Léon Danchin (1887-1938) was a French artist known for his drawings of animals, primarily sporting dogs. His works sold very well in France, Belgium, England and the United States; Later in his career Danchin moved to the French Flanders where he was an avid hunter. It was during this period that he drew many of the hunting scenes for which he is renowned; signed in pencil lower left and numbered 275/500; discoloration to paper; in as found condition with original frame; Copyright by La Gravure Française, 41 rue St. Georges, Paris 1935
this peaceful pastoral scene at dusk of a shepherd and his sheepdog returning their flock to the stable; Reuben LeGrande Johnston (1850-1918), was born in Alexandria, Virginia. Best known for his landscapes with animals, he was well-traveled, visiting France, Spain, England, Tangiers and Morocco. He also traveled to the American west, notably Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was a member of the Society of Washington (DC) Artists, where he exhibited, in addition to the National Academy of Design; some discoloration to paper; newly matted and framed
the meticulously detailed engraving depicting a pineapple specie as a flowering bud and in its mature state; with original description page verso; minor discoloration; with later acid-free matte and giltwood frame.
each depicting an etruscan urn with detail images and inscriptions written below; from the book 'Picturae Etruscorum in Vasculis' by Giovanni Battista Passeri; later French mattes and giltwood frames; excellent condition.