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Painting

Distant Hills
1907-1989, American

Sight size 12 1/4 x 18 inches, framed in a 24 x 27 1/2 inch Whistler-style frame. Signed "Millard Sheets" in pencil in the lower right. Watercolor on paper. The multifaceted Millard Sheets was one of the first of a group known as the California Scene Painters, part of a larger Regionalist movement from the 1930s to the 1960s that describes a representational style capturing scenes from everyday life. During the 1930s and 1940s, he and a small group of California artists developed a new style of watercolor painting and became known as the California Regionalist School.

Print

Paysage, Soir (Landscape, Evening)
1813-1894, French

Handsigned in pen and ink in the lower left. Plate measures 3 7/8 x 7 3/16 inches, chine-collé on 4 5/8 x 8 1/2 inch wove type paper. Plate signed in the upper left and dated 1890. This etching is one of two original etchings this French artist contributed to P. G. Hamerton's publication entitled, "Etching and Etchers". Charles Jacques was one of the leading artists of the Barbizon school. This finely detailed print has strong etched line and superb luminosity, and is a charming portrayal of rustic life.

Drawing

Edge of the Field
1872- c.1950, American

This landscape drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches and 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 lithographs and drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.