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

Meadow in Bloom
1876-1936, American

Oil on artist board, 12 x 16 inches, unsigned, c. 1930, unsigned. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes. He was a member of many prestigious artist's groups, including the Salmagundi Club, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Connecticut League of Art Students and the Springfield Art League.

Print

Late Summer
1863-1937, British

Lithograph, image size 14 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches, sheet size 24 7/8 x 18 1/2 inches, 1917, edition of about 50, Delaney 85, on Ingres laid paper, pencil signed and annotated "No 85"

Drawing

Calais

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