Asa Cheffetz
1896-1965, American

In Retrospect
1896-1965, American

This is a very fine original wood engraving by New England artist Asa Cheffetz. The image size of this print is 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, it was published in 1930, and is number 27 in the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts catalog. It is pencil signed "Asa Cheffetz, imp" lower right, the "imp" indicating that Cheffetz printed this image himself. Framed. Asa Cheffetz was known for his wood engravings of rural scenes, many of them set in the Vermont countryside. In this quiet scene, Cheffetz uses extremely delicate lines to create rich textures and remarkable tonal range.(M)


Daybreak
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 5 x 7 inches, c. 1933, pencil signed l.r. "Asa Cheffetz - imp." and titled l.l. "Daybreak", Springfield - 45.


Bridge over Mad River (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Engraving, image size 5 3/16 x 7 7/16 inches, 1946, edition of 250, pub. in 1948 by Associated American Artists; signed Asa Cheffetz" in pencil l.r., accompanied by an original label from AAA.


Border Country (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/8 x 9 inches, c. 1944, cat. Springfield-67, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label


Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-79, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label


Summertide (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-80, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label


Farm Buildings
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 4 5/8 x 9 inches, c. 1945, cat. Springfield-76, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label. The gallery has more than one impression of this print.


Summer Sabbath (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, cat. Museum of Fine Art, Springfield-77, 1946, published by Associated American Artists, pencil signed lower right. The gallery has more than one impression of this print. This view of a Vermont farm nestled among rolling hills is in many ways representative of Cheffetz's art, which often involves idyllic scenes executed with a high level of detail. Purchase Prize Winner, First Annual National Fine Print Competition.


Barns
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, 1934, Springfield Museum 46. Signed, titled and dedicated in pencil "For Mr. and Mrs. Guy Littell, with best wishes."


Profile of a Man
1896-1965, American

Wood Engraving, image size 5 x 3 inches, unsigned early proof not found in the catalogue of the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Farm Buildings
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size: 8 5/8 x 9 inches, c. 1945, cat. Springfield-76, initialed on block lower left, identified on reverse, Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Summer Sabbath (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-77, initialed on block lower center, identified on reverse. Purchase Prize Winner First Annual National Fine Print Competition. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Distant Haze (Essex Co., N.Y.)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size:4 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches, c. 1941, cat. Springfield-60, initialed on block lower left, identified on reverse, Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Border Country (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/8 x 9 inches, c. 1944, cat. Springfield-67, initialed on block lower center, identified on reverse. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-79, initialed on block lower right, identified on reverse. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Down Montgomery Way (Vermont)
1896-1965, American

Wood engraving, image sizeL 4 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches, 1940, cat. Springfield-57, initialed on block lower left, identified on reverse, provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.

Painting

Rockhill
1907-1982, British/American

Mixed media, sight size 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, titled and dated l.r. "rockhill 67", framed. Nora Unwin was a children's illustrator and author. Born near London, England into a family where several members were engaged in publishing and printing. She is best known for her work in book illustration and wood carving. After moving to the States she became a member of the National Academy of Design in New York and earned a Newbery mention for "Mountain Born", and a Newbery Medal for "Amos Fortune, Free Man". The Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire is the keeper of the Nora S.

Print

Water Bird Pair
18th c., English

Hand colored engravings, circa 1709, image size 14 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, monogram in plate

Drawing

The Artist's Daughter
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint on gessoed board with black, white, and red chalk, 9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1960, unsigned.