Charles Monginot
1825-1900, French

Portrait of a Gentleman
1825-1900, French

Watercolor on paper, 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches, c. 1875, signed "C. Monginot", l.r.

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

This is a very rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show in a country setting, with a mother and her children viewing the display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, overall frame size 41 x 36 inches, c. 1780s. This painting is unsigned, but it is exquisitely painted; the style and subject very reminiscent of the work of Louis Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). The painting was relined on aluminum and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right, but overall is really quite presentable.

Print

Bend 2
1895-1961, American

Lithograph by Wilfred A. Readio measures 9 1/2 x 14 inches and is plate initialed, titled and numbered. Readio was a painter and lithographer known for his scenes of Pittsburgh, PA. and the American West. He was a Professor of Art at the Carnegie Institute of the Arts.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1953
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1953, image size 10 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches.