Katsushika Hokusai
1760-1845, Japanese

The Great Wave
1760-1845, Japanese

"The Great Wave" by Hokusai measures 9 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. An early restrike, it has some worm damage and water stain. This is the first print in his series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" and his most famous work, one of the most recognized works of Japanese art in the world.

Painting

French Girls in a Field
1863-1950, American

This lovely oil on canvas by the New England artist Joseph Lindon Smith measures 12 x 9 inches, title and artist inscribed on the back, housed in a 19th century gilt frame, 1894. Smith was a founding member of the Dublin Art Colony in Dublin, NH and lifelong friends with the artist Frank Benson and Isabella Stewart Gardner. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Academie Julian in Paris.

Print

The Four Courts - Dublin
1892-1960, American

Etching, image size: 7 x 5 11/16 inches, 1923, pencil signed lower left.

Drawing

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.