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.
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.
Home of the Yellow Flag
Henry Harris Lines (1801-1889)
Watercolour on prepared board, signed lower right and dated 1887. The partially legible pencil endorsement reads The bog of H.... home of the yellow flag. The son of the influential Birmingham artist and designer Samuel Lines, Henry Harris's landscape paintings were widely exhibited. This impressionist rendering of a beauty spot - possibly Hillditch Pool by Hartlebury Common in Worcestershre - is one of his last paintings. In December 1887 he became bed-ridden.
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.
The Artist's Wife
Herbert Johnson Harvey (1884-1928)
A portrait in black chalk and sanguine on grey paper. Harvey was a portrait painter and landscape artist, and in the 1920s made some striking etched portraits. We have one of these, Woman in a Headscarf for which his wife was again likely to have been the model.
Dealers in Fine Art 1800-1950
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.
We sell nineteenth century artwork and pictures from the first half of the twentieth century.
Sigmund & Jocelyn’s collection includes a set of paintings by the artist William Colllins (1788-1847). 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.