Thomas Hovenden
1840-1895, American

The Old Shaver
1840-1895, American

This 1887 etching by the Irish American artist, Thomas Hovenden, measures 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, pencil signed, remarque on l.l. of shaving mug with brush, copyright info on l.c. Thomas Hovenden was born in Cork, Ireland, studying at the Cork School of Design before emigrating to the US at age 23, enrolling at the National Academy of Design in NYC and working as an illustrator for Harper's magazine. He went on to study in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Alexander Cabanel before settling back in the US in the Pennsylvania area.


Dem Was Good Old Days
1840-1895, American

Etching on chine colle, image size 16 3/4 x 12 inches, published by Klackner, pencil signed.

Painting

A Rocky Coast
1921-, Canadian

Oil on board, 7 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches, c. 1950, signed l.r.

Print

London Bridge
1881-1939, American

Etching, image size 10 7/8 x 7 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled. Hopper Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".