Leonard H. Mersky
20th C.


Cabin by the Lake
1854-1927, American

This is a luminous scene of a cabin by a still lake with the glowing colors of the setting sun lingering in the sky, casting blue shadows over summer landscape. Pastel on paper, sight size 12 3/4 x 17 inches, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner. This pastel comes tastefully displayed in a period maple frame. Clarence Braley was a Massachusetts artist who specialized in pastel and watercolor landscapes. He was a member of the New Bedford Art Association and exhibited his work at the Boston Art Club and the Art Institute of Chicago. (M)


Beata Maria
1636 - 1707, French

Engraving after a painting by Correggio, image size 16 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches, c. 1680s, period printing.


Christmas Card 1932
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and colored pencil drawing, 1932, image size 8 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches.