Clare Leighton
1898-1989, British/American

Tree Planting
1898-1989, British/American

Wood engraving, image size 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches, 1936, unsigned.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

The Island
1874-1947, American

C. 1932. Plate measures 9 x 6 3/4 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 inch wove type paper. Edition of 31. The artist has scraped away parts of the plate, creating an interesting modernist depiction of clouds. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: Barker 123.

Drawing

The Country Manor
$1600.00
1808-1878, British

This is a very grand watercolor by noted British artist Joseph Nash (1808-1878). The sight size of this painting is 26 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches, it was painted in 1846 and is signed and dated in the lower right corner. Joseph Nash studied art and architecture with Augustus Charles Pugin, becoming known for his finely detailed images of British architecture, from cathedrals to castles and manors. He would very often place a group of people in the foreground of his compositions, in a way that brought life and energy to the architecture, as can be seen in this image.