Frederick Halpern
1909-?, Australian

Le Bauderillero
1909-?, Australian

This early 1920's etching by Frederick Halpern measures 8 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches, pencil signed, titled and numbered 8/25 with remarques on the lower margin of bullfighting scenes. Frederick Halpern was a well travelled 20th century artist, who studied painting and printmaking techniques in both Vienna and Paris, Egypt and Africa.


The Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem
1909-?, Australian

This is a bustling Middle Eastern street scene with a remarque of horses running in the desert along the lower edge of the image. Etching, image size 10 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, c. 1940, edition of 25, pencil signed and numbered.

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

Hercules et Omphale
1747 -1805, French

Engraving, image size 16 x 19 15/16 inches, JW Randall 3709, signed in plate. Hercules inadvertently murders Iphitus. His punishment is to serve as a slave to Omphale, the queen of Lydia, in a comic tale of gender role reversal.

Drawing

Boulder Landscape
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 7 1/4 x 9 inches.

McAuliffe was active in the late 19th century and produced public works, especially in Everett, Mass: Roman Catholic Cathedral, St John's, and Parlin Library. His specialties were maritime and religious subjects.