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Painting

Wild Grapes
$325.00
19th Century, American

This is a very fine original painting of grape vines growing over a stone wall by 19th century American artist J. M. Taft. Oil on academy board, 23 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches, c. 1890s, clearly signed in the lower left corner, in what appears to be the original gold frame. With a label from C.F. Chretien & Bro, Buffalo NY on the back. This painting is quite well done, with soft brushstrokes and a great sense of depth.

Print

Mt Shasta Above the Pines
1880-1966, American

A richly inked original etching of Mt Shasta in the northern California Cascade Range, this image measures 5 7/8 x 8 inches, c. 1920s, it is pencil signed and titled and inscribed in blue ink. Mary Coulter was a student of Duvanek at the Cincinatti Art Academy, then the Art Institute of Chicago. She went on to work at the Art Institute of Chicago as the Curator of Prints and was the Assistant Director of the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery. She became known for her fine landscapes of both west and east coast scenes, and showed her work in many exhibitions worldwide.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".