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

A Woodland Spring
1857-1927, American

This is a richly painted, atmospheric woodland scene by the New England artist Joseph H. Greenwood. Oil on board, 6 x 8 inches, 1898, signed and dated on the lower right. Greenwood started out as a factory worker and then a teacher and eventually became Worcester's most noted landscape painter who preferred to paint the natural beauty of rural New England's four seasons. He was influenced by his contemporaries, George Inness and Willard Metcalf and studied in the Boston area with R. Swain Gifford and John Appleton Brown.

Print

Usher Arch Bishop of Armagh
1684-1756, British

Engraving, 1738, after a painting by Petrus Lely Eques, In the possession of Genereal Tyrrel at Shatover in Oxforshire image size 14 x 8 3/4 inches

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.