Johann Esaias Nilson
1721-1788, German

Les Musiciens Contents
1721-1788, German

Engraving, plate size 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1760.

Painting

Landscape with Sheep and Chickens
1849-1931, Belgian

This is a beautiful dusky farmyard scene by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes, painted in oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, c. 1890, signed "Th van Sluys"(a pseudonym of Maes') in the lower right corner. An inscription on the back reads "Je soussigné declare aroir pacint le tableau ci contre -Th van Sluys". This painting comes in a remarkable period frame that has been recently regilded. Maes was born in the small village of Puurs, Belgium and moved to Antwerp as a young man. He specialized in images of farm animals, such as this twilight pastoral scene.

Print

Black Spruce
1876-1925, American

This very fine original etching by Ernest Haskell features a richly inked impression and exquisitely delicate lines. The image is size 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, it was published in 1912, and is pencil signed, titled in lower margin. This etching was number 125 in the 1916 exhibition of Haskell's work at Art Institute of Chicago. Ernest Haskell was born in Connecticut and in the early 20th century spent time in both New York and Paris.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1933
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and watercolor drawing, 1933, image size 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches.