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Painter, b. 1875 - d. 1961

Charles Oppenheimer 1875-1961. Painter, born in Manchester he studied at the Manchester School of Art under R H A Willis and Walter Crane and in Italy.

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    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, 1875-1961, , Frame approx 72 x 57cm.
      Feb. 11, 2024

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, 1875-1961, , Frame approx 72 x 57cm.

      Est: -

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER 1875-1961 Seascape oil on canvas, framed, signed lower left.

      Bargain Hunt Auctions
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) ON THE GRAND CANAL, VENICE
      Dec. 07, 2023

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) ON THE GRAND CANAL, VENICE

      Est: £8,000 - £12,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) ON THE GRAND CANAL, VENICE Signed, oil on canvas (76cm x 76cm (30in x 30in)) Though his name is inextricably linked with the Kirkcudbright School of artists, the half-German, Manchester-born-and-raised Oppenheimer did not in fact settle in this region until the end of World War One. Over time he became a respected stalwart of the Scottish art world and a Royal Scottish Academician. His oeuvre is firmly and famously associated with the depiction of Galloway. Less well known perhaps is the fact that, as his biographer Euan Robson puts it, “Italy was as much his muse as Galloway”. As a body of work, they are much less frequently seen outside private collections comparative to his Scottish subject matter. Lyon & Turnbull are therefore delighted to offer a scarce and significant Italian painting by the artist, the most monumental in scale and sophistication to be seen on the market for some years. Oppenheimer’s love affair with Italy was a long and enduring one. In 1896 at the age of 21 he won a funded prize to travel to Florence and Venice. A deep passion for the country began. He was, in fact, retracing the steps of his father Ludwig Oppenheimer, a diversely talented individual who reputedly studied mosaic design and manufacture in Venice in the 1860s. It is thought the artist and his wife Connie travelled to Italy on honeymoon in 1903 and continued to do so frequently after the interlude of WW1, visiting throughout the 1920s and 30s. Verona and Venice were his main destinations of choice. This makes great sense: Oppenheimer was a master of depicting water and the play of light and shadow, and Venice especially with its canals and densely arranged architecture would have provided endless compositional inspiration to tempt his brush. In 1913 Oppenheimer exhibited Italian pictures at Doig, Wilson and Wheatley gallery on George Street, Glasgow, as well as at the RSA. It was a significant exhibition and he received numerous positive reviews. The Glasgow Herald’s critic remarked: “Mr Oppenheimer’s work impresses by way of its distinguished draughtsmanship and a refined sense of colour…[The painting]…possesses exhilarating sparkle and there is a subtle restraint in colouring: there are none of those lurid splashes which give some pictures of Italy the effect of mere garishness.” These words could quite easily be applied as a descriptor to the later painting of c.1928, On the Grand Canal, Venice, that we offer now for sale. Here we have a tranquil depiction of Venice’s most famous waterway, quiet and calm in the afternoon heat, the only sounds evoked being the lap of water against stone. Redolent, as the critic would have it, “…[of]…the drowsy felicity which belongs to life in these pleasant places.” The water is masterful; ripples and reflections rendered with comprehensive realism and skill. The light and heat of the day glare and glance off the stone walls whilst darkened alcoves and interiors coolly and enticingly recede into cleverly described shadow. Oppenheimer, as the Herald critic alluded, did not have a hyperbolic artistic vocabulary. This is attested to by the subtle tonalities of the palette here, which allow Venice to weave its romantic magic simply and on its own terms, free from excessive artistic licence. Oppenheimer’s artworks were sketched en plein air, indeed sometimes painted outdoors too before finishing in the studio from earlier studies. One certainly senses that immediacy here; the plein air approach almost certainly responsible for rendering this painting so very transportive and truthfully evocative. One such working sketch for this painting is recorded in Robson’s monograph of the artist (Euan Robson, Charles Oppenheimer: From Craftsman to Artist, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2012, p.73, pl.s39), a watercolour c.1928, held now in a private collection. The subject, Palazzo Contarini Fasan, is an unusual 15th-century Venetian gothic structure. It is also known as Casa di Desdemona for its famed associations with Shakespeare’s Othello. Legend has it that Nicola Contarini, a famous heroic leader in the wars against the Turks in the 1500s, once lived in the palazzo. He was said to have had dark skin, subsequently nicknamed "Moor". Contarini's wife, Palma Querini, was the inspiration, possibly, for the character of Desdemona. Exhausted by the brutal jealousy of her husband, she fled the marriage to return to her family. Furthermore, John Ruskin wrote in his The Seven Lamps of Architecture that the palazzo was "the most elaborate piece of architecture in Venice." Little wonder then, that the romanticism of the building’s legendary history and its unusual and beautiful façade captured the attention of Oppenheimer, who afforded it a substantially sized stretch of canvas.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) PASSING SHOWERS, NEWTONMORE
      Dec. 07, 2023

      § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) PASSING SHOWERS, NEWTONMORE

      Est: £500 - £800

      § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) PASSING SHOWERS, NEWTONMORE Signed, watercolour (26.5cm x 34cm (10.5in x 13.5in)) Exhibited: Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, London

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) FLORENCE FROM THE ARNO
      Dec. 07, 2023

      § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) FLORENCE FROM THE ARNO

      Est: £600 - £900

      § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) FLORENCE FROM THE ARNO Signed, watercolour (28cm x 28cm (11in x 11in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) SPEYSIDE, EVENING
      Dec. 07, 2023

      § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) SPEYSIDE, EVENING

      Est: £500 - £800

      § † CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) SPEYSIDE, EVENING Signed, watercolour (27cm x 34cm (10.5in x 13.5in)) Exhibited: Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, Edinburgh

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) A DESERTED HIGHLAND STREAM
      Dec. 07, 2023

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) A DESERTED HIGHLAND STREAM

      Est: £500 - £800

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) A DESERTED HIGHLAND STREAM Signed, watercolour (27cm x 34.5cm (10.5in x 13.5in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) A salmon river, on the Dee above Kirkcudbright
      May. 17, 2023

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) A salmon river, on the Dee above Kirkcudbright

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) A salmon river, on the Dee above Kirkcudbright signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER.' (lower left) oil on canvasboard 33.6 x 41.2cm (13 1/4 x 16 1/4in).

      Bonhams
    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER (1875-1961). THE STEWARTRY OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT, SCOTLAND / BRITISH RAILWAYS. 40¼x50 inches, 102¼x127 cm. Jordison & C
      Mar. 09, 2023

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER (1875-1961). THE STEWARTRY OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT, SCOTLAND / BRITISH RAILWAYS. 40¼x50 inches, 102¼x127 cm. Jordison & C

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER (1875-1961) THE STEWARTRY OF KIRKCUDBRIGHT, SCOTLAND / BRITISH RAILWAYS. 40 1/4x50 inches, 102 1/4x127 cm. Jordison & Co., London. Condition A-: expert overpainting in margins; minor foxing in text.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) MANFIELD
      Feb. 07, 2023

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) MANFIELD

      Est: £500 - £800

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) MANFIELD Signed lower left, watercolour and pencil (20.5cm x 32.75cm (8in x 13in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) THE EIGER AND THE MÖNCH
      Dec. 08, 2022

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) THE EIGER AND THE MÖNCH

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) THE EIGER AND THE MÖNCH Signed, watercolour (29cm x 22cm (11.5in x 8.5in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) WINTER
      Dec. 08, 2022

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) WINTER

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) WINTER Signed and dated 1909, watercolour (49cm x 34cm (19.25in x 13.5in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) IN THE EVENING LIGHT
      Jun. 16, 2022

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) IN THE EVENING LIGHT

      Est: £15,000 - £20,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) IN THE EVENING LIGHT Signed, oil on canvas (63.5cm x 76cm (25in x 30in)) Note: For a very similar but larger composition see My Garden at Twilight, property of the National Trust for Scotland, Broughton House, Kirkcudbright. Charles Oppenheimer is regarded as a quintessentially Scottish artist, although he was born in Oldham and did not settle north of the border until 1908. Oppenheimer trained under Walter Crane at Manchester School of Art, as well as in Italy. He was instinctively drawn to Scotland, although more to the lowlands and the pastoral landscapes of Kirkcudbrightshire, than to the rugged Highlands. Famously his paintings often depict the same view at different times of year. He was a keen fisherman and had a talent for capturing the fall of light on water. He painted landscapes and townscapes, and also designed a number of iconic posters for British Rail. Oppenheimer was elected RSW in 1912, ARSA in 1927 and RSA in 1934. The picture offered here is a view of Oppenheimer's house at 14 High Street, Kirkcudbright, where he lived between 1908 and 1931. He rented the house from E.A. Hornel, who lived next door in Broughton House (now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland). By the time that Oppenheimer settled there, Kirkcudbright had long been a centre of artistic activity. Artists had been drawn there since the 1880s, and by 1900 the little town was attracting artists from Glasgow and Edinburgh including E.A. Walton, A.S. Hartrick, James Lawton Wingate, David Gauld and D.Y. Cameron. Oppenheimer moved there in 1908, and, having served with the Royal Artillery during the Great War, returned to Kirkcudbright at its close, finding many new friends. Among them were the book illustrator Jessie M. King and her husband, E.A. Taylor who, having lived in Kirkcudbright before the war, had returned there in 1915. From 1929 the crime writer Dorothy L. Sayers and her husband also rented a studio in The High Street, next door to Oppenheimer, and became good friends. Oppenheimer painted several similar views of his home at number 14. One now hangs in Oldham Art Gallery and another in Broughton House itself. While the Broughton picture shows the house at twilight with the evening sun reflecting off the windows, that in Oldham shows the same scene on a bright, sunny day in which the whitewashed walls seem to belong more to the Midi than to Kirkcudbright.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) THE HEAD OF LAKE LUCERNE
      Jun. 16, 2022

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) THE HEAD OF LAKE LUCERNE

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) THE HEAD OF LAKE LUCERNE Signed, watercolour (21.5cm x 28cm (8.5in x 11in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) MONTREUIL-SUR-MER
      Dec. 09, 2021

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) MONTREUIL-SUR-MER

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) MONTREUIL-SUR-MER Signed, watercolour (49.5cm x 39cm (19.5in x 15.5in)) Provenance: The Collection of the late R. L. MacDonald

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    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) BRIDGE OF DEE, GALLOWAY
      Jun. 10, 2021

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) BRIDGE OF DEE, GALLOWAY

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1876-1961) BRIDGE OF DEE, GALLOWAY Signed, oil on canvas (102cm x 152cm (40in x 60in)) Footnote: Exhibited: Royal Academy 1940 Dicksee & Co, Glasgow, 1940 Note: It is said that when the weather was dull, Charles Oppenheimer would fish, while on sunnier days he would spend his time painting. This impressive river scene captures Oppenheimer’s familiarity with, and affection for, the rivers around his Kirkcudbright home. The composition was painted from the riverbank overlooking the Bridge of Dee, Galloway, a charming scene that remains virtually unchanged today. Oppenheimer preferred to work with a warm palette to evoke the characteristic pale golden light that so often illuminates his paintings, qualities that are exemplified here. This painting was amongst the sixty-one exhibited by Oppenheimer at the Royal Academy, and demonstrates his broad, expressive brushwork and sensitive approach to his subject-matter. Oppenheimer relocated to Kirkcudbright in the 1930s and quickly set about exploring and recording his surroundings. He soon became a key member of the Kirkcudbright School, which from 1850-1950 flourished as a significant Scottish artistic hub. Oppenheimer integrated himself within the local painting community, yet amongst the Kirkcudbright School his style remains distinctive. His work has been described as ‘direct, tranquil and contemplative’, a natural consequence of the fastidious discipline with which he approached his painting practice: Oppenheimer committed to long, intensive hours at the easel in order to realise his vision. By the outbreak of the Second World War, he had become an artist of international repute, and his work was exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in New Zealand and North and South America. To his friends, he advised that he would ‘always use the best paints, brushes and canvasses, because you never know when you will do your finest work.’

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE LILY POND
      Feb. 25, 2021

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE LILY POND

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE LILY POND Signed, watercolour (31.5cm x 42cm (12.5in x 16.5in)) Footnote: Exhibited: McGill Duncan Gallery, Kirkcudbright Note: This watercolour was originally owned by Robert Baird, ghillie of the duck pond in the painting at Kirkchrist where Oppenheimer used to shoot. Oppenheimer was so grateful for the use of the area that he painted the picture for Baird. On Baird's death, his grandson found the painting wrapped up safely under a bed.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) WASHING DAY KIRKCUDBRIGHT
      Feb. 25, 2021

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) WASHING DAY KIRKCUDBRIGHT

      Est: £300 - £500

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) WASHING DAY KIRKCUDBRIGHT Pencil and chalk on coloured paper (15cm x 23.5cm (6in x 9.25in)) Footnote: Exhibited: Bourne Fine Art, Galloway Paintings Exhibition 2014 from a sketchbook by Charles Oppenheimer

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) CHIANINA CATTLE IN A FARMYARD
      Feb. 25, 2021

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) CHIANINA CATTLE IN A FARMYARD

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) CHIANINA CATTLE IN A FARMYARD Signed, pencil and watercolour on buff paper (23cm x 34.5cm (9in x 13.5in)) Footnote: Provenance: McGill Duncan Gallery, Kirkcudbright Exhibited: Kirkcudbright Galleries, Charles Oppenheimer 2019, no.35 Note: Euan Robson, author of the recent Oppenheimer monograph, has suggested that this watercolour was painted in Italy in 1913.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) A Galloway lochan
      Nov. 10, 2020

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) A Galloway lochan

      Est: £5,000 - £7,000

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) A Galloway lochan signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER' (lower right) oil on canvasboard 50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) VENICE
      Jul. 15, 2020

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) VENICE

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) VENICE Signed and dated 1912, watercolour (28cm x 20cm (11in x 8in)) Footnote: Note: Charles Oppenheimer is very much associated in many minds with his chosen home of Kirkcudbright, and the surrounding picturesque countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, which he depicted to stunning effect repeatedly over the course of his career. However, as Euan Robson so eloquently reveals, ‘Italy was as much his muse as Galloway.’ From his very first visit in 1896, funded by an artistic cash prize, he was captivated by this beautiful country – the heat, light, warmth, friendship and culture he found there. It was the start of a long-standing love affair and many decades of inspiration and subject matter. Possibly his most artistically-significant visit was the tour he undertook with William Stewart MacGeorge, an important friend and advisor to Oppenheimer, who also called Galloway home. They spent the summer of 1912 touring Northern Italy by train, dedicating particular time and attention to Venice and Verona. It would seem that both paintings offered here date from this trip – watercolour scene ‘Venice’ is explicitly dated 1912, while ‘Serenata’ was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1913, as part of the exhibition season where both artists were showing their Italian works from the 1912 trip. One such exhibition was pivotal for Oppenheimer, placing him as a significant player in the Scottish art scene: he exhibited fifty-two of his works in Glasgow, and received a rave review in the Glasgow Herald, celebrating his ‘dignified draughtsmanship and refined sense of colour’ as well as his ‘exhilarating sparkle.’ Later in his life, Oppenheimer continued to return to Italy to find inspiration and refresh his palette and approach. In 1923 he exhibited ‘A Song of Venice’ at the R.G.I. exhibition and from Robson’s description this appears to be a re-working of the subject of ‘Serenata:’ ‘a collection of gondolas lit by lanterns float together of an evening, the gondoliers and their passengers listening to a recital by a chanteuse delivered from the prow of one of the boats.’ It is probably unsurprising that such a glamourous, dramatic and quintessentially Italian scene would captivate an artist obsessed with light and reflection, for over a decade. Looking at the two offered Venetian works by Oppenheimer truly demonstrates the range of his talent, and his ability to bring his ‘exhilarating sparkle’ to wildly differing scenes of this beloved city. We move from the watercolour depiction of the light, bright sunshine of daytime Venice, and the everyday Venetian sight of a gondolier navigating one of the myriad canals to the dramatic spectacle in oil of a singer performing from a gondola, as a crowd gathers around her – the lanterns glow, the boats bob and all the glittering lights are reflected in the darkening waters.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) SERENATA
      Jul. 15, 2020

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) SERENATA

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) SERENATA Inscribed with title on old label verso, oil on canvas (61cm x 68.5cm (24in x 27in)) Footnote: Exhibited: Royal Academy, London 1913, no.322. Note: Charles Oppenheimer is very much associated in many minds with his chosen home of Kirkcudbright, and the surrounding picturesque countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, which he depicted to stunning effect repeatedly over the course of his career. However, as Euan Robson so eloquently reveals, ‘Italy was as much his muse as Galloway.’ From his very first visit in 1896, funded by an artistic cash prize, he was captivated by this beautiful country – the heat, light, warmth, friendship and culture he found there. It was the start of a long-standing love affair and many decades of inspiration and subject matter. Possibly his most artistically-significant visit was the tour he undertook with William Stewart MacGeorge, an important friend and advisor to Oppenheimer, who also called Galloway home. They spent the summer of 1912 touring Northern Italy by train, dedicating particular time and attention to Venice and Verona. It would seem that both paintings offered here date from this trip – watercolour scene ‘Venice’ is explicitly dated 1912, while ‘Serenata’ was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1913, as part of the exhibition season where both artists were showing their Italian works from the 1912 trip. One such exhibition was pivotal for Oppenheimer, placing him as a significant player in the Scottish art scene: he exhibited fifty-two of his works in Glasgow, and received a rave review in the Glasgow Herald, celebrating his ‘dignified draughtsmanship and refined sense of colour’ as well as his ‘exhilarating sparkle.’ Later in his life, Oppenheimer continued to return to Italy to find inspiration and refresh his palette and approach. In 1923 he exhibited ‘A Song of Venice’ at the R.G.I. exhibition and from Robson’s description this appears to be a re-working of the subject of ‘Serenata:’ ‘a collection of gondolas lit by lanterns float together of an evening, the gondoliers and their passengers listening to a recital by a chanteuse delivered from the prow of one of the boats.’ It is probably unsurprising that such a glamourous, dramatic and quintessentially Italian scene would captivate an artist obsessed with light and reflection, for over a decade. Looking at the two offered Venetian works by Oppenheimer truly demonstrates the range of his talent, and his ability to bring his ‘exhilarating sparkle’ to wildly differing scenes of this beloved city. We move from the watercolour depiction of the light, bright sunshine of daytime Venice, and the everyday Venetian sight of a gondolier navigating one of the myriad canals to the dramatic spectacle in oil of a singer performing from a gondola, as a crowd gathers around her – the lanterns glow, the boats bob and all the glittering lights are reflected in the darkening waters.

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § Charles Oppenheimer R.S.A., R.S.W. (1876-1961) The Harbour at Kippford
      Dec. 05, 2019

      § Charles Oppenheimer R.S.A., R.S.W. (1876-1961) The Harbour at Kippford

      Est: £5,000 - £8,000

      Signed, oil on canvas laid down (Dimensions: 79cm x 122cm (31in x 48in)) (79cm x 122cm (31in x 48in))

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    • [§] CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) KIRKCUDBRIGHT HARBOUR 51cm x 76cm (20in x 30in)
      Jun. 06, 2019

      [§] CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) KIRKCUDBRIGHT HARBOUR 51cm x 76cm (20in x 30in)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      [§] CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) KIRKCUDBRIGHT HARBOUR Signed, oil on canvas 51cm x 76cm (20in x 30in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • [§] CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) VENICE 28cm x 20.5cm (11in x 8in)
      Jun. 06, 2019

      [§] CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) VENICE 28cm x 20.5cm (11in x 8in)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      [§] CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) VENICE Signed and dated 1912, watercolour 28cm x 20.5cm (11in x 8in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Haymakers 31 x 38 cm. (12 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
      May. 15, 2019

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Haymakers 31 x 38 cm. (12 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Haymakers signed 'Charles Oppenheimer' (lower left)oil on board31 x 38 cm. (12 3/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

      Bonhams
    • Charles Oppenheimer, British (1876 - 1961), Venice, watercolour on paper, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (26 x 19.1 cm)
      May. 18, 2018

      Charles Oppenheimer, British (1876 - 1961), Venice, watercolour on paper, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (26 x 19.1 cm)

      Est: $300 - $500

      signed lower right and dated 1912

      Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Kirkcudbright, Bridge on the River Dee 61 x 89 cm. (24 x 35 1/16 in.)
      Apr. 25, 2018

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Kirkcudbright, Bridge on the River Dee 61 x 89 cm. (24 x 35 1/16 in.)

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Kirkcudbright, Bridge on the River Dee signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER' (lower left)oil on canvas61 x 89 cm. (24 x 35 1/16 in.)

      Bonhams
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) On Speyside 28 x 38 cm. (11 x 15 in.)
      Apr. 26, 2017

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) On Speyside 28 x 38 cm. (11 x 15 in.)

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      On Speyside signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER' (lower right) watercolour 28 x 38 cm. (11 x 15 in.)

      Bonhams
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)
      Nov. 30, 2016

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) In the Evening Light, Tuscany 56.5 x 41 cm. (22 1/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

      Bonhams
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)
      Nov. 30, 2016

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Ponte Di Cannaregio, Venice 34.5 x 45 cm. (13 3/16 x 17 1/8 in/)

      Bonhams
    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, R.S.A., R.S.W. | Galloway Woodlands in Winter
      Nov. 22, 2016

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, R.S.A., R.S.W. | Galloway Woodlands in Winter

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      oil on canvas

      Sotheby's
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) IN THE EVENING LIGHT 63cm x 76cm (25in x 30in)
      Jun. 09, 2016

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) IN THE EVENING LIGHT 63cm x 76cm (25in x 30in)

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) IN THE EVENING LIGHT Signed, oil on canvas 63cm x 76cm (25in x 30in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (1876-1961) Lugano-Evening s
      Apr. 12, 2016

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (1876-1961) Lugano-Evening s

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (1876-1961) Lugano-Evening signed ‘Charles Oppenheimer’ (lower right) watercolour with traces of pencil 37.5 x 55.5 cm. (14 15/16 x 21 5/8 in.) Provenance With The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh, August 1981

      Bonhams
    • AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Harvest Moon
      Mar. 22, 2016

      AR Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Harvest Moon

      Est: £2,500 - £3,500

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Harvest Moon signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER' (lower left) oil on canvas, laid to board 33 x 40.6cm (13 x 16in). Provenance: with The Fine Art Society, London, 1930, no. 51.

      Bonhams
    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) VERONA 41cm x 51cm (16in x 20in)
      Dec. 10, 2015

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) VERONA 41cm x 51cm (16in x 20in)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1875-1961) VERONA Signed and dated 1914, oil on board 41cm x 51cm (16in x 20in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE WATERFALL 26cm x 34cm (10.25in x 13.25in)
      May. 14, 2015

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE WATERFALL 26cm x 34cm (10.25in x 13.25in)

      Est: £600 - £800

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE WATERFALL Signed, watercolour 26cm x 34cm (10.25in x 13.25in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) EVENING LIGHT, GRAND CANAL VENICE 26.5cm x 34cm (10.5in x 13.5in)
      May. 14, 2015

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) EVENING LIGHT, GRAND CANAL VENICE 26.5cm x 34cm (10.5in x 13.5in)

      Est: £600 - £800

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) EVENING LIGHT, GRAND CANAL VENICE Signed, watercolour 26.5cm x 34cm (10.5in x 13.5in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Attributed to Charles Oppenheimer, British
      Jan. 18, 2014

      Attributed to Charles Oppenheimer, British

      Est: £100 - £150

      Attributed to Charles Oppenheimer, British 1875-1961- Chickens on a lawn by a thatched cottage; watercolour, in a glazed gilt composition panel frame, 35x45cm

      Roseberys
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1875-1961) THE EIGER 29cm x 22cm (11.5in x 8.75in) and another by the same hand (2)
      Jul. 20, 2013

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1875-1961) THE EIGER 29cm x 22cm (11.5in x 8.75in) and another by the same hand (2)

      Est: £400 - £600

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (BRITISH 1875-1961) THE EIGER Signed, signed and inscribed with title label verso, watercolour 29cm x 22cm (11.5in x 8.75in) and another by the same hand (2)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE WILLOW POOL 33cm x 41cm (13in x 16in)
      May. 30, 2013

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE WILLOW POOL 33cm x 41cm (13in x 16in)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      § CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) THE WILLOW POOL Signed, oil on board 33cm x 41cm (13in x 16in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)
      Apr. 17, 2013

      Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      Ducks by a Hay Barn signed 'Charles Oppenheimer' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 x 61 cm. (20 1/16 x 24 in.)

      Bonhams
    • Charles Oppenheimer, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1875-1961)
      Mar. 13, 2013

      Charles Oppenheimer, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1875-1961)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Charles Oppenheimer, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1875-1961) Water lilies signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER' (lower left) oil on canvas 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.4 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)
      Dec. 12, 2012

      Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      The Old Bridge, Gatehouse-of-Fleet signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER.' (lower left) oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.5 cm. (25 x 30 1/8 in.)

      Bonhams
    • Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)
      Dec. 12, 2012

      Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      The Galloway Dee from Woodlea signed 'CHARLES OPPENHEIMER.' (lower right) watercolour 32.5 x 55.5 cm. (12 13/16 x 21 7/8 in.)

      Bonhams
    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, RSA RSW (1875-1961) SUNSHINE
      Jul. 19, 2012

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, RSA RSW (1875-1961) SUNSHINE

      Est: £10,000 - £20,000

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER, RSA RSW (1875-1961) SUNSHINE AFTER SNOW signed oil on canvas 74cm x 95cm

      McTear's
    • Charles Oppenheimer RSA RWS RIVER LANDSCAPE with
      Dec. 15, 2011

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RWS RIVER LANDSCAPE with

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      Charles Oppenheimer RSA RWS RIVER LANDSCAPE with apple tree in blossom overreaching the river signed in pencil oil on board, 27cm x 37cm (10.5" x 14.5")

      Chorley's
    • CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) SNOWDROPS IN THE WOODS 51cm x 61cm (20in x 24in)
      Dec. 01, 2011

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) SNOWDROPS IN THE WOODS 51cm x 61cm (20in x 24in)

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      CHARLES OPPENHEIMER R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1876-1961) SNOWDROPS IN THE WOODS Signed, oil on canvas 51cm x 61cm (20in x 24in)

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Runswick Bay
      Apr. 21, 2011

      Charles Oppenheimer, RSA RSW (British, 1876-1961) Runswick Bay

      Est: £1,200 - £1,800

      Runswick Bay signed 'Charles Oppenheimer' (lower left) oil on panel 44.5 x 34cm (17 1/2 x 13 3/8in).

      Bonhams
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