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Benjamin Kopman
1887-1965, American

Old Nurse
1887-1965, American

Lithograph, image size 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 1941, pencil signed and titled, "Benjamin Kopman '41" l.r. and "old nurse" l.l., plate initialed l.l., worked as a WPA artist.

Painting

Portrait of a Gentleman
1825-1900, French

Watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches, c. 1875, signed "C. Monginot", l.r.

Print

Vegetable Market
1872-1941, French

Etching, image size 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches, edition of 60, pencil signed and numbered. Provenance: Brooks Reed Gallery, Boston. Brouet was born to a poor family in Paris in 1872, and as a teenager worked as an apprentice lithographer and lute maker. He attended the Ecole des Beaux Artes, under the tutelage of Gustave Moreau, and was then introduced to etching by Auguste Delatre. He went on to become one of the most successful original etchers of the early 20th century in France, specializing in scenes of daily life of the working class as well as his remarkable images of dancers.

Drawing

Backview
1911-1992, American

This signed, charcoal on paper, portrait is by Paul Lewis Clemens. Sight size is 16 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches and is presented in a wooden frame. It is identified and titled on a label from James Vigeveno Galleries, Westwood Hills, Los Angeles, California, on the paper backing. A portrait, figure, genre and garden painter, Clemens studied at the University of Wisconsin with Oscar Hagen and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known for his movie star portraits of the Hollywood era in the 40s, but was also gifted for other styles, from French impressionism to Dutch linearity.