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Painting

The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.

Print

Bird
1922-2000, American

A remarkable original etching by Leonard Baskin, this image measures 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1960s in an edition of 200, not in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and after a three year stint in the Navy, studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy. Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.

Drawing

Walden
1870-1959, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, signed l.r. "J. Watson Davis", publishers remarks are below image in pencil(not seen) and are taken from Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden" from the chapter "The Bean field" and read "I cherish them, I hoe them (early and late), I have an eye to them (and this is my) days work".