Francis Vivares
1709 - 1780, French

At the Ruins
1709 - 1780, French

Etching image size 11 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, plate signed lower left, Vivares founded an engravers school, member of the Society of Artists he exhibited in 1766 and 1768. His reproductions of Claude de Lorrain were widely appreciated.

Painting

August Sunlight
20th century, American

Pastel, image size 16 1/2 x 11 inches

Print

Naught Can So Deform the Human Race Like the Armourer's Iron Embrace
1922-2000, American

A very interesting wood engraving by Leonard Baskin, measuring 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan -371, edition 250, 1959, published on handmade Amalfi paper, from the series "The Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.

Drawing

Old Bridge at Dumfries, Scotland
1844-1920, American

Drawing, image size 9 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches, unsigned