Maxwell Swartz
20th Century, American

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20th Century, American

Color linocut, image size 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 1947, pencil signed and dated, registration marks above and below image.

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

Samurai Triptych

This is a very fine original Japanese color woodblock print in triptych, overall image size 14 x 28 inches, c. 1890s, with the artist and publisher stamps in the lower left and upper right corner, as well as additional Japanese characters in the left margin below the window mat.

Drawing

Abstract Grand
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for festival poster by Henri Guibal, 1970, sheet size measuring 19 5/8 x 16 inches, inscription by artist on lower border.