Louis-Auguste-Mathieu Legrand (b.1863-d.1951)
Original mixed media of gouache, etching, collage, and ink drawing of a French can can dancer c. 1900 signed lower left.
Louis Legrand was an important artist of the Belle Epoque in France in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Dijon and in 1884 moved to Paris.
In good condition some minor touch ups to gouache paint.
Image measuring 10.5"x11.5" overall framed size 17"x18.5"
circa 1900 china jade plqque
Japanese limited edition aquatint etching by Sarah Brayer (b. 1957) depicting a solitary figure walking with a parasol down a snowy village lane titled "Kurodami." The print is pencil-signed, titled, dated ’96, and numbered 74/120 in the bottom margin. Visible paper size: 8 1/2” x 18 1/2” (image: 7 5/8” x 17 3/4”)...
A fine miniature, painted in watercolor on natural material, by Joseph or Abraham Daniel. The subject is a rather jowly hazel-eyed fellow in liturgical garb.
The painting is in excellent condition with no issues. The black or white specs in the photo are only in the photograph. Size of the cased painting is 2 3/8" by 2".
NOTE: Abraham (d 1806) and Joseph (1750-1803) Daniel were born in England to a Jewish mother, from whom they received instruction in the arts...
A nice miniature painting done, in watercolor on natural material, by Ebenezer Mack. The sitter is dressed in a black jacket, and a white vest, shirt, and stock. Housed in its original gold case.
Although all of Mack's works are quite naïvely rendered, this example is even more primitive than most, indicating that it was done quite early in his career, probably in the 1785 time frame. His works are very rare, and he did not sign his paintings...
Henry Sadd, British, 1811-1893, "Lord Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronte," Mezzotint, plate size measures 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches on 25 3/4 x 20 inch wove type paper. From a painting by J. P. Knight. C. 1845. Engraved for the New York Albion, January 1st. 1845. Lettered below the image with the title in open, strengthened letters, around a crest with the motto 'Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat', and 'Born at Burnham Thorp, Co. of Norfolk, Sep. 9th. 1758.
Harold Kerr Eby, American, 1889-1946, "The Storm," etching, plate measures 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches on 13 1/8 x 19 inch watermarked laid type paper. Giardina 191. C. 1937. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition 100. Pencil signed and annotated "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. A coastal scene in Maine.
Stow Wengenroth, American, 1906-1978, "Spirit of New England," lithograph, plate measures 9 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches on 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inch medium weight wove type paper. A scene from Kennebunk, Maine. November 1956. Edition of 45. Catalog: Stuckey 234. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left.
Aiden Lassell Ripley, American, 1896-1969, "Quail Shooting," etching, plate measures 8 3/4 x 14 inches on 13 x 18 1/4 inch medium weight watermarked wove type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. An excellent print that shows true mastery of light and movement, with a rich drypoint burr...
John Taylor Arms, American, 1887-1953, "Bark Metis Making Harbor", etching and aquatint, plate size: 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches on 18 x 23 inch medium weight wove type paper.Artist's proof. Pencil signed in the lower right. Edition of 200. Catalog: Fletcher 133. C. 1923. A dramatic and beautifully colored maritime etching.
Robert Riggs, American, 1896-1970, "Dust Storm," charcoal drawing, C. 1941. Image size 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches on 12 x 12 inch medium weight wove type paper. An early study for the well-known lithograph of the same name. The lithograph was an advertisement for Purlator Oil Filters in the 1941 Saturday Evening Post. Charcoal and ink on paper. Signed "Rob" in the lower right. An incredibly sharp drawing with dramatic chiaroscuro.
Edmund Blampied, British, 1886-1966, "The Centenarian," etching, plate measures 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. This print is expressive in both line and content. Drypoint from 1930. Numbered 39 in an edition of 100. Catalog: Appleby 144. Featured in Fine Prints of the Year in 1931. Plate signed on the bottom edge: "Blampied Jan. 1931". Signed in ink in the lower right, editioned in the lower left.
Jackson Lee Nesbitt, American, 1913-2008, "October Afternoon," etching, plate size 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches on 13 1/8 x 16 7/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. Published by Associated American Artists. Catalog: Retlif & Salzer 26. C. 1945. Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. Edition of 250. This print has such incredibly detailed linework that it almost doesn't even look like an etching...
Ruth Duncan, American, 1908-2002, "November in the Texas Hillcountry", painting measures 16X20 inches in a 23 x 27 inch frame. Signed in the lower right. Original Fellow American Artists label on back. Ruth Duncan was an artist primarily from San Antonio, Texas. She was in the Fellow American Artists Professional League of New York. This painting was featured in the Grand National Exhibit in 1964.
Millard Sheets, American, 1907-1989, "Distant Hills," watercolor, sight size 12 1/4 x 18 inches, framed in a 24 x 27 1/2 inch Whistler-style frame. Signed "Millard Sheets" in pencil in the lower right. Watercolor on paper. The multifaceted Millard Sheets was one of the first of a group known as the California Scene Painters, part of a larger Regionalist movement from the 1930s to the 1960s that describes a representational style capturing scenes from everyday life...
John Taylor Arms, American, 1887-1953, "Stockholm," etching, 7 1/2 x 13 1/3 inches on 11 5/8 x 18 1/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. C. 1940. Likely printed by David Strang. Print #1 in his Scandinavian Series. This very sharp print has a wide tonal range and captures the patterns in the columns and floor.
Japanese limited edition aquatint etching by Sarah Brayer (b. 1957) depicting two black cats on a snowy village lane titled "Footprints." The print is pencil-signed, titled, dated ’99, and numbered 80/80 in the bottom margin. Visible paper size: 23 1/2” x 14 1/2" (image: 22 1/2” x 13 3/4”). Original Kanda Gallery frame with non-glare glass measuring 32 3/4” x 22 1/2." The print has not been examined out of the frame, but no condition problems are visible.
Manuel Robbe, French, 1872-1936, "Le Bouquet de Violettes," etching, plate measures 7 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on 22 3/4 x 16 1/4 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Colored etching and Aquatint. C. 1903. 1st state, edition of 65. Larger edition of 100 after signature was added to plate. Pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: P-K 105. An intimate portrait of a young woman in her dressing room affixing flowers to her dress.