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

River and field with oxen
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 4 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches,

Print

Adam and Eve
1891-1951, Polish/French

Etching, 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches, pencil signed lower right. He was involved in the foundation of the famed Atelier 17 studio, an important influence for many artists, including Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Marc Chagall.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.