William L. Lathrop
1859-1938, American

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.

Painting

Three Sheep Resting in a Forest Glade
active 1897-1914, American

Framed oil on canvas, 13 x 16 inches. Signed N. M. Pairpoint in the lower left.
Nellie Pairpoint was a well-known animal illustrator in the 1930's.

Print

Faithful Hearts
b. 1842, British

etching, 6x8 1/8, plate signed

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.