Benji Asada
1899-1984, Japanese

Kiyomizu Pagoda in Kyoto
1899-1984, Japanese

Woodblock, image size 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1960, signed upper right.


Pagoda of Ninnaji Temple, Kyoto
1899-1984, Japanese

Woodblock, image size: 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1960, signed lower left.

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

Mill at Oxford
1845-1939, French

Etching, image size 7 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches, c. 1880, plate signed, titled in pencil in the lower margin.

Drawing

Storm
20th Century, American

A very fine scratchboard image of a stormy coastline, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.