Ferdinand Schmutzer
1870-1928, Austrian

Josef Kainz as Hamlet
1870-1928, Austrian

Etching, image size 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, 1906, pencil signed. Josef Kainz was a famous German actor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Schmutzer created several portraits of Kainz, portrayed in this etching in the role of Hamlet.


Sheep Herder
1870-1928, Austrian

etching, image size: 7 1/2x9 1/2, pencil signed


The Conversation
1870-1928, Austrian

etching, image size: 9 1/4x7 1/2, 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

Peony Blossoms
1829-1869, Japan,Pupil and adopted son of Hiroshige

Color woodblock, oban, Hiroshige II (Rissho)

Drawing

European Castle
1844-1920, American

Drawing, image size 10 1/4 x 17 inches