Aiden Lassell Ripley
1896-1969, American

Grouse on a Pine Bough
1896-1969, American

This is a beautifully detailed original etching by American artist Aiden Lassell Ripley. The image size is 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published c. 1930, pencil signed and titled, framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.


Snipe At Dawn
1896-1969, American

Etching, drypoint, image size 9 x 11 3/4 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled, from a small lifetime printing.

Painting

Cabin in the Mountains
1862-1952, American

Oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches, signed "Carle J. Blenner" lower left. Blenner studied art at Yale and then in Germany and France at the Academie Julian under William Adolphe Bouguereau, Robert Fleury & Aman-Jean. He taught in the fine arts departments at Columbia and Yale.

Print

The Great Mirror of Folly
$325.00

This illustrative page from "The Great Mirror of Folly", 1720, was a volume of text with 76 engraved plates, documenting the international joint-stock scandal instigated by John Law. This great "Theater of Folly", representing the origin, progress, and downfall of the South Sea Bubble in France, England and Holland, is a collection of engraved plates with caricatures of the schemes of John Law and the Mississippi Company that lured clients to invest in establishing colonies in Louisiana and Canada with fatal results. Text below the image is in Dutch.

Drawing

Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.