Francois-Auguste Ortmans
1827-1884, French

Grazing Sheep at Dusk
1827-1884, French

Sheep grazing at the end of the day are featured in this oil on canvas by the French painter, Francois-Auguste Ortmans. Canvas size is 13 x 16 inches, signed and dated l.r., housed in a ornate gold frame, identified on a printed German label affixed to the stretcher also with a canvas stencil from Ancienne Maison Valle, Paris, on the reverse, and with a partial Parisian framemaker's label on the back of the frame.

Painting

Cabin by the Fjord
1842-1914, Norwegian

This is an incredibly detailed, atmospheric Norwegian landscape of a small cabin at the edge of a fjord, the distant hills fading into a soft morning mist. It is painted in oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, 1871, clearly signed "A Rasmussen 71" in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame.

Print

Market Day
1894-1986, Polish-American

This is a very fine original etching, image size 7 1/8 x 9 inches, c. 1920, hand signed in ink and inscribed "To Dr. Charles Oppenheim with best wishes". Lionel Reiss was born in Poland but grew up in New York City; he was known for his images of Jewish life and culture, and in the 1920s spent several years traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East creating many images of everyday life in the Jewish communities he visited.

Drawing

Guibal Stilllife
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for festival poster held yearly at the Hotel Meynier d'Oppede, 1970, sheet size measuring 19 5/8 x 16 inches. Guibal was known for his abstract images of women, birds, the wind and the sea often with strong contrasting colors.