Robert Swain Gifford
1840-1905, American

Neapolitan Fishing - Boats Returning Home
1840-1905, American

Etching, 1884, image size 10 1/2 X 16 1/4 inches, plate signed "R. Swain Gifford 1884" l.r.


Path To The Shore
1840-1905, American

Etching, plate dated 1879, image size 4 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches,


Coal Pockets
1840-1905, American

Etching, 6x9 image size, plate signed


Capt. Jackson's Cottage On Bath Road
1840-1905, American

etching, 1883, plate signed, 6x4 1/4


A Woodland Pasture
1840-1905, American

Etching, image size 8x12 inches, platesigned

Painting

Landscape with Waterfalls

This is a very fine Hudson River School landscape, oil on academy board, 9 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, c. 1880s, unsigned, in an ornate period gilt frame. Although this painting is unsigned it is quite well painted, evidently by a very competent artist.

Print

The Great Mirror of Folly
$325.00

This illustrative page from "The Great Mirror of Folly", 1720, was a volume of text with 76 engraved plates, documenting the international joint-stock scandal instigated by John Law. This great "Theater of Folly", representing the origin, progress, and downfall of the South Sea Bubble in France, England and Holland, is a collection of engraved plates with caricatures of the schemes of John Law and the Mississippi Company that lured clients to invest in establishing colonies in Louisiana and Canada with fatal results. Text below the image is in Dutch.

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.