Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
1839-1892, Japanese

Streetwalker in Autumn Moonlight
1839-1892, Japanese

A beautiful color woodblock print by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, considered the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. This 1887 image is from his series "100 Aspects of the Moon" which included 100 oban size woodblocks, between 1885-1892, in which the moon appears in all but a few providing a unifying motif for the series. This image measures 13 x 8 7/8 inches, signed and sealed on the l.l., engraver and publisher info on the l.l. border, poem by the female poet Oshun Hitotose, u.r., Stevenson 49.

Painting

Landscape with Sheep and Chickens
1849-1931, Belgian

This is a beautiful dusky farmyard scene by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes, painted in oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, c. 1890, signed "Th van Sluys"(a pseudonym of Maes') in the lower right corner. An inscription on the back reads "Je soussigné declare aroir pacint le tableau ci contre -Th van Sluys". This painting comes in a remarkable period frame that has been recently regilded. Maes was born in the small village of Puurs, Belgium and moved to Antwerp as a young man. He specialized in images of farm animals, such as this twilight pastoral scene.

Print

Peaceful Afternoon
1885-1961, German/American

Etching, image size 7 x 8 inches, 1950, edition of 150, pencil signed.

Drawing

Seated Mother and Child
1863-1946, American

Brown chalk drawing C. 1900. Signed and dated in chalk in the lower left. On 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch medium weight laid type paper. The artist has accurately captured the subject with very few lines.