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Baraset House Fine Art are specialists in Old Masters paintings from the 16th to 18th century, with a focus on Important Historical Portraiture, Provenance & the History of our Sitters.
We offer a fine selection of 19th century historical paintings, Early Scottish Impressionists, Female Masterworks, Canadian Impressionists & Modern British Masters, with particular focus on Exhibition History & Important Provenance.

Gerald Festus Kelly Lady Evelyn Farquhar framed

Sir Gerald Festus Kelly
k.c.v.o., p.r.a., r.h.a., h.r.s.a., n.p.s.
(English, 1879-1972)

Lady Evelyn Hely-Hutchinson Farquhar

as' The War Widow', 1915

Painting commenced July 1915 at Camberwell Vicarage; 

completed March 1916 at 65 Gloucester Place, London.

Exhibited at

The Royal Academy of Art (London) 1916 no.61.

Lady Evelyn, daughter of the 5th Earl of Donoughmore, was Vice-President of The National Association of Women of Canada (The Aberdeen Association) and married Colonel Francis Douglas Farquhar DSO (1874-1915) of the Coldstream Guards, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry & recipient of the Distinguished Service Order.

Gerald Kelly began painting the present portrait of Lady Evelyn very shortly after her husband was killed in action in Belgium in 1915, and while Lady Evelyn was Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra (Arthur of Connaught).

Here, Lady Evelyn is pictured with her bird, an Australian 'Princess Alexandra's Parrot'.

Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
(Danish, 1819-1881)

The Stocking-Mender

circa 1868

Of Royal Interest - formerly in the Collection of

Queen Victoria

Edward VII

George V

HRH Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

HRH Princess Helena Victoria

HRH Princess Marie Louise

Exhibited at The Berlin Academy of Arts (1868), under the title "Strumpfstopferin by Elisabeth Jerichau" 

​also exhibited under the title: 'Strømpestoppersken'

also called: 'Peasant Woman of North Germany'

Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann The Stocking-Mender in royal frame

Andrea Soldi
(Italian, 1703-1771)

Portrait of

James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766)

dated 1755


The Old Pretender of Scotland

called James III & VIII

Half length turned to the right

wearing a cuirass and red cloak,

with powdered wig en queue.

Andrea Soldi was an Italian artist favoured by The British East India Company & the Levant Merchants of Aleppo. Soldi settled in England and painted portraits of the nobility.


John Thomas Seton
(Scottish, 1738-1806)

Self portrait

in Van Dyck dress holding a porte-crayon,

circa 1775


Half-length facing left, with right hand raised to face and holding an artists porte-crayon, a carnelian signet ring to the right pinkie finger, and wearing black robes with Van Dyck style collar and cuffs.

In 1776, around when this portrait was painted, Seton travelled to Calcutta where he established a flourishing practice as an artist to The British East India Company. He received commissions to paint portraits of Warren Hastings, Lieutenant-General Sir Eyre Coote, Chief Justice Sir Roberts Chambers, surgeon Ninian Lowis and Maratha Empire statesman Nana Fadnavis.

John Thomas Seton self portra
da Costa

John da Costa
(British, 1867-1931)

Portrait of Emilia Francis Strong,

Lady Dilke (1840-1904),

dated 1895

Celebrated Author, Art Historian, Women's Rights Activist & Founder of the Women's Trade Union League

Exhibited at

John da Costa: A Memorial Exhibition (1974), Leighton House , no.1.

Formerly in the collection of Womens Rights Activist Miss Gertrude Tuckwell, first female JP of London

Formerly in the Collection of the Chelsea Public Library.


James Inskipp
(British, 1790-1868)

Portrait of a Maja

circa 1835

Half-length figure turned to the left,

wearing a black taffeta mantilla trimmed with scarlet friges and held closely about her shoulders.

Background of dim evening landscape with the sun setting.


James Inskipp of Surrey (1790-1868) exhibited numerous works at the Royal Academy of London from 1816 to 1864, and also at the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Gilbert Stuart Newton
Portrait 2_edited.jpg

Gilbert Stuart Newton, RA
(Canadian, 1794-1835)

Portrait of Catarina Schindlerin

Waist-length portrait, painted within a feigned oval before a brown background, her head inclined to left and glancing to the right, wearing a slate gray taffeta mantle and white cap and muff, with rose bows trimming the cap and corsage.

Madame Schinderlin was a German opera singer who made her London debut in 'Armida' at the King's Theatre 1775.


Formerly in the collection of John Heugh (1878)

Formerly in the collection of Sit John Pender (1897)


Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1794 and nephew to the famed American artist Gilbert Stuart, Gilbert Stuart Newton was the first Canadian artist accepted into The Royal Academy (London).

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James Eckford Lauder, rsa
(Scottish, 1811-1869)

The Jewel Casket

scene from La Duenna,

circa 1850

Exhibited at

The Royal Scottish Academy (1850) no.114


In original carved giltwood exhibition frame

by Aitken Dott & Sons of Edinburgh.

William Shayer The Fisherman's Children framed

William Shayer Sr, rba
(British, 1787-1879)

Fisherman's Children


circa 1842

Exhibited at

The Royal Society of British Artists, 17th Exhibition 1843, Suffolk Street, no.548.

Society of British Artists (1843) review: "Mr. W. Shayer has bestowed some beautiful work...his 'Fisherman's Children', no.548, is executed in a style that does infinite credit to the artist. The touch is both delicate and free, and very much reminds us of the early works of Wilkie.


Adolphe Jourdan
(French, 1825-1889)


Mme. Jourdan et son fils

dated 1889

Half-length, the mother turned away from the viewer, her gaze fixed on the infant she cradles in her arms, her right hand resting on his chest.

Adophe Jourdan began exhibiting at the Paris Salon of Painting in 1855, receiving medals in 1864 and 1866. His sentimental portraits of motherhood attracted much attention at the French salons, as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions in New York. Van Gogh and Gauguin both greatly admired his work.

Adolphe Jourdan Maternite
Jerichau Baumann

Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
(Danish, 1819-1881)

Cairo, 1870

This important drawing was executed in Cairo on Mme. Jerichau Baumann's first trip to Egypt in 1869-70.

On that trip that she became the first European painter to be granted access into the harems of Constantinople.

Brangwyn After Trafalgar Nelson

Sir Frank Brangwyn, ARA
(Welsh, 1867-1956)

After Trafalgar, 1911

Illustration for Robert Southey's Life of Nelson published by Gibbings & Co. (1911)

Frontispiece illustration for William Whall's Romance of Navigation published by S Low Marston & Co. (1925)

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William Stewart MacGeorge, rsa
(Scottish, 1861-1931)

Bark Peeling, 1889

Kirkcudbright School - companion piece to MacGeorge's 'Galloway Peat-moss, 1888' in the collection of The National Gallery of Scotland.

Exhibited at

The Royal Scottish Academy (1889) no.72.

​The Edinburgh Art Review of the 1889 Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition states:

"Mr MacGeorge's oak forest may be noted for its effective grouping [and] its general manliness." (p.307)

In original monumental giltwood exhibition frame by Aitken Dott & Son of Edinburgh.

Mouncey Dee
Mouncey The dark rolling Dee 1899_edited

William Mouncey
(Scottish, 1852-1901)

The Dark Rolling Dee, 1899

Kirkcudbright School

Exhibited at

The Royal Glasgow Institute of Art (1899) no.451

The Carnegie Institute of Art (1899) no.162

The Whitechapel Gallery Exhbition (1912) no.16

Companion work to

William Stewart MacGeorge 'Autumn Leaves' in the Collection of the Aberdeen Art Gallery (Art UK)


Victor Joseph Chavet
(French, 1822-1906)

The Artist in his Studio

l'artiste dans l'atelier

circa 1860

full-length seated at an easel

with palette and brush in hand

Exhibited at The French Exhibition (London, 1861) no.21.

The Art Journal Review, printed by James Virtue (London) Volume VI (1861), p.125, reads:  "A painter in his studio by Chavet ; he is attired in the taste of the middle of the last century. This is a finished composition which equally, in all its parts, satisfies the eye".

In a period carved giltwood exhibition frame.


Anton Bertzik
(Austrian, 1856-1889)

A Morning Walk


circa 1880

"Im Früling"

Portrait of a young beauty in Renaissance costume

holding a gilly-flower

Anton Berzik was an internationally-exhibited Austrian painter, famed for his skill in rendering exquisitely detailed costuming and jewels.


Nash Galleries from who purchased by W. G. Beatty 1933.

Oil on cradled mahogany panel 15-1/2 x 12 inches.

Signed "A. Bertzik" lower right.

Comparable work sold Christie's (London) 19th Century European Art 8 September 2012, lot 39.

Anton Bertzik A Morning Walk c1880

John Fleming
of Greenock
(British, 1787-1879)

William Holborn Fyfe

on the occasion of his marriage

dated 1837

Commissioned by

John Fyfe of Port Glasgow (father of the sitter), thence by descent within the family.

John Fleming of Greenock was known for his landscape views of Renfrewshire. Fleming also worked as a portrait painter and was listed as such in his first appearance in a local Greenock directory of 1831–2. From 1834 onwards he was listed as both a portrait and landscape painter. His portrait work seems to have been almost entirely commissioned by clients from within the town of Greenock. Fleming exhibited regularly at the Glasgow Exhibition of Fine Arts & The Royal Scottish Academy.

John Fleming Portrait of Fyfe
Anton Bertzik Profile of a beauty c1880

Anton Bertzik
(Austrian, 1856-1889)

Profile of

a young beauty

in Renaissance costume

circa 1880

Anton Berzik was an internationally-exhibited Austrian painter, famed for his skill in rendering exquisitely detailed costuming and jewels.

Oil on mahogany panel.

Signed "A. Bertzik" upper left.

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