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

Cabin by the Lake
1854-1927, American

This is a luminous scene of a cabin by a still lake with the glowing colors of the setting sun lingering in the sky, casting blue shadows over summer landscape. Pastel on paper, sight size 12 3/4 x 17 inches, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner. This pastel comes tastefully displayed in a period maple frame. Clarence Braley was a Massachusetts artist who specialized in pastel and watercolor landscapes. He was a member of the New Bedford Art Association and exhibited his work at the Boston Art Club and the Art Institute of Chicago. (M)

Print

Jack Falstaff and Doll Tearsheet
19th c., American

Etching after E. Grutzner, image size 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, copyright 1885 by Gebbie & Co.

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.