William Joseph Schaldach
1896-1982, American

Barnhart's Pool, Beaverkill, New York
1896-1982, American

This is a great image of a lone angler fishing in a quiet river pool in rural New York state. Etching, image size 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1929 in an edition of 50, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. A richly inked impression on a medium weight wove type paper with ample margins. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints.


Black Bass Breaking
1896-1982, American

A very fine etching with aquatint by American sporting artist William Joseph Schaldach, image size 5 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1937 in an edition of 50, pencil signed and titled. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening where he learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.


Fighting Mad - Black Bass
1896-1982, American

This 1936, artist's proof, limited edition etching by W.J. Schaldach measures 5 3/4 x 5 inches. It is plate signed and pencil signed in the lower right corner. A publishers label with artist's provenance is included with this image. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.


Chores - Lyons Plain, Connecticut
1896-1982, American

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, titled and signed in pencil

Painting

Pastoral Landscape with Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a great original painting by George Arthur Hays, with several cows resting in a verdant landscape. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, 1908, signed lower left, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Plowing the Field
b. 1911, American

Chiaroscuro woodblock, image size 7 x 5 inches, 1937, plate signed, pencil signed and dated. As is typical with this artist, he hand signed and dated his images on the paper window mat rather than the sheet itself.

Drawing

A Concert
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil sketch of a concert bill by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches.