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

Portelet Bay, Jersey
1839-1909, English

Vibrant oil seascape, c. 1880, by British artist, Sarah Louisa Kilpack. Painting size measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches in a period frame that measures 10 x 13 inches, signed l.l., oil on paper on board, location written on backing. Born in London in 1839, Sarah Louisa Kilpack was recognized as a talented pianist and artist but after a series of misfortunes she gave up the piano and concentrated exclusively on her painting.

Print

Marishi Bodhisattua
1861-1942, Japanese

This delicate woodblock print by Keishu Takeuchi was created in 1911. Sight size is 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. It is matted and framed. The Bungei Kurabu publishers seal in on the l.l. with the artists seal on the u.r. Takeuchi was a student of the famous Meiji artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Takeuchi worked as an illustrator making mainly kuchi-e frontispiece illustrations for magazines and novels. (M)

Drawing

House on a Hill
1916-, American

Watercolor on paper, 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, titled, signed and dated in pen on reverse, inscribed Westchester County N.Y., Nov 30, '33