(1) Bengt Nordenberg, "A Sunlit Pastorale," oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 16 1/4, with frame 28 x 24. A Swedish artist born in Jamskog, Blekinge, in 1822. He studied at the Art Academy in Stockholm and later settled in Dusseldorf in 1860 where he was a member of the Dusseldorf School of Painting. He is best known for his genre paintings and scenes of street life. He traveled widely, visiting Italy and Paris, where he received honorable mention in 1858 and 1859. His work is represented in the Nationa Gallery in Stockholm and the Municipal Museum in Dusseldorf, as well as in regional museums throughout Sweden. He died in 1902.

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(2) "Vermont Landscape," by Frederick Ballard Williams (American, 1871-1956), oil on board. Williams studied at the New York Institute of Artists and the National Academy. He was made a full academician of the National Academy of Design in 1909. His work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum, the National Gallery of Art and many other museums. Measurements: 10 by 12 inches; with frame, 15 x 17.

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(3) "Fishing Boats, Bay of Naples," by Gustavo Pisani (Italy, b. 1877), oil on canvas laid on board. Pisani, a student of the Accademia Di Belle Arti of Filippo Palizzi, was inspired to paint various cities in Italy. He competed in diverse competitions in Italy and abroad; he is listed in Commanducci. Measurements: 10 by 15 inches; with frame: 15 x 20.

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(4) "View of Capri," by Ezelino Briante (Italy, 1901-1970), oil on panel. Briante painted seascapes, harbors, landscapes and figures; he depicted the bustle of Italian ports such as Genoa and Naples. Measurements: 5 by 8 1/2 inches; with frame, 8 1/2 by 10 3/4.

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(5) Another colorful painting by Ezelino Briante. Measurements: 9 by 12 1/2 inches; with frame 12 1/2 by 15 1/2.

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(5a) According to Benezit, Pierre Castan was born in Toulouse in 1819 and lived until about 1890. His painting on canvas of "Trois Barques" at Marseille has a slightly impressionistic flavor. Restored and newly framed in an antiqued 22K wood frame, it measures 18 1/2 by 13 (including the frame, which is about 1 1/4 wide).

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