James David Smillie
1833-1909, American

My Colored Neighbor's Hen Yard   (Large Image)
1833-1909, American

Etching, image size 8 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, 1884, plate signed l.l. "Smillie Sep '83.Op.30." and inscribed in the plate l.r. "My Colored Neighbor's Hen Yard, etched from Nature, Montrose, Penna.", pencil signed l.r. "James D. Smillie, April 1884".


The Old Homestead
1833-1909, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right, framed. (M)


My Colored Neighbor's Hen Yard   (Small Image)
1833-1909, American

Etching, image size 3 1/8 x 5 inches, pencil signed, framed


A Fallow Field, Montrose, Pa.
1833-1909, American

Etching, image size 5 3/4 x 11 9/16 inches, dated and signed in plate "A fallow field Etched from nature - Montrose Penna, Oct. 9th '83."


Two Children Playing
1833-1909, American

etching, 8 3/4x7, plate signed


Landscape with Sheep
1833-1909, American

Etching after Charles Jacques, 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, plate signed


The Sundial
1833-1909, American

etching, 1883, 4 1/4x6 1/2, plate signed


The Apology
1833-1909, American

1882, etching, 7 1/4x5 1/4, plate signed


At Marblehead Neck
1833-1909, American

etching, 5x11 3/4, plate signed

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

This is a very rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show in a country setting, with a mother and her children viewing the display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, overall frame size 41 x 36 inches, c. 1780s. This painting is unsigned, but it is exquisitely painted; the style and subject very reminiscent of the work of Louis Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). The painting was relined on aluminum and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right, but overall is really quite presentable.

Print

A Patriarch
1870-?, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches, 1936, Associated American Artists edition, pencil signed and dated. Accompanied by the original AAA label.

Drawing

Castle Path
fl. 1875-1889, American

Watercolor, image size 14 x 10 1/8 inches, dated 1885 and signed Geo. C. Bell