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    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Sep. 10, 2023

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $1,700 - $2,100

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Clarke Waite (1832-1920) Britain, Australia - The Saltwater Riversold
      Aug. 07, 2023

      James Clarke Waite (1832-1920) Britain, Australia - The Saltwater River

      Est: AUD4,000 - AUD6,000

      James Clarke Waite (1832-1920) Britain, Australia The Saltwater River Oil on canvas Signed dated lower right

      Colville Auctions
    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Jun. 11, 2023

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $1,700 - $2,100

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • JAMES CLARKE WAITE, R.B.A. (1863-1885). A LATE 19TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR ÒTHE YOUNG VISITORÓsold
      Jun. 07, 2023

      JAMES CLARKE WAITE, R.B.A. (1863-1885). A LATE 19TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR ÒTHE YOUNG VISITORÓ

      Est: £300 - £500

      JAMES CLARKE WAITE, R.B.A. (1863-1885). A LATE 19TH CENTURY WATERCOLOUR ÒTHE YOUNG VISITORÓ signed and dated 1872 - mounted in glazed gilt frame. (60cm high 50cm wide ) To acquire a shipping quote, view the condition report or see extra images (where possible) Please view this lot on our website here: www.hutchinsonscott.co.uk/auction/lot/lot-747---james-clarke-waite-rba-1863-1885-a-late-19th-century-watercolour--the-young-visitor/?lot=34105

      Hutchinson Scott Limited
    • WAITE James Clark (1832-1921), Portrait of a Young Woman with Flowers & Letter., Oil on Canvas, 79x63cmsold
      Mar. 19, 2023

      WAITE James Clark (1832-1921), Portrait of a Young Woman with Flowers & Letter., Oil on Canvas, 79x63cm

      Est: AUD2,500 - AUD5,000

      WAITE, James Clark (1832-1921) Portrait of a Young Woman with Flowers & Letter. Signed 'J C Waite' lower right. Oil on Canvas 79x63cm PROVENANCE: Australian Artists Association, Melbourne, Summer Exhibition, March 1887 (possibly); Mr R.M. Clark esq. (possibly - name inscribed to canvas verso; Mr Victor Newbold, Newcastle, purchased September 28th 1937; thence by descent. OTHER NOTES: This work is possibly entitled 'Chloé', exhibited by Waite as part of the Australian Artists Association, Melbourne, Summer Exhibition, March 1887. In reporting on the exhibition, March 5th 1887, The Argus states: "Mr J.C. Waite sends in ... a half-length figure entitled 'Chloé' which is stated to be a portrait of the young lady who sat to M. Lefebvre as a model for the picture of the same name [famous Young & Jackson 'Chloé']. It is a charming head and face, with the roundness, freshness, and bloom of youth in the countenance, and a look of innocence and simplicity, which is not always associated with the female models of Parisian artists." As the subject of the 1875 Lefebvre picture is thought to have been a French model named Marie (the 'Chloé' comes from the poem 'Mnasyle et Chloé') the newspaper attribution is not confirmed.

      Davidson Auctions
    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Jan. 02, 2023

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $1,800 - $2,200

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Oct. 09, 2022

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $1,800 - $2,300

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

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    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Jul. 03, 2022

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $1,900 - $2,500

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

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    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Apr. 17, 2022

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $2,000 - $2,600

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

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    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Jan. 02, 2022

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $2,100 - $2,700

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1921), Cattle Beside a Riversold
      Dec. 01, 2021

      JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1921), Cattle Beside a River

      Est: AUD6,000 - AUD8,000

      JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1921) Cattle Beside a River oil on canvas on board 64.5 x 100.5 cm signed lower right: J.C Waite R B I.

      Menzies
    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Oct. 10, 2021

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $2,300 - $2,900

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antiquesold
      Jul. 04, 2021

      James Clarke Waite (UK,Australia,1832-1921) oil painting antique

      Est: $2,300 - $2,900

      ARTIST: James Clarke Waite (British, Australia, 1832 - 1921) NAME: Courting Couple MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Relined. Minor craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Minor damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 20 x 16 inches / 50 x 40 cm FRAME SIZE: 29 x 25 inches / 73 x 63 cm SIGNATURE: lower right PROVENANCE: Grand Central Art Gallery NY (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 118719 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Born in England and active in London from 1863 until 1885, James Clarke Waite likely acquired his meticulous genre style at the Royal Academy, where he often exhibited. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, he showed more than 117 works at Suffolk Street. He also exhibited at the British Institution and the Old Watercolour Society. Around 1885, Waite emigrated to Australia, where he remained for the rest of his life, finding additional success as a portrait and history painter.The subject of a convalescing Confederate officer is a curious departure for the artist, who specialized in scenes of children with pets, such as Feeding the Kitten, or elderly people, as in The Widow's Consolation and A Rest Well Earned. It was probably inspired by accounts of the war that appeared in the British press. Waite would have been familiar with the illustrations of Winslow Homer and Alfred Waud, and must have also seen the paintings of George Lambdin, who developed themes that represented the domestic trials of the conflict, such as that presented here.Waite's ability at painting still-life detail and his vibrant sense of color are evident in this rare example from his early career. Indeed, so exacting is the detail that it is possible to identify the soldier's rank and unit, and to date the scene early to mid-war, as the blue trim embellishing the uniform was thereafter discontinued. The inclusion of the Richmond Daily Sun suggests that the soldier served under Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Waite may have painted the scene for a patron. In the early years of the war, Great Britain and other European countries were inclined to favor--or at least to sympathize with--the Confederacy. The upper classes looked upon the Southern planter as an aristocrat with whom they had much in common, while Robert E. Lee was admired for his gallantry and military brilliance.In 1901, Waite was commissioned by the Australian government to produce one of the country's most historically important artworks, The Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, for the Melbourne Exhibition Building. The contract required him to include correct representations of 269 various political leaders and aristocrats. Sixty-nine years old and in frail health, Waite was unable to begin the project, and the contract was given to Tom Roberts.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • James Clarke Waite (Australia 1932-1921)sold
      Apr. 17, 2021

      James Clarke Waite (Australia 1932-1921)

      Est: $800 - $2,000

      James Clarke Waite (Australia 1932-1921). Signed. Oil on Canvas. Painting measures 19 inches high x 15 inches wide in a 5 inch frame. Piece measures 29 inches high x 25 inches wide.

      Joshua Kodner
    • WAITE James Clark (1832-1921), Girl Reading, with Dog on Her Lap, British Coast., Oil on Canvas, 60x50cmsold
      Nov. 29, 2020

      WAITE James Clark (1832-1921), Girl Reading, with Dog on Her Lap, British Coast., Oil on Canvas, 60x50cm

      Est: AUD2,500 - AUD3,500

      WAITE, James Clark (1832-1921) Girl Reading, with Dog on Her Lap, British Coast. Provenance: Christies Melbourne, 14th March 1974, lot 380 (illus. in catalogue); Davidson Auctions, Estate Late Arshak Galstaun, 12th Feb 2011, lot 398. Oil on Canvas 60x50cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • James Clark Waite (1832 - 1920) - Evening Time, Near Myrtleford, Victoria, 1890 47 x 74 cm (frame: 58 x 86 x 3 cm)sold
      Apr. 09, 2020

      James Clark Waite (1832 - 1920) - Evening Time, Near Myrtleford, Victoria, 1890 47 x 74 cm (frame: 58 x 86 x 3 cm)

      Est: AUD2,000 - AUD3,000

      James Clark Waite (1832 - 1920) Evening Time, Near Myrtleford, Victoria, 1890 oil on canvas 47 x 74 cm (frame: 58 x 86 x 3 cm) signed on verso; Provenance: Exhibited at Athanaeum, Melbourne, Feb 1920

      Lawsons
    • WAITE James Clark (1832-1921), Girl Reading, with Dog on Her Lap, British Coast., Oil on Canvas, 60x50cmsold
      Mar. 22, 2020

      WAITE James Clark (1832-1921), Girl Reading, with Dog on Her Lap, British Coast., Oil on Canvas, 60x50cm

      Est: AUD3,000 - AUD5,000

      WAITE, James Clark (1832-1921) Girl Reading, with Dog on Her Lap, British Coast. Provenance: Christies Melbourne, 14th March 1974, lot 380 (illus. in catalogue); Davidson Auctions, Estate Late Arshak Galstaun, 12th Feb 2011, lot 398. Oil on Canvas 60x50cm

      Davidson Auctions
    • JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1921), Melbourne 1888sold
      Sep. 26, 2019

      JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1921), Melbourne 1888

      Est: AUD60,000 - AUD80,000

      JAMES CLARKE WAITE (1832-1921), Melbourne 1888, oil on canvas, 103.5 x 153.0 cm, signed lower right: J C Waite signed and inscribed on stretcher verso: "Melbourne/ J. C. Waite RBA, Private collection Christie's, Melbourne, 12 March 1971, lot 156 (as Port Melbourne) Mr & Mrs Julian & Miriam Sterling, Melbourne Private collection, Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1 August 1888 - 31 January 1889, no.132 J.C. Waite, R.B.A., Guild Hall, Melbourne, 11 April - 2 May 1908, no.2 (as View of Melbourne (Before the Boom) J.C. Waite, Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 16 - 31 July 1914 Catalogue of Paintings by J C. Waite, R.B.A., Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 16 - 28 February 1920, no.1 (as Yarra, Melbourne) Catalogue of Paintings by J C. Waite, R.B.A., Anthony Hordern & Sons, Sydney, 17 September 1921

      Menzies
    • JAMES CLARK WAITE (1832-1921) After the Rain oil on canvassold
      Sep. 19, 2019

      JAMES CLARK WAITE (1832-1921) After the Rain oil on canvas

      Est: AUD1,400 - AUD2,800

      JAMES CLARK WAITE (1832-1921) After the Rain oil on canvas signed lower right J.C Waite inscribed verso with artist's name and title 38.5 x 54cm PROVENANCE: Hatherley Fine Art, Melbourne 2018 Private collection, Melbourne

      Leonard Joel
    • JAMES CLARK WAITE (1832-1921) After the Rain oil on canvassold
      Sep. 03, 2019

      JAMES CLARK WAITE (1832-1921) After the Rain oil on canvas

      Est: AUD2,000 - AUD4,000

      JAMES CLARK WAITE (1832-1921) After the Rain oil on canvas signed lower right J.C Waite inscribed verso with artist's name and title 38.5 x 54cm PROVENANCE: Hatherley Fine Art, Melbourne 2018 Private collection, Melbourne

      Leonard Joel
    • J. C. WAITE, EUROPEAN VILLAGE SCENE, WATERCOLOUR, 35 X 49CMsold
      Jul. 04, 2019

      J. C. WAITE, EUROPEAN VILLAGE SCENE, WATERCOLOUR, 35 X 49CM

      Est: AUD300 - AUD500

      J. C. WAITE, EUROPEAN VILLAGE SCENE, WATERCOLOUR, 35 X 49CM

      Leonard Joel
    • J.C. WAITE 1832-1920 Melbourne (1888) oil on canvas 104 x 153 cmsold
      Oct. 24, 2018

      J.C. WAITE 1832-1920 Melbourne (1888) oil on canvas 104 x 153 cm

      Est: AUD100,000 - AUD150,000

      J.C. WAITE 1832-1920 Melbourne (1888) oil on canvas signed 'J.C. Waite' lower right 104 x 153 cm PROVENANCE Private Collection Australian Painting, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 12 March 1971, lot 156, 'Port Melbourne' illustrated Mr Julian Sterling and Mrs Miriam Sterling, Melbourne Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent from the above EXHIBITED Centennial International Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1 August 1888 - 31 January 1889, no. 132 J.C. Waite, R.B.A., Guild Hall, Melbourne, 11 April - 2 May 1908, no. 2, 'View of Melbourne (Before the Boom)', 100 gns J.C. Waite, Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 16-31 July 1914 Catalogue of Paintings by J C. Waite, R.B.A., Athenaeum Gallery, Melbourne, 16-28 February 1920, no. 1, 'Yarra, Melbourne', 65 gns Catalogue of Paintings by J C. Waite, R.B.A., Anthony Hordern & Sons, Sydney, 17 September 1921 LITERATURE The Argus, Melbourne, 11 September 1888, p. 33 'The Melbourne Exhibition', The Illustrated Sydney News, Sydney, 27 September 1888, p. 6 A. Colquhoun, 'Pictures on View. Mr. J.C. Waite Exhibition', The Herald, Melbourne, 16 July 1914, p. 10 A. Colquhoun, 'Mr. J.C. Waite's Paintings', The Herald, Melbourne, 16 February 1920, p. 10 'Art of J.C. Waite', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 7 September 1921, p. 7

      Smith & Singer
    • James Clark Waite (1832 - 1921) - On the Macquarie, Tasmania 31.5 x 47.5cmsold
      Aug. 11, 2016

      James Clark Waite (1832 - 1921) - On the Macquarie, Tasmania 31.5 x 47.5cm

      Est: AUD500 - AUD700

      James Clark Waite (1832 - 1921) On the Macquarie, Tasmania oil on canvas 31.5 x 47.5cm signed lower left

      Lawsons
    • James Clark Waite (1832 - 1921) - The Letter 41 x 51cmsold
      Jul. 14, 2016

      James Clark Waite (1832 - 1921) - The Letter 41 x 51cm

      Est: AUD1,200 - AUD1,800

      James Clark Waite (1832 - 1921) The Letter oil on canvas 41 x 51cm initalled lower right

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