James Foxcroft Cole
1837-1892

The Three Cows
1837-1892

Etching, image size 9 x 12 inches, 1883, plate signed l.l.

Painting

"Rhinefalls, Zurich"
1866-1937, Italian

Gouache, attributed to Giovanni Giani, circa 1890, image size 12 5/8 x 19 inches in period frame.

Print

Ruffed Grouse
1907-1982, British/American

A beautiful miniature New England landscape with a pair of grouse by Peterborough, NH artist Nora S. Unwin. Wood engraving on Japan paper, image size 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches, published in 1947 for Kiernan's 'Footnotes on Nature', cat: McGoldrick-149, a small edition of 12 impressions, pencil signed, numbered and titled, framed. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".