Rare pair of antique French bronze fawns. This irresistibly charming pair was brought back from France over twenty five years ago and dates from the 19th centur
Wilhelm Kray oil on canvas painting, Venus Aphrodite. The canvas measures 62.5 inches high by 44.5 inches wide, and the frame measures 73.5 inches high by 55.5 inches wide. Wilhelm Kray was a French schooled German painter of portraits, landscapes, and historical and genre scenes. He was born in Berlin in 1828 and died in Munich in 1889. Kray started out as a silversmith, but ended up studying painting in Paris. After touring Italy and Austria, he settled in Bavaria and became a professor. His work hangs in the Museum of Cologne and the Museum of Gratz. This very painting "Venus Aphrodite" is listed in E. Benezit as having been sold on March 7, 1911 for 8500 francs. This exquisite, museum quality painting is in excellent condition and is mounted in an impressive carved wood gold leaf frame with nameplate.
Walnut carved nude female torso by sculptor Norman Legassie (Old Lyme, CT) circa 1991. Norman Legassie's work is in a number of important collections. His last commission was for the bust of the late Senator from Connecticut, Thomas Dodd Sr. The sculpture measures 19" tall. The base measures 4 inches by 5 inches.