R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
et Physiologie” with scenes of men in a gym, a nervous system lecture, blood circulation, and others, early 19th century. A good piece for framing, 12” x 16”.
66 ENGRAVINGS: ANCIENT WORLD  ($20-Up)
Group of more than forty images of figures from the ancient world, engravings and prints, most interesting. Overall in very good to fine condition.
67 ENGRAVINGS: RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES  ($800-Up)
Cut-out steel engravings of religious personalities. They include Popes and famous ministers of many periods with a tremendous selection. An opportunity to acquire images of hard-to-find people, seldom seen.
68 ENGRAVINGS: RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES  ($100-Up)
Cut-out engravings of over 200 images of religious personalities through the ages: Medici Popes to Colonial ministers. From many countries, an excellent source for hard-to-find images; in excellent condtion.
69 ENGRAVINGS: NOBLES and NOTABLES  ($700-Up)
A large collection of engravings from various sources, this group of individuals with titles, splendid outfits; Lords and Ladies; and unusual names. The 17th century is represented here, too. A wonderful resource, very nice condition.
70 FRANCE AND EUROPE  ($20-Up)
Thirty prints and engravings of famous places; series titled “France Pittoresque” and a matted colored image “Les Pines 55” signed by the artist “David”. Overall in very good condition. A nice group!
71 FRENCH JAM POSTER ($100-Up)
“Confiturerie D’Arvor, H. Lorin a. Messac”a poster of a jam factory, started in 1913; printed by G. Bertrand, Paris. Size 24 x 32”. Very colorful, needs some restoration. Great for your eat-in kitchen!
72 “GOL DURNED” GAWD’S COUNTRY ($20-Up)
An eight-page album of Original Drawings in pen and ink of the ‘Old West’ very well done with a genuine flavor of the past. Signed on some pages “WJR” likely Walter J. Reagles. Aging, but very good condition.
73 GRANDMA MOSES - EIGHT PRINTS ($135-Up)
A portfolio of prints of eight paintings, full color, sized 20x14”, with an forward by John Canaday; an Art in America Publication. With a biographical note by Otto Kallir. The prints/contents are as new, however the box is soiled and dampstained. A fine group.
74 HOGARTH: ORATORIO OF JUDITH  ($20-Up)
Two Engravings, one of the singers, the other of the audience, ca. 9.5” x 7.8”, splendid Hogarth style, pristine, great for framing.
75 HONORE DAUMIER - FRENCH LITHOGRAPHS  ($50-Up)
French, last half of 19th Century, humorous subjects, three by Daumier (1808-1879) including “Hamlet” unfortunately water-stained at right, and two others by unidentified artists. Original, condition generally good.
76 HORSE FAIR - ROSA BONHEUR ($200-Up)
Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) spent a year and a half making sketches for this painting, dressed as a man to avoid attention. She managed to sell the painting for 40,000 francs to a dealer. The painting is 8’ by 16’, but this framed print is 25” x 38”, and the frame is a very handsome carved oak motif. After a three year American tour which delighted thousands, the painting was sold to A. T. Stewart, the department store magnate, and after his death in 1887, it was purchased