John Raphael Smith
1752-1812, English

Lady Macbeth
1752-1812, English

Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after the painting by Henry Fuseli, sight size 24 x 18 inches, 1784, framed.

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

Blast Furnace
1892-1960, German

This industrial etching by the German artist, Hans Klemke, measures 15 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, pencil signed, c.1950. Klemke had extensive knowledge about the workings of these great mines and was known for his etchings and paintings of these industrial areas along the Rhine and the Ruhr.

Drawing

Winter Scenes
1872- c.1950, American

Two nice sketches of houses with snow-covered rooftops by Dexter Dawes. They both measure 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches on a medium weight drawing paper.