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

"Rhinefalls, Zurich"
1866-1937, Italian

Gouache, attributed to Giovanni Giani, circa 1890, image size 12 5/8 x 19 inches in period frame.

Print

Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust
1904-1967, American

Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.

Drawing

Stand of Maples
1872- c.1950, American

A very fine sketch of a stand of maples by the artist, Dexter Dawes. Summering in Marlboro, NH, he is known for his lithographs, drawings and paintings of Mt. Monadnock and surrounding views. This image measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches and is done on a lightweight paper.