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.

Painting

Vale by Lidford Cascade
19th century

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, titled in pencil upper left.

Print

Femme au Chapeau
1859-1927, French

Etching with drypoint, plate size 22 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink wash and one in pencil, image size of each 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.