20th Century French

French Street Scene

This is an atmospheric original etching and aquatint in colors, image size 14 3/8 x 14 1/4 inches, published by Georges Petit in 1911, blindstamp 'Cercle Librairie Estampes HTV'in the lower left margin, pencil signed and numbered '13'. Although this etching is pencil signed we have not been able to decipher the signature; it certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand and is quite reminiscent of the work of T F Simon and Luigi Kasimir.

Burlesque Show

Etching, image size 8 x 9 7/8 inches, c. 1920s, unsigned.

Tetes des Fleurs

Etching, French Surrealist, image size6 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, indistinct monogram

Prise du Roi des Oiseaus

Etching, French Surrealist, image size 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches, indistinct signature


Running Before the Gale
1879-1967, American

This is a stunning painting by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). This dramatic scene of a ship with foul weather rigging is painted in oils on canvas and measures 36 x 42 inches, painted c. 1930. It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner and comes in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C.


At the Well
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 prints from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 4 x 7 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. The "Gold Rush" series were images portraying gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker, studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.


Christmas Card 1938
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink and colored pencil, the other in ink, 1938, image sizes 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.