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

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

Overland Trails to California
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 7 x 4 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. This series portrayed gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned