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Painting

Incredible British Tonalist Landscape
1820-1845, Active, British

Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches, signed and dated 1851 lower right. Although initially known for his sporting scenes his work really excels in his atmospheric landscapes. The powerful light of the sunset reflecting off the dark, rugged landscape suggests qualities similar to Joseph M.W. Turner, the father of British Romanticism. The human in this scene is of small consequence compared to the majestic beauty surrounding her. Jones exhibited work at the British Institute, The Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Print

The Messenger
1890-1968, Latvian-American

A remarkable original etching by Latvian-American artist Isaac Friedlander, this image measures 13 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches, published in 1953 in a small edition of 30 impressions, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years in prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with with a strong political message.

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".