Daniel Mordant
1853-1914, French

Almanach de L'Art
1853-1914, French

Etching, image size 10 x 12 3/4 inches, pub. 1883, plate signed "Daniel Mordant del. & sc." l.l. A list of artist birthdays, one for each day of the year, is listed on this French frontispiece for the 1883 Almanach de L'Art.


The Marriage of Henry IV
1853-1914, French

Etching after the painting by Isabey, image size 7 1/2 x 8 13/16 inches, 1883, plate signed lower right.

Painting

Still Life with Peonies
1897-1970, American

A vibrant still life by New England artist Arthur Herrick, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches, c. 1950, signed, in the original frame. Herrick studied at The New School of Design in Boston and was an illustrator and designer before taking up painting. He lived in Westmoreland, NH and specialized in plein air landscapes of New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as scenes of the Rockport and Gloucester area of Massachusetts.

Print

The New Moon
1857-1945, British

Aquatint, image size 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches, 1918, cat. Hardie-163, pencil signed. One of Short's largest aquatints, this scene depicts two fishermen on the Bure at Stokesby Ferry near Acle in Norfolk.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".