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

Miniature Portrait of a Young Woman
active 1799-1801, French

Watercolor on ivory, sight size 2 3/8 x 2 inches, oval, c. 1800, signed "LeBrun", in the original frame.

Print

Birthplace of Jean Cousins
1834-1891, British

Etching, image size: 10 x 6 1/2 inches, plate signed

Drawing

Monadnock View
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of Monadnock by Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. Pencil on medium weight paper, measuring 11 x 15 inches.