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Camille Pissarro Painting from the Danish West Indies

Newly Discovered Camille Pissarro Painting Up For Auction!

Portrait of a Boy 1852 – 1855 This rare painting is an incredible find!ย  It is a Camille Pissarro painting, truly a one of a kind original by the famed impressionist. It’s been examined first hand by the Wildenstein Institute and authenticated. Camille Pissarro Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St. Thomas in […]

Vintage Photograph Album of the Danish West Indies

190 Vintage Photographs of the Danish West Indies Up for Auction!

Vintage Photograph Album A rare album containing more than 190 vintage photographs from theย Danish West Indies and US Virgin Islands is up for auction! They include photographs from the 1900s to the 1920s. This vintage photograph album portrays rare images from St. Croix and St. Thomas on Transfer Day 1917. Also included are images from […]

Jens Holm coastal scene of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Colorful Coastal Scene of St. Thomas on Auction ~ 1824

Coastal Scene of St. Thomas So many artists have attempted to capture the beauty of the islands in their paintings. ๐ŸŽจ Rightly so, the Virgin Islands is stunning! This unique print of St. Thomas is close to 200 years old! Unfortunately, the print sold before I had a chance to share the listing. It was […]

View of St. Thomas from Havensight, Danish West Indies ~ 1809

Rare View of St. Thomas From Havensight ~ 1809

View of St. Thomas The auction house of Bruun Rasmussen offers some of the most unique artwork and artifacts from the Danish West Indies. Yesterday, this detailed print of St. Thomas was sold for 3,200 kroner or approximately $528.00 US dollars. It’s a rare view taken from Havensight that you don’t often see. Joseph Constantine […]

Pretty Painting of Danish West Indies

Pretty Painting up for Auction of the West Indies

Pretty Painting The Danish auction house of Bruun Rasmussen represents some of the most beautiful and obscure items that originated from the Danish West Indies. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Prized Collectibles A few months ago, the auctioneers sold two treasured paintings of the Battle of West Kay. They portrayed a historic event that occurred outside the harbor of […]

Painting by Viggo Johansen

Could This Be Morningstar Beach in St. Thomas?

For those of you familiar with the Virgin Islands, doesn’t this painting above look like it was painted at Morningstar Beach on St. Thomas? โ›ฑ Viggo Johansen This painting was created by Viggo Johansen, one of Denmark’s most prominent painters in the 1890s. As a boy, he showed an inherent talent for drawing and studied […]

Anders Valstrรธm and his photograph collection of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1911

Amazing Photograph Collection Up For Auction! ~ 1911

Bookkeeper, Anders Valstrom, original owner of the collection. Photograph Collection There is a phenomenal photograph collection up for auction this week, closing on November 21, 2017. ๐Ÿ“ท It includes photographs of Main Street in St. Thomas, the Police Station, Emancipation Garden, Grand Hotel, Det Beltjen’s Road, Long Bay, the Danish Church, the Danish Export Trading […]

Battle of West Kay, Captain Carl V. Jessen

Two Treasured Paintings Document a Memorable Moment in Virgin Islands History ~ 1801

Battle of West Kay, Courtesy of Bruun-Rassmussen, Auctioneers of Fine Art Two Rare Paintings Incredibly, two paintings depicting the Battle of West Kay off St. Thomas are being offered at auction today at Brunn Rasmussen, Auctioneers of Fine Art.ย  Former Governor, Captain Carl V. Jessen received the golden sword of honor for bravery from King […]

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