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

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Ridge
1895-1961, American

Lithograph by the American artist, Wilfred A. Readio measuring 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches. Plate initialed, titled and numbered. Readio was a painter, lithographer and educator, known for his scenes of Pittsburgh, PA. and the American West. He was also a Professor of Art at the Carnegie Institute of the Arts.

Drawing

Landscape Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

Dexter Dawes drawing of Mt. Monadnock with trees in the foreground. Also, start of sketch on reverse.