John James Audubon
1785-1851, American

Musk Rat - Musquash, Old and Young and  Rocky Mountain Neotoma
1785-1851, American

Hand colored period lithographs, each image size approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1850. Inscribed under the top image is "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S." and "Drawn on Stone by R. Trembly" l.l., "Printed by Naoel a Weingaertner N.Y." and "Colored by J. Lawrence" is inscribed in the lower right. Also on the top left of the image is "No. 3." and top right is "Plate XIII". On the lower image of the Neotoma, "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S." is l.l., "Drawn on Stone by Wm. E. Hitchcock" is centered under the image, and "Printed & Col. by J.T.


American Badger and Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog, Old and Young
1785-1851, American

Two hand colored period lithographs, each image size approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1850, drawn from nature by J.J. Audubon, drawn on stone by W.E. Hitchcock, Printed by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia. American Badger inscribed: "No. 10" and "Plate XLVII". Maryland Marmot Woodchuck Groundhog inscribed: "No. 1" and "Plate II". Both prints feature very rich original colors, but have tape residue and toning around the edges of the sheet, not effecting the image area. (M)

Painting

Setting Sail in the Moonlight
1832-1895, American

This is a truly remarkable luminous scene of fishing boats under the moonlight, with several figures watching from the shore. Oil on canvas, 24 x 34 inches, 1883, signed and dated lower right. Mauritz de Haas was born in Holland and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam before emigrating to the United States in 1857. He set up a studio in New York and became well known for his atmospheric land and seascapes of the New York area as well as images of his native Holland.

Print

Telegraph Hill Wharves
1894-1979, American

This original etching by John Winkler measures 3 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. Winkler was originally from Austria coming to America at age 16 looking for adventure. After various jobs he impulsively enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute and soon discovered his talent as an etcher. He became good friends with John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in major museums throughout the US and Europe.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.