Francis Hopkinson Smith
1838-1915, American

Bath Abbey
1838-1915, American

This rare, early 20th C. etching by Francis Hopkinson Smith measures 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled. Smith was an author, artist and engineer, writing many books but also known for his atmospheric watercolors and oils. In his early years he is credited with building the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. At the age of 50 he gave up his engineering career and devoted the rest of his life to writing and painting.

Painting

Autumn Landscape

This early 20th. century oil painting by Rene de'l Arnet(?) measures 25 x 30 inches. This fine impressionistic water scene with sunlit fields in the distance is well painted using a subtle color palette with a nice tonal and textural range.

Print

The Fisherman's Home
1859-1921, Scottish

Measuring 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, "The Fisherman's Home" is very similar to Strang's painting of the same name from 1905 which is owned by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This richly inked print from the Baldwin-Wallace College collection is also signed in pencil by the artist along the lower right edge of the image.

Drawing

Monadnock Nursery Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

A pencil sketch for "The Monadnock Nursery" by Dexter Dawes measures 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches on lightweight paper.