Robert Sargent Austin
1895-1973, English

Churchyard
1895-1973, English

Ink drawing, measures 4 2/8 x 2 3/4 inches on 9 x 7 3/4 inch paper. Initialed in the lower right corner.


Rain and Smoke, Leverkusen
1895-1973, English

Printed in 1919, from the edition of 4 proofs. Plate and pencil signed. Image measures 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches. Printed on laid-type paper.


Portrait Of Alice Lush
1895-1973, English

Engraving, 2nd trial, pencil signed by both Austin and the printer Martin Hardie, image size 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches.

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

On the Seine near Rouen
1845-1939, French

Etching, 5 3/4 x 8 5/16 inches, plate signed

Drawing

The Train Station
20th Century, European

A very well done mixed media drawing by W.B. Fergusson. The artist used pen and ink, pencil and gouache in this whimsical moment in time at a busy train station. Done on gray toned paper, it measures 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. The artists' signature is seen on the lower right with a date of 1920.