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

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Madonna dei Candelabri
1813-1892, French

Engraving, Prov. Gray: 539, Blind Stamp,., see Passavant II, p.168, engraved 1841, Proof, before letters; Image size 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; plate size 181/8 x 15 1/2 inches; paper size 30 1/4 x 23 7/8/ inches; blind stamp Rittner & Goupil, Paris l.l.

Drawing

Study
1899-1987, American

Pen and ink drawing, image size 7 3/4 x 10 inches, c. 1930, signed and initialed l.r.