Old Master


George, Duke of Buckingham, with his brother Francis
1729-1765, British

18th century mezzotint. Plate measures 19 x 12 1/2 inches on laid type paper. Inscribed at the bottom: "George Duke of Buckingham with his brother Francis, 1636. To his Grace Charles, Duke of Grafton. This Plate is humbly Inscrib'd by his Graces most Oblig'd Servant" below that: "Done by James McArdell from a Capital Picture of Van Dyck in the Royal Palace at Kensington, 1752." An incredibly skillful copy of this well known painting.


Shepard Child
1642-1682

An early old master engraving. Plate measures 10 x 15 1/8 inches. Inscribed in the lower left: "J Van Campen formis venetys," below that "Tan. in." and in the center "V. Lefebre del. et sculp".


Sheperd with Flock
1620-1683, Dutch

Etching, restrike of plate circa 1660, image size 6 1/2 x 7 inches, plate signed.


The Music Room
1723-1806

18th century engraving by Jean-Rodolphe Holzhalb after J.R. Schellenberg. Image measures 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches in 11 x 13 1/4 inch gold frame.


The Adoration of the Shepherds
1739-1808, German

This etching with aquatint by the German artist, Johann Gottlieb Theophilus Amadeus Prestel, measures 12 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches, 1784, in two colors on green paper, plate signed and dated, after Parmigianino, artist info on backing, thread margins all around.


Het Gesprek (The Conversation)
1629-1658, Dutch

This 17th century engraving by the Dutch artist, Cornelius Visscher, measures 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, c.1655, on laid paper with partial collectors seal on back. "A.V. Oftade pinxit et excud., C. Visscher fecit aqua forti. and Ger. Valk Excudit" printed on bottom margin. Born into the city of Haarlem during the early decades of the 17th century where a diverse artistic community prospered, Visscher became one of the most accomplished and celebrated printmakers of the time.


Adrianus Stalbent
1599-1641, European

This is an original engraving by Paulus Pontius after the painting by Anthony Van Dyck. The image size is 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1700s, inscribed "Ant. van Dyck pinxit" and "Paul. du pont sculpt" in the lower left margin, with the title and a phrase in Latin below the image, with the original Kennedy Gallery label. Stalbent was a Flemish landscape painter and friend of Anthony Van Dyck when this portrait was painted.


Dorothea Comtessa of Sunderland
1613-1682, French

This is an original engraving by Pierre Lombart after the painting by Flemish Baroque artist Anthony Van Dyck. Image size 13 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches, published in Paris 1660, on an early laid type paper with thread margins, framed.


Han Cartouche
1690-1755, French

This engraved tailpiece by Louis Scotin measures 3 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches. "Han a Deified King" is printed within the image with the artists name on the lower center margin.


Of Such is the Kingdom of God
1746-1823, British

This engraving of a child entering Paradise by William Dickinson, after a painting by Reverend Matthew W. Peters, measures 19 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches. Published in London in 1795 by the Macklin Poets Gallery.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

A Winter's Day, Windsor, N. S.
1846-1938, American

An atmospheric winter scene by Stephen Parrish, etching, image size 6 x 8 inches, plate size 8 1/2 x 10 inches, 1887, state I/II, cat: Schneider-125, plate signed and pencil signed, with the remarque in the lower margin. Stephen Parrish was one of the leading American etchers of the late 19th century, known for his atmospheric images of the rugged New England and Nova Scotia coastlines.

Drawing

Old Maple
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of an old maple tree by the Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. It measures 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches on a sheet of medium weight drawing paper. "Ask ?" is written on the l.l. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.