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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

"Rhinefalls, Zurich"
1866-1937, Italian

Gouache, attributed to Giovanni Giani, circa 1890, image size 12 5/8 x 19 inches in period frame.

Print

Writing the Billet
Active c. 1760, English

Engraving after Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, image size: 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, plate size: 10 3/4 x 9 inches

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.