Prentiss Taylor
1907-1991, American

Women's Club Carnival
1907-1991, American

A whimsical scene by Prentiss Taylor created in 1950. It is pencil signed, dated, numbered and titled on the lower margin. Taylor was an illustrator, lithographer and painter studying at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and then at the Arts Student League in NYC. In the 1930's he fell in love with lithography and concentrated on that medium for the remainder of his life. He depicted realistic and narrative scenes reflecting his personal interest in music, architecture, religion and social justice.

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 West Front, Rouen Cathedral
1857-1926, American

This is a very atmospheric etching of the scaffolding and facade of Rouen Cathedral in France. Image size 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 1907, edition of 90, cat: Wuerth-470, pencil signed "JPennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this image himself. A richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone.

Drawing

View from the Mountain
$275.00
19th Century, British

Watercolor on paper, 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches, 1871, signed and dated.