John George Brown
1831-1913, American

Business Neglected
1831-1913, American

Etching, image size 13 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches, c. 1884, cat: Tyler-10, plate signed and pencil signed. This is a very rich impression printed on Japan paper. John George Brown grew up in a poor family in London, becoming an apprentice at a glass factory at the age of 14. In 1853 he emigrated to Brooklyn and studied art at the National Academy of Design, becoming one of the most successful American artists of the 19th century. This etching is an excellent example of the slightly sentimental depictions of the working class and homeless children of New York City for which Brown was known.


The Shoeshine Boy
1831-1913, American

etching,1887,etching by H.Pruet Share,17X12 1/2",pencil signed

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

The Helmet
1834-1900, Japanese

Color woodblock, circa 1850s, image size 14 x 9 1/4 inches, framed

Drawing

Landscape Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

Dexter Dawes drawing of Mt. Monadnock with trees in the foreground. Also, start of sketch on reverse.