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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

Early Morning on the High Seas
1879-1967, American

This remarkable oil on canvas was painted by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith, c. 1930. The canvas measures 30 x 36 inches, and is signed in the lower right corner, in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C. Tarbell, then at the Art Students League of New York.

Print

The Long Haul
1879-1968, British/Australian

Etching, image size 4 1/2 x 8 5/8 inches, c. 1935, from Warner's "Australia at Work" series of prints. Pencil titled and signed "G Marler", a pseudonym used by Warner in the 1930s.

Drawing

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.