Alexander Kruse

Sky Gazers

aquatint, ed.75, image size: 9 x 12 inches, pencil signed lower right, N.


Lake in the Mountains
1813-1891, American

Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, c. 1875, signed "SL Gerry," l.l, in what appears to be the original gilt frame. Samuel Gerry was a self-taught artist known for his majestic mountain landscapes, especially of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Although he didn't have much formal training, he was greatly influenced by the work of Thomas Cole and A. B Durand, as well as some artists of the European schools. In the 1840s, Gerry was considered the leader of the White Mountain School of landscape painters.


Le Clown a la Grosse Caisse
1871-1958, French

This is a vivid original aquatint etching by French Expressionist artist Georges Rouault. The image size is 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, published in 1930, cat: Chapon-Roualt 200, from the 'Cirque' series. Georges Rouault was born into a poor family in Paris and at the age of 14 was apprenticed to a glass painter for 5 years. After his apprenticeship he studied the Ecole des Beaux Artes under Gustav Moreau, where he also met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Henri Manguin, and Charles Camoin.


Christmas Card 1933
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and watercolor drawing, 1933, image size 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches.