Don Freeman
1908-1978, American

Astor Lobby Showtime
1908-1978, American

Lithograph, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches, 1932, edition of 30 or fewer, cat: McCulloch-34, pencil signed and titled.


Passing Fancy
1908-1978, American

Lithograph, image size 8 x 6 1/16 inches, pub. 1934, signed and titled in pencil, also plate signed, edition of 25 or fewer (McCulloch 98). Freeman is known for his depictions of urban life in the Depression era 30's. In this one, a glimpse of nightlife on a busy city street.


The Passing Show
1908-1978, American

Lithograph, image size: 9 3/16 x 10 11/16 inches, Associated American Artists, pencil signed

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Worried (Embete)
1854-1934, French/British

Etching after Nicoli, 1877, image size 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, printed by F. Delarue, Paris

Drawing

Church Fair Bill
1872- c.1950, American

A sketch of a church fair bill with Mt. Monadnock in the background by Dexter Dawes measures 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches.