Jacques Villon
1875-1963, French

Renee a Bicyclette (Un Debut)
1875-1963, French

Drypoint and aquatint etching, 1906, signed and numbered 14/50 in pencil, published by Sagot, Paris as blindstamped. Image size 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, paper size is 23 by 16 inches. The image is printed on medium weight wove-type paper. Catalog Reference: Ginestet & Pouillon, 152. This is one of his earlier examples of Belle Epoque style.


La Pedicure
1875-1963, French

This is a very rare early proof etching by Jacques Villon titled "La Pedicure". The image size is 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; this print was published in 1907 in an edition of 50, although this is an early state before the published edition. It is pencil signed and notated "Essai" which translates as "test" or "trial". This image is very richly inked with beautiful plate tone and has several of the artist's fingerprints in black ink around the edges of the sheet, all away from the image.


Fete Champetie
1875-1963, French

Etching,on olive toned laid paper,image size:8 3/4X3 1/2 inches,pencil signed

Painting

The Whalemen
1875-1962, American

A beautiful framed seascape by the American artist, Gordon Grant. Canvas size is 28 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1940, signed l.l., titled on backing, owned by the same family since 1971. Gordon Grant was born in California. At 13 years of age he traveled alone to Great Britain on a sailing vessel, around Cape Horn, for his education. This experience stayed with him for the rest of his life. He is most widely known for his marine paintings and fine prints.

Print

Canadian Construction
1888-1966, Canadian

This contruction scene by the Canadian artist Dorothy Stevens measures 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed. Stevens was not only known for her etchings but was also an accomplished painter, portraitist, illustrator and art teacher. Born in Toronto in 1888, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. During WWI she raised money for the war effort by donating a series of etchings depicting home-front subjects. Her prints were among the best produced under the program.

Drawing

A Young Man
1940-, American

Crayon and watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches, signed "K. Bokov", l.l.