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Marcel Vertes
1895-1961, Hungarian/French

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

Renee a Bicyclette (Un Debut)
1875-1963, French

Drypoint and aquatint etching, image size 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, 1906, numbered 14/50 l.l., pencil signed l.r., published by Sagot, Paris, with the blindstamp l.r. A richly inked impression with ample margins.

Drawing

The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame.