Junichiro Sekino
1914-1988, Japanese


Doge's Palace from St. Mark's Bay, Venice

This is a gorgeous Venice scene, painted in oil on panel, c. 1870s, signed "Ziem" in the lower left corner, in a heavy period gilt frame. This painting is attributed to French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911), who was known for his atmospheric images of the city of Venice. Although we have been unable to ascertain this painting is by Ziem, the style, subject, and composition certainly look like his work. Regardless of the artist, this is a beautiful, richly hued painting of the distinctive Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bay, Venice.


Three Yellowlegs
1862-1951, American

Delicate lines and a minimal background define these majestic water birds created by Frank Benson, one of the leading etchers of the American sporting print. Measuring 4 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches, it is pencil signed, in an edition of 150, cat: Ordeman 184, on Hodamura paper, 1920. Frank Benson was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.


Christmas Card 1948
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1948, image size 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches.