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Painter, b. 1879 - d. 1959

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    • Arthur Spear (American,1879-1959)
      Oct. 02, 2022

      Arthur Spear (American,1879-1959)

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Arthur Spear (American,1879-1959) "Star Light" Oil on Canvas. Signed lower left. Inscribed verso on canvas. Sight Size: 27 x 32 in. Overall Framed Size: 31.5 x 36.5 in.

      Helmuth Stone
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (ME/MA/CA, 1879-1959)
      Aug. 29, 2021

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (ME/MA/CA, 1879-1959)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Semi-Nude Seated Red Hair Girl with flowers in her hair, looking intently at the viewer, pastel on grey board, signed and inscribed "To Francis Sturgis", in modern gold cove frame with linen liner, under glass, OS: 28" x 22", SS: 23 1/2" x 17 1/2". Good condition. Spear was the son of Brig Gen Ellis Spear, 1st Lt to Joshua Chamberlain and leader of the famous bayonet charge of the 20th Maine at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. The Ellis house still stands in Warren, Maine.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879-1959) River Nymph, 1921 Pastel on paper 19-1
      Mar. 11, 2021

      Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879-1959) River Nymph, 1921 Pastel on paper 19-1

      Est: $300 - $500

      Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879-1959) River Nymph, 1921 Pastel on paper 19-1/4 x 13-1/2 inches (48.9 x 34.3 cm) Signed and dated lower right: Arthur Spear / 1921 HID01801242017

      Heritage Auctions
    • 2 Arthur Spear Figural Prints, Girl & Youth
      Jul. 11, 2020

      2 Arthur Spear Figural Prints, Girl & Youth

      Est: $400 - $450

      Two (2) Arthur Prince Spear (Massachusetts/California/District Of Columbia, 1879-1959) offset prints after pencil and gouache drawings, including one (1) depicting a young woman with bobbed hair in a short dress. Signed "Arthur Spear" in pencil, lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame; and one (1) depicting a male youth in billowing classical garb standing on a naturalistic base with a bow held aloft in his right hand. Signed "Arthur Spear" in pencil, lower right under image. Housed and matted under glass in a wooden frame. Sights range in size from 19 1/2" H x 13" W to 20" H x 14 1/8" W. Frames range in size from 21 3/8" H x 14 3/4" W to 24 3/4" H x 18 3/8" W. Mid 20th century. Provenance: The items included in this lot and Lot 663 are believed to have been gifts from Spear to family members of Ruth Norton White, daughter of Edward Little, subject of the painting in Lot 133.

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • 2 Arthur Spear Figural Prints, "Sunrise" and "The Swing"
      Jul. 11, 2020

      2 Arthur Spear Figural Prints, "Sunrise" and "The Swing"

      Est: $400 - $450

      Two (2) Arthur Prince Spear (Massachusetts/California/District Of Columbia, 1879-1959) offset prints, including one (1) after his oil painting titled "Sunrise", 1921, depicting three water nymphs surrounded by fish lifting the sun from the water towards the early morning horizon. Signed "Arthur Spear" in pencil, lower right under image. Second lithograph is after Spear's pastel drawing titled "The Swing", 1921, depicting a young woman in a flowing dress on a swing against a naturalistic background. Inscribed and signed "To Alice Arthur Spear" in pencil, lower right in the image. Ink stamp with date "Sept 8 1953" with framing gallery label, en verso. Both housed under glass in black wooden frames. Sights ranging in size from 14 5/8" H x 19 3/8" W to 26 3/4" H x 20" W. Frames range in size from 20 1/2" H x 25" W to 28 1/2" H x 22" W. Mid 20th century. Provenance: The items included in this lot and Lot 664 are believed to have been gifts from Spear to family members of Ruth Norton White, daughter of Edward Little, subject of the painting in Lot 133. Note: "Sunrise" is featured as the cover art of the book "Arthur Spear 1879-1959", published by the Warren Historical Society, 1981.

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • Arthur Spear O/C Painting, Portrait of Ruth Norton White
      Jul. 11, 2020

      Arthur Spear O/C Painting, Portrait of Ruth Norton White

      Est: $1,400 - $1,800

      Arthur Spear (Massachusetts/California/District Of Columbia, 1879-1959) oil on canvas portrait painting titled "Ruth" depicting Ruth Norton White, daughter of Edward Little, as a young woman. She is depicted seated in a chair and attired in a white blouse and long floral skirt. Signed lower left "Arthur Spear" and titled en verso. Housed in a gilt and black Spanish style frame. Sight - 31" H 25" W. Framed - 36 3/4" H x 31" W. Circa 1944. Note: This painting was exhibited by The Warren Historical Society, Warren, ME in 1981 and is listed in the exhibit catalog on page 38.

      Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
    • Arthur Spear (American, 1879-1959), O/C
      Sep. 14, 2019

      Arthur Spear (American, 1879-1959), O/C

      Est: $4,500 - $6,500

      Arthur Spear (American, 1879-1959), oil on canvas, "Gathering the Field," signed. Small pinholes in canvas. Dimensions: sight - 25 3/8 in. high x 45 5/8 in. wide. Weight: 13.85 lbs.

      Fontaine's Auction Gallery
    • Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879-1959) River Nymph, 1921 Pastel on paper 19-1
      Aug. 08, 2019

      Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879-1959) River Nymph, 1921 Pastel on paper 19-1

      Est: $300 - $500

      Arthur Prince Spear (American, 1879-1959) River Nymph, 1921 Pastel on paper 19-1/4 x 13-1/2 inches (48.9 x 34.3 cm) Signed and dated lower right: Arthur Spear / 1921 HID01801242017

      Heritage Auctions
    • ARTHUR SPEAR (AMERICAN 1879-1959). FAUN SERENADING PHEASANTS.
      May. 05, 2019

      ARTHUR SPEAR (AMERICAN 1879-1959). FAUN SERENADING PHEASANTS.

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Signed lower right, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 inches.

      Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American, 1979-1959). PORTRAIT OF BOY WITH GUITAR, signd. Pastel on paper.
      Mar. 11, 2018

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American, 1979-1959). PORTRAIT OF BOY WITH GUITAR, signd. Pastel on paper.

      Est: $300 - $400

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American, 1979-1959). PORTRAIT OF BOY WITH GUITAR, signd. Pastel on paper - Unframed, 22 in. x 17 in.

      Sloans & Kenyon
    • Arthur Spear (American 1879 - 1959)
      Nov. 12, 2016

      Arthur Spear (American 1879 - 1959)

      Est: $5,500 - $6,500

      Arthur Spear (American 1879 - 1959) Signed lower right. oil on board. Sight Size: 30.5 x 25.5 in. Overall Size: 38.5 x 33.5 in. Born in Washington, DC on Sept. 23, 1879. Spear studied at George Washington University, ASL of NYC, and Académie Julian in Paris. While in California in 1927, he painted on the Mendocino coast and was active in southern California. He held memberships in the Boston Art Club; National Academy of Design, 1920; the St. Botolf's Club; the Allied Artists of America; the Guild of Boston Artists; and the Copley Society. Spear's exhibitions and awards include a medal at the Pan-American Exposition of 1915; a prize at the National Academy of Design in 1921; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; and the Boston Art Club in 1908. Institutions representing Spear's work include the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA; and the Ellwood House Museum in Dekalb, IL.

      Sarasota Estate Auction
    • Spear, Drawing of a Young Girl
      May. 21, 2016

      Spear, Drawing of a Young Girl

      Est: $200 - $400

      Arthur Spear, drawing of a young girl, signed, 17" h x 13" w. Provenance: From the estate of the late Harry Reed Everson, an avid collector from Marblehead, Massachusetts.

      Kaminski Auctions
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (MA/CA/DC, 1879-1959) - "Spring", oil on canvas, signed lower left "Arthur Spear", depicting a beautiful young woman reaching towards a butterfly, in the original gilt carved Arts & Crafts frame, O...
      Aug. 29, 2015

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (MA/CA/DC, 1879-1959) - "Spring", oil on canvas, signed lower left "Arthur Spear", depicting a beautiful young woman reaching towards a butterfly, in the original gilt carved Arts & Crafts frame, O...

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (MA/CA/DC, 1879-1959) - "Spring", oil on canvas, signed lower left "Arthur Spear", depicting a beautiful young woman reaching towards a butterfly, in the original gilt carved Arts & Crafts frame, OS: 36" x 30", SS: 31 1/4" x 25 1/4". Fine condition. Arthur Spear was the son of Maine 20th Volunteers Civil War hero Lt. Col. (Brev Gen) Ellis Spear, who alongside Joshua Chamberlain led the bayonet charge at Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (MA/DC/CA, 1879-1959) - Two Girls with Swan, signed lower left, in original gilt carved frame, 29 1/4" x 44 1/4", SS: 24 1/4" x 39 1/4". Fine craquelure.
      Aug. 29, 2015

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (MA/DC/CA, 1879-1959) - Two Girls with Swan, signed lower left, in original gilt carved frame, 29 1/4" x 44 1/4", SS: 24 1/4" x 39 1/4". Fine craquelure.

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (MA/DC/CA, 1879-1959) - Two Girls with Swan, signed lower left, in original gilt carved frame, 29 1/4" x 44 1/4", SS: 24 1/4" x 39 1/4". Fine craquelure.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR, (American, 1879-1859), THE FROG GIRL, oil on canvas;, 32 x 26 in. (38 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)
      Oct. 26, 2014

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR, (American, 1879-1859), THE FROG GIRL, oil on canvas;, 32 x 26 in. (38 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American, 1879-1859) THE FROG GIRL oil on canvas; signed Arthur Spear, l.r.; bears partial gallery label for Howard C.[?] Allen & John[?] E. D. [illegible] , New York, New York, upper stretcher bar, verso; 32 x 26 in. (38 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

      Grogan & Company
    • Arthur Prince Spear (1879-1959), ISADORA DUNCAN ON THE BEACH, Colour pastel on brown paper; signed lower left, 23" x 19" - 58.4 x 48.3 cm.
      Jun. 14, 2011

      Arthur Prince Spear (1879-1959), ISADORA DUNCAN ON THE BEACH, Colour pastel on brown paper; signed lower left, 23" x 19" - 58.4 x 48.3 cm.

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      Arthur Prince Spear (1879-1959), American ISADORA DUNCAN ON THE BEACH; Colour pastel on brown paper; signed lower left23" x 19" - 58.4 x 48.3 cm. Provenance: Fred Baker Inc., Toronto

      Waddington's
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American 1879-1959) STUDY
      Aug. 28, 2007

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American 1879-1959) STUDY

      Est: $1,200 - $1,800

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American 1879-1959) STUDY FOR "THE BUTTERFLIES". Wonderful pastel on paper of a young woman with flowing sheer dress swinging on a swing. Signed center bottom. Housed in a fine gilt carved wood modern frame with linen matte and gilt liner. SIZE: 20" x 24". CONDITION: Very good. 9-74880 MD

      James D. Julia
    • ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American, 1879-1959) "VIEW OF ANNISQUAM POINT MARCH 22d 1895"
      Jan. 09, 2004

      ARTHUR PRINCE SPEAR (American, 1879-1959) "VIEW OF ANNISQUAM POINT MARCH 22d 1895"

      Est: $300 - $500

      Detailed watercolor shows small village with wharf and docks. Several sailboats are beside with people loading rowboats. Sandy dunes and hills beyond. Rose colored sky with setting sun. A nice historical view of a Cape Ann village. Signed lower left "Spear". Housed in an antique gilt wood frame. Attached to back is original part of the backboard which has the title inscribed in pen.

      James D. Julia
    • FRAMED PAINTING
      Jul. 31, 2003

      FRAMED PAINTING

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      "Terra Pictus," an Arts and Crafts design of a bearded man above a mountain range. Signed lower right "Arthur Spear". Arthur Prince Spear, ANA, (New England and California artist, 1879-1959). Oil on canvas, 36" x 28".

      Eldred's
    • OOC
      Jul. 26, 2003

      OOC

      Est: $200 - $300

      STUDY OF SLOOP IN INLET BY ARTHUR SPEAR (MAINE, 1879-1959). UNFRAMED, UNSTRETCHED, SHRINKWRAPPED. SS: 5" X 8".

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • OOC
      Jul. 26, 2003

      OOC

      Est: $200 - $300

      STUDY OF MAN LAYING ON TAPESTRY COVERED CHAISE, STRUMMING A GUITAR. BY ARTHUR SPEAR (MAINE, 1879-1959). UNFRAMED, UNSTRETCHED, SHRINKWRAPPED. SS: 6 3/4" X 10 1/2".

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • Arthur Prince Spear (1879-1959)
      Mar. 06, 2002

      Arthur Prince Spear (1879-1959)

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      The Peach Shawl signed 'Arthur Spear' (lower left) pastel and pencil on paperboard 24 x 193/4 in. (61 x 50.2 cm.).

      Christie's
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