Clifford Addams
1876-1942

Dreamer by the Thames
1876-1942

This is a great London etching by American artist Clifford Addams, image size 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, c. 1902, edition of 75, inscribed in the plate, "Loci dulcedo nos attinet" (the sweetness of the place holds us), pencil signed and numbered. Clifford Addams grew up outside Philadelphia and studied art in the U. S. before leaving to further his studies in Europe. He traveled extensively throughout Holland, France, Spain, Italy and Britain, and spent several years in London studying etching with Whistler. He later returned to the U. S. and worked out of studios in both New York and London.


Capt Cork's Statue Near Charring X
1876-1942

Etching, image size 5 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches, 1919, most likely an early artist's proof, retouched stain just below image and a reinforced broken plate mark at two corners, pencil signed, dated, and titled.


Soho Alley
1876-1942

Etching and drypoint, image size 4 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches, 1912, printed on cream wove paper. Addams was born in New Jersey and attended the Drexel Institute there. He won a Philadelphia Academy Cresson Traveling Scholarship and entered Whistler’s Academy in Paris in 1899. In the 1900′s, London’s working class Italian Soho district was the subject of many artists of the day including Whistler's shop-front prints such as T.A. Nash’s Fruit Shop. The horizontal format and the density of the etching work is comparable to many of Whistler Amsterdam prints.


Afternoon Nap
1876-1942

Etching, image size 8 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, 1922, pencil signed.


London County Council Hall Under Construction
1876-1942

Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 10 inches, 1919, edition of 75, pencil signed.

Painting

Fall Landscape with Sheep
1848-1923, American

A great New Hampshire landscape by William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 16 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner, in a beautiful modern gilt frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.

Print

A Scene on the Beach
1795-1837, Scottish

Engraving, image size: 2 15/16 x 6 3/16 inches, plate signed and titled

Drawing

Portrait of Estelle
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing, image size 9 x 12 inches, signed l.r. The subject of this portrait is the artist's wife Estelle, drawn Dec. 24, 1962.