Helene Formstecher
b. 1852, French

The Fates
b. 1852, French

Etching after Michelangelo, image size: 10 11/16 x 8 1/4 inches, copyright 1888 by Gebbie & Co.

Painting

Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

Print

The Main Rigging
1873-1943, British

This 1928 original etching by Arthur Briscoe measures 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed and numbered, 10/75, cat: Laver 116, plate titled and dated, published by H.C. Dickins. This spectacular image was created at the height of Briscoe's popularity, depicting the dangerous and challenging daily routines aboard a seafaring vessel. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century.

Drawing

Cypress Tree

Watercolor on chine colle. Image measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches in a 16 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch ornate gold frame. Unsigned.