William Preston Phelps
1848-1923, American

Landscape with Grazing Cattle
1848-1923, American

12 x 18 inch oil on canvas painting of cows grazing in a sunlit field, with Mount Monadnock in the background. Framed in a beautiful 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower right, "W.P. Phelps."


Autumn Birches
1848-1923, American

A wonderful forest interior of birches in autumn. Oil on canvas painting, 14 x 20 inches in a deeply carved 23 x 28 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower left "W.P. Phelps."


Woodland Brook
1848-1923, American

A lovely view of a shadow dappled mountain brook in Autumn. This oil on canvas painting measures 18 x 24 inches in a 23 x 28 1/2 inch modern gilt frame. Signed "W. P. Phelps" in the lower left. C. 1900.


Cattle Watering
1848-1923, American

Framed oil on canvas of cows watering with Mount Monadnock in the background, this painting measures 12 x 18 inches, signed "W.P. Phelps" in the lower right. 17 3/4 x 24 1/4 inch gold frame from Maker's picture and frame shop in Lowell, Massachusetts.


The Homestead
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Signed in the lower left. The subject is likely his family homestead in Chesham, New Hampshire.


Cattle Crossing
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 25 x 48 inches. Provenance originally sold by Doll & Richards, label on back. Painting is in original custom frame. Signed in the lower right with the word "munchen," meaning it was painted in Munich. Circa 1879.


Fall Landscape with Sheep
1848-1923, American

A great New Hampshire landscape by William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 16 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner, in a beautiful modern gilt frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Devil's Way, Algiers
1835-1915, American

Etching, image size 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches, 1879, plate signed and dated.

Drawing

Cascade de Flumen

Watercolor, image size 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, laid down on board, unsigned but identification of location on back in French which indicates it's Cascade Flumen near Saint Claude, a small town in France.