Dealers in Fine Art 1800-1950
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Garden in Florence
Katherine Mary Fryer (born 1910)
Katherine Mary Fryer, R.B.S.A. studied at Leeds College of Art from 1926-31, then taught art at the Bath Academy before settling in Birmingham in the 1940s where she taught at the city's College of Art. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Royal Academy, in Leeds City Art Gallery and at the University of Birmingham. She was still working at the age of 100. This beautifully simple watercolour captures the essence of an Italian garden, in green and terracotta. Signed, lower right, with a typed exhibition label bearing the title and her name.
The Arabian Bustard
George Edwards (1694-1773)
Plate 12 from George Edwards's A Natural History of Uncommon Birds (1743). For more about George Edwards and his work see here.
Snowdon from the North
Ursula Macdonald ARCA (1903-?)
Pencil and watercolour. Signed and dated at lower left U.Macdonald 44. The artist was married to Alec Macdonald who taught at King's School Worcester. Ursula Macdonald painted this watercolour in the period when the school had been evacuated to Criccieth.
Man in Concert Dress
Harry Epworth Allen RBA (1894-1958)
Pencil drawing. Foundation Catalogue no. SC6-15. Harry Epworth Allen came from Sheffield and attended Sheffield School of Art. He worked in tempera, watercolour and pencil.
Her Only Possession
William Lee Hankey (1869-1952)
Drypoint, one of only fifty copies, made in 1916. Signed below in pencil, with the artist's monogram lower left. Also stamped monogram on paper by signature. William Lee Hankey observed at first hand the plight of refugees during the First World War. Many of his beautiful drypoints portray young mothers and their children. See Pick-a-Back for another mother and child by him. Our blog on Lee Hankey is here.
Colonnade in Summer
Esther Schwartz (1860-1940)
Oil on canvas, laid on board. Signed lower left. Esther Schwartz was a painter and wood engraver who exhibited regularly at Le Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris. The influence of Impressionism is especially clear in this vibrant work .
Vase of Flowers
Philip Naviasky (1894-1983)
Signed, lower right. Naviasky was the son of Polish Jewish immigrants. He trained at the Leeds School of  Art and the Royal Academy schools. He spent his working life in Leeds painting and teaching at the city's School of Art. He is known for his portraits, his Spanish and Italian townscapes - and his striking flower paintings.  
Winter Cattle
Brigid Wright (1939-2000)
Graphite on paper, entitled Winter Cattle on label affixed to original backing board. From 1968 onwards Brigid Wright's artworks were shown widely in and around Wales. One of three recently acquired drawings by this artist. An earlier Brigid Wright drawing in our collection can be seen here

Dealers in Fine Art 1800-1950

Our Business

Sigmund & Jocelyn sell paintings, drawings and fine art prints. Our collection includes work by well-known and overlooked artists from the last two centuries.

Based in Birmingham, we set up our business for art lovers who want an alternative to rural antique shops and London dealers.The enthusiasm we have for our pictures is backed up by research and hard graft! We also have restoration carried out so neglected paintings can be returned to their former glory.

Because Sigmund & Jocelyn work from home, this helps us to put our pictures on the market at affordable prices.

Our Artists

We sell Victorian artwork and pictures from the first half of the twentieth century.  

Sigmund & Jocelyn’s collection includes paintings by the English watercolourists Clara Montalba, Thomas Colman Dibdin and Edmund Morison Wimperis. We have a selection of hand coloured lithographs by the naturalist John Gould. Another speciality is pages from artists’ sketchbooks, including drawings by Joseph Nash and Sawrey Gilpin. We also sell variety of fine art prints, including etchings by William Lee Hankey and work by German artists from between 1900 and 1920.

Our collection includes a few more recent works by artists such as John Howard and Brigid Wright, who have West Midlands connections.

An Art Gallery With a Difference

A gallery is simply a room - or rooms - for the exhibtion of works of art! If you're interested in our prints or paintings, contact us and arrange to see them at Sigmund & Jocelyn's Birmingham home.

Our Framing Service

Sigmund & Jocelyn believe it’s important to find the best possible frame for your picture. So we help our customers to select from a wide variety of mouldings and different types of glass. We welcome framing enquiries from art lovers in and around the West Midlands.