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

Spring Meadow
1836-1892, American

Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, c. 1880, unsigned, attributed to Alexander Wyant, in a period gilt frame.

Print

The Rev. Thomas Burnet L.L.D.
$275.00
1684-1756, British

Mezzotint after a painting by G. Kneller (1697), image size 12 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches, 1752, with the text "The Rev. Thomas Burnet L.L.D. Master of the Charterhouse Obijt [there ended his life] 1715."

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.