Charles Schlecht
19th c., German/American

Alone
19th c., German/American

Etching after Percy Moran, image size 17 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches, 1885, inscribed "Gazing with a timid glance / on the waters broad expanse."

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

The Dansant
British, 1889-1962

This original drypoint engraving by the British artist, Leonard Brightwell, measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, edition 100, published by James Connell and Sons, London. Brightwell studied at Lambeth School of Art in London and in addition spent countless hours at the Zoological Gardens where he sketched monkeys and various other animals he used in his many engravings and illustrations.

Drawing

The Village Church
20th Century, American

This is a quaint rural scene of a small village church, scratchboard, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.