Valentine Lefebre
1642-1680, Belgian

Shepherd Child
1642-1680, Belgian

French Old Master Engraving, circa1660, image size 9 13/16 x 9 5/8 inches
plate inscribed: "FVan Campen Formis Venetys" and VLeFebre del et sculpt"

Painting

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Breaking Up of the Agamemnon, #1
1818-1910, British

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches, 1870, state IX/XI, cat: Schneiderman-133, pencil signed. According to Schneiderman, the Agamemnon was one of the last wooden hulled warships built in England, shown here moored on the Thames, ready for demolition. Haden was commissioned to by P.G. Hamerton to create an etching of the old ship for the newly founded art magazine 'The Portfolio.'This remarkable image became one Haden's most successful prints.

Drawing

Strand End - Topshum
1898-, British

Pencil Drawing, image size 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed and titled.