Jean Jacques Avril
1744-1831, French

Passage of the Rhine
1744-1831, French

An original engraving by Jean Jacques Avril after the painting by Dutch artist Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683). The image size is 18 5/8 x 26 5/8 inches, printed by C Weisbrod in 1776, with thread margins.

Painting

Glorreiche Verangenheit! (Glorious Past!)
1887-1923, German

8 x 6 inch gouache painting on 12 1/2 x 10 inch paper. Signed in the lower right. From the collection of Dr. A. Falk, Munich. Circa 1920.

Inscription in German in pencil reads: "Wenn se Dir man blos nich erwischen - Justav!" "hab man Keene Angst ick Kenne den Rummel - ick war selba Polizeipra'sident'!" Which roughly translates to: "Don't get caught!" "Have no fear, I know the Head of Police!"

Print

Windmill Hill, No. II
1818-1910, British

A very fine original etching, this image measures 6 x 8 3/4 inches, 1877, cat: Schneiderman-153, pencil signed. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.

Drawing

Seashore
1872- c.1950, American

Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches, c. 1940s.