Winifred Austen
1876-1964, British

The Old Cock
1876-1964, British

This wonderful original etching by Winifred Austen measures 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches and is pencil signed. Austen was a painter, illustrator and a most highly regarded etcher.
Having a particular affinity towards birds and mammals of all kinds, they often found their way into her images. The naturalist Sir Peter Scott said, "She was certainly the best bird etcher of this century." She was a member of the Society of Woman Artist and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.


Heron Making Off
1876-1964, British

Etching, image size 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed.

Painting

The Farmyard
1844-1902, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.

Print

Betrayal of Christ, Agony in the Garden
1549-1618, Flemish

This is a rare early engraving by Johannes Wierix after Pieter van der Borcht, printed with an image on both sides of the sheet. Each image measures 4 1/2 x 2 7/ 8 inches, 1583, a good impression on a very early laid type paper, published by 16th century book printer and publisher Christophe Plantin. One side of the sheet shows the 'Betrayal of Christ', the other 'Agony in the Garden'.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, image size 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches.