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.


Still Life with Roses
1864-1940, American

Watercolor on paper, visible size 18 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, 1892, signed "W.F.Stecher.92" upper left, period frame. Stecher was a Boston painter and book illustrator. (on loan)


To Pike's Peak
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 images from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 7 x 4 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. These images all portrayed gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.


The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.