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

Milkmaid with Cows
1868-1951, Dutch

A beautiful rural farm scene by the Dutch artist, Johann Scherrewitz. The image measures 16X20 inches in a period gilt frame measuring 26X30 inches. Scherrewitz is best known as a painter of the Dutch Landscape and rural life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and his works can be found in many private collections.

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

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".