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Painting

Moonlight Sail
1839-1904, American

This wonderful moonlit scene by Charles Henry Gifford measures 5 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches, signed in the lower right, c. 1870 and appears to be in it's original gilt frame. Charles Henry Gifford (American Luminist) was a marine, landscape and portrait painter in the style of the Hudson River School. His interest in painting began at an early age and was heavily influenced by the New Bedford artists Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford and Albertus van Beest, instilling a love of painting in Gifford that was to last the rest of his life. He was best known as a luminist painter.

Print

Heywood Broun
1895-1987, American

Lithograph, image size 10 7/8 x 15 1/4 inches, 1930, National Collection of Fine Arts #92, on heavy wove paper, pencil signed, titled and dated in pencil on lower margin. Bacon began her career in lithography in 1928 and this print of Heywood Broun is one of her earliest and most sucessful. Broun was an American journalist with a long and varied career in the newspaper industry and was a founding member of the "Newspaper Guild".

Drawing

The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame. (M)