Thomas Nast
1840 - 1902, American

Jewels Among Swine
1840 - 1902, American

Wood Engraving, image size 14 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, 1874, published in Harper's Weekly, June 13, 1874, plate signed l.r. "Th: Nast.", one of Nast's many satirical cartoons, this one about the incompetence of the Cincinnati Police Department.


The Cardinal's Hat
1840 - 1902, American

Wood Engraving, image size 13 1/2 x 9 inches, 1874, published in Harper's Weekly, plate signed l.r. "Th. Nast", printed l.c. "WHO OUGHT TO HAVE THE CARDINAL'S HAT IN AMERICA?"

Painting

Whitby, Yorkshire
1803-1840, British

Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, c. 1830, signed "Chambers- Whitby" on the back of the sinking ship. A dramatic scene of a shipwreck in the stormy seas. Chambers was a painter from Whitby, Yorkshire, who specialized in seascapes. He was the son of a fisherman, and as a young boy served as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. He later spent some time in London as a set painter for the Pavillion Theater. Chambers was best known for his paintings of ships and naval battles, many of which are in museums and galleries in Britain.

Print

Hogarth Painting the Comic Muse
1697 - 1764, English

Engraving, plate size 16 x 13 7/8 inches, after the self-portrait by William Hogarth, printed by James Heath, 1822.

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.