Jackson Lee Nesbitt
1913-2008, American

"Casting" Blast Furnace
1913-2008, American

This original lithograph is titled,"Casting, Blast Furnace", The setting of this image is the Sheffield Steel Plant in Houston, TX.1951,the image measures 11 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches, in an edition of 70, this image is pencil signed and titled . In the 1930s, Nesbitt studied art under Thomas Hart Benton, John deMartelly and Ross Braught at the Kansas City Art Institute. He became known for his southern Regionalist prints depicting everyday life in rural America, of which several were commissioned by the Associated American Artists.


Stripping Ingots
1913-2008, American

This etching was created for the Sheffield Steel Plant in Houston, TX, image size 11 7/8 x 9 1/8 inches, 1939, 23/60, pencil signed "Jackson Lee Nesbitt". In the 1930s, Nesbitt studied art under Thomas Hart Benton, John deMartelly and Ross Braught at the Kansas City Art Institute. He became known for his southern Regionalist prints depicting everyday life in rural America,as well as his industrial images, of which several were commissioned by the Associated American Artists.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Rue du Dragon, Paris
1895-1975, American

Lithograph, image size 9 x 13 inches, 1924, edition of 100, cat: BPL- 222, from the series "Vingt Lithographies du Vieux Paris," initialed and editioned in pencil.

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.