Mizuno Toshikata
1866-1908, Japanese

Escape on a Boat
1866-1908, Japanese

This c. 1894 color woodblock print by Mizuno Toshikata measures 13 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches, signed and sealed by the artist, also publishers seal, Sekiguchi Masajiro, on l.l. This Oban Triptych is one of Toshikata's war prints, depicting a soldier escaping the enemy by boat during the Sino-Japanese War.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Maison de Theodore Rousseau
19th/20th Century, French

Etching, image size 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed and titled.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink wash and one in pencil, image size of each 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.