Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
1815-1891, French

Joueur de Flute
1815-1891, French

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches, plate signed "Meissonier 1860"l.l., titled l.c. "JOUEUR DE FLUTE".


The Artist
1815-1891, French

Etching after Meissonier, image size: 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 inches, printed by D. Appleton & Co. New York


The Brothers Van den Velde
1815-1891, French

Etching after Meissonier, Etched by Gerald A. Darbiche, image size: 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 1884, plate signed


The Critics of Painting
1815-1891, French

Etching by Henri Vion after Meissonier, image size 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 1880, plate signed

Painting

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Wood Gatherers
1870-1942, British

Etching & drypoint, image size 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches, 1921, ed. of 54, Beetles 249 VIII/VIII, pencil signed.

Drawing

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.