William Sharp
1900-1961, Austrian/American

Don Quixote
1900-1961, Austrian/American

Etching, image size 5 x 9 inches, pencil signed l.r. "Wm Sharp". Sharp was born in Austria where he attended the Academy for Arts and Industry. His early career started with designing stain glass windows and painting murals but he quickly became involved with the anti-Hitler movement and created political cartoons against it. He used a pseudonym but was found out and was to be sent to a concentration camp but escaped to the US in 1934. He was a longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New York Post.

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

Deadly Nightshade
1940-, American

A delicately rendered original wood engraving by Barry Moser, this image measures 8 x 6 inches, published in 1977, pencil signed.

Drawing

View of Monadnock from Roxbury
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil drawing of a distant view of Mt. Monadnock measures 4 x 13 3/8 inches. Done with a very fine hand, it suggests a bright, sunny summer day. The image is on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper with location info written in the artist's hand.