19th Century European

Doge's Palace from St. Mark's Bay, Venice

This is a gorgeous Venice scene, painted in oil on panel, c. 1870s, signed "Ziem" in the lower left corner, in a heavy period gilt frame. This painting is attributed to French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911), who was known for his atmospheric images of the city of Venice. Although we have been unable to ascertain this painting is by Ziem, the style, subject, and composition certainly look like his work. Regardless of the artist, this is a beautiful, richly hued painting of the distinctive Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bay, Venice.


Mare and Foal

This is a very sweet painting of a mare and her foal in a European landscape. It is painted with oil on panel, panel size 6 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, frame size 13 1/2 x 14 inches, c. 1870s, with an indistinct signature in the lower left corner, part of which appears to have been rubbed off by the edge of the frame. This painting comes in a remarkable ornate period gilt frame.


Harvest Time

A well done watercolor of an Italian harvesting scene measuring 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. It is signed on the l.r. but at this time we are unable to decipher it. Matted and framed. (M)


Bronze Tazza

This bronze tazza measures 4 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide. It has the initials "B.D." on the bottom along with the number "496".


Standing Woman with Rake

This lovely bronze miniature of a woman measures 3 inches tall and is secured to a 2 3/4 inch piece of whalebone.


Loggers Hut

This detailed French etching measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Created in 1853, it is plate initialed, titled and dated. The inscription on the lower margin reads "La Cabane des bucherone, dans les bois du Buron, pendant l'automne de 1853."


Whippets

Engraving, image size 11 x 7 1/4 inches, two images on the same plate.


Love's Sweet Song

Engraving, sheet size 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1800.


Wandle

Etching, image size: 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches, 1881, inscribed in plate "English Etchings Part XVIII" lower right, titled and dated in the plate lower left, blind stamp lower left.


Cottages

Etching, plate size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.


Sheep on the Village Green

Etching, image size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, initialed in the plate lower right


Figure In An Archway

Etching, image size: 8 7/16 x 6 7/16 inches, plate size: 9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches, artist monogram lower right


A Merry X Mas

Etching, plate size: 4 13/16 x 6 3/8 inches, Published in English Etchings part 7, initialed in plate "S.H.B", blind stamp lower left

Painting

A Rocky Coast
1921-, Canadian

Oil on board, 7 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches, c. 1950, signed l.r.

Print

Eleusis: The Pavement of the Temple
1857-1926, American

This is a gorgeous original lithograph of ancient Greek ruins by Joseph Pennell, from his series "In the Land of Temples", based on his travels through Greece and Italy. The image size is 16 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches, published in 1913 in a very small edition of 50, printed on a watermarked wove type paper, pencil signed. In his book "In the Land of Temples", Pennell writes of this print "Swept away is everything, mysteries and all— all that remains is the great pavement on which stand the stumps of columns; yet I doubt if it was finer ever.

Drawing

House With Trees
1872- c.1950, American

This pen and ink drawing, by Dexter Dawes, measures 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.