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 Road Home
1829-1913, Canadian/American

Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe under Charles-François Daubigny, probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli in Naples, Italy.


Man and Beauty
1803-1853, Japanese

Color Woodblock, image size: 15 x 10 1/4, some condition issues


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