Yoshimoto Gesso
1881-1936, Japanese

Swallow on Wisteria
1881-1936, Japanese

Color Woodblock, image size: 9 7/16 x 4 3/4 inches, pencil signed


Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.


1922-2000, American

This etching by Leonard Baskin, c. 1965, measures 36 x 14 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. An artist proof, printed on a hand-shaped etching plate, using a heavy weight paper. It is #522 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalog. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and founded The Gehenna Press. After a three year stint in the Navy, Baskin studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy.


Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing with two images, image sizes 4 3/8 x 5 and 5 x 6 1/8 inches.