Paul-Leon Jazet
1848 -, French

Les Deux Fils
1848 -, French

Etching, image size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches, 1884, "Newton Free Library, Newton Mass." stamp upper left, plate signed and dated lower left


Les Deux Fils
1848 -, French

Etching, 1884, image size 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, plate signed

Painting

Landscape with Sheep
1809-1889, Belgian

This is a beautiful painting of a ewe and her lambs in a summer meadow, with mallard ducks swimming nearby. It is painted with oils on panel and measures 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, 1860, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. There is an inscription in French on the back of the board, written in the artist's hand, but we have been unable to decipher it. Van Severdonck was a Belgian artist known for his small scale landscapes and images of farm animals, especially sheep.

Print

Group of Oaks, Forest of Fontainebleau
1830-1894, French

Etching after Rousseau, image size 5 13/16 x 8 5/16 inches, plate signed lower right.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".