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Ashikuni
19th century, Japanese

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley
1880-1966, American

A great western scene, this etching measures 6 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed and titled, with an inscription in blue ink. Mary Coulter was a student of Duvanek at the Cincinatti Art Academy, then the Art Institute of Chicago. She went on to work at the Art Institute of Chicago as the Curator of Prints and was the Assistant Director of the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery. She became known for her fine landscapes of both west and east coast scenes, and showed her work in many exhibitions worldwide.

Drawing

A Concert
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil sketch of a concert bill by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches.