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Painting

The Stone Bridge
1723-1806, British

This is a very fine original landscape, watercolor on paper, 10 5/8 x 16 inches, clearly signed "Henry Brooke, London". Born in Dublin, Henry Brooke lived in London from 1761-1767, where he painted landscapes and historical scenes.

Print

Sorting Fish
1873-1943, British

"Sorting Fish" by Arthur Briscoe depicts the hard working crew of the Brixham Trawler "Guess Again". Hand inked and editioned as 32/75, on blue toned laid paper. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them.

Drawing

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.