James Foxcroft Cole
1837-1892

The Three Cows
1837-1892

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

Painting

Landscape with Sheep and Chickens
1849-1931, Belgian

This is a beautiful dusky farmyard scene by Belgian artist Eugene Remy Maes, painted in oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, c. 1890, signed "Th van Sluys"(a pseudonym of Maes') in the lower right corner. An inscription on the back reads "Je soussigné declare aroir pacint le tableau ci contre -Th van Sluys". This painting comes in a remarkable period frame that has been recently regilded. Maes was born in the small village of Puurs, Belgium and moved to Antwerp as a young man. He specialized in images of farm animals, such as this twilight pastoral scene.

Print

The Promising Puppy
1896-1982, American

This original etching by William Schaldach measures 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered. Annotated message to "the Winns..." on the lower margin written in the artist's hand. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1941
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1941, image size 10 7/8 x 7 inches.