Nishimura Hodo
20th century, Japanese

Canna
20th century, Japanese

Color Woodblock, embossed image, image size 16 x 10 7/8 inches

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Jackie
1888-1972, American

Etching and drypoint, image size 10 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, published by Associated American Artists in 1939, edition of 250, on wove paper, pencil signed and titled, publishers label with provenance. This image is illustrated in Thomas Cravens, "A Treasury of American Prints". Costigan chose the common man as subject matter in many of his works. His young son Jackie is portrayed in this personal and heartwarming image, perhaps tired after a long day of haying.

Drawing

Ramshackle House
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 12 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches