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

Meadow in Bloom
1876-1936, American

Oil on artist board, 12 x 16 inches, c. 1930, unsigned. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes. He was a member of many prestigious artist's groups, including the Salmagundi Club, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Connecticut League of Art Students and the Springfield Art League.

Print

Topsail Schooners in a Match
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 x 6 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.

Drawing

Abstract Nude
1919-1993, French

Watercolor study for Hotel Meynier d'Oppede cultural festival held yearly in Aix-En-Provence in southern France. Sheet size is 20 x 15 1/4 inches, 1970, pencil signed "Imbert".