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

Spring, Ponte Landolfo, Italy
20th c., American

Watercolor, 20 x 23 in., signed lower right

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.