Theophile-Alexander Steinlen
1859-1923, Swiss/French

Academie Nationale de Musique, Helle
1859-1923, Swiss/French

Lithograph, image size approx. 11 x 8 3/4 inches, blind stamp "Imprimerie Chaix" l.r., Les Maitres de l'Affiche Pl. 34, l.l., Steilen's name appears within the image, pub. August 1896, original color lithograph. A posterist of the belle epoque, Steilen started his career in 1885. Using his family members as models, including the family cat, his images depict clear and insightful concepts that remain alive to this day. This image advertises the Academie Nationale de Musique performance of Helle.

Painting

Running Before the Gale
1879-1967, American

This is a stunning painting by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). This dramatic scene of a ship with foul weather rigging is painted in oils on canvas and measures 36 x 42 inches, painted c. 1930. It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner and comes in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C.

Print

Ego Sum Pastor Bonus
1640-1703, European

Engraving after Mignard, image size: 12 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, sheet size: 18 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches, Fogg Museum provenance, Randall collection #4065

Drawing

Three Figures
1899-1974, American

Graphite on paper, image size 18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, signed in pencil lower left, framed