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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

Venice, Grand Canal
1881-1962, Austrian

Color etching and aquatint by Luigi Kasimir measuring 18 x 23 1/2 inches, pencil signed, cat: Lorenze #63, c. 1923, edition 300. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions.

Drawing

St. Nicholas Church
19th century

Ink Wash, image size 6 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 1774, information written on lower edge "Rodmel" and "Iford Oct. 17th, 1774.