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

Portrait of Eugene Field
1860-1947, American

Etching, image size 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in, proof before letters, pencil signed

Drawing

Meadow Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

Very nice sketch of a tree, standing alone in a meadow, with clouds in the background. This Dexter Dawes pencil sketch is dated 1913 and measures 6 x 9 inches and has sketching notes in the artists' hand on the lower margin.