Louis Desplaces
1682-1739, French

The Sacrifice of Isaac
1682-1739, French

Etching and engraving, image size 15 1/4 x 11 inches, "L. Desplaces Sclup." l.r. and "Car. le Brun pinx." l.l., after an oil painting by Charles de Brun.

Painting

Cabin by the Fjord
1842-1914, Norwegian

This is an incredibly detailed, atmospheric Norwegian landscape of a small cabin at the edge of a fjord, the distant hills fading into a soft morning mist. It is painted in oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, 1871, clearly signed "A Rasmussen 71" in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame.

Print

The Boston Customs House
1869-1955, American

Etching, image size 8 1/2 X 6 3/4 inches, pencil signed, framed

Drawing

Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.