Enterprise for High School Students


For more than thirty years, the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show has raised funds for Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS). The mission of EHSS is to engage and empower San Francisco Bay Area high school students to discover career opportunities and cultivate their individual interests through training, guidance, and employment experiences in a diverse and supportive learning environment. Enterprise for High School Students was founded in 1969 by Gladys Thacher, a non-profit visionary and champion of young people, who also helped found the San Francisco Education Fund, San Francisco Village, and Lifeprint, formerly Alumnae Resources/Lifeplan Center. Since then, EHSS has evolved from helping a handful of students find summer jobs into an integrated group of programs that combine job-readiness training with experiential learning. More than 20,000 San Francisco teenagers, including youth from almost every public and private high school in San Francisco, have learned the skills and values essential to workplace success at EHSS. EHSS programs provide students with the ability and opportunity to find and retain jobs, explore career opportunities through internships and job shadowing, get career and college counseling, and develop life skills crucial for their transition from high school to adult life. EHSS also operates one of San Francisco's largest job banks focused exclusively on high school students.

EHSS workshop training session


Learning in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment, Enterprise for High School Students' members gain more than valuable skills and training. They acquire confidence. They build trusting relationships with supportive adult counselors. They serve as role models to their peers. And, they realize the world is truly open to them through education, work, and career.

EHSS workshop training session


Interview with Tony DiStefano, Executive Director of Enterprise for High School Students:


How long has Enterprise for High School Students been involved with the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show? 
For 34 years; the Fall Antiques Show originated as a fundraiser for Enterprise.


Over the years, how has this association with the SFFAS impacted the efforts and goals of the EHSS? 
We quite literally would not exist if it weren’t for the Show. Unlike national nonprofits, single city nonprofits seldom last for decades and decades. We’re in our 46th year! Over the years, the Fall Antiques Show has been a very important source of consistently reliable funding for EHSS. The Show currently provides about a third of our operating budget.


Would you be able to share with us some stories of students, whose lives have been positively affected by their association with EHSS? 
Yes, our Facebook page Humans of EHSS details quite a few of our success stories. Here's just two of them:

When Glendy was a high school junior, speakers from Enterprise came to school to introduce Enterprise’s programs and explain how students could develop skills to find jobs, become good employees, and make plans for the future. Glendy joined because she needed to gain work experience. She also wanted to improve her communication skills and learn how to work in a professional environment. At the time, she was five months pregnant so she needed to figure out how to help her husband support their baby.
After joining This Way Ahead, Glendy had trouble adjusting to her new workload. Not only was she involved in TWA, but she was also in summer school. Lastly, her baby was growing more and more each day, which was both physically and emotionally exhausting. It was a lot to handle all at once. She often felt overwhelmed, but her EHSS counselors, Marcia and Rik, were incredibly supportive; they gave her positive encouragement and advice on how to balance so many demands at once. After the first four months of TWA training, Glendy was worried that Old Navy would not hire her for a summer internship. Marcia removed all fear and doubt, assuring her that she was a great candidate and that employers could not discriminate against her because she was pregnant.
Glendy is currently a full-time mom attending her second year at San Francisco State University, where she is majoring in criminal justice. She would like to thank the staff at Enterprise for helping her throughout her pregnancy. She is thankful for everything she learned while in TWA. Now, she knows how to speak to others professionally yet still be herself, maintaining a balance between the two that is appropriate for the work environment. After graduating from SFSU, she plans to go to law school. We are proud of Glendy and wish her good luck on her path to becoming a lawyer!

Glendy (far right) at her program graduation ceremony.


Qinglin was only four years old when she and her family left China and immigrated to the U.S. Because of the language barrier, Qinglin felt isolated from the other children, which was very detrimental to her self-confidence. Fortunately, she and her older sister were experiencing the same issues so they supported each other.
During her sophomore year at Lowell High School, Qinglin applied for Enterprise’s Pathways program because she wanted the opportunity to gain work experience. Although she did not perform strongly during her practice interview at EHSS, her self-awareness pushed her to cultivate her skills until she was finally more comfortable with the interviewing process. Once she graduated from Pathways, she became a Junior Caddie at the Olympic Club over the summer. She did not like her job at first because she was a small girl, and the position required that she carry heavy bags. However, she told herself to push through it and, in time, she grew stronger and began to enjoy the job.
The most dramatic change over the course of two years was Qinglin’s self-confidence. When she was interviewed for the Caddie position as a sophomore she was very quiet and shy. She is now a brave, confident young woman who, after being interviewed by a twenty-five member panel of past Evans Scholars, was awarded an Evans Scholarship to attend Northwestern University. She was also offered a very generous financial aid package from Princeton. According to Qinglin, the job skills and opportunity to actually put them to use—made possible by EHSS—played major roles in building her confidence. Congratulations to Qinglin on her scholarship!


What would you say to encourage someone, who is considering supporting the EHSS? 
We’ve seen time and again that developing workplace skills, having a job and exploring careers during high school can put a young person on the path to a fulfilling future. The problem is there are motivated kids, particularly from low income families, who can’t get a job and who don’t even know what’s possible. In some cases (like Glendy’s) it could make the difference between earning a decent living and poverty. In other’s (like Qinlin’s) it could accelerate a young person’s success. Enterprise provides the skills and connections young people need to get a job and the work experience, career exposure and confidence to succeed in life. We are turning away too many kids that we could help if we had the funds.


For more info, please visit the EHSS website.

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques


Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques, established in 1972,  specializes in Georgian and Victorian jewelry in mint condition, ranging from parures, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and chains to memorial jewelry, chatelaines, watches and other esoteric small jewelry collectibles. Many items are in their original fitted cases.

Arthur Guy Kaplan has been actively involved in the antique jewelry field for more than 35 years. In addition to participating in the most prestigious antiques shows in the United States and England, he lectures on antique jewelry throughout the United States and is the author of several identification and price guides to antique jewelry.

Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques is very pleased to be exhibiting for the first time at the west coast's premier antiques show and highlights the following pieces:

Shell cameo of an angel in high relief

“Our favorite piece is this angel cameo; it is remarkable in that it is carved out of one piece of conch shell. It is extreme in its high relief. In all our years of selling antique jewelry we have seen maybe two other cameos carved in such high relief. We are also very fond of the attitude the angel expresses.”


Banded onyx suite in original presentation box

“Another favorite piece is the onyx suite. This is just so representative of what everyone thinks of as Victorian jewelry. It is over-the-top size wise. The use of black onyx plays into the theme of Queen Victoria's perpetual mourning, which set the craze for memorial and black jewelry.”


Arthur Guy Kaplan Antiques will be at booth #49.

Michael Pashby Antiques


Michael Pashby Antiques deals in fine quality English Antiques and Decorative Arts, items that combine rarity, beautiful design, excellent craftsmanship and ingenuity.
Michael Pashby specializes in works from the mid 17th century to the late 19th century and always stocks good pieces of Georgian and Regency period antique furniture, in particular documented and signed examples from the famous maker Gillows of Lancaster. His offering also includes excellent pieces of Campaign and Metamorphic furniture, Chinese (Anglo-Chinese) and Indian (Anglo-Indian) Export items as well as early English Oak and Walnut furniture.

Michael Pashby shares the following:
“The San Francisco fair is the only quality West coast fair dedicated to fine antiques and art. It is an extraordinary opportunity to interact with clients on the West coast who we do not often get to see otherwise.”

Highlights from the Michael Pashby Antiques offering include:


A Good George III Chippendale Period Gilt Carton Pierre Gilt Girandole of Large Proportions

Girandoles tend to be smaller in size than this example, so this piece must have been made for a setting of impressive proportions. The fact that it has survived with its original gilding is truly remarkable.


A Fine Regency Writing Table Attributed to John McLean

Documented furniture is rare but this remarkable and elegant piece was chosen by the leading furniture dealer of his time, M. Harris & Sons, for an exhibition celebrating the centenary of the dealership in 1968 and is prominently illustrated in their catalogue which we are happy to supply to the purchaser of this piece.


An Exceptional George III Gothic Inspired Mahogany Dumb Waiter Attributed to Mayhew and Ince

Simply the finest example of this model we have ever seen. Crafted by the leading makers of the period, Mayhew & Ince, it incorporates all the elements of the Gothic Revival designs of the late 18th Century. But what really makes this piece better is that it was designed for Clytha Castle, a tribute to the owner's dearly departed young wife and therefore has a special resonance.


Very Fine Tiffany Pomegranate Lamp With Dichroic Glass

This iconic lamp combines both traditional values representative of an authentic Tiffany lamp and an extraordinarily modernistic feel reminiscent of Giacometti's signature bronzes, and would be a statement piece in any setting, traditional or contemporary.


Michael Pashby Antiques will be at booth #42.

Show Entry designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley


For the second year in a row, the entry to the Fall Antiques Show was conceptualized and designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. John Ike, Tom Kligerman, and Joel Barkley opened design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley (IKB) twenty-five years ago, and today they operate offices in New York City and San Francisco. The firm has designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.
Widely recognized for innovative residential design, the firm's projects are featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, and other national publications, and have been awarded the prestigious Julia Morgan and Stanford White Awards from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, as well as  continuous recognition on the AD 100 list from  Architectural Digest. 

The first IKB monograph Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2010) will be followed on October 13 by The New Shingled House (The Monacelli Press, 2015): John Ike, Tom Kligerman and Joel Barkley believe the American romance with the shingle style has lasted nearly 150 years because it presents, in an understated way, the best of everything. The shingle style captures particularly American values: freedom and informality, individualism, and a certain energetic restlessness. For this distinguished design firm, the study and application of shingle architecture spurs creativity, enabling new answers to old questions, and opening one’s mind as well as one’s eyes. The New Shingled House presents 14 residences different and distinct from one another - all inspired by the best of tradition and the best of modernity. 

IKB explains the design concept behind the 2015 SFFAS entry as follows:
“At Ike Kligerman Barkley, the Shingle Style is our muse —we look for new ways to re-imagine this iconic American style. On the occasion of our second book, The New Shingled House, we drew on the crisp geometry of origami to create a series of porches at the entrance to the Fall Antiques Show. Folded planes of cedar shingle support a timber pergola—creating shingle-framed stages for the interior designers to display their finds from the exhibitors' array. These porches welcome the visitor, creating a hospitable pause before entering the show—our entrance becomes the front garden. An allée of trees in raised planters and an edging of boxwood graciously complete the scene.”

Suzanne Tucker, chair of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, declares: 
“I am delighted to have such a stunning entrance this year, walking us through a park-like setting designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley. Reviving the designers' vignettes is a highlight as three creative firms, Fisher Weisman, Allison Caccoma and Geoffrey deSousa showcase the passage of time and the timelessness of art and antiques.”

Ike Kligerman Barkley and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show wish to thank the following for their contributions to the Fall Antiques Show entry:

Mr. Pete Moffat, Pete Moffat Construction
Mr. Bob Truax, Truax Design
Mr. Vince Kilduff, Interior Plant 

Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh


Belgian dealers Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh specialize in fine antique weapons, jewelry and ethnographic objects from all five continents. Passionate about form and design, they only select items they fall in love with. Their travels have led them to discover a variety of non-European objects, from Oceania, Africa, Indonesia and North America. Their exploration of such different cultures have encouraged them to appreciate the combination of beauty and utility.

As first-time exhibitor at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, Patrick Mestdagh explains:
“My wife Ondine and I were looking for a show to exhibit in the USA. As exhibitor to the San Francisco Tribal Show for more than 10 years, it seemed natural for us to come back to San Francisco. West Coast taste seems to be working well for us. We are always in search of perfect aesthetics in every object we select. It is very important to us. This selection is always warmly welcomed by the West Coast collectors. Therefore, our choice for a new show in the USA was obvious! We are extremely happy to be part of the upcoming San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. Above all, I we love the city a lot! There is something between San Francisco and us, I am sure.”


Japanese Gilt Wood Lotus Blossoms
Late Edo Period, 19th century

A group of japanese gilt wood lotus blossoms, originally placed on an altar. The lotus is a symbol of Buddha, because just as the lotus emerges from the mud to bloom in perfection, Buddha was born of this earth but attained enlightenment.


Jizai-kagi, Kettle Hook Hanger
Japan, Edo period, 19th century

A very important kettle hook hanger called Jizai-kagi in the ebisu shape, of massive size, in keyaki or zeklova wood.


Carved Wood Toad
Japan, circa 1950

An important and very large wood carved toad by Hakasui Kawaguchi 5th of Samegai. The root of the Cryptomeria tree, like cedar, has this warty look to the wood. Samegai is in the Shiga province of Japan, and has a long tradition of wood carvers.


Roots Wood Vase
Japan, Edo period, 19th century

A very elegant roots wood vase used as a support for ikebana, the Japanese flower arrangement tradition which can be seen as a philosophy.


Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh will be at booth #23.

Carlton Hobbs


Carlton Hobbs specializes in the acquisition, conservation, and research of 17th, 18th and 19th century British and Continental furniture and works of art, with a focus on pieces of exceptional merit, including specially commissioned items with royal or aristocratic provenance and pieces designed by architects. Mr. Hobbs is a globally respected dealer in antiques who is well-known for his academic approach to the acquisition of historically significant pieces. Now headquartered in New York, he runs his gallery, Carlton Hobbs LLC, together with his longtime business partner, Stefanie Rinza, a graduate of Harvard Business School and former employee of McKinsey and Co., in London. Recognizing the importance of provenance, maker and artistic content, the company created a research department that has since developed into what is now one of the most comprehensive specialist antiques archives of several thousand books and source materials. Mr. Hobbs publishes the company’s research in a series of scholarly catalogues and descriptions to share his findings with a broad academic community and to demonstrate the extent to which Carlton Hobbs researches provenance, maker and artistic content for each piece in his gallery’s collection.

Here is a San Francisco Fall Antiques Show preview from Carlton Hobbs:


A set of six very rare silk Louis XIV panels painted with fanciful scenes displaying a range of fashionable costumes and activities.
French, circa 1685. 

This set of six panels is datable to the 1680s and, being of such a delicate and fragile medium, is a remarkable survival of the French art of painting on silk. They may originally have been incorporated into a decorative scheme as wall panels, or formed folds of a screen. At this time such screens were certainly popular in the bedrooms and boudoirs of fashionable French ladies and the panels’ appeal to this demographic would have been intensified by their subject matter; figures largely based on French fashion plates, showing superbly dressed ladies and gentlemen in beautiful gardens, undertaking modish pastimes like drinking chocolate or tea, playing games and sitting at their dressing table or à la toilette. However the late seventeenth century was also when such pieces began to be set into walls, as approaches to interior decoration became increasingly integrated. Painted silks are often mentioned in French seventeenth and eighteenth century inventories, where they are referred to as Pekin Peint, hinting at the Chinese origin of the technique, but survivals are rare, especially ones in the excellent condition of the present examples. 


An extraordinary polychrome painted and parcel gilt cabinet with reliefs depicting apothecarial and antiquarian objects in various media.
Probably Italian, first half of the twentieth century. 

This unusual cabinet is mounted with polychrome carved reliefs and trompe l’oeil appliqués depicting apothecarial and antiquarian objects, imitating what might be found in the study of an eccentric collector or scholar, or even an alchemist. The door and side panels of the cabinet simulate shelves, each containing a curious combination of books, apothecary jars, and objets d'art.


Carlton Hobbs will be at booth #1.

Janice Paull


Janice Paull is an international specialist and dealer in Mason's and other English Ironstone China (1790 -1850), as well as Oriental Textiles & Art. Janice Paull exhibits at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show because “it enables me to showcase my specialty of English Ironstone & Oriental Textiles to leading interior designers and collectors in California. It is encouraging to be an exhibitor in a show where the organizers, committee and volunteers work so hard on our behalf.”

Janice has chosen to highlight the Oriental designs on English Ironstone China with her Oriental Textiles to demonstrate how antiques from the past can be used to enhance and elevate the environments of the present, and how a theme can be attained:
“Ironstone China has always held a particular fascination for me. I began researching during the early 1960's pursuing an interest as a collector and then as a dealer. Ironstone wares are particularly attractive and today avidly sought by collectors on both sides of Atlantic. Its decorative quality and naive charm are admired by all. Many of the designs and colors were based on early Imari pieces. Imperfections such as paint runs, handles askew, all add to the charm. The vast array of patterns and shapes never fail to excite the imagination, the chance of finding a rare and interesting piece still keeps the collector ever vigilant. Identifying the factory, Turner, Spode, Davenport, Hicks & Meigh, Stephen Folch, or Ridgway, all manufacturing Ironstone-type wares in competition with Mason's and in some cases producing the same pattern. New marks on retailers, colleges, regiments and armorial are constantly
being found and recorded.”


Mason's Ironstone China Vase
Circa 1820 
Size: 14 inches


English Ironstone China Jar & Cover 
Circa 1820 
Size: 12 inches


Trio of Mason's Ironstone China Vases 
Circa 1830 
Size: 10 inches


Rare Mason's Ironstone China Toys or Miniatures
Circa 1820
Size: 2.5 inches


Selection of Mason's Ironstone China decorated in the Water Lily pattern 
Circa 1820


Janice Paull will be at booth #25.

Art Giverny


Art-Giverny internationally buys and sells original nineteenth and twentieth century paintings from renowned French and American artists such as Claude Monet, Blanche Hoschedé Monet, Theodore Earl Butler, Henry Bacon, John Leslie Breck, Samuel Horton, Guy Rose, William Sontag, Dawson-Watson, and many other painters from the School of Rouen including Emile Frechon, Albert Lebourg, Robert Antoine Pinchon and Raymond Thibesart.
Patrick Weil Bertrand, an experienced art dealer and fine art consultant, is the founder of Art-Giverny. A native of Normandy, Mr. Bertrand has been studying American expatriate painters who gravitated towardsClaude Monet including the “Giverny Artists Colony”, primarily Theodore Earl Butler, Edmund William Greacen, Guy Rose and John Leslie Breck. Mr. Bertrand is recognized as the expert on Theodore Earl Butler and Blanche Hoschedé Monet and is currently compiling a Catalogue Raisonné on Butler in collaboration and support with the artist’s descendants. He is also co-curating the 2016 Butler exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Mr Bertrand states: “Attending the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is a tribute to San Francisco ’s art, culture and diversity. In light of the hundredth anniversary of the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, I am presenting paintings by Theodore Earl Butler, an American Post-Impressionist, who exhibited three paintings at that world’s fair. It is also my privilege to exhibit two women artists, Blanche Hoschedé Monet and Mary MacMonnies Low, both central figures within the Impressionist circle.”


Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936) East River, New York Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches Signed Lower Left : T.E Butler 00, 1.1 Date: January 1, 1900

In keeping with the centennial theme, ArtGiverny presents a pivotal painting by Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936). Theodore Butler set up his easel in New York celebrating the New Year of 1900 with his brush and palette. This American artist painted, over 100 years ago, the first impressionist painting of New York. Until this point in time this work has been in the hands of the descendant of the Hoschedé Monet family. “Butler moved to an upper story or the roof top of a tall building, so as to represent a complete panorama of the city and shore.” (gerdts page 168, Impressionist New York) From that misty and hazy day long ago, the smoke and fog continue to mix together with the brushstrokes to offer the viewer an incredible rendering of the Brooklyn Bridge: an impressionist painting. The viewer can almost feel the chill coming off of the painting and visualize the artist in front of it, with the wind whipping through his hair and his lapels flapping. It is an homage to the industrialization of the East River where steamboats and sailboats meet in time.


Blanche Hoschedé Monet(1865-1947) Grainstack in Giverny, 1889 Oil on canvas, 10.63 x 13.78 inch Signed Lower Left : B. Hoschedé Monet

This is an extraordinary Impressionist painting done in July 1889. It is one-of-a-kind as it is immediately recognizable as a “Monet haystack,” due to its subject matter and the time of the day in which it is painted. There are few pieces available like this one. Blanche Hoschedé painted right next to Claude Monet. In this painting we are tempted to say that the student has reached the level of her master. Claude Monet's art dealer Durand-Ruel purchased a "Haystack" by Blanche Hoschedé Monet, which is presently hanging in Claude Monet's house in Giverny. Blanche Hoschedé Monet captures the scintillating sunset in a view to the southwest towards the hills of Giverny. The light floods the scene and is palpable. The interaction of light and color in the sky and in the grain stack creates a festival of orange, yellow brown and golden hues, creating a theatrical vision of a summer evening in Giverny.

Art Giverny will be at booth #40.

T. Reggiardo Antiques


T. Reggiardo Antiques, located in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco since 1998, specializes in 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture and works of art. The shop also carries select pieces of 20th century furniture and art. The owner, Tom Reggiardo, has been in the antiques trade for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Antique Dealers Association of California, which was founded in 1924 and whose members pledge "integrity and fairness in the buying and selling of antiques."

Tom states: "The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is truly inspiring and paramount to the antique, art and design communities and collectors worldwide. I look forward to this show every year knowing a unique and edifying experience awaits all who attend."


Here's a Fall Antiques Show preview from T. Reggiardo Antiques:

Pair of 19th Century English Tole Coffee Bins 

“These rare and beautifully decorated tole bins connect the ritual of coffee from past to present. Having an eclectic mix of antiques has always been foremost to my collection.”


19th Century German Biedermeier Cabinet 

“With a French polished finish over the rich mahogany, this cabinet has classic lines and is very versatile.”


20th Century French Wrought Iron and Alabaster Chandelier 

“This chandelier has a wonderful hand wrought iron organic leaf and vine form design. Unique and one of a kind. Just the right amount of style to work in a modern interior as well as in a vintage home.”


Mid-19th Century French Cast Iron Safe 

“I love the industrial look of this cast iron safe. To imagine what treasured items and documents it has held is part of its secret history.”


T. Reggiardo Antiques will be at booth #47.

Montgomery Gallery & Modern


Montgomery Gallery & Modern is a leading international art gallery in San Francisco specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century European and American painting with a focus on the art of California and  on Post War/Contemporary works.
Montgomery Gallery & Modern's senior vice president Richard Kolosky highlights the following previews:


Old Chinatown in San Francisco by Louis Comfort Tiffany 
Signed Louis C. Tiffany and dated '08, lower left
Watercolor on paper 
20 3/8 x 28 ½ inches, frame size 32 x 40 inches

“Probably developed during his 1888 visit to San Francisco and completed in 1908 following the 1906 earthquake, Louis Comfort Tiffany chose this work to represent his abilities as a watercolorist by entering into the prestigious 1909 American Watercolor Society, Forty-Second Annual Exhibition, N.Y., where it was titled Old Chinatown in San Francisco. It is in an exquisite Stanford White water gilt frame made by Newton-Macklin.”


Nude Seated on a White Towel by a Windy Sea, with Scallop Shells at Her Side by Serge Ivanoff 
(Russian, 1893 – 1983)
Signed and dated lower left Serge Ivanoff, Paris 1933
Oil on canvas
28 ½ x 23 inches

“At the age of ten, Serge Ivanoff attended the L’École des Beaux Arts, Moscow, then The Imperial Academy of Arts St Petersburg where he completed his degree. In 1917 Serge with his family escaped from the Russian Revolution to Paris where he found an extraordinary community of ex-patriate Russian artist, musicians, dancers, etc. Painted in 1933 in Paris, this work was exhibited at his one-man show at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in 1954.”


Bather and Mermaid with Pearl by Arthur F. Mathews
(American, 1860–1945)
Oil on panel
Unframed: 21 x 18 inches, framed: 31 ½ x 28 ½ inches

“The most important artist in San Francisco during the last quarter of the 19th C. and first quarter of the 20th C., Mathews was known for his figurative works depicting mythological scenes, most of which are in museum collections.”


Les Gabelous (The Customs Officers) by Henry Moret
(French, 1856-1913)
Signed and dated l/l: Henry Moret (18)91
Oil on canvas
Unframed: 18 7/8 x 24 ¾ inches, framed: 30 x 36 ½ inches

“Following fellow artist Paul Gaugin, Emil Bernard, etc. Henri Moret moved to the artists' community in Pont-Aven, Britanny in 1888 to capture the spirit of this remote wild peninsula ravaged by the wild Ocean Atlantique. Painted just three years after he moved there, this work captures the influence of his fellow artists, especially Monet who was also fascinated by the special light and colors of the red granite meeting the blue sea.”


Crique en Provence (Paysage en Provence) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
(French, 1841-1919)
Oil on canvas
5 x 13 inches

“The South of France was a happy warm refuge from the damp cold of Paris for Renoir and his wife, Aline Victorine. Their first home in Cagnes-sur-Mer on the Côte d'Azur was the second floor of La Poste, pictured here. Renoir painted a number of similar views including one of identical size and subject, donated by Ailsa Mellon Bruce to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.”


Montgomery Gallery & Modern will be at booth #19.