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Painting

The Homestead
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Signed in the lower left. The subject is likely his family homestead in Chesham, New Hampshire.

Print

The Lazy Stream
1877-1966, American

This Melvin Wire etching measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Wire was a landscape impressionist creating over 30 etchings of abandoned barns and unpopulated landscapes. Belonging to no organized group of painters, Wire was a solitary figure using impressionist style to express his feelings about the land he loved.

Drawing

Treetops
1872- c.1950, American

A fine sketch by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches on medium weight drawing paper. A small unfinished sketch of trees is on the reverse. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.