Thomas Wood Stevens
1880-1942, American

University View
1880-1942, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, pencil signed. Stevens was head of the Illustration Dept. at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1903 to 1911. He later served as vice president and then president of the Chicago Society of Etchers.

Painting

Setting Sail, Early Morning
1850-1921, American

Oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches, 1881, signed and dated, in a period gilt frame. As a young man, Johnson was a sailor and one of only twelve survivors aboard a ship that caught fire and sank of the coast of South Africa. He returned to his native Boston, Massachusetts, and studied art with marine painter William E. Norton. Johnson went on to become very well known for his nautical and marine paintings in the later part of the 19th century.

Print

Oppressed Birdman with Human Aspects
1922-2000, American

An evocative original lithograph by Leonard Baskin, image size approximately 25 x 22 inches, 1969, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 554, plate signed and dated. This piece came to us with collectors notes indicating that there is some question as to whether an edition was published of this image, with the possibility of only a few proofs ever printed.

Drawing

Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.