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

The Long Lane
20th c., American

Watercolor on paper, 4 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches, monogrammed lower left. Housed in its original frame. The original display label on the back lists the artist, the title and the artist's address of "30 Park Place, Pawtucket," Rhode Island.

Print

La Prostitution
1849-1934, French

This c. 1886 etching from the French artist, Paul Albert Besnard, measures 12 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, editioned (three of 100), plate 10 of 12 from a series titled "La Femme", delteil 56(2nd state). Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.

Drawing

Church Fair Bill
1872- c.1950, American

A sketch of a church fair bill with Mt. Monadnock in the background by Dexter Dawes measures 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches.