Max von Schmaedel
1856-1939, German

Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

Painting

A Rocky Coast
1876-1936, American

This is a very fine original seascape by American artist Paul Saling. Oil on masonite, 14 x 13 3/4 inches, c. 1930, signed, in a modern heavily gilded art deco style frame. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes.

Print

Respirate Greges
1640 - 1707, French

Engraving after Carolo le Brun, plate size 22 x 15 7/8 inches, 1685, printed in Paris with permission of the king, Fogg Museum provenance, J.W. Randall Collection #1685

Drawing

European Castle
1844-1920, American

Drawing, image size 10 1/4 x 17 inches