Josef Nuyttens
1885-1960, Belgian/American

Portrait of a Priest
1885-1960, Belgian/American

A very fine original etching with drypoint by American portrait artist Josef Pierre Nuyttens. Plate size 7 x 4 1/4 inches, 1919, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, with an inscription in ink below the image which we have not been able to decipher. Framed, with a stamp from Thomas B Kenedy, New York on the back.


Windmill and Canal
1885-1960, Belgian/American

Etching with drypoint, image size: 5 x 3 1/2 inches, c. 1920, plate signed lower right

Painting

Doge's Palace from St. Mark's Bay, Venice

This is a gorgeous Venice scene, painted in oil on panel, c. 1870s, signed "Ziem" in the lower left corner, in a heavy period gilt frame. This painting is attributed to French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911), who was known for his atmospheric images of the city of Venice. Although we have been unable to ascertain this painting is by Ziem, the style, subject, and composition certainly look like his work. Regardless of the artist, this is a beautiful, richly hued painting of the distinctive Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bay, Venice.

Print

Marishi Bodhisattua
1861-1942, Japanese

This delicate woodblock print by Keishu Takeuchi was created in 1911. Sight size is 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. It is matted and framed. The Bungei Kurabu publishers seal in on the l.l. with the artists seal on the u.r. Takeuchi was a student of the famous Meiji artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Takeuchi worked as an illustrator making mainly kuchi-e frontispiece illustrations for magazines and novels. (M)

Drawing

Portrait of Estelle
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing, image size 9 x 12 inches, signed l.r. The subject of this portrait is the artist's wife Estelle, drawn Dec. 24, 1962.