Etching, image size 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches, 1883, plate signed l.r. "H Toussaint Sc", after a painting by Diaz.
19th Century European
Lithograph, image size 12 x 9 inches, 1847, D. 1543, plate signed "h.D." l.l., this is from the comic journal of the time, "Le Charivari", published Sept. 28, 1847, which Daumier used as a venue for his views on the corrupt social and political life of the elite. For example, through the use of satire he portrayed the king as a money eating "Gargantua" which landed him in jail for six months. He was referred to as the "Michelangelo of caricature" by his fellow artists creating over 500 paintings and 1000 drawings in his lifetime.
Etching after Corot, image size 6 x 9 inches, 1883, plate signed.
Etching, image size 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, plate signed l.r. "Boulard fils sc it", after a painting by Lousseau.
Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches, plate signed l.r. "Ch. Courtry - sc.", after a painting by Delacroix done in 1846.
Etching, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, plate signed l.r. "E. Champollion sc.", after a painting by Fortuny.
Etching after Daubigny, image size 5 x 8 3/4 inches, plate signed.
Etching, image size 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, c.1880, plate signed "BASTIAN-LEPAGE" l.l.
This is a rare early state etching by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 1864, state VI/XIII, cat: Schneiderman-72, pencil signed. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.
Engraving after a painting by Thomas Blinks. Image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches, plate signed " T Blinks 90" l.r, Printseller's Association blindstamp l.l. This image is also pencil signed, but we have been unable to decipher the name.