Dealers in Fine Art 1800-1950
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Shipping Scene
Ellis Luciano Silas (1883-1972)
Signed lower right Ellis Silas. The original mount  was endorsed in pencil with the artist's name and address, after being framed by Alfred Stiles & Sons 37-39 Brook Green Road W6. Ellis Luciano Silas studied under Walter Sickert and is best known for his marine paintings. Also see our blog here.
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.
Polperro at Dusk
Signed with monogram AB and dated 1910. Painted on a prepared artists' board and originally framed before 1916 by Rowleys Fine Art Dealers, Manchester. Many artists with these initials are known to have painted in Cornwall at this date - so we can't yet identify who painted this accomplished watercolour of cottages round Polperro harbour at dusk.
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
Rocky Landscape
Benjamin Williams Leader R.A. (1831-1923)
Benjamin Leader was one of the outstanding landscape artists of his time, exhibiting at the Royal Academy every year from 1854 until he was over ninety years old. For more information see our blog. This beautiful watercolour is understood to have formed part of a sketchbook which he was using in 1912. A drawing by this artist can also be found here.
Grave Robbers
Joseph Nash (1809-1878)
This drawing was probably a page from one of Nash's sketchbooks. The subject-matter is rather gruesome - the disinterment of a young woman, whose corpse is about to be put in the sack held by the man in the foreground. We have three other drawings by this artist, A-331, A-333 and A-336. For more information about Joseph Nash see our blog.
L'Escarène near Nice
Charles Joshua Kelsey (1871-1960)
Pastel on paper, signed lower right and inscribed in pencil, L'Escarène 24/3/37. Kelsey became a friend of Samuel Birch RA, a leading light of the Lamorna artists' colony near Penzance. He took lessons from Birch and in the 1930s produced many fine pastels of scenes in the south of France.
Family Rock Pooling
Gustav Otto Müller (1827-1922)
Watercolour on paper, signed with monogram and dated 1884. Although primarily known as military painter, Müller also produced landscapes and genre paintings. For another work by this artist, see 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 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 a 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.