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

The Road Home
1829-1913, Canadian/American

Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe (c.1870) under Charles-François Daubigny (see AskART) probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli (see AskART) in Naples, Italy.

Print

Portrait of Master Townsend
1861-1917, English

Lithograph, image size 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, 1905, printed by Thomas Way, portrait of Master Townsend of the Art Workers' Guild. Plate signed "C. H."(reversed), l.l.

Drawing

Portrait of Estelle
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing, image size 9 x 12 inches, signed l.r. The subject of this portrait is the artist's wife Estelle, drawn Dec. 24, 1962.