Jim Cottrell

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The Preeminent Painter and Politician

November 18th, 2011

I seem to know more about Churchill than any other artist whose work we sell.  Churchill is deeply woven into the history of the 20th Century. I find it fascinating to read about Churchill’s influence on the 20th century and relate it to his personal life and passion for painting. Churchill received encouragement to seriously […]

Judgement Day

July 18th, 2011

“Waiting for the Editor” is a very important painting by Rockwell due to its exceptional quality and unusually large size. This piece is about twice that of most of the artist’s work. Norman Rockwell knew full well he would be judged against his peers in the future so he made sure that this painting and […]

Now THAT’S a piano…

January 15th, 2010

When people talk about piano history, they usually say that the piano originated around the year 1700 in Florence, Italy. Florence is the capital city of Tuscany, a central region of Italy, and the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Since its inception, the instrument we know today as the piano has had many innovators over […]

Palace works of art from Imperial Russia

September 30th, 2009

True Russian palace furniture is so rare and so incredibly beautiful; we’re always thrilled when we have the chance to offer it to our clients. We just received an amazing pair of Russian palace slipper chairs that really capture the opulence of mid 19th century Russia. Hailing from the girls’ room at Peter’s Court, the […]

Pietre Dure, the Original Rock Stars

May 27th, 2009

Pietre Dure is an art-historical term for the technique of using small intricately cut and highly polished stones to create what amounts to a painting in stone. I love the idea of painting in stone. You take the beauty that nature has formed in stone over millions of years, in every shape and color imaginable […]

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