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.


Russian Soldier on a Horse
1882-1967, Russian/American

A wonderful painting by the "father of Russian Futurism", David Burliuk. Oil on canvas board, 13 x 13 inches, framed, signed on the lower left. Painted with heavy impasto brushwork. Burliuk studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his most active period he participated in many important avant-garde exhibitions in Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Munich. The appearance of the Futurists, as they called themselves, liked to wear gaudy waistcoats, sometimes painted animals on their faces, and wore wooden spoons in their lapels.


The Stairway
20th Century German School

Etching by the German printmaker, Bertha Lebert, measuring 8 1/2 x 6 inches with pencil signature.


Cottage With Shutters
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil and watercolor sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, done on a light gray, medium weight paper.