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Painting

Portrait of a Young Girl
1818-1882, American

This is an incredibly lifelike original portrait by American artist Thomas Le Clear. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, sight size 21 x 17 inch oval, c. 1865, signed, in an ornate period gilt frame. Thomas Le Clear began painting as a child, selling his first painting at the age of 12. He was primarily self-taught, although he did study for a time with Henry Inman in New York City. Le Clear became a very well regarded artist known for his portraits and genre scenes and painted portraits of many important figures of his time, including Ulysses S. Grant, John Bell, and William Cullen Bryant.

Print

Two Women With Young Servant
1752-1815, Japanese

This woodblock print by Torii Kiyonaga measures 9 1/2 x 7 inches. It is signed, sealed and titled within the image. Kiyonaga was one of the great masters of the full-color print depicting courtesans, beautiful women and Kabuki actors. Head of the Torii school, he excelled with "bijin-ga" (beautiful women) prints and these were considered to be his best works.

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.