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Painting

Surf, Monhegan
1869-1955, American

A brilliant seascape by the renowned artist, Sears Gallagher. Created c. 1920, sight size is 13 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches and is signed by the artist on the lower right. On the back of the sheet, written in the artist hand, is the title and the artists signature. Known for his etchings and watercolors of historic streets and landmarks in and around Boston, he also had a love of marine settings and created many scenes of coastal Maine, especially Monhegan Island.

Print

Il Sacro Monte, Varese
1887-1953, American

Etching from 1927. #9 in his Italian series. Edition of 100. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. Pencil signed and dates in the lower right. Image measures 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 on 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inch laid type paper. "Sacro Monte, Varese '26" inscribed on the plate on the bottom edge. In this wonderfully composed print, Arms knows when to use lots of detail and when to just suggest it.

Drawing

The Stone Bridge
1723-1806, British

This is a very fine original landscape, watercolor on paper, 10 5/8 x 16 inches, clearly signed "Henry Brooke, London". Born in Dublin, Henry Brooke lived in London from 1761-1767, where he painted landscapes and historical scenes.