Clement Bellenger
1851-1898

Le Tisserand
1851-1898

Wood engraving by Clement Bellenger after the drawing by L. A. Lhermitte, image size 9 x 12 1/4 inches, pub 1882, plate signed, "Salon de 1882" inscribed above image. Depicts a man weaving on a large loom and a woman sitting at a spinning wheel in a rustic cabin setting.


Leon Bonnat, Membre de L'Institut
1851-1898

Wood engraving by Clement Bellenger, image size 5 x 6 1/2 inches, pub. 1882, plate signed, "Salon de 1882" inscribed above image.

Painting

Hiroshima
1909-1964, Japanese

This watercolor sketch of Hiroshima by Shigehiko Ishikawa measures 9 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches, is signed, titled and dated Aug. 11, 1951. Artist signature on reverse.

Print

Two Girls in Party Hats
1907-1973, American

Lithograph, image size 13 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches, c. 1945, Bengtz immigrated to America in 1927 and attended the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. During World War II, the Raytheon Corporation hired Bengtz as a technical illustrator of radar equipment. His drawings were so exacting that they looked like photographs. In the 1930’s Bengtz headed the drawing and graphic arts departments at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was a well known and respected teacher spending many hours of his personal time helping his students.

Drawing

The Artist's Daughter
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint on gessoed board with black, white, and red chalk, 9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1960, unsigned.