19th Century European


The Artist's Studio (After Vermeer)
1837-1931, German

A beautiful etching by William Unger created c. 1880. It measures 7 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches and is framed and matted.


At the Well
1831-1858, English

Etching, 1876, image size 5 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches, plate signed


Hands Etching- O Laborum
1818-1910, British

This is a very cool original etching of the artist's hands and etching tools working an etching plate. The image size is 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches, published in 1865, state V/VII, cat: Schneiderman- 84, plate signed. A very rich impression on BFK watermarked laid type paper. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler.


Two Figures with Butter Churn
1849-1893, American

Etchings, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed.


Au Coin du Pont-aux-Doubles
1849-1918, French

This is a very rare nocturnal scene by French artist Auguste- Louis Lepere. Etching, image size is 4 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1893, cat: LB-71, pencil signed and numbered "16". Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.


Portrait de Petit Garcon, Marcel Bing
1849-1934, French

This is a very richly inked original etching by French artist Albert Besnard. The image size is 11 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches, published in 1887 in an edition of fewer than 100 impressions, cat: Coppier- 63, pencil signed. Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.


Cowdray Castle with Cows
1818-1910, British

A fine etching in sepia ink by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century. This image measures 6 x 8 7/8 inches, 1892, state III/III, cat: Schneiderman-207, pencil signed. A richly inked impression with very nice plate tone.


Logging Camp
1876-1947, Austrian

Lithograph in colors, image size 16 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches, 1917, monogrammed within the image, pencil signed. Publisher's information lettered below the image.


Shields on the River Tyne
1774-1857, English

This mezzotint by Charles Turner, after a drawing by J.M.W. Turner, measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches. This is from J.M.W. Turners' "Rivers of England" series, Plate J, and published in London, 1823, by W.B. Cooke. Engraver, title, publisher and date are located on lower margin.


Le Galant
1661-1721, European

This engraving by Benoit Audran II measures 14 1/2 x 11 inches after a painting by A. Watteau.

Painting

Still Life with Roses
1864-1940, American

Watercolor on paper, visible size 18 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, 1892, signed "W.F.Stecher.92" upper left, period frame. Stecher was a Boston painter and book illustrator. (on loan)

Print

Spanish Dancer
1888-, American

Drypoint, image size 121/2 x 101/2 inches, pencil signed

Drawing

Study of Greek Statute

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4X10 inches.