James Ward
1769-1859, British

Juvenile Retirement
1769-1859, British

Mezzotint engraving after John Hoppner, image size 21 1/2 x 18 inches, 1799, framed


At Bellerive, Lake Geneva
1826-1910, Swiss

This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.


Breton Shores
1877-1942, Czech

This etching measures 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, pencil signed, edition of 86, numbered in pencil with the artist's stamp, Cat: Novak-173, II/II. Simon studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.


House With Trees
1872- c.1950, American

This pen and ink drawing, by Dexter Dawes, measures 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.