Engraving after Zampeire, from the fresco in the church of St. Andrew della Valle at Rome, image size 22 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches, plate size 24 3/8 x 17 3/4 inches, Fogg Museum provenance, JW Randall Collection #2528, framed
This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.