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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

The Cove
$1200.00
1875-1962, American

This is a vibrant original watercolor by American artist Gordon Grant. The sight size is 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches, signed lower left, in a very fine gilt frame, identified with a label from Vose Galleries on the back of the frame. Gordon Grant was born in California and sent to Great Britain for his education. He worked as a staff artist for New York World and Harper's Weekly, covering both the Boer War and the Mexican Revolution, but became most widely known for his marine paintings and lithographs.

Print

Peasant Couple on the Road
1911-, Mexican

Lithograph, image size 11 3/16 x 13 3/4 inches, pencil signed

Drawing

Waterside Study
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 6 x 8 1/2 inches. McAuliffe was active in the late 19th century and produced public works especially in Everett, Mass: Roman Catholic Cathedral, St John's; Parlin Library. His specialties were maritime and religious subjects.