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19th c. French School

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.


Calais

Watercolor on paper, 5 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, circa 1863, monogram lower left


The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame.

Painting

Landscape at Twilight
1853-1921, American

A beautiful dusky landscape by noted American Tonalist artist John Francis Murphy. Painted in oil on chamfered panel, this landscape measures 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches, 1921, indistinctly signed lower right, signed or identified and dated on the back, in a period gilt frame. John Francis Murphy was one of the leading artists of the American Tonalist movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Print

Portrait of a Noblewoman and Dog in a Landscape
1739-1813, British

Mezzotint by Valentine Green after a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, image size 24 X 15 1/8 inches, published in 1781 by V. Green, London.

Drawing

Lakeside View
unknown, American

Watercolor, image size 9 5/8 x 13 3/4, signed