Auguste Bonheur
1824-1884, French

The Summer Pasture
1824-1884, French

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene by French artist Auguste Bonheur, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches, c. 1860, signed, in an ornate period frame. Auguste Bonheur was born into the Bonheur family of animal painters; his father, Raymond Bonheur was an art teacher as well as artist and taught painting to both Auguste and his older sister, the renowned animal painter Rosa Bonheur. The Bonheurs kept a small barnyard with sheep, chickens, and a cow, which they would often portray in their paintings.

Painting

The Village Lane
1855-1929, British

This Victorian landscape by the British artist, Henry Charles Fox is signed and dated on the lower right, sight size is 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches, housed in a period, carved gold frame measuring 18 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Fox was known for his superb rural landscapes depicting farm animals and country folk going about their daily routines. He was first accepted at the Royal Academy at age 25 in 1880 and was elected a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1889.

Print

Magdalene College, Oxford

Etching, image size 8 x 5 inches, indistinct pencil signature, l.r.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.