Kako Morita
active 1902-1917, Japanese

Japanese Diving Beetle
active 1902-1917, Japanese

A delicate hand-painted woodblock print by the well known printmaker and illustrator, Kako Morita. It measures 12 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches. Signature and seal on left border. Kako Morita did illustrations of fish, birds and botanicals for scientific textbooks, many of them located in the permanent collections of the Department of Botany and the Division of Fishes, both Smithsonian Institutions.

Painting

Cabin by the Fjord
1842-1914, Norwegian

This is an incredibly detailed, atmospheric Norwegian landscape of a small cabin at the edge of a fjord, the distant hills fading into a soft morning mist. It is painted in oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, 1871, clearly signed "A Rasmussen 71" in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame.

Print

Late Afternoon
1893-1949, Russian-American

Lithograph,1946,AAA edition of 250,image size: 14X8 1/4 inches,pencil signed

Drawing

Trees and Pool
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 x 11 inches, pencil signed