Louis Auguste Mathieu Legrand
1863-1951, French

Le Mee
1863-1951, French

This is a very fine original etching with beautiful plate tone by French artist Louis Legrand. The image size is 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches, published in 1911 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Arwas- 426, state II/II, pencil signed.


Vitrail
1863-1951, French

This is a delicately colored image of a young mother and her son in front of a stained glass window in a very classically styled composition. Etching and aquatint, image size 8 x 5 5/8 inches, c. 1898, state VIII/VIII, cat: Arwas- 153, plate signed in the upper left corner of the image.


Bertrand Dort de Face
1863-1951, French

An intimate scene of a sleeping child, this etching measures 5 7/8 x 10 1/8, state VII/VII, published c. 1895 in an edition of 50, cat: Arwas- 95, plate signed.


Frontispiece- Danseuses et Cochon
1863-1951, French

This is a rare early state etching with some added shading in ink by 20th century French artist Louis Legrand. The image size is 12 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches, 1904, cat: Arwas- 209, pencil signed with a notation in French along the bottom edge of the sheet. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery.


Frio
1863-1951, French

Etching, aquatint and drypoint, image size 7 1/2 x 12 inches, 4th state, "Louis Legrand" pencil and plate signed l.r., Arwas A74.


La Femme au Parapluie (Lady with Umbrella)
1863-1951, French

Etching, image size 14 1/4 x 6 inches, signed and dedicated in pen "A Mon Ami Mil..." (To My Friend Mil...).


Prince K
1863-1951, French

Etching, 1909, image size: 8 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches, ed 8/8, pencil signed

Painting

Debussy's Clouds
1924-, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 13 1/4 x 18 1/8 inches, 1950, signed and titled in pencil, l.r. This is a study for the painting, "Debussy's Clouds," which was featured on the program for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's concert in December 1950.

Print

A Welsh Estuary
1868-1934, British

Etching, image size 5 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches, pencil signed

Drawing

Summer Meadow
1872- c.1950, American

"Summer Meadow" by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 9 inches. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.