Ben Messick
1901-1981, American

Heavy Load
1901-1981, American

Lithograph, image size 12 x 8 inches, c. 1940, plate signed.


The Blind Musician and His Family
1901-1981, American

Lithograph, image size 9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches, c. 1940, plate signed.


Plantation Party
1901-1981, American

lithograph,1940,plate signed,14 5/8X18 1/8",R

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

Youth. No. 2
1869-1952, British

Etching, image size 6 7/8 X 4 7/8 inches, 1919, edition of 100, Hardie 169, artist's blindstamp, pencil signed.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1934
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and colored pencil drawing, 1934, image size 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.