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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

Out Door Pursuits
1614, German

Engraving, image size 5 1/4 x 8 5/16 inches, plate inscribed " Marco Sadeler excudit"

Drawing

The Visitor
1885-1972, American

A very fine original drawing, sheet size 16 3/8 x 20 inches, c. 1930, signed "Grace McLean" in the lower right corner. Grace McLean studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel, H. Walcott and Lawrence Murphy, then settled in Los Angeles CA. She was most active in the 1930s, and taught at the Pasadena Academy of Fine Art and the Stickney Art School. This is a very cool drawing with a slight Regionalist, almost sculptural sensibility.