Herbert Ogden Waters
1903-1996, American

October
1903-1996, American

Plate initialed in the lower left. Pencil editioned and signed in the lower right. Edition of 75. Plate size 7 3/8 x 6 5/8 on 10 x 9 1/8 inch thin laid type paper. C. 1952. The artist has skillfully captured the variety of contours and textures found in nature and and makes good use of negative space in this lively print.


Les Smith's Barn
1903-1996, American

This is an original wood engraving, image size 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches, printed on arches wove-type paper size 14 1/2 x 1/8 inches. The print is plate initialed and pencil signed and titled. It was printed and created in 1981, print 101 in an edition of 125.


Ohio in the Spring
1903-1996, American

This is a very fine original wood engraving, image size 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, c. 1940, edition of 75, pencil signed, numbered and titled, framed. Born in China of missionary parents, Herbert Waters graduated from high school in Shanghai and then moved to the US to pursue his art career. After college at Dennison University he taught at UNH and the Holderness School and became an artist for NH's WPA project. He excelled at the art of wood engraving and he used the beauty of the NH landscape as his inspiration.

Painting

Locked In
1830-1902, German

A lovely oil on canvas depicting children playing war games. Unsigned, canvas size measures 10 x 7 7/8 inches and is housed in a period gilt frame measuring 13 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches.

Print

A Brig at Anchor
1818-1910, British

A fine original etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 1870, state V/V, published in 'The Portfolio, VII' (1876), cat: Schneiderman-134, signed and dated in the plate. Although this image is the published state, the rich tones and delicate drypoint lines indicate this to be an early impression, before these details were worn away during publication. A beautiful impression on a thin Japan paper.

Drawing

Autumn Hills
20th Cent., American

This delightfully vibrant watercolor painting measures 10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches on heavy weight textured watercolor paper. Signed in the lower left.