Fuji Nakamizo
1889-1950, American

Heron Landing
1889-1950, American

Etching, 11 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches, 1926, pencil signed. Born in Japan, Nakamizo worked and exhibited widely in the United States until his death in 1950.

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 Woodman
1727-1815, Italian, active in Britain

Hand-colored stipple engraving after the painting by Thomas Barker, image size 22 1/4 x 15 3/16 inches, trimmed to the image on the top and sides, inscribed "first colored proof" in pencil in the lower right margin

Drawing

Trees and Pool
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 x 11 inches, pencil signed