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Painting

The Breakers
1897-1970, American

Oil on masonite, 20 x 24 inches, c. 1950, signed "A R Herrick," in the original frame built by the artist. Herrick was a well known artist in Westmoreland, NH, specializing in plein air landscapes and seascapes of New England. He was a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Connecticut Academy of Arts and the North Shore Art Association. This dynamic image of crashing surf was most likely painted near Rockport, MA.

Print

A Great Battle from the Taiheiki
Active 1850-1870, Japanese

This is a great color woodblock triptych by Japanese artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (active 1850-1870), titled "A Great Battle from the Taiheiki". The sight size is 14 1/8 x 29 inches, frame size 21 1/4 x 35 1/4 inches, c. 1860s, artist signature, with all appropriate stamps and seals. This epic battle scene is from the Taiheiki, a Japanese historical epic set in the 14th century which tells the stories of the warring clans and friction between the emperors and the shogun warriors. Another impression of this image is included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

Drawing

Meadow View
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of a distant meadow viewed through a shaded grove of trees by Dexter Dawes. It measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches, on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.