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

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Loch Katrine - Ellen's Isle
1874-, British

Etching, image size 8 7/16 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled, framed

Drawing

Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.