Hubert François Gravelot
1699-1773, French

Contes Moraux
1699-1773, French

Engraved copper plate after Gravelot, used for the title page of the book "Contes Moraux" by Jean-François Marmontel (1723-1799). Engraved in 1776 by Antoine-Jean Duclos (1742-1795) after the original design by Gravelot (1765). Engraved area 5 x 3 inches, full plate dimensions 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. The full text reads: "Contes Moraux, Par M. Marmontel, de l'Academie Francaise. A Paris / Chez Brunet Libraire, Rue des Ecrivains. M.DCC.LXXVI."

Painting

Home Before the Rain
1849-1936, American

Watercolor, sight size 14 x 19 3/4, signed "Royal H Milleson" l.r, framed. Royal Hill Milleson lived most of his life in the mid-west, except for several years he spent in Boston at the turn of the century. He specialized in landscapes, and was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists and the Boston Art Club.

Print

L' Epave II
1876-1958, French

Lithograph, image size: 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, from "Les Hommes Abandonnes," framed

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".