Chardon Vittman

A Dutch Interior

etching, 7 3/4x6 3/4, plate signed

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

Puente Nuevo at Ronda, Spain
1877-1942, Czech

This is a remarkable original etching by Czechoslovakian artist T. F. Simon, depicting the stunning architecture of the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, Spain. The image size is 13 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, published in 1913 in an edition of 150, cat: Novak-206, numbered in pencil with the artist's stamp lower left, pencil signed lower right. The Puente Nuevo was designed by architect Jose Martin de Aldehuela, and was built over the course of 42 years, from 1751-1793.

Drawing

Cottage With Shutters
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil and watercolor sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, done on a light gray, medium weight paper.