Demetrios Galanis
1880-1966, Greek/French


The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.


Frontispiece- Danseuses et Cochon
1863-1951, French

This is a rare early state etching with some added shading in ink by 20th century French artist Louis Legrand. The image size is 12 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches, 1904, cat: Arwas- 209, pencil signed with a notation in French along the bottom edge of the sheet. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery.



Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, circa 1863, monogram lower left