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

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

Scene de Music Hall
1891-1965, American

Etching,1929,Edition of 100,image size:9 1/2X11 1/4 inches,Bpl 153,pencil signed

Drawing

Artists  Studio
1893-1986, American

Drawing, pen and ink on paper, image size 14 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, l.r. "Artists Studio - Harriton", adhered to artist board.