J. Watson Davis
1870-1959, American

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

Narragansett Bay
1835-1910, American

A lovely 1884 marine scene, by the American Luminist landscape painter, Edmund Darch Lewis. Sight size is 14 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches and is signed and dated on the lower right, watercolor with gouache, framed. A recognizable talent at an early age, Lewis studied under the German born, Hudson River School artist, Paul Weber. The Philadelphia Public Ledger described Lewis as "a tremendous talent, great freedom from tradition." His art was in high demand from the beginning and he developed a national following.

Print

Dewey Triumphal Arch
1864-1919, American

This elegant and detailed etching by Charles Mielatz measures 14 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches. Created in 1899 in a very small edition of 25 proofs, it depicts the American Naval Arch on the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street in New York City. It is plate signed and dated and also pencil signed. On the lower margin is a pencil sketch of a US Navy battleship. Born in Germany and arriving in the US as a young boy, Mielatz went on to study at the Chicago School of Design. His first prints were of the New England landscape but after visiting NYC the urban landscape became his subject of choice.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1941
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1941, image size 10 7/8 x 7 inches.