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Rene-Georges Hermann-Paul
1864-1940, French

Nurses
1864-1940, French

This hand-colored woodcut by Hermann-Paul, created c. 1918, is titled, dedicated and signed "Hermann Paul" in pencil and stamped "HERMANNPAUL" in green ink on the lower right margin. It measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches. Hermann-Paul worked in many different mediums but became known chiefly for his lithographs and hand-colored woodcuts. Working with fellow artists, Vuillard, Toulouse Lautrec, and Matisse, an "intimists" style was born which portrayed in caricatures the strata of Parisian society, the rich as well as the poor.


Peace Offering
1864-1940, French

This hand-colored woodcut by Hermann-Paul, created c. 1918, is titled, dedicated and signed "Hermann Paul" in pencil and stamped "HERMANNPAUL" in green ink on the lower right margin. It measures 9 1/2 x 11 inches. Hermann-Paul worked in many different mediums but became known chiefly for his lithographs and hand-colored woodcuts. Working with fellow artists, Vuillard, Toulouse Lautrec, and Matisse, an "intimists" style was born which portrayed in caricatures the strata of Parisian society, the rich as well as the poor.


Night Song
1864-1940, French

Etching, image size 15 1/4 x 11 inches, edition of 120, pencil signed.


On the Lake
1864-1940, French

Etching, image size 15 1/8 x 11 inches, pencil signed and numbered 119/120

Painting

A Shepherd in the Mountains

This is a beautiful pastoral scene of a shepherd tending his flock in the glowing light of the setting sun. Oil on board, 10 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches, c. 1790s, unsigned, in a handcarved gilt frame.

Print

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.

Drawing

Three Figures
1899-1974, American

Graphite on paper, image size 18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, signed in pencil lower left, framed