Alex A. Blum
1888-1969, Hungarian/American/New York

Study of the Piano
1888-1969, Hungarian/American/New York

Etching,image size:10 1/4X6 3/4",pencil signed


Lady and  Plant
1888-1969, Hungarian/American/New York

Etching,image size 10 3/4X7 1/2",pencil signed

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

This is a very rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show in a country setting, with a mother and her children viewing the display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, overall frame size 41 x 36 inches, c. 1780s. This painting is unsigned, but it is exquisitely painted; the style and subject very reminiscent of the work of Louis Leopold Boilly (1761-1845). The painting was relined on aluminum and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right, but overall is really quite presentable.

Print

Drawing

Strand End - Topshum
1898-, British

Pencil Drawing, image size 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed and titled.