Josiah Thomas Tubby
1875-1958, American


Portrait of a Young Girl

This is a sweet original 19th century American school portrait of a young girl. Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches, oval, unsigned, with a New York stamp on the back, c. 1860, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Although this painting is unsigned, it is quite well painted, probably by a very competent artist.


Mender of Shoes - Rabat, Morocco
1901-1981, American

This etching by Philip Kappel measures 8 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches. A 1st proof, created in 1945, is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.