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.