"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.


Tug Boats
1899-1986, American

Wood Engraving, image size: 6 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches, edition of 50, pencil signed, appears in American Artists Congress Catalogue: Graphic Works of the American Thirties: plate 14


The Front Door
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of a country home, shadowed by trees on a summer day by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 5/8 x 11 inches.