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Painting

Grazing Sheep at Dusk
1827-1884, French

Sheep grazing at the end of the day are featured in this oil on canvas by the French painter, Francois-Auguste Ortmans. Canvas size is 13 x 16 inches, signed and dated l.r., housed in a ornate gold frame, identified on a printed German label affixed to the stretcher also with a canvas stencil from Ancienne Maison Valle, Paris, on the reverse, and with a partial Parisian framemaker's label on the back of the frame.

Print

Study for a Decoration
1890-1978, English

This is a very fine original etching by Gerald Brockhurst, image size 6 x 4 5/8 inches, 1926, edition of 76, pencil signed and inscribed "To Ben- from Brock" below the image, and "Happy Christmas" in the lower margin. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him.

Drawing

Spring, Ponte Landolfo, Italy
20th c., American

Watercolor, 20 x 23 in., signed lower right