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J. Watson Davis
1870-1959, American

Old Mother Goose
1870-1959, American

Watercolor, image size 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1915, signed by artist in l.l. "J. Watson Davis", "Old Mother Goose" written by the publisher in pencil l.c.(not seen).


Walden
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".

Painting

Returning Home, A herdsman and his flock
1775-1862, British

Watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower left, 1807, 20 x 27 inches

Print

Hamburg Harbor
1881-1962, Austrian

This is a remarkable original etching and aquatint of Hamburg Harbor in Germany. The image size is 15 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches, published in 1914 in an edition of 100 impressions, pencil signed and numbered, framed. This image is printed using two plates, one in black ink and one in gray ink to create a chiaroscuro effect with beautiful tonal range and rich contrast. Luigi Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature.

Drawing

Mother and Children at the Fountain (Washington Square, NY)
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing on gessoed paper, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1930, signed l.l, framed.