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Painting

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.

Print

The Old Manse, Concord
1889-1971, New England

This 1931 wood engraving by Thomas Nason measures 4 1/16 x 3 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed and published in an edition of 40. Nason was a self-taught printmaker who depicted scenes of rural life in New England. He became known as the "poet engraver of New England" after he illustrated poems for fellow New Englander, Robert Frost. Cat: Fletcher 131.

Drawing

Bringing Home the Flock
1875-1909, American,N.Y.

Pastel on board, 9 x 12 inches, c. 1900, signed, in the original frame.