Gustave Lehuetre
1861-1932, French

Le Bassin Neuf a La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

This finely done scene of a boat bassin in France's seaport city of La Rochelle measures 7 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Created in 1904, it is plate signed and titled and also pencil signed, titled and numbered. The paper is a heavy weight Arches with the publishers seal on the lower right corner, margins are wide with the total sheet size measuring 12 x 17 1/8 inches. Leheutre studied to be a painter but after seeing an exhibit of Whistler etchings exhibited in 1892 by Georges Petit, he switched from painting to printmaking concentrating primarily on landscapes or city scenes.


Le Moulin de Baires
1861-1932, French

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches, 1926, plate signed l.l. "G. Leheutre", pencil signed l.r. "G. Leheutre" and editioned as 23, publishers stamp "Sagot" l.r. Known as "the French Whistler", Leheutre switched from painting to printmaking after he saw Whistlers work. Member of the group of Nabis, Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890's.


En Rade de Re
1861-1932, French

Etching, image size 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 1928. editioned as 8, pencil signed l.r. "G Leheutre", publishers stamp l.r. "Sagot". Known as "the French Whistler", Leheutre switched from painting to printmaking after he saw Whistlers work. Member of the group of Nabis, Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890's.


Le Matin au Lazaret - La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1920, editioned as 42, plate and pencil signed l.r. "G Leheutre", publishers stamp "Sagot" l.r. Known as "the French Whistler", Leheutre switched from painting to printmaking after he saw Whistlers work. Member of the group of Nabis, Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890's.


Le Pont de Bonnemort a La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

Drypoint etching, image size 7 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches, c. 1910, 1st state of 3, inscribed "8 imp/no 8" and "1v etat" in pencil, pencil signed with Sagot blind stamp lower right, framed

Painting

Whitby, Yorkshire
1803-1840, British

Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, c. 1830, signed "Chambers- Whitby" on the back of the sinking ship. A dramatic scene of a shipwreck in the stormy seas. Chambers was a painter from Whitby, Yorkshire, who specialized in seascapes. He was the son of a fisherman, and as a young boy served as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. He later spent some time in London as a set painter for the Pavillion Theater. Chambers was best known for his paintings of ships and naval battles, many of which are in museums and galleries in Britain.

Print

The Love Letter
French

Etching after G.D. Leslie, image size 9 7/8 x 6 5/8 in

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.