Benjamin Williams Leader
1831-1923, British

River View
1831-1923, British

Etching, image size 13 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches, published 1884, pencil signed, framed

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

Vigneron
1891-1965, American

Etching, 1933, 2nd state,1 of 2 impressions,image size: 12X9 5/8 inches, Published edition 110, Bpl 186, pencil signed,

Drawing

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.