Paul Ashbrook
1867-1949, American

Ferryman
1867-1949, American

Etching, image size 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, c. 1925, edition of 100, pencil signed and numbered. Paul Ashbrook studied at the Art Students League in New York with William Chase, then at the Cincinnati Art Academy with Frank Duvanek, with whom he maintained a close friendship, even serving as a pallbearer at Duvanek's funeral. Ashbrook went on to teach at the Cincinnati Art Academy and traveled extensively through Mexico and Europe, creating paintings and etchings of the people and landscapes he encountered.


Man in a Small Boat
1867-1949, American

Etching, image size 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, pencil signed

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Interior Scene

Etching, image size: 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, published by Cadbury James and Co. 1901, blind stamp lower left, pencil signed indistinctly

Drawing

Strand End - Topshum
1898-, British

Pencil Drawing, image size 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed and titled.