Sidney Litten
English, 1887-1949

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.


The Gate of Justice, Granada
English, 1887-1949

Etching, image size 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, ed. of 80, pencil signed and inscribed "XV"


Venice Harbor Scene
English, 1887-1949

Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed and editioned


Coming Home
English, 1887-1949

etching, 1928, edition: 58/75, image size: 7 7/8x9 3/8 inches,pencil signed

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

Portrait of Charles I
1721-1792, British

Engraving, "very rare proof before all lettering", 1770, after a portrait by Anthony Van Dyck, provenance: Hermann Wunderlich & Co,, New York #15463, image size 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Drawing

House With Trees
1872- c.1950, American

This pen and ink drawing, by Dexter Dawes, measures 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.