The portrait is listed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum Art Inventories Catalogue as IAP82400045 with no attribution. In 1970, Judith E. Webster, a Maryland Appraiser, examined the portrait and stated the portrait of Ann Jennings Wise was "probably by Thomas Sully". SIZE: 1) 36" x 29". Overall: 45" x 38". 2) 30" x 25". Overall: 39" x 33-3/4". PROVENANCE: Mrs. Henry S. Venn, Washington, DC; Mrs. Ellen Garnett, Washington, D.C., A most historical and important collection from the estate of Maria Decatur Mayo Deyo (Lila) Garnett of Kittery Point, Maine. CONDITION: 1) Good restored condition, craquelure arrested by lining, several areas of touchup in background, edges, and face. 2) Significant cracking (appears to have been rolled) with losses and surface grime, old restoration. 52714-45

      James D. Julia
    • Manner of John G. Chapman. La Campagna, oil
      Dec. 10, 2016

      Manner of John G. Chapman. La Campagna, oil

      Est: $400 - $600

      Manner of John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1890). Italian Peasants Driving Cattle in the Campagna, oil on canvas, possible illegible signature lc, 15 x 21 1/2 in., framed

      Alex Cooper
    • John Gadsby Chapman "Colonel Crockett"
      Nov. 11, 2016

      John Gadsby Chapman "Colonel Crockett"

      Est: -

      Condition issues. Unframed. Mezzotint. Measures 18" x 13"

      J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (1808-1890): CHRIST AND TWO MAIDENS
      Oct. 29, 2016

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (1808-1890): CHRIST AND TWO MAIDENS

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (1808-1890): CHRIST AND TWO MAIDENS Oil on canvas, 1872, signed with the artist''s monogram, dated and inscribed ''Roma'' lower right, lined. 54 x 39 in., 60 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. Note: American painter John Chapman is best-known for the monumental painting The Baptism of Pocahontas which was commissioned by the US Congress in 1837 to decorate the rotunda of the Capital building. Chapman had studied in Italy as a young artist, and after the success of the rotunda work he moved his family to Italy where he painted scenes of local interest for American travelers. This painting was done during this period in his studio in Rome. One of Chapman''s sons, Conrad Wise Chapman, left Italy for America where he pursued his own career as a painter (see lot 36).

      STAIR
    • John Gadsby Chapman O/C, Slain Hart or Deer
      Jul. 30, 2016

      John Gadsby Chapman O/C, Slain Hart or Deer

      Est: $500 - $600

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) oil on canvas painting depicting a slain hart or deer on a rock, its eyes still open and tongue hanging out, left front leg barely touching a stream before it and foliage in the background. Image based on a stanza from "Hart-Leap Well" by William Wordsworth, first published in Lyrical Ballads, Volume II, 1800. Inscription of stanza from poem en verso. Housed in gilt carved frame. Sight - 28 3/4" H x 39 1/4" W. Framed - 37 3/4" H x 48 1/4" W. Provenance: The estate of Jean A. Yeatman and Harry C. Yeatman, formerly of Hamilton Place Plantation (near Columbia, Tennessee). Biography (courtesy The Johnson Collection): John Gadsby Chapman was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He studied with local artists George Cooke and Charles Bird King, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and in Europe, where he copied Old Masters and learned classic drafting techniques. Upon returning to America, Chapman became a landscape painter and portraitist, working in Alexandria, Washington DC, Richmond and Philadelphia. In 1834 he moved to New York and earned success as an illustrator and history painter. Perhaps his best known work is The Baptism of Pocahontas, a mural commissioned for the Rotunda in the U.S. Capitol and widely reproduced in period prints. In the 1840s, following the death of two of his young children, he and his family moved to Rome. Chapman remained there until 1884, painting scenes for the Grand Tour trade. HIs sons, Conrad Wise Chapman and John Linton Chapman, also became painters. Note: according to John F. McGuigan Jr., co-author (along with Mary K. McGuigan) of "John Gadsby Chapman: America's First Artist Etcher, " this work was likely painted by Chapman circa 1858 in Rome. The subject of a slain deer appears in multiple works by Chapman, and was likely commissioned by the Yeatmans during a visit to his studio. One of those works is referred to in an 1898 letter from John Linton Chapman to to Granville G. Valentine of Richmond, Virginia, stating " My father finished it at the request of his old friend William Cullen [Bryant] and called it the 'Hart Leap Well' after WadsworthÌs poem. How it happened is about as follows. My father was engaged several years painting four large allegorical pictures of the four seasons - three months represented in each picture - as accessories to the figure representing September in the Autumn picture he introduced the Wild Boar, the Deer, and other game. Being a hunter himself and a remarkable good shot, he hoped to be able to kill the Deer he required for the pictures, as he had already shot the Wild Boar and painted it. One morning as he was about starting to work at his easel, this beautiful specimen of the Roe Deer was sent in to him - having been killed a few hours before by one of his friends, an English sculptor - Holme Cardwell [1813Ò1895] a short distance from Rome. He at once placed the animal in the painting as he wanted it - and as it was yet warm - he set a basin of water under its mouth, from which the blood was still dripping. While at work at the study, William Cullen Bryant came in - as it was his habit to call to see my father every day. On seeing the Deer - its pose - the dripping blood - led him to exclaim 'Why Chapman, what a beautiful illustration you have of WadsworthÌs poem of the Hart Leap Well, ' quoting the poem, etc. Father finished the study as a picture, calling it The Hart Leap Well. " (Case wishes to thank John F. McGuigan Jr. and Mary K. McGuigan for this information). (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1898)
      Sep. 12, 2015

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1898)

      Est: $400 - $600

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1898), "Young Florentine in the XIV Century", after a fresco by T. Gadda at S. Croce in Florence, watercolor, gold tempera and pencil on paper, titled lower margin, "Estate of John Gadsby Chapman" label and typed artist biography en verso, sight 4 7/8 in. x 3 5/8 in., framed

      Neal Auction Company
    • John Gadsby Chapman
      Jun. 26, 2015

      John Gadsby Chapman

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      John Gadsby Chapman (New York/Italian, 1808-1889) LAKE OF ALBANO, PILGRIMS TO THE MADONNA DEL TUFO ON ASSUMPTION DAY, circa 1873 oil on canvas, framed, unsigned H27" W43" Provenance: Property deaccessioned from a South Carolina museum to benefit the collections fund Christie's-New York, Nov. 14, 1991, Lot 50 Other Notes: Original canvas (now relined) bears inscription identifying the subject as Madonna painted for an A.O. Bigelow Esq of Boston in Rome in 1873.

      Charlton Hall
    • John Gadsby Chapman
      Apr. 10, 2015

      John Gadsby Chapman

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      John Gadsby Chapman (New York/Italian, 1808-1889) LAKE OF ALBANO, PILGRIMS TO THE MADONNA DEL TUFO ON ASSUMPTION DAY, circa 1873 oil on canvas, framed, unsigned H27" W43" Provenance: Property deaccessioned from a South Carolina museum to benefit the collections fund Christie's-New York, Nov. 14, 1991, Lot 50 Other Notes: Original canvas (now relined) bears inscription identifying the subject as Madonna painted for an A.O. Bigelow Esq of Boston in Rome in 1873.

      Charlton Hall
    • O/B Peyton Falls, VA by John G. Chapman 1863
      Feb. 16, 2015

      O/B Peyton Falls, VA by John G. Chapman 1863

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Description: Oil on board by John Gadsby Chapman (December 3, 1808 â€" November 28, 1889). Inscribed verso "Peyton Falls, Alleghany (sic, by today's standards, now called Falling Spring Falls ) County, Virginia, Painted by John G. Chapman, American Artist, 135 via del Babaino, Rome, 1863”. Later inscribed â€aeJohn L.(Lewis) Peyton from ?? Peyton”. Source art for the engraving of the same work that appeared in the London Times in 1864. This work descended in the Peyton family to the present consignor. John L. Peyton had a home facing Peyton Falls now called Falling Spring Falls. An account from his book states that he was expecting to spend the summer of 1861 at his home there but the Civil War would interrupt his expected respite. Later that same year he would travel aboard the Confederate 'Nashville' to London where he remained until later living on the Isle of Guernsey. This painting was likely the result of his commissioning the artist to portray his beloved Peyton Falls. Artist's Colourman label of Charles Roberson & Co. 99 Long Acre, London remains on the verso and establishes this painting by Chapman with the Peyton stay in London. Peyton Falls, in Virginia,br>The Illustrated London News, vol. 45, no. 1291, p. 575. December 10, 1864PEYTON FALLS, IN VIRGINIA.We have engraved on another page a sketch, by an amateur artist (he was already by this time a member of the National Academy in New York of Peyton Falls, in the Alleghany [sic] Allegheny Mountains, Western Virginia. This romantic and beautiful cascade is on the Falling Spring, a brook tributary to Jackson's River. It is situated in the district or township which was once known as West Augusta, a place remarkable for the courage and patriotism of its inhabitants. This is the place to which Washington referred when he said, in the darkest days of the American Revolution, "Give me but a banner, and I will plant it upon the mountains of West Augusta, and rally around me the men who will raise our bleeding country from the dust and set her free!" Stonewall Jackson, the hero of the present unhappy civil war, as well as many officers of his immortal brigade, was a native of this district. It was near Peyton Falls, indeed, that one of the first battles of the civil war occurred--that of Rich Mountain, in which fell General R. S. Garnett. Material: oil on board Maker/Artist: John G. Chapman Date: 1863 Provenance: Peyton Family Size of Artwork: H 12 x W. 8" Weight (LBS) 3 Condition: Some restoration to the corners of the board verso, (see images) with corresponding in-paint to the obverse, less than 1 square inch total. Other extremely minor touches in the sky. History: Life and careerJohn Chapman was born in 1808 in Alexandria, Virginia. Chapman began his study of art in Philadelphia for two years, then departed for Europe where he eventually spent time in Italy. In 1831, Chapman returned to his hometown of Alexandria, and exhibited his artwork in the nearest metropolitan areas, such as Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Philadelphia. He specialized in landscapes and portraits.By 1834, Chapman had moved to New York City and become a member of the National Academy of Design, and found work as an illustrator. In New York, Chapman embarked on a series of historic paintings, such as Landing at Jamestown and the 'Crowning of Powhatan. The success of these paintings helped Chapman land a commission from the United States Congress in February 1837 to paint a historical scene for the rotunda of the Capitol building. For this work, Chapman received a total payment of $10,000. On November 30, 1840, The Baptism of Pocahontas was formally unveiled in the Capitol rotunda.On the swell of this success, Chapman moved his family to Rome, and made an earnest living selling paintings of rural Campagna to American visitors. However, at the onset of the American Civil War, the tourist industry dried up, affecting Chapman's fortunes greatly. In addition, Chapman's own son, Conrad Wise Chapman, returned to America to fight on the side of the Confederate States of America.The economic deprivation inflicted on Chapman during the 1860s became insurmountable. In Rome, he was forced to live off the kindness of fellow expatriates, and finally returned to America, sick and poor, to spend his last days with another son, John Linton Chapman, in Brooklyn, New York. It was there, in 1889, that he died a pauper.

      Louis J. Dianni, LLC
    • John Gadsby Chapman (VA, 1808-1898), "Young..."
      Jun. 14, 2014

      John Gadsby Chapman (VA, 1808-1898), "Young..."

      Est: $200 - $400

      John Gadsby Chapman (VA, 1808-1898), "Young..." "...Florentine in the XIV Century from a picture by T. Gadda at S. Croce in Florence," watercolor, gold tempera and pencil on paper, estate stamp on the verso, matted and framed under glass. SS 5 x 3.75 in.; DOA 14.25 x 12.5 in.

      Leland Little Auctions
    • ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN: CHILD SITTING WITH DOG IN LANDSCAPE
      Oct. 26, 2013

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN: CHILD SITTING WITH DOG IN LANDSCAPE

      Est: $600 - $800

      ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN: CHILD SITTING WITH DOG IN LANDSCAPE Pen and ink on paper. 6 1/2 x 6 in. (image), 10 x 8 in. (sheet), 17 x 15 in. (frame). The Estate of Alyene Massey, Nashville

      STAIR
    • * John Gadsby Chapman, (American, 1808-1890), New York from Weehawken, 1838
      May. 12, 2013

      * John Gadsby Chapman, (American, 1808-1890), New York from Weehawken, 1838

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1890) New York from Weehawken, 1838 oil on canvas signed with artist's monogram and dated (lower center) 16 x 24 inches.

      Hindman
    • John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Ruins of an Aqueduct in an Italianate Landscape
      Sep. 19, 2012

      John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Ruins of an Aqueduct in an Italianate Landscape

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Ruins of an Aqueduct in an Italianate Landscape Monogrammed with artist's intitials JGC and dated Roma/1855 (ll) Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches Exhibited: New London, Connecticut, Lyman Allyn Museum American Romantic Paintings of the 18th and 19th Centuries From the Collection of Lee Anderson, Feb. 26-Mar. 26, 1961, no. 18. C Sold to Benefit the Lee B. Anderson Memorial Foundation

      Doyle New York
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (American. 1808-1889)
      Jan. 16, 2012

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (American. 1808-1889)

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      "Bacchic Scene, Transporting Grapes". Monogrammed JCE, inscribed Roma and dated 1857 l/l. Oil on Canvas. Measuring 26 3/4" by 21". Framed. (Cond: relined, minor inpainting, craquelure).

      Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
    • John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Shepherd Boy of the Roman Campagna, circa 1865
      Nov. 17, 2011

      John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Shepherd Boy of the Roman Campagna, circa 1865

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Shepherd Boy of the Roman Campagna, circa 1865 Bears monogram and date 18 JGC 65/ROMA (lc); inscribed as titled and for HUGH T. DICKEY, Esq. Chicago/by John G. Chapman/Rome on the reverse Oil on canvas Oval, 33 1/4 x 23 7/8 inches Provenance: Collection of The Honorable Hugh T. Dickey, Chicago/New York, acquired directly from the artist C 

      Doyle New York
    • Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman, American, 1808-1890, Italian Peasants Leading Cattle in a Landscape, oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 i...
      Jun. 05, 2011

      Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman, American, 1808-1890, Italian Peasants Leading Cattle in a Landscape, oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 i...

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      Attributed to John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1890 Italian Peasants Leading Cattle in a Landscape oil on canvas 15 x 21 1/2 in., framed

      Alex Cooper
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (Amer 1808-1889) OIL ON CANVAS
      Feb. 08, 2011

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (Amer 1808-1889) OIL ON CANVAS

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (Amer 1808-1889) OIL ON CANVAS A fine historical oil on canvas by the American artist John Gadsby Chapman titled: "Israelites Spoiling The Egyptians", 31" x 24". PROVENANCE: Christie's American Painting Sale, January 29, 1982, lot # 28. NOTE: This painting is on The Smithsonian American Art Museum Registry. The inventory or control # is IAP 70520005, paperwork is included with painting.

      Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
    • John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) Grape Harvesters on the Campagna Monogrammed, dated, and signed "...JGC 73/ROMA" on the ba...
      Sep. 24, 2010

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) Grape Harvesters on the Campagna Monogrammed, dated, and signed "...JGC 73/ROMA" on the ba...

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) Grape Harvesters on the Campagna Monogrammed, dated, and signed "...JGC 73/ROMA" on the barrel l.r., also dedicated, signed, inscribed, and dated "For W.R. BARR. ESQ.-N.Y....by John G. Chapman Rome 1873" on the reverse. Oil on panel, 14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm), in a period frame. Condition: Retouch.

      Skinner
    • CHAPMAN, JOHN GADSBY (AMERICAN, 1808-1889): Oil on board. "Sabine Girl." Signed, Roma lower right.
      May. 16, 2010

      CHAPMAN, JOHN GADSBY (AMERICAN, 1808-1889): Oil on board. "Sabine Girl." Signed, Roma lower right.

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      CHAPMAN, JOHN GADSBY (AMERICAN, 1808-1889): Oil on board. "Sabine Girl." Signed, Roma lower right. Labeled in script on verso with title and date 1877. Oval 13 x 10." Note: Hazy surface.

      Braswell Galleries
    • John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) THE FOUNTAIN OF EGERIA
      May. 01, 2010

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) THE FOUNTAIN OF EGERIA

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      John Gadsby Chapman (American, 1808-1889) THE FOUNTAIN OF EGERIA oil on canvas 10 by 14 1/8 in. Provenance: Purchased in 1920 from Miss Sally Gadsby.

      Keno Auctions
    • JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (VIRGINIA / ITALY, 1808-1889) ATTRIBUTED MINIATURE PAINTING
      Nov. 14, 2009

      JOHN GADSBY CHAPMAN (VIRGINIA / ITALY, 1808-1889) ATTRIBUTED MINIATURE PAINTING

      Est: $100 - $200

      oil on wood panel, depicting a maiden riding a mule, unsigned, not framed.

      Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
    • John Gadsby Chapman painting (New York/Italy,
      Jul. 11, 2009

      John Gadsby Chapman painting (New York/Italy,

      Est: $1,500 - $3,000

      John Gadsby Chapman painting (New York/Italy, 1808-1889), titled verso "Roman Vintage", grape harvesters, signed and inscribed verso "Painted for Revd. Mr. Punnett by Jn. G. Chapman Rome 1867", oil on artist board, 9-7/8 x 13-1/2 in.; original 19th century gilt wood frame with incised panel. Crackle and cupping upper left, minor flaking, abrasions at edges from frame, light grime; frame with abrasions, loss to gilding. Private Collection, Flat Rock, North Carolina

      Brunk Auctions
    • John Gadsby Chapman (1808 - 1889) Roman Vintage
      Jan. 01, 2009

      John Gadsby Chapman (1808 - 1889) Roman Vintage

      Est: $10,000 - $20,000

      John Gadsby Chapman (1808 - 1889) Roman Vintage oil on canvas signed and dated on verso John G. Chapman Rome, 1872 inscribed on verso: For Mrs. A. Tilden NY sold March 15, 1985 Christie's New York

      Nadeau's Auction Gallery
    • John Gadsby Chapman painting (Virginia/Italy,
      Jul. 12, 2008

      John Gadsby Chapman painting (Virginia/Italy,

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      John Gadsby Chapman painting (Virginia/Italy, 1808-1890), boy rescuing lamb on rocky cliff in the Roman campagna, signed verso canvas "John G. Chapman/Rome/1868(?)" and inscribed "For Rev. Dr. Lyman", oil on canvas, oval 25-1/2 x 18-1/2 in.; original gilt wood and composition oval frame with frame plate. Lined with transparent liner, restretched on original stretcher, crackle, very minor scattered points of retouch; frame with pest damage, minor losses, original surface. Property of a Charleston Lady

      Brunk Auctions
    • Circle of John Gadsby Chapman (American
      Dec. 01, 2007

      Circle of John Gadsby Chapman (American

      Est: $300 - $500

      Circle of John Gadsby Chapman (American 1808-1889) The Fisherman's Family Unsigned Oil on paper mounted on board Oval: 14-1/2 x 17-1/4 in (36.8 x 43.8 cm)

      Weschler's
    • John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Christ on the Water Calling His Disciples, 1865
      May. 22, 2007

      John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Christ on the Water Calling His Disciples, 1865

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      John Gadsby Chapman American, 1808-1889 Christ on the Water Calling His Disciples, 1865 Inscribed on the reverse Painted by/J.G. Chapman/Rome 1865/For W.G. Moorhead Esq./of Phil. USA Oil on canvas Oval 42 x 58 3/4 inches Unframed Provenance: W.G. Moorhead, Esq., Philadelphia, acquired directly from the artist, 1865 Visible stretcher marks, particularly along the upper edge. Scattered heavy cracquelure throughout, resulting in several tiny scattered paint flakes. There is a 3 x 3 inch patch on the reverse, at the upper right quadrant. Dirty varnish. Large area of inpainting at top center. Several scattered spots of inpainting, mainly in the center, but a few to the left and right center. Unable to detect further restoration through the varnish under UV light.

      Doyle New York
    • John Gadsby Chapman. four oil painted engraved views of the Italian countryside.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      John Gadsby Chapman. four oil painted engraved views of the Italian countryside.

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      Each painted in oil by Chapman over his original engraving, first 5 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, sight. Including "The Bay of Naples;" "Sunset over Italian Lake;" "Italian Family on the Road;" and "Roadway into the Grotto di Posilipo." The first signed on reverse "John Gadsby Chapman Rome Sep 1881."

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • Conrad Wise Chapman. A Mexican square with figures and horses.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      Conrad Wise Chapman. A Mexican square with figures and horses.

      Est: $14,000 - $18,000

      Oil on paper, 9 x 15 1/2 inches. A beautifully rendered painting with a fine use of Southern light and color.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • Conrad Wise Chapman. Skaters in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      Conrad Wise Chapman. Skaters in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.

      Est: $16,000 - $20,000

      Oil on academy board, 10 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches. Inscribed "Paris" l.r., painted in 1869. The painting of the two elegantly attired ladies in their simple metal chairs and the personal rendering of the young man tying his skates, certainly places this scene among the best of winter genre paintings.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • Conrad Wise Chapman. Scene in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      Conrad Wise Chapman. Scene in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris.

      Est: $3,500 - $5,500

      Oil on board, 10 3/8 x 10 3/4 inches. Compare this painting with those which have skaters included; note the same tree and the placement of the pavilion to the right.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • Conrad Wise Chapman. Skating in Paris. Painted in Rome in 1875.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      Conrad Wise Chapman. Skating in Paris. Painted in Rome in 1875.

      Est: $12,000 - $18,000

      Oil on academy board, 5 x 7 inches. Inscribed "CWC Roma 1875." Chapman's paintings of skating are among some of the best mid-19th century renderings of the winter sport.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • John Gadsby Chapman. Group of three Italian landscape scenes with figures.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      John Gadsby Chapman. Group of three Italian landscape scenes with figures.

      Est: $1,800 - $2,500

      The first of an arched bridge; the second of ruins on a hillside, the third of ruins by a lake. Each oil on paper mounted on panel, largest 9 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • John Gadsby Chapman. Group of three Italian scenes.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      John Gadsby Chapman. Group of three Italian scenes.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      The first of shepherds returning to a cave; the second a burial scene in an arched cavern; the third a sunset. Each oil on paper mounted on panel. Size of first 6 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • John Gadsby Chapman (American 1808-1889). Painter's palette with paintings of a young Italian boy hanging from a cliff to rescue a lamb.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      John Gadsby Chapman (American 1808-1889). Painter's palette with paintings of a young Italian boy hanging from a cliff to rescue a lamb.

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Oil on wood palette, 11 x 8 1/2 inches.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • John Gadsby Chapman. Painter's palette with vignette of an artist at his easel (self portrait of the artist), with donkey in background.
      Nov. 07, 2004

      John Gadsby Chapman. Painter's palette with vignette of an artist at his easel (self portrait of the artist), with donkey in background.

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Oil on wood palette 13 x 9 1/2 inches. The title of this palette was "Scenery Found."

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
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