Charles Louis Simonneau
1645-1728, French

Jule Hardouin Mansart
1645-1728, French

Engraving after F. Detroy, 1699, image size 13 13/16 x 9 13/16 in, sheet 14 3/8 x 10 in, Randall 7439, Fogg Museum provenance

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

First Snow
1875-1962, American

This is a very fine New England lithograph, image size 8 7/8 x 12 inches, 1946, pencil signed and titled. Grant was well known for his lithographs of Gloucester and the North Shore of Massachusetts, most likely the setting for this idyllic winter scene.

Drawing

Trees and Pool
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 x 11 inches, pencil signed