J. Watson Davis
1870-1959, American

1870-1959, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, signed l.r. "J. Watson Davis", publishers remarks are below image in pencil(not seen) and are taken from Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden" from the chapter "The Bean field" and read "I cherish them, I hoe them (early and late), I have an eye to them (and this is my) days work".


The Old Grist Mill
1890-1970, American

This is a very fine original painting of an abandoned mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts by Rockport artist Stanley Woodward. Oil on board, 12 x 16 inches, signed in the lower right corner, titled and inscribed on the back, in what appears to be the original frame. Stanley Woodward was a Rockport painter, known for his landscapes and marine paintings. He exhibited his work at many prestigious institutions, including the Pennsylvania Academy, Corcoran Gallery, National Academy, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Negro Huts in Wilmington, N.C.
1820-1903, American

Etching, image size 3 x 5 3/4 inches, c. 1880, plate signed l.r. "JM Falconer" and pencil signed l.r. "Falconer". Falconer was a Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist. He belonged to the New York Etching Club, and was made an honorary member of the National Academy of Design in 1856. He is known for his picturesque sites of older buildings and rural ruins. Falconer was a friend of Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Jasper Francis Cropsey and other artists of the Hudson River School.


The Gathering Crowd
1881-1939, American

This is an original ink drawing on paper, image size 6 7/8 x 11 inches, 1933, signed and dated in the lower right corner. Hopper Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.