Gustave Courtois
19th C.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Girl
1818-1882, American

This is an incredibly lifelike original portrait by American artist Thomas Le Clear. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, sight size 21 x 17 inch oval, c. 1865, signed, in an ornate period gilt frame. Thomas Le Clear began painting as a child, selling his first painting at the age of 12. He was primarily self-taught, although he did study for a time with Henry Inman in New York City. Le Clear became a very well regarded artist known for his portraits and genre scenes and painted portraits of many important figures of his time, including Ulysses S. Grant, John Bell, and William Cullen Bryant.

Print

Stripping Ingots
1913-2008, American

This etching was created for the Sheffield Steel Plant in Houston, TX, image size 11 7/8 x 9 1/8 inches, 1939, 23/60, pencil signed "Jackson Lee Nesbitt". In the 1930s, Nesbitt studied art under Thomas Hart Benton, John deMartelly and Ross Braught at the Kansas City Art Institute. He became known for his southern Regionalist prints depicting everyday life in rural America,as well as his industrial images, of which several were commissioned by the Associated American Artists.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing with two images, image sizes 4 3/8 x 5 and 5 x 6 1/8 inches.