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Gustave Lehuetre
1861-1932, French

Le Bassin Neuf a La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

This finely done scene of a boat bassin in France's seaport city of La Rochelle measures 7 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Created in 1904, it is plate signed and titled and also pencil signed, titled and numbered. The paper is a heavy weight Arches with the publishers seal on the lower right corner, margins are wide with the total sheet size measuring 12 x 17 1/8 inches. Leheutre studied to be a painter but after seeing an exhibit of Whistler etchings exhibited in 1892 by Georges Petit, he switched from painting to printmaking concentrating primarily on landscapes or city scenes.


Le Moulin de Baires
1861-1932, French

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches, 1926, plate signed l.l. "G. Leheutre", pencil signed l.r. "G. Leheutre" and editioned as 23, publishers stamp "Sagot" l.r. Known as "the French Whistler", Leheutre switched from painting to printmaking after he saw Whistlers work. Member of the group of Nabis, Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890's.


En Rade de Re
1861-1932, French

Etching, image size 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 1928. editioned as 8, pencil signed l.r. "G Leheutre", publishers stamp l.r. "Sagot". Known as "the French Whistler", Leheutre switched from painting to printmaking after he saw Whistlers work. Member of the group of Nabis, Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890's.


Le Matin au Lazaret - La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1920, editioned as 42, plate and pencil signed l.r. "G Leheutre", publishers stamp "Sagot" l.r. Known as "the French Whistler", Leheutre switched from painting to printmaking after he saw Whistlers work. Member of the group of Nabis, Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890's.


Le Pont de Bonnemort a La Rochelle
1861-1932, French

Drypoint etching, image size 7 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches, c. 1910, 1st state of 3, inscribed "8 imp/no 8" and "1v etat" in pencil, pencil signed with Sagot blind stamp lower right, framed

Painting

Cabin by the Fjord
1842-1914, Norwegian

This is an incredibly detailed, atmospheric Norwegian landscape of a small cabin at the edge of a fjord, the distant hills fading into a soft morning mist. It is painted in oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, 1871, clearly signed "A Rasmussen 71" in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame.

Print

Hercules et Omphale
1747 -1805, French

Engraving, image size 16 x 19 15/16 inches, JW Randall 3709, signed in plate. Hercules inadvertently murders Iphitus. His punishment is to serve as a slave to Omphale, the queen of Lydia, in a comic tale of gender role reversal.

Drawing

Hollyhocks
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil/pastel drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 24 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches and is dated "July 30, 1927" on 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 much of his subject matter in his drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club