William Brueske

The Pessimist

Etching and aquatint from 1952. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right: "William Brueske '52". Plate signed in the lower left. Pencil titled in the lower left. Print 4 in an edition of 9. Plate measures 7 7/8 x 6 inches on 10 5/8 x 6 7/8 inch laid type paper. This print has a jarring, abstract composition of negative imagery and details that are hidden at first glance.

Painting

Pastoral Landscape with Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a great original painting by George Arthur Hays, with several cows resting in a verdant landscape. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, 1908, signed lower left, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Rabbis Reading by Candlelight
1881-1948, Born in Shivelbein, Germany in 1881. Turner worked in Berlin from 1901-1936 and emmigrated to Belgium following the outbreak of WWII.

Pencil signed etching c. 1935. Image measures 8 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches.

Drawing

Shaded View
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, done on a gray, medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH, with its majestic views of Mt. Monadnock, where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.