Three (3) historical artworks, including one (1) drawing of the Alamo, one (1) etching of Louis XVIII, and one (1) etching of Abraham Lincoln. 1st item: American School pastel and gouache drawing depicting the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, site of the The Battle of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Signed and dated "Elkentt[?] '32" lower right under image. Housed under glass in a molded gilt and green frame. Image – 12" H x 9 1/8" W. Sight – 15 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed – 18 1/4" H x 14 3/8" W. Circa 1932. 2nd item: Steel plate engraving titled "Louis XVIII, Roi de France & de Navarre" drawn and engraved by Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831), published by Chez Bance, Paris. Depicting a bust portrait of Louis XVIII wearing a military uniform. Ink inscriptions in French and English text above and below plate marks. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with faux wooden veneer and gilt wood rabbet edge. Plate – 13" H x 10" W. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 19" H x 15" W. Note: Louis XVIII (1755-1824), known as "the Desired" was King of France from 1814 to 1824, except for a period in 1815 known as the Hundred Days. He spent twenty-three years in exile, from 1791 to 1814, during the French Revolution and the First French Empire, and again in 1815, during the period of the Hundred Days, upon the return of Napoleon I from Elba. 3rd item: Otto J. Schneider (Illinois, 1875-1946) limited edition etching on paper depicting the Abraham Lincoln: The Man statue in the Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (New York/New Hampshire/Massachusetts/France, 1848-1907). Signed "Schneider" in pencil lower right. Published by the Chicago Society of Etchers Club, Chicago, 1927. Matted and housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt silver trim. Plate – 11 1/2" H x 6 3/8" W. Sight – 12 1/4" H x 7 1/8" W. Framed – 18 7/8" H x 12 5/8" W. Early 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Frank Wood, Evansville, Indiana and Dickson, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames. 1st item: Toning/acid burn, foxing spots. Smudging of pastel. Debris under frame. 2nd item: Foxing spots, dampstaining to majority of sheet. 3rd item: Toning/acid burn.
Lot 981: 2 Books: Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans & Life in London Previous Item Lot 983: WWI Bronze Figural Sculpture of a Soldier Next Item