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Figure painter, Painter, b. 1860 - d. 1945

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    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf 23 x 26 in. framed 29 x 32 in. (Painted circa 1910.)
      Feb. 07, 2023

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf 23 x 26 in. framed 29 x 32 in. (Painted circa 1910.)

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf signed 'A.F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on canvas 23 x 26 in. framed 29 x 32 in. Painted circa 1910.

      Bonhams
    • Painting, Arthur Frank Mathews
      Oct. 16, 2022

      Painting, Arthur Frank Mathews

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945), Untitled (Trees in the Foothills), 1934, oil on canvas board, signed and dated lower right, board: 9"h x 12"w, overall (with frame): 11.75"h x 14.75"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Artist in his studio, believed to be Frank Otis Small 15 x 18 in. framed 19 x 22 in.
      Aug. 02, 2022

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Artist in his studio, believed to be Frank Otis Small 15 x 18 in. framed 19 x 22 in.

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Artist in his studio, believed to be Frank Otis Small signed and dated 'ARTHUR. F. MATHEWS. '87' (upper left) oil on canvas 15 x 18 in. framed 19 x 22 in. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf 23 x 26 in. framed 29 x 32 in. (Painted circa 1910.)
      Aug. 02, 2022

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf 23 x 26 in. framed 29 x 32 in. (Painted circa 1910.)

      Est: $8,000 - $12,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf signed 'A.F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on canvas 23 x 26 in. framed 29 x 32 in. Painted circa 1910. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • ARTHUR F. MATHEWS (1860 - 1945): "PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN"
      Nov. 18, 2021

      ARTHUR F. MATHEWS (1860 - 1945): "PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN"

      Est: $400 - $600

      oil on canvas board; unsigned; attributed on label verso; Provenance: Estate of Dewitt McCall; 10 x 12 inches

      Abell Auction
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Study of a Lady in Ochre Seated with Green Dress 32 x 26in framed 38 x 32in (Painted circa 1890.)
      Aug. 03, 2021

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Study of a Lady in Ochre Seated with Green Dress 32 x 26in framed 38 x 32in (Painted circa 1890.)

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Study of a Lady in Ochre Seated with Green Dress signed 'Arthur F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on canvas 32 x 26in framed 38 x 32in Painted circa 1890. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Sea Centaur and Mermaid 22 x 26in framed 31 x 35in
      Aug. 03, 2021

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Sea Centaur and Mermaid 22 x 26in framed 31 x 35in

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Sea Centaur and Mermaid unsigned oil on canvas 22 x 26in framed 31 x 35in For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) City at Night 22 1/2 x 26 1/4in framed 30 x 33in (Painted circa 1905.)
      Apr. 20, 2021

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) City at Night 22 1/2 x 26 1/4in framed 30 x 33in (Painted circa 1905.)

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) City at Night unsigned oil on canvas 22 1/2 x 26 1/4in framed 30 x 33in Painted circa 1905. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf 23 x 26in framed 29 x 32in (Painted circa 1910.)
      Apr. 20, 2021

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf 23 x 26in framed 29 x 32in (Painted circa 1910.)

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) The Spirit of Youth Emerging from the Surf signed 'A.F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on canvas 23 x 26in framed 29 x 32in Painted circa 1910. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Monterey 38 x 50in framed 54 x 66in
      Oct. 13, 2020

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Monterey 38 x 50in framed 54 x 66in

      Est: $300,000 - $500,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Monterey signed 'A.F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on canvas 38 x 50in framed 54 x 66in For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • attib. ARTHUR F. MATHEWS (California, 1860-1945)
      Sep. 20, 2020

      attib. ARTHUR F. MATHEWS (California, 1860-1945)

      Est: $600 - $800

      landscape with trees and distant mountain unsigned, o/b, 12 by 16 in.; newcomb macklin gilt frame, 18 by 22 in. Arthur Mathews was a Tonalist painter.

      CRN Auctions
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Afterglow at the Seashore 9 3/4 x 11in
      Nov. 25, 2019

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Afterglow at the Seashore 9 3/4 x 11in

      Est: $25,000 - $35,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Afterglow at the Seashore unsigned oil on panel 9 3/4 x 11in For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Arthur F. Mathews (CA, 1860-1945), Indian Panel from the Union Bank Doors
      Sep. 21, 2019

      Arthur F. Mathews (CA, 1860-1945), Indian Panel from the Union Bank Doors

      Est: $4,000 - $8,000

      Arthur F. Mathews (CA, 1860-1945), Indian Panel from the Union Bank Doors bronze with applied patina, drilled hole at top and bottom of plaque, unsigned, presented in a period oak frame. Plaque 30.75 x 10.5 in.; DOA 44 3/8 x 15.25 in. A founder of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Mathews was a highly regarded artist, craftsman, and architect when he and his wife were commissioned to design with the decorative elements of the Savings Union Bank of San Francisco. Opened in 1911, the bank included two monumental bronze doors designed by Mathews and incorporating four figures symbolizing the development of California - first the Indian, then the Franciscan missionary, the miner, and a youth to symbolize the future. Private Collection, Abingdon, Virginia Additional high-resolution photos are available at LelandLittle.com

      Leland Little Auctions
    • Arthur F. Mathews Watercolor Study c1890s
      Mar. 16, 2019

      Arthur F. Mathews Watercolor Study c1890s

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945) watercolor study of river and tree c1890s. Signed "A.F. Mathews". Slightly faded, otherwise excellent condition. Tim Holton custom frame with UV filtered museum glass. 3 5/8"h x 9 7/8"w. Holton frame 15"h x 20.25"w Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. Larger piece are shipped via Steve Auger Shipping. He travels coast to coast every month delivering antiques and fine furniture blanket wrap coast to coast. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

      California Historical Design, Inc
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Figures in a field 12 1/4 x 9 1/2in overall: 20 1/2 x 18in
      Nov. 19, 2018

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Figures in a field 12 1/4 x 9 1/2in overall: 20 1/2 x 18in

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Figures in a field signed 'Arthur F. Mathews' (lower left)oil on board12 1/4 x 9 1/2inoverall: 20 1/2 x 18in

      Bonhams
    • IN THE STYLE OF ARTHUR MATHEWS, OIL ON CANVAS
      Nov. 18, 2018

      IN THE STYLE OF ARTHUR MATHEWS, OIL ON CANVAS

      Est: $500 - $700

      Landscape with shepherd in the style of Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945). Overall- 36" x 59"

      Robert Slawinski Auctioneers, Inc.
    • Painting, Follower of Arthur Mathews
      Nov. 17, 2018

      Painting, Follower of Arthur Mathews

      Est: $100 - $200

      Follower of Arthur Mathews (American, 1860-1945), Tree, on a Hillside, oil on board, unsigned, board (unframed): 13"h x 10"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) A Northern California landscape 21 3/4 x
      Apr. 24, 2018

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) A Northern California landscape 21 3/4 x

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) A Northern California landscape 21 3/4 x 26 3/4in overall: 28 7/8 x 33 3/16in

      Bonhams
    • MATHEWS, Arthur. Watercolor. California Landscape.
      Feb. 04, 2018

      MATHEWS, Arthur. Watercolor. California Landscape.

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Likely a Carmel, Monterey California landscape depicting farmland with European-style cottages tucked into the hillside. Initialed and dated 'A.M. / 1916' lower left. Arthur F. Mathews (American, 1860-1945). From a private collection, New Jersey.

      Clarke Auction Gallery
    • attributed ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (American 1860-1945) and LUCIA KLEINHANS MATHEWS (American 1870-1955)A PAINTING, "Rolling Clouds,"
      Jun. 11, 2017

      attributed ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (American 1860-1945) and LUCIA KLEINHANS MATHEWS (American 1870-1955)A PAINTING, "Rolling Clouds,"

      Est: $600 - $800

      attributed ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (American 1860-1945) and LUCIA KLEINHANS MATHEWS (American 1870-1955)A PAINTING, "Rolling Clouds," oil on canvas board. 40" x 34"

      Simpson Galleries, LLC
    • Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945 San Francisco, CA)
      Oct. 21, 2014

      Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945 San Francisco, CA)

      Est: $50,000 - $70,000

      Study for ''The Arts'', Palace of Fine Arts with Allegorical Figures, signed and inscribed on an original paper label now mounted to a backing board: Study for Decoration / Arthur F. Mathews, gouache and graphite on paper under Plexiglas, domed rectangle: 26.75'' H x 16.5'' W, est: $50,000/70,000. Exhibited: Art Department, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, ''A Century of California Painting 1870 - 1970'', sponsored by Crocker-Citizens National Bank, December 1970 - January 1971, no. 51, traveling exhibition, illustrated on posters for the exhibition; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA, ''Mathews: Masterpieces of the California Style'', 1972, no. 65. Literature: H.J. Jones, ''The Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews'', San Francisco, CA, 2006, pp. 69-71, ''The Arts'' mural in oil illustrated. Note: An unfinished graphite sketch of hands holding an object verso. Together with Harvey Jones' hardbound book ''The Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews'' and a Crocker-Citizens National Bank-sponsored framed exhibition poster. Although the present work is technically the preparatory study for Arthur F. Mathews' 1917 mural painted for the entrance hall of the Mechanics' Institute Library in San Francisco, the exquisite detail and near-finished composition reveal the artist's rigorous and thorough process of creation. Mathews was originally commissioned by his private client Rudolph J. Taussig to create a public mural for the Mechanics? Institute Library on Post Street in San Francisco during a 1904 renovation. That original mural shared elements and symbolism with the later composition including an allegorical figural group of women and mechanics at work constructing an elaborate columned building; but was horizontal in composition and incorporated a eucalyptus landscape in the background. ''Deemed to be the finest of its kind in the city, [the 1904 mural] was expected to establish a precedent for the beautification of public buildings'' (H.L. Jones, ''The Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews'', San Francisco, CA, p. 69). Unfortunately, the library, along with its mural, was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. In 1917 after more than a decade of reconstruction on the Institute, Mathews presented a replacement mural in a 14 feet by 8 feet format fitted for a narrower entrance hall of the rebuilt library. This second mural, as well as the present preparatory painting, adheres to the artist's ''original theme''. ''Titled 'The Arts', the work confers special dignity in acknowledgement of the patron institution by integrating the mechanical arts and architecture with nature and a spiritual component, and incorporating the expected allusions to the fine arts'' (H.L. Jones, p. 69). Harvey L. Jones writes of the monumental mural, ''According to one writer's contemporary account of Mathews' new version of the allegorical content of the mural, the artist introduced four symbolic figures 'signifying the spiritual light of knowledge, and the strength and power attained through knowledge'. In the left foreground, as the spiritual component, Mathews positioned a young Franciscan friar clutching a Bible to his chest and standing among three female figures wearing artfully decorated Grecian gowns. The leading figure of the group holds a small statue of the winged figure that signifies the ideal. Another carries a blossoming branch that alludes to nature, and the third, a blond woman on the far left wearing the most colorful attire, seems to represent beauty and the arts. It was suggested by another writer that the four allegorical figures symbolize such abstract concepts as music, thought, philosophy, and the ideal. The figural group's attention is directed toward the efforts of the laborers, stonecutters, and the carpenters seen in the background, where smoke rises from the chimney of an ironworker's forge as the toil on the unfinished structure'' (H.L. Jones, p. 71). Much of Jones' description for the mural can also be applied to Mathews' preliminary painting with a few minor composition changes, most notably a white bearded old man in the study becomes a much younger Bible-holding Franciscan friar. The freshness and immediacy of the present work gives it a lively, painterly quality that the artist subdued in the finished mural. The pastel-dominant palette of the sketch lightens the composition in contrast to the muted tones of the mural. The artist's carefully drafted graphite structure and decoration lines are visible, particularly in the architectural elements, and provide the viewer with a glimpse into the artist's careful and exacting method. Layered over these controlled arrangements is spontaneous and confident brushwork that fleshes out both the elaborately dressed symbolic figures and the vignettes of mechanics at work constructing the buildings .

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (American 1860 - 1945) Watercolor, Landscape- small path by a river, 7-1/2"x 10-1/2"
      May. 06, 2014

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American 1860 - 1945) Watercolor, Landscape- small path by a river, 7-1/2"x 10-1/2"

      Est: $500 - $700

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American 1860 - 1945) Watercolor, Landscape- small path by a river, 7-1/2"x 10-1/2"

      Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
    • Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945 San Francisco, CA)
      Apr. 23, 2013

      Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945 San Francisco, CA)

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Portrait of John Zeile, appears unsigned, unframed oil on canvas, 24'' H x 19.5'' W, est: $3000/5000. Note: John Zeile Jr. (1872-1935) was Arthur and Lucia Mathews' friend and partner in the Furniture Shop. In the 1880s Mathews painted a posthumous portrait of Zeile's father, John Zeile Sr. (1819-1881), commissioned by the sitter's wife, Henrietta. ''Painted in a somber palette in the Whistlerian manner, this may have been one of the last formal portraits executed by Mathews, who by this time had become more interested in mural commissions (H. Jones, ''The Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews'', San Francisco, CA, 2006, p. 43). This ''straightforward unsentimental portrait'' is compositionally identical to the present work and we can speculate that perhaps the younger John Zeile or his family requested that Mathews' repeat the ''Whistlerian'' composition that had been used in his father's portrait (H. Jones, p. 43). Here John Zeile Jr.'s features are finely modeled, indicating that the painting was likely executed from life. Opened just a few months after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire that ravaged San Francisco, the Furniture Shop was a custom-designed furniture business lead by Zeile, an ''enlightened entrepreneur'', Arthur Mathews ''a noted San Francisco easel and mural painter and architectural designer'' and Lucia Mathews ''a consummate decorative artist'' (H. Jones and K.R. Trapp, p. 219). The Furniture Shop operated at its California Street location from October 1906 through 1920. ''The legacy of their Shop lives in richly decorated frames, objects of art, and furniture rooted in the design traditions and sensibilities of the Victorian past'' (H. Jones and K.R. Trapp, p. 244). The Furniture Shop also produced exceptionally well made and diversely styled pieces in the Art Nouveau, American Renaissance, Arts and Crafts, and other styles.

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945 San Francisco, CA)
      Apr. 23, 2013

      Arthur F. Mathews (1860-1945 San Francisco, CA)

      Est: $50,000 - $70,000

      ''Summertime'', circa 1915, bears signature lower right: Arthur Mathews, oil on canvas laid to canvas in a modern hand-carved gilt and polychromed reproduction Furniture Shop frame, 23.5'' H x 26'' W, est: $50,000/70,000. Note: Restrained and elegant, Arthur Mathews' ''Summertime'' depicts a sweeping Arcadian seaside landscape. Harvey Jones writes of Mathews' treatment of the California landscape subject, ''Mathews' landscapes were neither symbolic nor allegorical in the manner of his murals and many other figurative works. The scenes with figures usually included a California landscape in the background, which was seldom site specific, yet certainly altogether typical. The paintings represent generalized panoramic views of then relatively undeveloped areas on the outskirts of the city...'' (H. Jones, ''The Art of Arthur & Lucia Mathews'', San Francisco, CA, 2006, p. 144). The signature on the painting was likely posthumously added by Lucia Mathews.

      John Moran Auctioneers
    • Arthur Frank Mathews, Afterglow at the Seashore, oil on board
      Feb. 17, 2013

      Arthur Frank Mathews, Afterglow at the Seashore, oil on board

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (Californian, 1860-1945), "Afterglow at the Seashore," oil on board, board: 12"h x 12"w, overall 16"h x 17"w. Provenance: A.F. Mathews to Hope Mathews (Johnson), thence by Family descent

      Clars Auctions
    • Arthur F. Mathews (California, 1860-1945)
      Oct. 07, 2012

      Arthur F. Mathews (California, 1860-1945)

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American/California, 1860-1945), "Dante and Beatrice", gouache on paper, signed lower right, sight 16-3/4" x 14-1/2". Glazed, matted and framed.

      New Orleans Auction Galleries
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Carmel sand dunes 12 1/2 x 18in
      Aug. 09, 2011

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Carmel sand dunes 12 1/2 x 18in

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Carmel sand dunes signed 'A. F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on board 12 1/2 x 18in overall: 19 1/2 x 25in

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Carmel sand dunes 12 1/2 x 18in
      Nov. 22, 2010

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Carmel sand dunes 12 1/2 x 18in

      Est: $30,000 - $50,000

      Carmel sand dunes signed 'A. F. Mathews' (lower right) oil on board 12 1/2 x 18in overall: 19 1/2 x 25in

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Pandora, c. 1900 26 x 22in
      Apr. 20, 2010

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Pandora, c. 1900 26 x 22in

      Est: $40,000 - $60,000

      Pandora, c. 1900 unsigned oil on canvas 26 x 22in overall: 31 1/2 x 27 1/2in

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) 'Lilies of Midas', 1888 28 1/4 x 39in
      Nov. 23, 2009

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) 'Lilies of Midas', 1888 28 1/4 x 39in

      Est: $50,000 - $70,000

      'Lilies of Midas', 1888 signed 'Arthur F. Mathews 88' (lower left) oil on canvas 28 1/4 x 39in

      Bonhams
    • Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Santa Barbara Mission 10 x 13in
      Nov. 23, 2009

      Arthur Frank Mathews (American, 1860-1945) Santa Barbara Mission 10 x 13in

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Santa Barbara Mission signed 'A.F. Mathews' (lower left) pastel on sandpaper 10 x 13in

      Bonhams
    • ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (American. 1860-1945)
      Nov. 16, 2009

      ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (American. 1860-1945)

      Est: $1,400 - $1,800

      ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (American. 1860-1945) "Dutch Landscape with Windmills". Signed l/r. Watercolor on Paper. Measuring 5 1/2" by 14 1/2". Framed. (1400/1800)

      Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
    • Portrait of Xavier Martinez
      Oct. 24, 2007

      Portrait of Xavier Martinez

      Est: $20,000 - $30,000

      Arthur Frank Mathews (1860-1945) Portrait of Xavier Martinez signed 'A.F. Mathews.' (upper right) oil on canvas laid down on panel 9½ x 8½ in. (24.1 x 21.6 cm.)

      Christie's
    • ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (1860-1945)
      Nov. 30, 1990

      ARTHUR FRANK MATHEWS (1860-1945)

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      PORTRAIT OF XAVIER MARTINEZ signed " A. F. Mathews, " u.r. - - oil on canvas laid down on panel 9 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (23.2 x 21 cm.).

      Christie's
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