H. E. Barbepsch
19th C.

Country Scene
19th C.

Etching, 1895, image size: 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, plate signed

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

This is a very rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show in a country setting, with a mother and her children viewing the display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, overall frame size 41 x 36 inches, c. 1780s. This painting is unsigned, but it is exquisitely painted; the style and subject very reminiscent of the work of Louis Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). The painting was relined on aluminum and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right, but overall is really quite presentable.

Print

Leopards
1868-1932, German

Drypoint etching, image size 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches, 1913, ed. of 35, pencil signed. From "10 Radierte Tierstudien von Max Slevogt."

Drawing

Church Fair Bill
1872- c.1950, American

A sketch of a church fair bill with Mt. Monadnock in the background by Dexter Dawes measures 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches.