Antonio Tempesta
1555 - 1630, Italian

The Immortalization of Hercules
1555 - 1630, Italian

Etching, image size 4 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches, 1606, inscribed "A parente Hercules deitate hones Fatur," an illustration from Ovid's "Metamorphoses," Ferdinand Roten Galleries Provenance.

Painting

Three Sheep Resting in a Forest Glade
active 1897-1914, American

Framed oil on canvas, 13 x 16 inches. Signed N. M. Pairpoint in the lower left.
Nellie Pairpoint was a well-known animal illustrator in the 1930's.

Print

Japanese Diving Beetle
active 1902-1917, Japanese

A delicate hand-painted woodblock print by the well known printmaker and illustrator, Kako Morita. It measures 12 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Signature and seal on left border. Kako Morita did illustrations of fish, birds and botanicals for scientific textbooks, many of them located in the permanent collections of the Department of Botany and the Division of Fishes, both Smithsonian Institutions.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1933
1872- c.1950, American

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