Sir Francis Dodd
1874-1949, British

Zaragoza
1874-1949, British

Etching, image size 9 5/8 x 16 7/8 inches, c. 1920, edition of 100, pencil signed lower right, titled and editioned in pencil on lower margin of the sheet.


Charles March Gere
1874-1949, British

This drypoint etching of the English landscape painter, Charles March Gere, c. 1927, measures 12 x 10 1/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right margin. Francis Dodd was born in Wales and trained at the Glasgow School of Art winning the Haldane Scholarship in 1893 enabling him to travel and study in France, Italy and Spain. During WWI he became a portrait war artist producing more than 30 portraits of senior officers. After the war he gained considerable notoriety for his watercolors as well as his printmaking.

Painting

At Bellerive, Lake Geneva
1826-1910, Swiss

This is a very fine painting of a man and his dog fishing in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches, c. 1880, signed in the lower left corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Another very similar painting by Vuagnat of the same location is in the collection of the Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia.

Print

Le Chapeau Epingle (The Pinned Hat)
1841-1919, French

This is a remarkable original etching by French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir, image size is 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches, 1894, cat: Delteil-8, plate signed. An early impression on antique laid type paper with ample margins. The two girls in this image are Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot, and her cousin Paulette Gobillard. Julie Manet was one of Renoir's favorite models, and appears in many of his paintings and prints.

Drawing

Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.