[PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837)]. Istoriia pugachevskago bunta. [History of the Pugachev Rebellion]. St Petersburg: (at the Imperial Chancellery press) 1834. The first edition, uncut copy in the original wrappers, of Pushkin's history of the Pugachev rebellion, the peasant revolt of 1773-4. Rare: RBH and ABPC record a single copy having been offered at auction since 1975 (in a modern binding, lacking one plate and frontispiece). Tsar Nicholas II loaned Pushkin 20,000 rubles to publish this scholarly work, insisting on the use of the word 'rebellion' in the title, rather that Pushkin's working title 'History of Pugachev'. Pushkin conducted much of the research in state archives, corresponded with surviving eyewitnesses, and visited the scenes of the conflict. This copy includes the supplemental notes (110pp.) not mentioned in Smirnov-Sokol'skii. Kilgour 887; Smirnov-Sokol'skii, Pushkin, 33. 3 parts in 2 volumes, large octavo (270 x 177mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved map, engraved numismatic portrait of Pugachev, and four leaves of lithographed manuscript (very little light marginal spotting to a few quires). Original printed wrappers (spines skilfully repaired); modern custom-made quarter morocco boxes.
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Ruslan i Liudmila. Poema v shesti pesniakh. [Ruslan and Liudmila. A Poem in Six Cantos]. St Petersburg: Department of Public Education, 1828. Second edition of the immensely popular verse epic, the first edition of which (1820) was almost immediately sold out. Of great rarity: ABPC/RBH show no record of this edition at auction. Smirnov-Sokol'skii, Pushkin, 13. Octavo (205 x 121mm). With engraved portrait and half-title (some waterstaining throughout, mild traces of mildew to the inner part of the central quires and a few leaves at the end, small marginal tear to pp.155-6.) Contemporary half sheep, flat spine decorated in blind (corners and extremities rubbed or a little worn). Provenance: K. i R. Tvil'khovskij (bookplate) – ‘Pomna Evgenii Jurevich’ (blind-stamp on title)
BECQUEREL, Henri (1852-1908). ‘Sur les radiations emises par phosphorescence.’ – ‘Sur les radiations invisibles emises par les corps phosphorescents.’ – ‘Sur quelques proprieties nouvelles des radiations invisibles emises par divers corps phosphorescents.’ – ‘Sur les radiations invisibles emises par les sels d'uranium.’ – ‘Sur les proprieties differentes des radiations invisibles emises par les sels d'uranium, et du rayonnement de la paroi anticathodique d'un tube de Crookes.’ – ‘Emission de radiations nouvelles par l'uranium metallique.’ In: Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Academie des Sciences, vol. 122, pp. 420-421, pp.501-503, pp.559-564, pp.689-694, pp.762-767, 1086-1088. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1896. First edition, journal issue, of the six articles documenting Becquerel’s important research on uranium. Inspired by Röntgen's discovery of x-rays in late 1895, Becquerel undertook his own investigations. In February 1896, he announced to the French Academy of Sciences that fluorescent crystals of potassium uranyl sulfate had exposed a photographic plate wrapped in black paper after both had lain for several hours in direct sunlight. His investigations suggested to the Curies the importance of further investigations of uranium ore, with the result that they discovered radium. The present volume of Comptes rendus contains well over 100 papers devoted to various aspects of x-rays and radioactivity. Garrison-Morton 2001; Norman 157. Quarto (258 x 215mm). Half-title. Original grey half cloth over marbled paper boards, spine lettered in gilt (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Institute of Physics, University of Würzburg (stamp).
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh. Gl. 1. [Eugene Onegin. A novel in verse. Chapter 1]. St Petersburg: at the press of the Department of Public Instruction, 1825. [With:] Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh. Gl. 2. Moscow, A. Semen at the Imperial Medico-Surgical Academy, 1826. [With:] Evgenii Onegin. Roman v stikhakh. Gl. 3-8. St Petersburg, Department of Public Education, 1827-32. The first edition of the most important work in Russian literature, Pushkin's masterpiece, in the original parts: of the utmost rarity. The opening chapter in the original wrappers: 'a bibliographical rarity of the highest order' (Smirnov-Sokol'skii, p. 287). The eight parts were published serially over the course of 7 years. Smirnov-Sokol'skii's legendary collection featured a bound set of the Onegin parts, but did not include a separate Chapter I in the original wrappers; 'in all my time collecting I could only find five of the chapters, and to this day I have not been able to find an example in original wrappers of the first edition of Chapter I...' (p.287). RBH and ABPC show a single record of any part of Onegin in the original wrappers having been offered at auction (part I, Eden Martin sale, Christie’s, 2018). Kilgour 877, Smirnov-Sokol'skii, Pushkin, 5, 7, 11, 15-16, 22 and 28. 3 volumes, 12mo. Vol. 1: (183 x 113mm, uncut with deckle edges). Complete. (Edges chipped, old paper repairs to inner margins in 14 ff., small tear to inner margin throughout likely from an earlier fold, longer but clean tear to the last leaf without loss to text, the same leaf creased and soiled at verso, some marginal soiling, the half-title glued at gutter to the front wrapper). Original blue printed publisher’s wrappers (lower part of the spine and lower wrapper perished, upper wrapper frayed at the edges and soiled; ‘printed in Russia’ stamped on the upper wrapper). Provenance: A. Nanisov (ownership inscription on title, longer inscription on half-title dated 1830) – bookseller V. Klochkov (label to verso of last leaf). Vol. 2: (154 x 97mm). (Title supplied in facsimile, lacking the half-title, first leaf repaired at gutter, some light spotting). Modern half morocco. Vol. 3: 6 parts in 5 vols bound in one, (a few spots). Russian contemporary half calf, red morocco lettering-piece (foot of spine chipped, upper hinge repaired, surface rubbed).
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Bakhchisaraiskii fontan. [The Fountain of Bakhchisarai]. St Petersburg: Department of Public Education, 1827. Second edition, the best-printed lifetime edition of this text, the first with the beautiful illustrations by Stepan Galaktionov, and exceptionally rare (no records on ABPC/RBH). This work was one of the four highlights selected for their rarity and importance in the 1937 landmark Pushkin exhibition at the National Library of Russia, and was again selected for the 2017 exhibition at the Library. The present copy particularly desirable in its strictly contemporary Russian binding. Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Pushkin, 11. Octavo (127 x 102mm). With 4 engraved illustrations by Galaktionov protected by tissue guards (occasional spotting, one larger spot on the initial verse page, the rest mostly marginal or on the tissue guards.) Contemporary Russian half sheep, spine filleted and lettered in gilt, marbled paper cover to sides (joints cracked but holding, some surface rubbing); modern cloth box.
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Graf Nulin [Count Nulin]. St. Petersburg, Department of Public Education, 1827 First edition in book form of this humorous verse narrative, which had only just appeared in the journal Northern Flowers. Very rare (no auction records on ABPC/RBH), particularly desirable in the original wrappers; this fragile copy with a remarkable history of ownership. The poem was written during the days of the December uprising in 1825, and on publication the reaction of its readership was mixed. ‘I conceived the idea of parodying history and Shakespeare, could not resist the double temptation and in two mornings finished writing this tale’, recalls Pushkin. On reading Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece, he had reflected that without that act of abuse (‘if Lucretia had had the thought of slapping Tarquin’s face’) a whole sequence of momentous historical events would simply not have been set into motion – the world and history would not have been the same. The motor of the history of the Roman Republic was an episode of forced seduction, not dissimilar, he thought, from one recently occurred in his neighbourhood. Kilgour 879; Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Pushkin, 17 (erroneous pagination). 12mo (168 x 111mm). Uncut (several pages loose or torn, some light spotting throughout). Original printed wrappers (torn, upper part of lower wrapper perished, chipped, with stamp ‘Printed in Russia’ on front wrapper); modern custom-made cloth box. Provenance: Prince Aleksandr Ivanovich Urusov, given to A. F. Onegin, then to N. O. Lerner (inscription on first leaf ‘To N. O. Lerner from Onegin. The copy of Aleksandr Ivanovich Urusov’ and acquisition note of Lerner dated 23 March 1905; inserted note stating that this copy is mentioned by Prince Urusov in one of his letters, where he invites Onegin to choose some of the Pushkin books from his library in gratitude for hospitality. Urusov’s list of books does include this copy, noting that it was already in poor condition in 1897) – R.D. Rudnev (his library stamp).
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Tsygany (Pisano v 1824 godu). [Gypsies (Written in 1824)]. Moscow: August Semen Press at the Imperial Medical-Surgical Academy, 1827. The first edition, uncut, in the original wrappers with a remarkable provenance. This is one of two works published anonymously by Pushkin during his lifetime, the other being The Tales of Belkin. Tsygany was issued in an edition of approximately 1,200 copies; however, already during Pushkin's own lifetime, it was considered a great rarity. Kilgour 880; Smirnov-Sokol'skii, Pushkin, 8. 12mo (196 x 117mm). Woodcut title vignette (without the final blank, some uniform light browning, inoffensive short tears near gutter probably resulting from folding, two small marginal repairs); tipped in early 20th-century boards where the book had been previously bound in its wrappers (evidence of blue paper from spine glued to the boards). Original printed blue wrappers (spine and lower outer corner of upper wrapper restored, light soiling). Provenance: Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (writer, journalist and historian of Lithuanian Jewish descent, Bolshevik revolutionary, with Ehrenburg's inscription to ‘Mons. Gallear’ in ink on the front pastedown and free endleaf).
[PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837)]. Severnye tsvety. [Northern Flowers]. St Petersburg: Department of Public Education, 1825-1830. Rare six-volume set, in the first edition, of one of ‘best and greatest poetic Russian almanacs’ (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). Published between 1825 and 1832, in 8 volumes, this highly influential periodical was edited by Baron Delvig, and competed with another major almanac, Poljarnaja Zvezda, in terms of sales and featured authors. Pushkin contributed excerpts from Evgenij Onegin (Tatjana’s letter and her conversation with her nanny)—to entice the audience’s curiosity just before its serial publication—as well as K***, a famous poem to his lover Anna Kern, 19 Oktjabrja, and passages from Graf Nulin and Boris Godunov. The almanac also featured writings by Krylov, Baratynsky and Zhukovsky. Sets in general, and particularly complete with all illustrations, are rare - ‘even rarer it is to find Pushkin’s portrait in the 1828 issue’ (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). RBH records no other sets being offered at auction. Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Al’manakhi, 272, 276, 287, 288, 299, 319; Moia biblioteka, 1465-1470; Pushkin, n.67, p. 532. 6 volumes, 16mo (135 x 97mm). All with engraved title, 1: one plate and 2 pp. of errata (minimal spotting, especially to engraved title, occasional light waterstains), 2: with engraved frontispiece and 4 plates (lacking typographical title, one plate starting, small marginal oil stain and wormtrack to last quire); 3: with the engraved portrait and 2 plates (first and last few quires somewhat foxed); 4: with Pushkin’s portrait (light foxing); 5: (titles and first quire somewhat soiled and upper edge frayed, some dampstaining, small marginal oil stain to few leaves); 6: (light browning or dampstaining, heavier to first and last few leaves). Contemporary Russian bindings: 1: full leather, gilt, marbled endpapers (boards and spine rubbed and worn); 2: half vellum over paper boards (rubbed, hinges cracked, upper starting but sound); 3: original printed wrappers onlaid (worn, head and foot of spine cracked); 4: polished calf, marbled endpapers, boards and spine gilt, gilt-lettered label; 5: mottled calf, rebacked with original onlaid gilt spine (boards rubbed); 6: half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt. Provenance: 1: unidentified early ownership inscription to title - illegible stamp - another stamp ‘Mogiz’ with price - V.K. Lochkov (bookseller’s label to rear endleaf); 3: V.M. Vasileiko (ownership inscription dated 1929 on front endleaf); 3-4: stamps ‘Mag. 28 125 r.’ (bookseller) and ‘M3’ on rear endleaf.
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Stikhotvoreniia. [Poems]. St Petersburg: at the press of the Department of Public Education, 1826. The first edition of Pushkin’s rare first collection of poetry. A crisp and fresh copy. The entire edition of 1200 copies was sold out within two months and 'it became rare even within the poet's own lifetime' (Smirnov-Sokol'skii). Pushkin had intended to publish a collection of his poems earlier, but lost his manuscript in a card game in 1820. He bought it back in early 1825, for 500 rubles, with profits from the publication of the first part of Eugene Onegin. Although dated 1826, this first edition was published on 28 December 1825, two weeks after the Decemberist revolt. Kilgour 878; Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Pushkin, 6. Octavo (190 x 117mm). Complete with the half-title (light soiling in the half-title, initial text quire and two leaves a little spotted). Early 20th-century half morocco, panelled spine direct-lettered in gilt, marble paper cover on boards, marbled endpapers, red silk bookmarks (extremities lightly rubbed); modern custom-made cloth box. Provenance: pencil annotations to the index - antiquarian bookseller V. Klochkov (sticker on rear pastedown).
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837).] 'Zhelanie slavy'. [Desire of Glory]. [In:] Trudy vol’nogo obshchestva ljubitelej russkoj slovesnosti. Chast’ XXX. [Works of the Free Society of Lovers of Russian Literature]. St Petersburg: Press of the Imperial Home of Education, 1825. The first appearance in print of Pushkin’s poem ‘The Desire of Glory’, in an almanac produced between 1818 and 1825 by the Free Society of Lovers of Literature, established in 1816 by the authors A.A. Nikitin, E.P. Ljutsenko and the brothers Borovkovykh. Each issue, featuring verse, prose and essays, was printed in 200-300 copies. In ‘The Desire of Glory’, dedicated to Elizaveta Vorontsova, the poet lamented his total sacrifice in submitting to the ‘gloom of exile’ for his beloved. Not in Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Moia biblioteka; Pushkin, 51. Octavo (205 x 122mm). (Minimal spotting.) 19th-century sprinkled calf, marbled endpapers, spine gilt and lettered (rebacked, corners and hinges scuffed). Provenance: traces of label on front pastedown.
[PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837)]. Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1823 god. [Polar Star…for the year 1823]. St Petersburg: V. Grech, 1823. [with] Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1824 god. [Polar Star…for the year 1824]. [with] Poljarnaja Zvezda…na 1825 god. [Polar Star…for the year 1825]. St Petersburg: General Military Press, 1824 and 1825. The rare complete set of ‘the best literary almanac in Pushkin’s time’ (Smirnov-Sokol’skii). Edited by the authors and Decembrists A. Bestuzhev and K. Ryleev, it appeared in three volumes under this title, inspired by the literary evenings which Ryleev organised in the early days of his poetic career. Although the editors’ poetic ideals did not reflect the neoclassicism of Pushkin’s followers, celebrated in the competing almanac Severnye Tsvety, Poljarnaja Zvezda hosted important works by Zhukovsky, Griboedov and Pushkin himself, including excerpts from Kavkaskij Plennik, and the poems Grechanke, Elegija, and Ovidiju. The almanac’s revolutionary political stance led to the confiscation of the manuscript for the final 1826 issue after the anti-Tsarist revolt of 14 December 1825. Rare: RBH and ABPC record no complete sets being offered at auction. 1: Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Moia biblioteka, 1446, 2-3: not in Moia biblioteka; Al’manakhi, 247, 255, 269; Pushkin, 58. V. Terras, Handbook of Russian Literature, p. 349. 3 volumes, 12mo (1: 145 x 105mm; 2-3: 123 x 90mm). All with engraved titles, 1: (engraved title slightly browned, intermittent slight foxing or dampstaining, small tear to lower margin of two leaves, one lower corner torn, ink splash on p. 347); 2: with 5 plates and folding music table (engraved title, plates and first two quires soiled and stained with some fraying, small waterstain and little chipping to upper outer corner of few quires, one corner torn, elsewhere some light spotting); 3: with one plate (lacking engraved title and one plate, some browning or dampstaining, heavier to title and last leaf). All in contemporary binding: 1: full calf, marbled endpapers, boards with blind-tooled floral frame, spine gilt (repair to corners, hinges, head and foot of spine); 2: half straight-grained calf over marbled boards, later endpapers, raised bands, spine gilt; 3: half sheep over marbled boards, later endpapers, raised bands, spine gilt (upper hinge cracked at head, spine sunned). Provenance: 1: N. Kimmel (bookseller’s label); erased pencilled annotation in Cyrillic to endleaf, shelfmark paper label to upper cover; 2: inscription in Cyrillic dated 1918 on endleaf; 3: later inscription ‘22’ to title.
PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837). Ruslan i Liudmila. Poema v shesti pesniakh. [Ruslan and Liudmila. A Poem in Six Cantos]. St Petersburg: N. Grech, 1820. The very rare first edition of Pushkin’s first book, which ‘raised [Pushkin] to the summit of Russian Parnassus’ (V. Terras) – a remarkable copy in a contemporary Russian binding. Pushkin began writing this mock epic while still at the Tsarskoe Selo lyceum, and continued to work on it from 1817 to 1820, between drinking bouts, gambling sprees and duels. Ruslan and Liudmila was published in June 1820, but Pushkin would not see a copy for at least a year: he was already exiled to Southern Russia for writing scandalous epigrams about the Imperial family. Pushkin’s epic poem proved a resounding success and sold out quickly – after which copies could be acquired for the unprecedented sum of 25 rubles. Kilgour 874; Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Pushkin, 1. Octavo (230 x 135mm). Complete with the half-title and the engraved frontispiece by Ivan Ivanov after a sketch by Aleksei Olenin, depicting four scenes from the poem (short marginal tear to title and a couple of other leaves, small stain to p.95, a few other light marks, stamp ‘Printed in Russian’ on title.) Russian contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt in compartments (rubbed, corners worn, spine extremities chipped); preserved in a folding cloth box. Provenance: ‘E.M.F’ (initials in Cyrillic to blank verso of divisional title to second part) – V. Miller (label of serge Lifar’s 1937 Pushkin exhibition to rear pastedown) – New York bookseller Simeon J. Bolan (bookplate).
ZAHN, Johann (1641-1707). Specula physico-mathematico-historica notabilium ac mirabilium sciendorum. Nuremberg: Johann Christoph Lochner, 1696. First edition of this superbly illustrated compendium of mathematics and natural history by Zahn, a member of the Premonstratensian order of Oberzell near Würzburg. It includes celestial maps after Hevelius, maps of the sun and moon after Eimmart, and world maps, one after Kircher. The pagination of different copies appears to be irregular. Our volume I has 27 unnumbered preliminary leaves: the number called for by VD-17 (only 20 recorded in the Macclesfield copy, hereafter M); 8 unnumbered end leaves to vol. I called for by VD (in addition to the index and errata), are not found here or in M. Our vol. II has 7 preliminaries compared to 9 called for by VD-17 and 12 in the M copy; VD-17 also calls for 13 unnumbered end leaves in vol. II, not found in either this or M copies. Vol. III has 5 preliminary leaves (7 called for by VD, 8 recorded in M); VD-17 also calls for 6 unnumbered leaves at the end, not found here or in M. In our volume I, the total of 25 engraved plates (15 double-page, one folding, and 9 single-page), exceeds the M total by one while VD-17 calls for only 22 plates in vol. I. In vols. II-III the plate counts conform. BL/STC German, IV Z16; Brunet V, 1519; VD-17 39:125300D; Shirley 583 & 584 (the world map and hemispheres); McLaughlin, California as an Island, 122 (plate in vol. II depicting western hemisphere). 3 volumes in one, folio (392 x 241 mm). 3 engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved portraits, 55 engraved plates, of which 26 are double-page, one folding, 16 double-page letterpress tables. Titles in red and black (some browning and staining to text, double-plate bound at p. 30 with a clean tear, one preliminary leaf with internal closed tear, short closed tear to the folding map in vol. I, further minor marginal tears or chips, occasional marginal staining). Contemporary Austrian/German pigskin over wooden boards, tooled in blind with stamps and rolls around a central lozenge, manuscript title on spine (rubbed, lightly stained, one clasp missing and one defective, new front flyleaf). Provenance: Steyr, Austria, Kloster Gleink, Benedictine monastery (contemporary inscription on first title) – Linz, Austria, Jesuit college (18th-century inscription and later faint stamp on first title).
[PUSHKIN, Alexander (1799-1837).] 'Obiavlenie o rozyske avtora'… [Announcement of the Search for the Author…] [In:] Vestnik Evropy No. 7, 8. [The Herald of Europe. No. 7-8]. Moscow: University Press, 1814. The published letter asking for the author’s identity behind Pushkin’s penname to be revealed, with the original wrappers. It appeared at the end of part 8 of this prestigious literary journal, signed ‘from the publisher’. The message requested that the author of ‘K drugu stikhotvortsu’, the first piece (signed ‘Aleksandr N.k.sh.p.’) by Pushkin ever to appear in print, in the same journal a few months earlier [see previous lot], should reveal his true identity to the editors. The reason was that they were not allowed ‘to print works whose authors do not reveal to us their names and addresses’; it specified that these data would not be disclosed to the public. RBH records no other copies being offered at auction. Smirnov-Sokol’skii, Pushkin, 45 and p.484. Two parts in one volume, octavo (221 x 132mm). (Occasional ink marks, edges softened, light waterstaining to four quires, a little spotting, 1: first leaf and another repaired). Modern half calf, marbled boards, with the original wrappers preserved within, spine gilt lettered and blind tooled (wrappers a little soiled, reinforced at gutter). Provenance: ‘Statist. Otdel. Soveta Min. Vnutr. Del. N.164’ (Cyrillic ex-libris, verso of first wrapper) – 20th-century casemarks (on first leaf of each part).
Théodore Rousseau (French, 1812-1867) Vue sur les collines de Montmartre signed 'TH. Rousseau' (lower right) oil on panel 6 ¾ x 8 1/8 in. (17.2 x 20.6 cm.) Painted circa 1845.
Paul Désiré Trouillebert (French, 1829-1900) Vue de la Flèche signed 'Trouillebert' (lower right) oil on canvas 21 ¼ x 32 1/8 in. (54 x 81.5 cm.)
Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, 1819-1916) La Clairiêre signed and dated ‘H Harpignies.1880.’ (lower left) oil on canvas 21 x 15 ½ in. (53.5 x 39 cm.)
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Les maisons Cabassud à Ville d'Avray signed 'COROT' (lower right) oil on canvas 17 5/8 x 12 ¼ in. (45 x 31.3 cm.) Painted circa 1840-45.
Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931) Donna Franca Florio signed 'Boldini' (lower right) oil on canvas 26½ x 21½ in. (66.8 x 54.6 cm.) Painted circa 1924.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Lormes - Un torrent avec une chevrière debout, filant signed 'COROT' (lower left); and stamped with studio sale wax seal (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 21 ½ x 25 5/8 in. (54.6 x 65 cm.) Painted in 1842.
Pompeo Mariani (Italian, 1857-1927) A wooded lake landscape at Zelata with signature, inscribed and dated 'PMariani Zelata 1888' (lower left) oil on panel 15 x 23 ¼ in. (38 x 59 cm.)
Luigi Loir (French, 1845-1916) Place de la Bastille, Paris signed '- LOIR LUIGI -' (lower right) oil on board laid down on panel 7 ½ x 9 ½ in. (19 x 24 cm.)
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Le matin au bord de l'eau with studio stamp 'VENTE/COROT' (lower right) oil on canvas 15 1/8 x 22 in. (38.5 x 55.9 cm.) Painted in 1870-73.
Pompeo Mariani (Italian, 1857-1927) Ducks on a marsh with signature, inscribed and dated 'PMariani/Zelata 1892' (lower right) oil on panel 19 ¼ x 29 ½ in. (49 x 75 cm.)
Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Fermière agenouillée cueillant des pissenlits signed 'COROT' (lower left) oil on canvas 8 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (22 x 32 cm.) Painted circa 1865.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Figures in the forest signed 'COROT' (lower right) oil on canvas 13 5/8 x 10 in. (34.5 x 25.5 cm.) Painted circa 1850-1860.
Paul Désiré Trouillebert (French, 1829-1900) Le passeur sur l'étang signed 'Trouillebert' (lower left) oil on canvas 8 ¾ x 10 ¾ in. (22.3 x 27.3 cm.)
Paul Désiré Trouillebert (French, 1829-1900) Le bateau à voiles signed 'Trouillebert' (lower left) oil on canvas 12 ¾ x 16 ¼ in. (32.5 x 41.3 cm.)
Guglielmo Ciardi (Italian, 1842-1917) A traghetto crossing the Sile, the Dolomites beyond signed 'G. CIARDI' (lower right) oil on canvas 29 ¾ x 52 1/8 in. (75.6 x 132.5 cm.)
Jean-François Raffaëlli (French, 1850-1924) La maison rose, bord de L’Oise signed ‘JF . Raffaëlli’ (lower right) oil on board 25 ¾ x 33 ¼ in. (64.6 x 84.5 cm.)