Mary Sloane
1870-1961, British

Old Cottages on Broad St.
1870-1961, British

etching,image size 5 x 7 inches, slight tear in margin, pencil signed.

Sloane's work is a fine example of the transition from the elaborate Victorian style (having studied under Herkomer) of etching to the more modern British style.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Ellen
1859-1927, French

Etching with drypoint, image size 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1890, edition of 20, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. The young girl in this portrait is Helleu's daughter Ellen.

Drawing

Study for the Angel's Head of DaVinci
1893-1986, American

Drawing, gold and silverpoint, image size 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, signed and titled l.l. "silverpoint study for the angel's head of DaVinci", "Harriton", on artist board.