F. Leslie Thompson
20th C.

Solitude
20th C.

This is a vibrant color etching and aquatint by F. Leslie Thompson; a quiet scene of an old tree by a lake, bathed in the warm light of the setting sun. The image size is 8 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1940s, pencil signed and titled.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

The Transcept
British

Original period, hand-colored lithograph, From the paintings done by Nash, Haghe and Roberts R.A., published in Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, by Dickinson Bros, London, 1854, 13 3/8 x 19 inches.

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.