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Painting

The Summer Pasture
1824-1884, French

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene by French artist Auguste Bonheur, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches, c. 1860, signed, in an ornate period frame. Auguste Bonheur was born into the Bonheur family of animal painters; his father, Raymond Bonheur was an art teacher as well as artist and taught painting to both Auguste and his older sister, the renowned animal painter Rosa Bonheur. The Bonheurs kept a small barnyard with sheep, chickens, and a cow, which they would often portray in their paintings.

Print

Marshes
English, 1887-1949

"Marshes" is an atmospheric landscape by Sydney MacKenzie Litten done in an edition of 80. It measures 7 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. While attending the Royal College of Art in London, Litten became a pupil of Frank Short, who is credited with the revival of the messotint and aquatint process in England. Litten became well known for his landscapes and their sense of space and his architectual views. Living in London he became the Senior Master at the St. Martins School of Art.

Drawing

The Old Homestead
1833-1909, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right, framed. (M)