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Cambrians
1916-2004, British

Watercolor, sight size 5 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches, 1972, signed by the artist l.r., identified on labels from Ruskin Gallery, Stratford-on-Avon, England, affixed to their backings. Cambrians is a largely unspoiled area of Mid Wales. Lauder painted in the minimalist style of watercolor stating that "the scale of the work is appropriate to the medium of water color, for within this compass extreme subtleties can be made. What was anticipated in a painting was the "unseen", the "unexpected"."

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

American Badger and Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog, Old and Young
1785-1851, American

Two hand colored period lithographs, each image size approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1850, drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, drawn on stone by W.E. Hitchcock, Printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia. American Badger inscribed: "No. 10" and "Plate XLVII". Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog inscribed: "No. 1" and "Plate II". Both prints feature very rich original colors, but have tape residue and toning around the edges of the sheet, not effecting the image area. (M)

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, image size 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches.