Edward Lear
1812-1888, British

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.


A Woodland Spring
1857-1927, American

This is a richly painted, atmospheric woodland scene by the New England artist Joseph H. Greenwood. Oil on board, 6 x 8 inches, 1898, signed and dated on the lower right. Greenwood started out as a factory worker and then a teacher and eventually became Worcester's most noted landscape painter who preferred to paint the natural beauty of rural New England's four seasons. He was influenced by his contemporaries, George Inness and Willard Metcalf and studied in the Boston area with R. Swain Gifford and John Appleton Brown.


The Smiling Woman
1900-1971, British

This is an elegant original hand colored etching, image size 12 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches, c. 1940s, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality.


Trees and Pool
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 x 11 inches, pencil signed