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Painting

Cattle Crossing
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 25 x 48 inches. Provenance originally sold by Doll & Richards, label on back. Painting is in original custom frame. Signed in the lower right with the word "munchen," meaning it was painted in Munich. Circa 1879.

Print

Bucko Mate
1873-1943, British

A powerful image of the "Bucko Mate" by the marine artist, Arthur Brisco. It measures 6 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches on laid paper. Published in 1926, it is ink signed and numbered. Cat: Hurst 152, framed. The "bucko mate" was the captains right-hand man who made sure the sailors towed the line. The great trading ships of the late 19th C. and into the early 20th C. were ruled by brute force. Many men met their deaths on these ships because they were driven to their limits and beyond in their quest to get to the California goldfields first.

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
20th c., American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left