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Kunihiro
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

Mount Vernon Place - Baltimore
1894-1977, German-American

This etching by Anton Schutz measures 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered. Schutz was born in Germany and emigrated to the US in 1924 before Hitler came into power. A well-known artist in Germany, especially Munich, he started over again and enrolled in the Art Student's League in NY, working with Joseph Pennel. He became known for his portrayal of large cities along the eastern seaboard, capturing the enormity of the buildings along with the spirit of the American people.

Drawing

Backview
1911-1992, American

This signed, charcoal on paper, portrait is by Paul Lewis Clemens. Sight size is 16 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches and is presented in a wooden frame. It is identified and titled on a label from James Vigeveno Galleries, Westwood Hills, Los Angeles, California, on the paper backing. A portrait, figure, genre and garden painter, Clemens studied at the University of Wisconsin with Oscar Hagen and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known for his movie star portraits of the Hollywood era in the 40s, but was also gifted for other styles, from French impressionism to Dutch linearity.