Julius Tanzer
1905-1963, American

Junk Shop
1905-1963, American

Julius Tanzer's lithograph "Junk Shop" measures 14 x 10 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Hudson River Ferry
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 10 1/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and was a member of the WPA.


Woman Before a Mirror
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 12 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and was a member of the WPA.


Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.


Bridge in Astoria, Long Island
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 10 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled, "Bridge in Astoria, L.I." Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and was a member of the WPA.


Abandoned Warehouse
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 13 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled "Julius Tanzer" l.r. and "Abandoned Warehouse" l.c.


Woman Ironing
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 14 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and was a member of the WPA.


Coal Yard
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 12 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches, 1936, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and a member of the WPA.


Harlem River Bridge
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and a member of the WPA.


Old Farmhouse
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled "Julius Tanzer" l.r. and "Old Farmhouse" l.c., the artist worked during the depression and was a member of the WPA.

Painting

Locked In
1830-1902, German

A lovely oil on canvas depicting children playing war games. Unsigned, canvas size measures 10 x 7 7/8 inches and is housed in a period gilt frame measuring 13 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches.

Print

Caresses-Femmes Damneés No. 1
1863-1951, French

Drypoint from 1910. 3rd and final state. Plate signed in the lower left corner. Image measures 4 x 6 inches. Catalog reference: Arwas 407.

Drawing

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.