Max von Schmaedel
1856-1939, German

Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

Painting

The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.

Print

Yachting - Scene Off Cowes, Isle of Wight
1791-1873, British

Engraving, hand-colored aquatint, image size 12 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, after T.S. Robbins, inscribed in the plate T.S. Robbins, Del. l.l. and "J. Harris Sculpt." l.r., titled in the plate l.c., Plate 1, from Fores's Marine Sketches, published 1851 by Fores, 41 Piccadilly, London. The brig Xarifa races the Mirage, H. M. S. Yacht Victoria & Albert & Fairy, Musquito, Bianca, and Pearl, in the English Channel.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1933
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and watercolor drawing, 1933, image size 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches.