J. S. Cooper
19th C.

Sheep
19th C.

Etching, 5 5/16 x 9 1/16 in

Painting

Meadow in Bloom
1876-1936, American

Oil on artist board, 12 x 16 inches, c. 1930, unsigned. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes. He was a member of many prestigious artist's groups, including the Salmagundi Club, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Connecticut League of Art Students and the Springfield Art League.

Print

Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)
1849-1918, French

This beautiful 1907 etching with drypoint of "Inventory Day" by August-Louis Lepere measures 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, in an edition of about 166, Saunier cat: 344, illlustrated in "Etchers and Etchings", Joseph Pennell, 1929, p. 199. Dated and signed in the plate and pencil signed, l.r., framed. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

Drawing

Portrait of a Woman
1906-1992, American

This watercolor on paper measures 18 x 15 inches, c. 1930, signed on the l.r., possibly a self-portrait.