John Mackie Falconer
1820-1903, American

Negro Huts in Wilmington, N.C.
1820-1903, American

Etching, image size 3 x 5 3/4 inches, c. 1880, plate signed l.r. "JM Falconer" and pencil signed l.r. "Falconer". Falconer was a Scottish-born American etcher, painter, and watercolorist. He belonged to the New York Etching Club, and was made an honorary member of the National Academy of Design in 1856. He is known for his picturesque sites of older buildings and rural ruins. Falconer was a friend of Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Jasper Francis Cropsey and other artists of the Hudson River School.


Washing-Morning "Down South"
1820-1903, American

Etching, image size 7 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches, pub. 1882, plate signed "J. M. Falconer 1882", printed on medium weight laid paper.


Washing Morning Down South, Rural Georgia
1820-1903, American

Etching, 7 1/4 X 12 3/4", 1884, pencil signed.

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

Girl of Hydra
19th century, British

Etching, published in Hammerton's Prtfolio 1883, image size 6 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches

Drawing

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.