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

Still Life with Cosmos and Larkspur
1872- c.1950, American

This is a very fine floral still life by Dexter Dawes, watercolor on paper, c. 1930s, unsigned.

Print

Negro Huts in Wilmington, N.C.
1820-1903, American

Etching, image size 3 x 5 3/4 inches, c. 1880, plate signed l.r. "JM Falconer" and pencil signed l.r. "Falconer". Falconer was a Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist. He belonged to the New York Etching Club, and was made an honorary member of the National Academy of Design in 1856. He is known for his picturesque sites of older buildings and rural ruins. Falconer was a friend of Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Jasper Francis Cropsey and other artists of the Hudson River School.

Drawing

Meadow View
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of a distant meadow viewed through a shaded grove of trees by Dexter Dawes. It measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches, on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.