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

Setting Sail, Early Morning
1850-1921, American

Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches, 1881, signed and dated, in a period gilt frame. As a young man, Johnson was a sailor and one of only twelve survivors aboard a ship that caught fire and sank of the coast of South Africa. He returned to his native Boston, Massachusetts, and studied art with marine painter William E. Norton. Johnson went on to become very well known for his nautical and marine paintings in the later part of the 19th century.

Print

Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-79, initialed on block lower right, identified on reverse. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.

Drawing

Castle Path
fl. 1875-1889, American

Watercolor, image size 14 x 10 1/8 inches, dated 1885 and signed Geo. C. Bell