Louis Szanto
1889-1965, American

Spring Plowing
1889-1965, American

This wonderful etching by Louis Szanto measures 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Pencil signed. AAA label with artist provenance included. Szanto was a Hungarian born painter and etcher, studying in Vienna and Budapest before WW1. After the war he traveled through Europe gaining an international reputation for his paintings and etchings. In the early 1930's, Szanto moved to the United States where he worked on art projects commissioned by the W.P.A. He created many traditional American views and often worked in collaboration with the artist, Andrew Karoly.


Spanish Dancers
1889-1965, American

etching, 10x11 3/4", pencil 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

The Seine Boat
1875-1962, American

Lithograph, image size: 9 x 11 1/2 inches, presentation print for Brooklyn Society of Etchers, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

Trees and Pool
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 x 11 inches, pencil signed