Jan C. Vondrous
1884-1956, Czech/American

Blacksmith Shop, Prague
1884-1956, Czech/American

Etching, image size 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches, 1911, pencil signed and dated.


Fishing in Prague
1884-1956, Czech/American

Drypoint etching, image size: 9 15/16 x 6 inches, dated 1911, pencil signed lower right


European Street Scene
1884-1956, Czech/American

Etching, image size: 14 13/16 x 9 1/16 inches, ed. 46/125, 1926, pencil signed, titled and dated

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

Portuguese Fisherman's Daughter
1891-1965, American

Etching, image size 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, pencil signed l.r. "Arthur Wm. Heintzelman" and "Ed 70" l.l. "Portuguese Fisherman's Daughter" titled in pencil on lower left margin.

Drawing

Waterside Study
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 6 x 8 1/2 inches. McAuliffe was active in the late 19th century and produced public works especially in Everett, Mass: Roman Catholic Cathedral, St John's; Parlin Library. His specialties were maritime and religious subjects.