Edward Lear
1812-1888, British

Galera
1812-1888, British

Lithograph, image size 11 1/8 x 7 inches, Plate 18, from the book "Illustrated Excursions in Italy" London: Thomas M'Lean, 1846, signed "E. Lear del et lith." l.r., "Galera" l.c.

Painting

Landscape with Sheep and Chickens
1849-1931, Belgian

This is a beautiful dusky farmyard scene by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes, painted in oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, c. 1890, signed "Th van Sluys"(a pseudonym of Maes') in the lower right corner. An inscription on the back reads "Je soussigné declare aroir pacint le tableau ci contre -Th van Sluys". This painting comes in a remarkable period frame that has been recently regilded. Maes was born in the small village of Puurs, Belgium and moved to Antwerp as a young man. He specialized in images of farm animals, such as this twilight pastoral scene.

Print

Ecclesiastes - Essay 2
1904-1967, American

Lithograph, image size 18 x 13 inches, edition of 30, 1945, print signed, dated, edition number, and title in pencil. Plate signed "BS" l.r. Fine & Looney 246. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.

Drawing

Walk in the Park
1907-1998, American

Pencil, image size 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1935, pencil signed within the image, red collectors seal l.l.