Louis Surugue
1686 - 1762, French

The Sacrifice of Abraham
1686 - 1762, French

Engraving, after Andrea del Sarto; engraved for the Royal Gallery of Dresden, no. 7; 18 x 13 3/8 inches, prove. Fogg Museum, JWRandall Coll. 4369 stamped on verso


Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.


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.


Christmas Card 1938
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink and colored pencil, the other in ink, 1938, image sizes 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.