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

The Breakers
1897-1970, American

Oil on masonite, 20 x 24 inches, c. 1950, signed "A R Herrick," in the original frame built by the artist. Herrick was a well known artist in Westmoreland, NH, specializing in plein air landscapes and seascapes of New England. He was a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Connecticut Academy of Arts and the North Shore Art Association. This dynamic image of crashing surf was most likely painted near Rockport, MA.

Print

Shepherdess at Sunset
1859-1938, American

A beautiful, Barbizon inspired twilight scene, this etching measures 16 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches, published in 1888 by Klackner, New York, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, with two remarques in the lower margin. William Lathrop was the son of a midwest farmer and throughout his life worked as both an artist and a farmer. As a young man he moved to New York, and began creating etchings, many of which were published by Klackner. In the late 1880s he traveled to London and Paris, and inspired by the European countryside concentrated on painting in oils and watercolors.

Drawing

Mother and Children at the Fountain (Washington Square, NY)
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing on gessoed paper, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1930, signed l.l, framed.