Julius Lankes
1884-1960, American

Sharpening the Seythe
1884-1960, American

This 1937 wood engraving by the American artist, Julius Lankes measures 9 1/8 x 6 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated. Lankes attended the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His father worked in a lumber mill and used to bring home scrapes of wood. "It was like getting a daily present," wrote Lankes. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and by William Morris.


Sunday Afternoon
1884-1960, American

This 1936 woodcut by Julus Lankes is plate signed and measures 7 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches and comes with an American Artist Group label and provenance. Lankes attended the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His father worked in a lumber mill and used to bring home scrapes of wood. "It was like getting a daily present," wrote Lankes. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and by William Morris. He illustrated work for Robert Frost and Beatrix Potter and collaborated with Rockwell Kent on the "Doremus Series".

Painting

Travelers on a Country Road

This is a very fine original 19th Century painting in the style of Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek (1807-1868). Oil on panel, 7 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, c. 1850, unsigned, in an ornate period gilt frame. Although this painting is unsigned, the style and subject are very reminiscent of the work of Dutch artist Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek, who was known for his delicately painted atmospheric landscapes.

Print

The Mill
1883-1957, English

This is a very fine original etching by British artist Edward Julius Detmold. Image size 5 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches, c. 1925, pencil signed. Edward Julius Detmold's artistic talents were apparent at an early age. He and his twin brother, Charles Maurice Detmold, were both considered well beyond their years in their artistic abilities. Their watercolors were being exhibited at the Royal Academy by age 13, the youngest artists to be admitted at the time.

Drawing

House on a Hill
1916-, American

Watercolor on paper, 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, titled, signed and dated in pen on reverse, inscribed Westchester County N.Y., Nov 30, '33