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Painting

Portrait of a Young Girl
1818-1882, American

This is an incredibly lifelike original portrait by American artist Thomas Le Clear. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, sight size 21 x 17 inch oval, c. 1865, signed, in an ornate period gilt frame. Thomas Le Clear began painting as a child, selling his first painting at the age of 12. He was primarily self-taught, although he did study for a time with Henry Inman in New York City. Le Clear became a very well regarded artist known for his portraits and genre scenes and painted portraits of many important figures of his time, including Ulysses S. Grant, John Bell, and William Cullen Bryant.

Print

Ruffed Grouse
1907-1982, British/American

A beautiful miniature New England landscape with a pair of grouse by Peterborough, NH artist Nora S. Unwin. Wood engraving on Japan paper, image size 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches, published in 1947 for Kiernan's 'Footnotes on Nature', cat: McGoldrick-149, a small edition of 12 impressions, pencil signed, numbered and titled, framed. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH.

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
20th c., American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left