Portrait of a Young Woman
1783-1872, American

An truly angelic portrait of a young woman attributed to the famous portrait artist, Thomas Sully. This oil on canvas measures 24 x 20 inches, sight size 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inch oval, c. 1840. It is unsigned and in a period frame. Sully was born in England and at nine years old his parents and his eight siblings immigrated to South Carolina. Noticing his talents at an early age he was sent to study under his brother in law, Jean Belzons, a French miniaturist. This ended badly and he chose to study with his brother Lawrence for the next few years.


The Land is Rich
1867-1947, American

This etching by Paul King measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. Paul King gained professional acclaim early in the 20th century for his seascapes, portraits, landscapes and rural scenes. Becoming an accomplished lithographer while still in his teens he studied with H. Siddens Mowbray in New York and later in Holland with Willy Sluiter and Evert Pieters. He was an illustrator for Life and Harpers Magazines and a book publisher. He received honors for his paintings from the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design.


Christmas Card 1953
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1953, image size 10 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches.