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Painting

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Tea House - Ocha
1907-1992, Japanese

This original color woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito measures 10 x 15 inches and is signed in white ink and is stamped. This is a first edition, framed, c. 1950. Saito studied both Western and Japanese art in Tokyo in the early 20th century, and although originally a painter, by 1940 he concentrated exclusively on color woodblock prints. He became one of the foremost Japanese artists of the mid 20th century, known for his distinct style of flattened, geometric, almost abstracted compositions in rich earthy colors.

Drawing

Pastoral Scene

Ink and wash, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, inscribed on reverse "J. Bosch 1773 in de manier van N. Berchem met stoffazie na A.v.d.Velde" (In the manner of Nicolae Berchem [Dutch, 1620-1683] and Adriaen van de Velde [Dutch, 1636-1672]), framed.