Pieter de Hooch
1632-1681, Dutch

Courtyard of a House in Delft
1632-1681, Dutch

Etching after Pieter de Hooch, image size: 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Painting

The Summer Pasture
1824-1884, French

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene by French artist Auguste Bonheur, oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches, c. 1860, signed, in an ornate period frame. Auguste Bonheur was born into the Bonheur family of animal painters; his father, Raymond Bonheur was an art teacher as well as artist and taught painting to both Auguste and his older sister, the renowned animal painter Rosa Bonheur. The Bonheurs kept a small barnyard with sheep, chickens, and a cow, which they would often portray in their paintings.

Print

Ise Futami Bay in Mie Prefecture
1902-2000, Japanese

A vibrant original Japanese woodblock in colors, image size 10 3/8 x 15 inches, c. 1950s, artist and publisher stamps in the right margin, from the series "The Eight Views of Japan" depicting the "Marriage Rocks" near the town of Furami.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.