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

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Takeda Katsuyori
1881-1962, Japan

Woodblock, image size 15 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches, after Sadanobu Hasegawa, from the Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., Kyoto, Japan depicting the samurai "Takeda Katsuyori" from the kabuki play "Honcho Nijushiko" which tells the story of two noble Japanese families caught in the middle of a murder scheme. Provenance on label adhered to back. Publishers seal and artist signature on u.r. and l.l.

Drawing

An Old Bridge
1846-1938, American

This two sided drawing by Stephen Parrish measures 6 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Done in black ink, c. 1890, with a Maxfield Parrish Jr. family stamp on the lower right and upper left in black ink. Another drawing of a homestead with split rail fence, possibly his own, in on the reverse.