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Samuel Lancaster Gerry
1813-1891, American

Lake in the Mountains
1813-1891, American

Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, c. 1875, signed "SL Gerry," l.l, in what appears to be the original gilt frame. Samuel Gerry was a self-taught artist known for his majestic mountain landscapes, especially of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Although he didn't have much formal training, he was greatly influenced by the work of Thomas Cole and A. B Durand, as well as some artists of the European schools. In the 1840s, Gerry was considered the leader of the White Mountain School of landscape painters.

Painting

Cabin by the Lake
1854-1927, American

This is a luminous scene of a cabin by a still lake with the glowing colors of the setting sun lingering in the sky, casting blue shadows over summer landscape. Pastel on paper, sight size 12 3/4 x 17 inches, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner. This pastel comes tastefully displayed in a period maple frame. Clarence Braley was a Massachusetts artist who specialized in pastel and watercolor landscapes. He was a member of the New Bedford Art Association and exhibited his work at the Boston Art Club and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Portrait Of Alice Lush
1895-1973, English

Engraving, 2nd trial, pencil signed by both Austin and the printer Martin Hardie, image size 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches.

Drawing

Hollyhocks
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil/pastel drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 24 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches and is dated "July 30, 1927" on the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for much of his subject matter in his drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club