Torii Kiyonaga
1752-1815, Japanese

Two Women With Young Servant
1752-1815, Japanese

This woodblock print by Torii Kiyonaga measures 9 1/2 x 7 inches. It is signed, sealed and titled within the image. Kiyonaga was one of the great masters of the full-color print depicting courtesans, beautiful women and Kabuki actors. Head of the Torii school, he excelled with "bijin-ga" (beautiful women) prints and these were considered to be his best works.

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

Brief
1910-1981, American

Lithograph, image size: 13 x 8 5/8 inches, 1946, ed. 250, published by Associated American Artists, cat. Cole-13, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

Wirehaired Fox Terrier
20th century, American

The blue background paper measures 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Signed in the lower left. The artist's choice of pastel was ideal for capturing the texture of this unique animal!