William Morris Hunt
1824-1879, American

The Hurdy-Gurdy Boy
1824-1879, American

This is a rare original lithograph by American artist and lithographer William Morris Hunt. The image size is 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches, published in a small edition in 1857, after the painting by Hunt which is now in the collection of the MFA Boston. William Morris Hunt was one of the earliest American lithographers. He was also a painter and studied the French Barbizon style in Europe with Millet, a close friend. Hunt is widely credited with bringing the Barbizon style of painting back to the U.S.


The Gooseboy
1824-1879, American

Lithograph, image size 6 x 7 1/4 inches, 1858, plate signed and dated. William Morris Hunt was one of the earliest American lithographers. He was also a painter, and studied the French Barbizon style in Europe with Millet, a close friend. Hunt is widely credited with bringing the Barbizon style of painting back to the U.S.


The Hay Wagon
1824-1879, American

Lithograph, image size: 7 3/8 x 10 1/16, initialed in plate


Fortune Teller
1824-1879, American

Lithograph, 1875, image size: 7 1/2 x 7 7/16 inches, initialed in plate

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 off 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

La Foret de Melun
1886-1971, French

This Hermine David etching measures 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches and has a pencil annotation, "artist proof" on the lower margin. Plate signed. David was a well known painter and printmaker and was very active in the thriving artist community in Paris in the early 20th century. She was married to fellow artist Jules Pascin for several years, but in 1920 the couple divorced and David set up her own studio in Montparnasse. She went on to have a long successful career as an artist and illustrator and was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1932.

Drawing

Winter Scenes
1872- c.1950, American

Two nice sketches of houses with snow-covered rooftops by Dexter Dawes. They both measure 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches on a medium weight drawing paper.