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Painting

Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Fieldworkers
1863-1944, French

This original woodcut by Lucien Pissarro, after an engraving by his father, Camille Pissarro, measures 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Lucien was the eldest son of the Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. Lucien specialized in English country landscapes, rural views of woods, cottage gardens and orchards and in the 1880's he became interested in woodcuts and engravings.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1941
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1941, image size 10 7/8 x 7 inches.