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

Cattle Crossing
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 25 x 48 inches. Provenance originally sold by Doll & Richards, label on back. Painting is in original custom frame. Signed in the lower right with the word "munchen," meaning it was painted in Munich. Circa 1879.

Print

Inner Harbor Gloucester
1846-1938, American

Etching, image size 9 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches, plate signed and dated l.l. "Stephen Parrish 1883".

Drawing

A Concert
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil sketch of a concert bill by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches.