Pierre Louis Surugue
1717 - 1771, French

Rene Fremin
1717 - 1771, French

Engraving after de Latour, 1747, image size 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 in, plate size 14 5/8 x 10 in, sheet size 20 3/4 x 15 1/4 in, Randall Coll. #4356, Fogg Museum provenance

Painting

Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Breaking up of the Agamemnon II
1818-1910, British

Mezzotint, 1880, 9 3/4 x 18 3/8 inches, S198, pencil signed, framed

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

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.