John James Audubon
1785-1851, American

Musk Rat - Musquash, Old and Young and  Rocky Mountain Neotoma
1785-1851, American

Hand colored period lithographs, each image size approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1850. Inscribed under the top image is "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S." and "Drawn on Stone by R. Trembly" l.l., "Printed by Naoel a Weingaertner N.Y." and "Colored by J. Lawrence" is inscribed in the lower right. Also on the top left of the image is "No. 3." and top right is "Plate XIII". On the lower image of the Neotoma, "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S." is l.l., "Drawn on Stone by Wm. E. Hitchcock" is centered under the image, and "Printed & Col. by J.T.


American Badger and Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog, Old and Young
1785-1851, American

Two hand colored period lithographs, each image size approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1850, drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, drawn on stone by W.E. Hitchcock, Printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia. American Badger inscribed: "No. 10" and "Plate XLVII". Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog inscribed: "No. 1" and "Plate II". Both prints feature very rich original colors, but have tape residue and toning around the edges of the sheet, not effecting the image area. (M)

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

Music in a Garden
1900-1971, British

Colored etching, image size 9 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches, pencil signed and numbered 71/75

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing, image size 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches.