Etienne Ficquet
1731-1794, French

Rene Descartes
1731-1794, French

Engraving after Frans Hals, image size 4 3/4 x 2 15/16 inches, Randall Coll. #4333, 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

No. 2 Sticks
1907-1993, American

Lithograph, 11 1/2 x 8 inches, ed. 24, pencil signed

Drawing

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.