Nora S. Unwin
1907-1982, British/American

Squash and Gourds
1907-1982, British/American

Framed wood engraving, pencil signed, titled, and editioned. Edition of 50. Engraving measures 5 x 7 1/2 inches in a black 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 inch frame.


The Fruitful Bough
1907-1982, British/American

Framed wood engraving printed in 1947. Image measures 5 x 3 1/8 inches.
This image is mentioned, but does not appear in the McGoldrick catalog. It was engraved for author Elizabeth Yates for the book Joseph; The King James Version of a Well-Loved Tale.


Mexican Women
1907-1982, British/American

This award winning wood engraving by the American artist, Nora Unwin measures 9 x 7 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated, cat: McGoldrick-103, framed. Deemed one of Unwins' most outstanding prints. From a total of 157 prints from 26 states and Hawaii, "Mexican Women" was chosen as the Presentation Print of the Year at the Boston Printmakers 1956 annual exhibition. Framed.


Coati Bears
1907-1982, British/American

This c. 1935 wood engraving by Nora Unwin measures 3 x 3 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and titled in an edition of 30. Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH. She was a renowned artist, printmaker and children's book illustrator, and contributed greatly to the revival of wood engraving in 20th century America.


A Group of Wood Engravings
1907-1982, British/American

A group of eight original wood engravings by Nora S. Unwin, image size of each 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches, grouped in a common mat, in a 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch frame, pencil signed. These wood engravings were given to the previous owner directly by the artist. It was engraved for author Elizabeth Yates for the book Joseph; The King James Version of a Well-Loved Tale, published in 1947.


Proud Memory
1907-1982, British/American

A very fine original wood engraving, this image measures 5 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, published c. 1974 in an edition of 50, cat: McGoldrick-145, unsigned.


Ruffed Grouse
1907-1982, British/American

A beautiful miniature New England landscape with a pair of grouse by Peterborough, NH artist Nora S. Unwin. Wood engraving on Japan paper, image size 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches, published in 1947 for Kiernan's 'Footnotes on Nature', cat: McGoldrick-149, a small edition of 12 impressions, pencil signed, numbered and titled, framed. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH.


Petrean Place
1907-1982, British/American

This collage by Nora Unwin measures 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches and is matted and framed. Created in 1972, Unwin gives the viewer a look past a rocky seawall to the water's distant horizon line. Her use of cloth, textured paper, glue and colored ink skillfully adhered to a painted background was one of her favorite mediums to display her genius, giving the viewer this three-dimensional effect. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

Painting

Milkmaid with Cows
1868-1951, Dutch

A beautiful rural farm scene by the Dutch artist, Johann Scherrewitz. The image measures 16X20 inches in a period gilt frame measuring 26X30 inches. Scherrewitz is best known as a painter of the Dutch Landscape and rural life. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and his works can be found in many private collections.

Print

Les Bons Bourgeois
1808-1879, French

Lithograph, image size 12 x 9 inches, 1847, D. 1543, plate signed "h.D." l.l., this is from the comic journal of the time, "Le Charivari", published Sept. 28, 1847, which Daumier used as a venue for his views on the corrupt social and political life of the elite. For example, through the use of satire he portrayed the king as a money eating "Gargantua" which landed him in jail for six months. He was referred to as the "Michelangelo of caricature" by his fellow artists creating over 500 paintings and 1000 drawings in his lifetime.

Drawing

Into the Woods
1872- c.1950, American

This mixed media drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 11 3/8 x 10 inches on medium weight 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.