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 and Chickens
1849-1931, Belgian

This is a beautiful dusky farmyard scene by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes, painted in oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, c. 1890, signed "Th van Sluys"(a pseudonym of Maes') in the lower right corner. An inscription on the back reads "Je soussigné declare aroir pacint le tableau ci contre -Th van Sluys". This painting comes in a remarkable period frame that has been recently regilded. Maes was born in the small village of Puurs, Belgium and moved to Antwerp as a young man. He specialized in images of farm animals, such as this twilight pastoral scene.

Print

Black Buck Antelope
1891-1951, Polish/French

Etching, image size 5 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches, artist proof, pencil signed "Joseph Hecht," and inscribed "apr d'artiste" (artist proof).

Drawing

Summer Light
1872- c.1950, American

This watercolor of two crab apple trees by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 16 inches and is pencil signed and dated 1948. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.