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Painting

Portrait of a Woman
1906-1992, American

This watercolor on paper measures 18 x 15 inches, c. 1930, signed on the l.r., possibly a self-portrait.

Print

Chartres Cathedral
1895-1975, American

A beautiful drypoint etching by Samuel Chamberlain, this image measures 14 x 9 1/2 inches, published in 1931. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered with the inscription " To Eliot Fletcher, with best wishes - SC" on the lower margin. Number 104 in the BPL catalog. Samuel Chamberlain was an important 20th century American architect and artist. He studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".