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Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

This is a very rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show in a country setting, with a mother and her children viewing the display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, overall frame size 41 x 36 inches, c. 1780s. This painting is unsigned, but it is exquisitely painted; the style and subject very reminiscent of the work of Louis Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). The painting was relined on aluminum and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right, but overall is really quite presentable.

Print

The Prophesy of Isaiah
1903-1979, American

Wood engraving, image size 10 x 8 inches, 1940, titled and signed in pencil.

Drawing

Cottage With Shutters
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil and watercolor sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, done on a light gray, medium weight paper.