Elizabeth Ahlfeldt
20th century, American

Study of a shaded pond
20th century, American

Watercolor, image size 9 x 11 5/8 inches

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Jimmy, Jerry and Smoky
1895-1963, American

Lovely and endearing is this Diana Thorne lithograph of three terriers waiting patiently for their reward. It measures 10 3/4 x 16 inches, pencil signed and plate titled, framed. Thorne was born in Russia but move to Canada at an early age, living on various farms where her love of all animals began. Thorne was known for her ability to show motion in her dog images by her use of solid lines and light and dark tones.

Drawing

Storm
20th Century, American

A very fine scratchboard image of a stormy coastline, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.