Claude Donat Jardinier
1726-1774, French

Les Caresses Reciproques
1726-1774, French

Engraving by Jardinier after the painting by Jaurat, plate size 11 1/8 x 8 inches, c. 1760.


Doge's Palace from St. Mark's Bay, Venice

This is a gorgeous Venice scene, painted in oil on panel, c. 1870s, signed "Ziem" in the lower left corner, in a heavy period gilt frame. This painting is attributed to French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911), who was known for his atmospheric images of the city of Venice. Although we have been unable to ascertain this painting is by Ziem, the style, subject, and composition certainly look like his work. Regardless of the artist, this is a beautiful, richly hued painting of the distinctive Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bay, Venice.


The Goose Woman

Etching, dry point, image size 6 13/16 x 5 15/16 inches, ca. 1936, edition of 25 for the NYC WPA, signed and titled in pencil, stamped in l.l. Federal Art Project NYC WPA.


The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame. (M)