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

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Notre Dame de Laon
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 13 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, 1929, third state of three, from the 1929 edition of 100(Fletcher 219) from the French Church Series #26, plate signed l.r. "Arms, 1929" and titled l.l. "Notre Dame de Laon", pencil signed l.r. "John Taylor Arms - 1929", provenance Kennedy & Co., NYC.

Drawing

Landscape at Twilight
1864-1929, American

pastel, sight size 9 X 12 1/4 inches, c. 1910, unsigned, attributed to AC Goodwin. Spring twilight landscape. (M)