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About the New England Art Exchange

Since 1989, New England Art Exchange has sold period paintings and fine prints. Located in Peterborough New Hampshire, we focus on works of American, European and Asian artists from the 18th century to the 1950’s. We buy and sell original works and represent consignors from around the world.

The founder and owner of New England Art Exchange is Ken Spector. Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida~Tampa in Art/Art History and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana.

For over 25 years, Ken was an art instructor at both college and secondary schools. Apart from searching out new acquisitions, he also cleans and repairs paintings and period picture frames, and is active in paper conservation.

All of our prints and paintings are guaranteed to be genuine and in good condition. Flaws or faults must be presented to our attention within 10 days of purchase for a refund. Collector discounts are available!

Painting

At Bellerive, Lake Geneva

At Bellerive, Lake Geneva
1826-1910, Swiss

This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.

Print

Ye Compleat Angler

Ye Compleat Angler
1818-1910, British

This is a very rare pencil signed etching by Sir Francis Seymour Haden; it is an early proof, from before the edition published in Hamerton's 1880 'Etching and Etchers'. The image size is 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, 1877, cat: Schneiderman-161, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, a very rich impression on a laid type paper, framed. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler.

Drawing

View From a Country Road

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.