Adolphe Lalauze
1838-1906, French

La Lecon de Dessin
1838-1906, French

"The Drawing Lesson" measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, etching with drypoint, plate signed, printed by Cadart, Paris.


The Beguiling of Merlin
1838-1906, French

This 1877 etching by the French artist, Adolphe Lalauze, after Sir Edward Burne-Jones measures 10 x 6 inches, on heavy weight paper, "Planche XI" printed on upper margin. The image shows Merlin's infatuation with Nimue, the Lady of the Lake, who is reading from a book of spells.


Playing Bowls at Antibes
1838-1906, French

Etching after the painting by Meissonier, image size 4 5/8 x 7 inches, 1883, plate signed.

Painting

Floral Still Life

A beautiful still life of peach colored roses nestled in a woven basket, created c. 1890, oil on canvas, signed "S. Wimmel"(?), l.l., housed in a period frame, 20 x 28 inches, painting size measures 14 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches.

Print

Slack Water, East River, N.Y.
1901-1981, American

This early proof by Philip Kappel, c. 1930, measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."

Drawing

The Front Door
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of a country home, shadowed by trees on a summer day by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 5/8 x 11 inches.