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

Landscape with Sheep and Chickens
1849-1931, Belgian

This is a beautiful dusky farmyard scene by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes, painted in oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, c. 1890, signed "Th van Sluys"(a pseudonym of Maes') in the lower right corner. An inscription on the back reads "Je soussigné declare aroir pacint le tableau ci contre -Th van Sluys". This painting comes in a remarkable period frame that has been recently regilded. Maes was born in the small village of Puurs, Belgium and moved to Antwerp as a young man. He specialized in images of farm animals, such as this twilight pastoral scene.

Print

Portrait of Madame Gaye
1852 - 1931, American

Wood engraving after the painting by Mariano Fortuny Marsal, image size 7 x 5 inches, 1912, plate signed and dated.

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.