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Albert Besnard
1849-1934, French

Portrait de Petit Garcon, Marcel Bing
1849-1934, French

This is a very richly inked original etching by French artist Albert Besnard. The image size is 11 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches, published in 1887 in an edition of fewer than 100 impressions, cat: Coppier- 63, pencil signed. Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.


La Mere Malade
1849-1934, French

Etching, image size: 7 11/16 x 11 5/8 inches, 1891, 2nd state, ed. 1/12, cat. Delteil 90

Painting

Summer Light
1872- c.1950, American

This watercolor of two crab apple trees by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 16 inches and is pencil signed and dated 1948. 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.

Print

Music in a Garden
1900-1971, British

Colored etching, image size 9 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches, pencil signed and numbered 71/75

Drawing

Across the River
1872- c.1950, American

A very fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 7 1/2 x 11 inches.