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

A Woodland Spring
1857-1927, American

This is a richly painted, atmospheric woodland scene by the New England artist Joseph H. Greenwood. Oil on board, 6 x 8 inches, 1898, signed and dated on the lower right. Greenwood started out as a factory worker and then a teacher and eventually became Worcester's most noted landscape painter who preferred to paint the natural beauty of rural New England's four seasons. He was influenced by his contemporaries, George Inness and Willard Metcalf and studied in the Boston area with R. Swain Gifford and John Appleton Brown.

Print

Summertime
1871-1954, Swedish-American

A remarkably dynamic image of a clear summer day, this linocut measures 9 x 12 inches, published in 1928, cat: Greenough-52, pencil signed and titled. Sandzen was born in Sweden and studied with Anders Zorn and Richard Berg before moving to Paris to study with Edmund Aman-Jean. In 1894 he accepted a teaching position at Bethany College in Kansas, where lived and taught for the rest of his life. He was a noted painter and printmaker and an important member of the Prairie Print Makers, who selected his print "A Kansas Creek" as their first gift print.

Drawing

Grove of Trees
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil sketch of a grove of trees with a landscape in the background by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 1/2 x 11 inches on a medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.