William Brueske

The Pessimist

Etching and aquatint from 1952. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right: "William Brueske '52". Plate signed in the lower left. Pencil titled in the lower left. Print 4 in an edition of 9. Plate measures 7 7/8 x 6 inches on 10 5/8 x 6 7/8 inch laid type paper. This print has a jarring, abstract composition of negative imagery and details that are hidden at first glance.

Painting

Distant Hills
1907-1989, American

Sight size 12 1/4 x 18 inches, framed in a 24 x 27 1/2 inch Whistler-style frame. Signed "Millard Sheets" in pencil in the lower right. Watercolor on paper. The multifaceted Millard Sheets was one of the first of a group known as the California Scene Painters, part of a larger Regionalist movement from the 1930s to the 1960s that describes a representational style capturing scenes from everyday life. During the 1930s and 1940s, he and a small group of California artists developed a new style of watercolor painting and became known as the California Regionalist School.

Print

Christ on the Cross
1846-1897, French

Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches, plate signed l.r. "Ch. Courtry - sc.", after a painting by Delacroix done in 1846.

Drawing

Cypress Tree

Watercolor on chine colle. Image measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches in a 16 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch ornate gold frame. Unsigned.