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

Painting

Landscape With Cows
1835-1925, Dutch

A lovely atmospheric oil on wood panel by the Dutch artist Julius Jacobus van de Sande Bakhuyzen. Image size is 6 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches, framed size is 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches, signed l.l., housed in a period qilt frame, c. 1890. Bakhuyzen was born in 1835 in Holland, the son of a well known painter, Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen, who instucted him until he entered the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Print

Cider Press
1872-1955, American

This is a cool diptych woodblock print depicting the process of cider making by American WPA artist Helen West Heller. The image size is 6 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, 1939, pencil signed, dated and titled. Helen West Heller was primarily a self-taught artist, working several mediums before turning exclusively to linoleum and wood block prints. She was known for her expressive, slightly abstracted images that often incorporated a distinct sense of geometric patterns.

Drawing

A Young Man
1940-, American

Crayon and watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches, signed "K. Bokov", l.l.