James Bentley
19th Century , American

Wedding Bells Old Trinity
19th Century , American

Etching, image size 23 1/4 x 15, pub 1885 by Klackner, 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

Lu Ruelle
1870-1945, Belgian

This 1906 etching by Jules de Bruycker measures 13 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled and plate dated. Jules de Bruycker was a Belgium born artist whose images were inspired by ordinary people on the streets and in the market places. Heavily influenced by Frank Brangwyn and James Whistler, he was considered the most important Belgian etcher in the early 20th Century.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.