Edward Lear
1812-1888, British

Galera
1812-1888, British

Lithograph, image size 11 1/8 x 7 inches, Plate 18, from the book "Illustrated Excursions in Italy" London: Thomas M'Lean, 1846, signed "E. Lear del et lith." l.r., "Galera" l.c.

Painting

Autumn Woods
1848-1923, American

A superb autumn landscape by New Hampshire artist William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 20 x 30 inches, painted with oils on board, c. 1900. It is signed "W P Phelps" in a tasteful modern frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.

Print

Birds in the Bloom
1907-1982, British/American

This c. 1950 wood engraving by Nora Unwin measures 7 x 5 3/4 inches. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered on the lower margin. It is not in the McGoldrick catalogue. Born into the well known Unwin book publishing family in England, Nora showed her artistic talents from an early age and was schooled heavily throughout her early years in numerous creative arts. She studied at the RCA in London before coming to the US in 1946 and is credited with much of the revival of wood engraving in America in the early part of the 20th century.

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. 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 lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.