Lucien Gauthier
19th C. French

Le Bassin de Carenage a Marseille
19th C. French

Etching, image size 8 x 14 3/4 inches, 1882, published by L'Art, plate signed.


Le Quai du Vieux Port a Marseille
19th C. French

Etching, 8 x 14 1/4 inches, 1882, published by L'Art, plate signed.

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

This is a very rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show in a country setting, with a mother and her children viewing the display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, overall frame size 41 x 36 inches, c. 1780s. This painting is unsigned, but it is exquisitely painted; the style and subject very reminiscent of the work of Louis Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). The painting was relined on aluminum and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right, but overall is really quite presentable.

Print

Fishing in Prague
1884-1956, Czech/American

Drypoint etching, image size: 9 15/16 x 6 inches, dated 1911, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

Stand of Maples
1872- c.1950, American

A very fine sketch of a stand of maples by the artist, Dexter Dawes. Summering in Marlboro, NH, he is known for his lithographs, drawings and paintings of Mt. Monadnock and surrounding views. This image measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches and is done on a lightweight paper.