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

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.

Print

Cowdray Castle with Cows
1818-1910, British

A fine etching in sepia ink by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century. This image measures 6 x 8 7/8 inches, 1892, state III/III, cat: Schneiderman-207, pencil signed. A richly inked impression with very nice plate tone.

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.