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Painting

Running Before the Gale
1879-1967, American

This is a stunning painting by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). This dramatic scene of a ship with foul weather rigging is painted in oils on canvas and measures 36 x 42 inches, painted c. 1930. It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner and comes in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C.

Print

The Cliff
1864-1940, American

This is a rare trial proof etching by Charles Woodbury, image size 5 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed and numbered "2". A rich impression with beautiful plate tone on a fine watermarked wove type paper. Charles Woodbury grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts and graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. Although he had very little artistic training, Woodbury was a very successful artist from a young age; at 19 he was the youngest member of the Boston Art Club.

Drawing

The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame. (M)