Felix Bracquemond
1833-1914, French

Les Demoliselles de Village
1833-1914, French

This 1866 etching by Felix Bracquemond, after a painting by Gustave Courbet, measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches, 1866, published by Cadart and Luquet, Paris, signed in the plate in reverse, l.r., numbered in plate (242), u.l., cat: Beraldi-281.


Frontispiece for "Album De La Societe Des Aqua Fortistes"
1833-1914, French

Printed by Delatre in Paris, this Felix Bracquemonde frontispiece measures 14 x 9 3/4 inches, published by Alfred Cadart, Paris. Created in 1865, this bold allegorical etching was created as the frontispiece to a volume of the renowned periodical of the Société des Aqua-Fortistes, a group promoting etching as a fine art. Richly inked on watermarked Aqua-Fortistes laid paper, which was made especially for these publications.


Village by the Water
1833-1914, French

Etching, image size: 6 x 9 1/4 inches, plate signed


The Canal
1833-1914, French

Etching, image size: 6 x 4 5/8 inches, plate signed

Painting

The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.

Print

The Lazy Stream
1877-1966, American

This Melvin Wire etching measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Wire was a landscape impressionist creating over 30 etchings of abandoned barns and unpopulated landscapes. Belonging to no organized group of painters, Wire was a solitary figure using impressionist style to express his feelings about the land he loved.

Drawing

Ramshackle House
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 12 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches