Our catalogue of paintings

Welcome to our catalogue of paintings! Here you will find our complete selection of decorative paintings and other genres in the art of painting. Per item we offer you several pictures and an extensive explanation in text.

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CLARA BUINING - BRUINS (1859-1922): The reading girl

Clara Buining-Bruins

"The reading girl" illustrates Ars Decora's philosophy of bringing forgotten paintings with a decorative dimension to the attention of an art-loving audience. In this canvas, Clara Bruins manages to evoke the atmosphere of a late nineteenth-century interior, with opulent draperies, portraits on display and a fashionable palm, and thus ranks alongside contemporary Hague School artists like Breitner. A canvas that provides peace of mind.

Signed below right, oil on canvas, dimensions 58 x 46 cm (canvas), 73 x 62 cm (frame). Price € 950. Click for more photos and information.

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JOHAN HEINRICH NEUMAN (1819-1898): Portrait of a girl

Johan Heinrich Neuman

An endearing and characterful portrait painted by one of the great Dutch portrait painters of the nineteenth century.The refinement with which Neuman has depicted the features of the face and in particular the hairline shows his great skill as a portraitist. In its oval frame, the painting is a decorative presence without being sweet.

Signed on the right, oil on panel, dimensions 35 x 28 cm (panel), 46 x 39 cm (frame). Price € 1.150. Click for more pictures and information.

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FRIEDRICH (FRITZ) MARTIN (1859-1932): Faust meets Gretchen in front of the church

Friedrich Martin

With this beautiful classic canvas by the German painter Friedrich (Fritz) Martin, Ars Decora offers a fascinating narrative work with great decorative power. The confrontation of figures in a historical setting and the powerful use of color by Martin create an atmosphere of great drama and yes, that’s what it is: an episode from Goethe’s Faust play.

Signed below left, oil on canvas, dimensions 80 x 62 cm (canvas), 100 x 82 cm (frame). Price € 1.750. Click for more pictures and information.

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GEORGES CALLOT (1857-1903): Flora / spring

Georges Callot: Flora

We offer you two so called chimney pieces by the French painter Georges Callot. One depicts the flowery wealth of spring, the other autumn and the hunt, and as such they make a beautiful pair.

Chimney piece (one out of two), Flora / spring. Signed below left, oil on canvas, dimensions 101 x 69 cm. Price € 1.750. Click for more pictures and information.

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GEORGES CALLOT (1857-1903): Diana / autumn

Georges Callot: Diana

We offer you two so called chimney pieces by the French painter Georges Callot. One depicts the flowery wealth of spring, the other autumn and the hunt, and as such they make a beautiful pair.

Chimney piece (one out of two), Diana / autumn. Signed below left, oil on canvas, dimensions 101 x 69 cm. Price € 1.750. Click for more pictures and information.

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OVERDOOR (dessus-de-porte), pastoral scene at a fountain

overdoor pastoral scene

This romantic overdoor painting probably belonged to an ensemble of painted wall hangings and a chimney piece. The arcadic tableau refers to paintings of the Golden Age of Aelbert Cuyp or Nicolaes Berchem.

Unsigned, oil on canvas, dimensions without frame 111 x 61 cm. P.o.d. Click for more pictures and information.

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OVERDOOR (dessus-de-porte), “Venus and Adonis”

overdoor venus and adonis

A rare overdoor painting, from the final era of decorative painting in domestic interiors (around 1920). It used to be integrated in panelling, which is why a frame is missing.

Oil on canvas, brunaille, unsigned, dimensions 91 x 46 cm. Price € 350. Click for English text and more pictures.

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OVERDOOR (dessus-de-porte): sleeping putti / bacchants

overdoor sleeping putti

Painting and decoration come together in this charming brunaille of two putti, surrounded by bunches of grapes. Originally, this painting was placed above a fireplace (a so called dessus-de-cheminée) or incorporated in a nineteenth-century paneling. But it also comes into its own as a separate element in a modern interior.

Oil on canvas, unsigned, in original gilded frame, dimensions 55 x 44 cm (painting), 70 x 59 cm (frame). Price € 850. Click for more pictures and information.

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Copy of PETER PAUL RUBENS en FRANS SNYDERS: Christ and John the Baptist as children with two angels

Rubens and Snyders - copy

If only for its huge size, this cheerful and colorful overdoor is a great eyecatcher in a modern interior. More copies of this painting are known, but this copyist was a master in his skill. This piece proves how a good copy of an ancient painting can get a whole new significance as an autonomous artwork in the present day.

Oil on canvas, dimensions 130 x 86 cm (frame included), 120 x 76 cm (canvas). Price € 795. Click for more pictures and information.

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PIERRE JEAN VAN DER OUDERAA (1841-1915): Portal of St. Mark’s Basilica (A lady who leaves the San Marco gives alms)

Pierre Jean van der Ouderaa

Anyone who has visited Venice or knows it well will be drawn towards this atmospheric canvas of the northern portal of the Basilica of St. Mark. The eye is drawn into the portal by the powerful perspective created by the richly decorated arches and the different groups of people.

Signed and dated below right, oil on canvas, dimensions 88 x 68 cm (canvas), 113 x 93 (frame). Price € 1.750. Click for more pictures and information.

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A COUPLE AT A TABLE. Eros in the Dutch Golden Agecouple at a table - 17th century

Parts of this 17th century panel are worn, some parts have been restored, but its impression is still fresh and a pleasure to look at. Especially when you notice the erotic allusions spread across the painting.

Oil on panel, dimensions 37 x 31 cm (panel), 41,5 x 35,5 cm (frame). Price € 595. Click for more pictures and information.

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G.T. AMBROSIO: copies of Pompeian frescoes, around 1900

G.T. Ambrosio

These eight very fine Pompeian paintings would be a great embellishment to a long corridor, or a classic library. Being copies of frescoes of the famous House of the Vettii, exhumed firstly in 1896, they were probably created around 1900 as a fancy souvenir of Pompeii.

Series of eight separate pieces, oil on paper, dimensions 37 x 25 cm. P.o.d. Click for more pictures and information.

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OTTO EERELMAN (1839-1926): Communion girl

Otto Eerelman

An endearing little watercolor of a girl ready for communion, a bible in her hand; presented in a decorative frame ornamented with a particularly appropriate bow. Both watercolor and frame are in excellent condition.

Signed below right, watercolor, dimensions without frame 16 x 12 cm (oval). Price € 525. Click for more pictures and information.

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JOSEPH MIDDELEER (1865-1934): Beguinage (Bruges)

Joseph Middeleer: Beguinage

Pay attention to the dimensions of this impressive painting by Joseph Middeleer. If you can provide in the space on the wall this painting requires, you are able to create a convincing resting point in your interior. The daring bright greens in the grass, the blue glow on the roof tiles and the violet colored clouds, draw you into the painting like in a dream. The key of the master is literally tangible in the pasty paint.

Signed below right, oil on canvas, dimensions without frame 90 x 118 cm. Price € 1.750. Click for more pictures and information.

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