Grazing Sheep at Dusk
1827-1884, French

Sheep grazing at the end of the day are featured in this oil on canvas by the French painter, Francois-Auguste Ortmans. Canvas size is 13 x 16 inches, signed and dated l.r., housed in a ornate gold frame, identified on a printed German label affixed to the stretcher also with a canvas stencil from Ancienne Maison Valle, Paris, on the reverse, and with a partial Parisian framemaker's label on the back of the frame.


A Showery Day
1842-1914, American

This is an early etching by Peter Moran, image size 3 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1875, cat: Wright-6, pencil signed. Peter Moran was a well known American painter and etcher and one of the foremost artists of the American etching revival of the late 19th century. He was known for his images of cows and farm animals, as well as his atmospheric scenes of the American Southwest. According to Wright, this image was most likely one of the fifteen etchings that Moran exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.


Children in Sandbox, 1973
1893-1986, American

Drawing, 1973, image size 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, pencil signed