G. Vitalba
18th Century, European

Madonna Reading
18th Century, European

Etching by G. Vitalba after the painting by Guercino (Italian 1591-1666), image size 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 1764, inscribed within the plate, "Guercino inv" l.l, and "G. Vitalba scul. London" l.r.


Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.


Senjubo Aiming at Harunaga-Ko
1822-1866, Japanese

This is a an original color woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshitsuya from his series '54 Battle Stories of Hideyoshi". The image size is 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, 1864, lifetime impression, framed. Hideyoshi was a 16th century Samurai warrior who rose through the ranks of the army to become general, leading the forces of Japan in several brutal conflicts. In the centuries since his death, Hideyoshi has become an almost mythological figure, the stories of his exploits passed down through the generations and elaborated into legends.


Edge of the Field
1872- c.1950, American

This landscape drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches and is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.