Simon Charles Miger
1747 -1805, French

Hercules et Omphale
1747 -1805, French

Engraving, image size 16 x 19 15/16 inches, JW Randall 3709, signed in plate. Hercules inadvertently murders Iphitus. His punishment is to serve as a slave to Omphale, the queen of Lydia, in a comic tale of gender role reversal.

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

Il m'aime peu, beaucoup
1840-, French

Etching, image size 9 13/16 x 7 1/4 inches, titled and plate signed

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.