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Painting

Lake Thun, Switzerland
1872-1943, American

A beautiful watercolor with gouache by the Rhode Island artist Hezekiah Anthony Dyer, measuring 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches and signed on the l.l. Providence, Rhode Island label included. After extensively studying and traveling in Europe to refine his watercolor technique, Dyer returned to the US and entered the Rhode Island School of Design and eventually earned an Honorary Master of Arts Degree from Brown University. Known for his European landscapes and seascapes, Dyer was one of the founders of the Providence Watercolor Society.

Print

La Prostitution
1849-1934, French

This c. 1886 etching from the French artist, Paul Albert Besnard, measures 12 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, editioned (three of 100), plate 10 of 12 from a series titled "La Femme", delteil 56(2nd state). Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1940
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing, 1940, image size 9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches.