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

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".

Print

Owari Province, Tsushima Tenno Festival
1797-1858, Japanese

This is a vibrant original color woodblock print by Japanese master printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige, from his series 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces'. The image size is 13 1/2 x 9 inches, published in 1853, with the Aratame censor seal. This image depicts the Tsushima Tenno Festival in Owari Province with elaborately decorated boats drifting down the river. Impressions of this image can be found in the collections of several prestigious museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1948
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1948, image size 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches.