William Morris Hunt
1824-1879, American

The Hurdy-Gurdy Boy
1824-1879, American

This is a rare original lithograph by American artist and lithographer William Morris Hunt. The image size is 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches, published in a small edition in 1857, after the painting by Hunt which is now in the collection of the MFA Boston. William Morris Hunt was one of the earliest American lithographers. He was also a painter and studied the French Barbizon style in Europe with Millet, a close friend. Hunt is widely credited with bringing the Barbizon style of painting back to the U.S.


The Gooseboy
1824-1879, American

Lithograph, image size 6 x 7 1/4 inches, 1858, plate signed and dated. William Morris Hunt was one of the earliest American lithographers. He was also a painter, and studied the French Barbizon style in Europe with Millet, a close friend. Hunt is widely credited with bringing the Barbizon style of painting back to the U.S.


The Hay Wagon
1824-1879, American

Lithograph, image size: 7 3/8 x 10 1/16, initialed in plate


Fortune Teller
1824-1879, American

Lithograph, 1875, image size: 7 1/2 x 7 7/16 inches, initialed in plate

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

Honfleur
1861-1933, American

This original etching by Charles Adams Platt measures 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches and was created in 1887. Plate signed, titled and dated.

Drawing

Children in Sandbox, 1973
1893-1986, American

Drawing, 1973, image size 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, pencil signed