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Cherry blossoms by P.C. van Aalst. 

A lovely natural painting of flowering Prunus twigs or cherry blossoms, in a vase.
This painting is awesome in real life, the pictures don’t do it justice.
A lovely color combination between the soft green and the lovely pink flowers that gently hints to the influence of the painter by the Asian art and culture. This work also reminds me a lot of other Dutch artists like Jan Mankes, who also featured soft colors and used soft brush strokes in his work. Maybe this piece is an homage or a metaphor for new beginnings in the pre war West-European society?
Not much is know about the artist, P. C. van Aalst. The painting was made in 1949 and has a very robust, broad frame that contrasts nicely with the inner fragile painting. It is in good used condition, the painting has some light yellowing that is normal for older paintings. It is signed, P.C. van Aalst in the left lower corner.
The canvas measures ca. 37 x 26 cm and the frame measures 58,5 cm by 48,5 cm. Hanging garments are in place, so this work of art is ready to decorate any wall.
 
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Koop

 Oil portrait of a little Dutch girl by the Dutch painter Koop. 

A Lovely old oil painting of a faint looking girl.
This painting was made by the artist “Koop” and it is signed near the neck of the girl on the right. On the canvas we see a faint looking girl, her gaze changes when you move around the painting and it is not known how she feels… is she sad? pouting? bored? This is what makes this lovely old painting very fascinating.

This artwork has nice natural colors and measures 32 x 25 for the canvas and 41 x 34 for the golden colored robust frame. The frame is from around 1940. The painting is dated around 1920-1930, maybe sooner. The painting was very dirty and is cleaned, it still has some mild cracquele. A new layer of lacquer was applied and a new stretcher frame was made. This is an used, almost antique item. A lovely atmospheric addition to your wall. I will add (attach) hanging garment to this painting prior to shipping, so you can hang it right away.

This painting can be purchased for 89,95 + shipping directly via Etsy, via this link:  This painting on Etsy

Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about this item, i’ll be happy to answer. Regards, Jo.

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Journal des Demoiselles

 Journal des Demoiselles, for the 19th century fashionista’s 

Two lovely original 19th century fashion prints from the Amsterdam Bruxelles Desterbecq editions, rare.

For the history lovers: How woman have come a long way since the “Journal des Demoiselles” and other fashion magazines like this one. Before these magazines issued, woman weren’t expected to read.  These Fashion magazines, with lots of pictures, came out and gradually became the first socially approved “reading” material for ladies. Fashion was an agreeable topic in higher social circles which made these magazines a stepping stone in aiding the literariness of woman.

Both copper engravings are cleaned and are de- acidified for the purpose of conservation. Both plates are in very good, bright condition. The gravures have been sun-bleached to treat and visually improve the plates and lessen the foxing spots.
The oldest original gravure depicts a woman and two children dressed in a Harlequin themed outfit. Maybe these where outfits for a play or for the yearly Parisian fashion fair. The plate is dated: Janvier 1861. No 1.
The second original gravure is dated: Fevier 1866 no 2.
On this plate we see several bonnets and hair guirlandes and some matching other fashions items.
Both plates are mounted on acid free museum board and are framed in gold-colored frames. The frames where made around 1920-1930 and have a new piece of glass. The stylish and valuable plates are ready to decorate your wall. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about this item, I’ll be happy to answer.

Regards, Jo

These framed engravings can be purchased for 41.95 Euro ( in all currencies) exclusive of shipping costs directly via this link on Etsy:
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