Jean Louis Forain
1852-1931, French

Study of a Nude
1852-1931, French

This original lithograph by Jean-Louis Forain measures 10 x 12 inches on a sheet size of 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Created c. 1898 in probably a small but unknown edition. Cat: Johnson 48.4. Forain was an important French Impressionist painter, lithographer and etcher. Friends with Degas for over 50 years and heavily influenced by Daumier, he enjoyed depicting scenes of everyday life in the city of Paris. This print was intended for a portfolio to have been published by Ambroise Vollard. Forain was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.


La Lecture Du Dossierr
1852-1931, French

Etching, image size: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 1909, cat. Guerin-53, inscribed 1st etat, pencil signed lower right


Croquis de femme nue, la tete contre l'oreiller
1852-1931, French

Etching with drypoint, image size 11 1/2 x 13 3/16 inches, first plate (Guerin 69), pencil signed and titled


Le Christ portant sa Croix (4e Planche)
1852-1931, French

Etching, image size: 11 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, first state, (Faxon 116) pencil signed l.r.


Le Bouquet
1852-1931, French

Etching, image size: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, c. 1876, signed in plate, probably a late or posthumous impression (Faxon - 6)


En Greece
1852-1931, French

Lithograph, image size: 11 x 16 1/2 inches, edition of 100, signed in ink


Le Noeud de Cravate
1852-1931, French

Etching, image size 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 in, from CROQUIS PARISIENS, 1880, possibly a later printing (Faxon, 20), pencil signed


L'Imploration devant la grotte, Lordes
1852-1931, French

Etching, image size 10 1/2 x 7 3/4, third plate - first state, circa 1900, pencil signed

Painting

Autumn Woods
1848-1923, American

A superb autumn landscape by New Hampshire artist William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 20 x 30 inches, painted with oils on board, c. 1900. It is signed "W P Phelps" in a tasteful modern frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.

Print

The Master Falconer
1473-1531, German

This woodblock was created by 16th century German artist Hans Burgkmair I c. 1518; it measures 15 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches and is Plate #5 in a series of 135 prints depicting the "Triumph of Maximilian I" in which Burgkmair was responsible for nearly half of them. This impression is printed on an early laid type paper with the banners masked, which indicates an early, possibly 16th century proof.

Drawing

The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame. (M)