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

Painting

The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

Print

Marishi Bodhisattua
1861-1942, Japanese

This delicate woodblock print by Keishu Takeuchi was created in 1911. Sight size is 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. It is matted and framed. The Bungei Kurabu publishers seal in on the l.l. with the artists seal on the u.r. Takeuchi was a student of the famous Meiji artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Takeuchi worked as an illustrator making mainly kuchi-e frontispiece illustrations for magazines and novels. (M)

Drawing

Old Maple
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of an old maple tree by the Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. It measures 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches on a sheet of medium weight drawing paper. "Ask ?" is written on the l.l. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.