Marcellin Desboutin
1823-1902, French

Auguste Renoir
1823-1902, French

This drypoint etching by Desboutin measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Created in 1877, this is part of a series of drypoints sketches that the artist did of his close friends.


Pierre Purvis de Chavannes
1823-1902, French

This drypoint of the French painter, Purvis de Chavannes, measures 7 5/8 x 5 inches. Created in 1895, it depicts de Chavannes sitting in his robe against the background of one of his works.


Portrait of Norbert Goeneutte
1823-1902, French

This 1876 etching of the French artist, Norbert Goeneutte, by Marcellin Desboutin measures 8 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches. Part of a drypoint series of sketches Desboutin did of his close friends.

Painting

Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

Print

Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust
1904-1967, American

Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.