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

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Betty
1884-1968, British

A delicate drypoint, this intimate view of childhood incorporates a low perspective, as if from that of a child. Part of an edition of 50, it measures 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches and is signed in pencil "S. Tushingham" lower right. (Konody-37)

Drawing

Summer Meadow
1872- c.1950, American

"Summer Meadow" by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 9 inches. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.