Francois Forster
1790-1861, Swiss

La Maitresse du Titien
1790-1861, Swiss

Engraving after Titian. According to Louis Thies, the painting in the Louvres "is supposed to represent the Duke Alfonso I of Ferrara and Laura Bianti." Image size 13 1/16 x 10 3/4 in, sheet size 16 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. Randall Coll. #12117, Fogg Museum provenance.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Fishermen Three
1888-1972, American

This 1938 etching by the American artist John Costigan measures 9 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled. This image is illustrated in Thomas Cravens, "A Treasury of American Prints", plate # 26. Costigan was known for his evocative images of hardworking farmers and their families, often set against the backdrop of the fields and landscapes of their daily lives. Costigan chose the common man as subject matter in many of his works. In this image his three children fish in a stream that ran through their upstate New York property. AAA label included with artist provenance.

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.