Gihachiro Okuyama
1907-1981, Japanese

Rice Picking
1907-1981, Japanese

Woodcut, image size 9 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches, in original folder with collectors' annotations in the lower margin


Garden at Ginkaku in Kyoto
1907-1981, Japanese

Woodcut, image size 9 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches, in original folder with collectors' annotations in the lower margin

Painting

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Fishing in Prague
1884-1956, Czech/American

Drypoint etching, image size: 9 15/16 x 6 inches, dated 1911, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.