Page Trotter
1899-1987, American

Mooring
1899-1987, American

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled "Page Trotter" l.r. and "Mooring" l.c., "Artist Proof #4" l.l. Trotter spent five years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he won scholarships to travel in Europe. During the Depression he worked at home in the family living room as an illustrator and greeting card painter. He illustrated for the magazine "The Open Road For Boys", drawing mostly cowboy and Indian stories. He worked mostly in pen and ink and etchings and sometimes in oil and watercolor.

Painting

Heavy Surf at Sunset
1832-1895, American

This is a beautiful luminist style seascape by Mauritz Frederik Hendrik De Haas, one of the preeminent marine and landscape painters of the 19th century. Oil on canvas, 24 x 40 inches, c. 1880, signed on the lower left, in an ornate period gilt frame. Born in Holland, De Haas studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and at The Hague. At 27 years old he immigrated to the US and opened a studio in NYC. He painted exquisite marine and landscape views, and was known for his masterful ability to capture the full range of light reflecting off a stormy surf or the moon reflecting off a calm sea.

Print

Grassland
1874-1947, American

Lithograph, 11 1/8x8 12/16", pencil signed

Drawing

Lakeside View
unknown, American

A bright seaside watercolor by Pauline Hestia Morse measures 9 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches. It is signed on the lower right.