Dewitt Harvey Fessenden
1885-1952?, American

Wall Street
1885-1952?, American

Etching, image size 14 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed

Painting

Narragansett Bay
1835-1910, American

A lovely 1884 marine scene, by the American Luminist landscape painter, Edmund Darch Lewis. Sight size is 14 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches and is signed and dated on the lower right, watercolor with gouache, framed. A recognizable talent at an early age, Lewis studied under the German born, Hudson River School artist, Paul Weber. The Philadelphia Public Ledger described Lewis as "a tremendous talent, great freedom from tradition." His art was in high demand from the beginning and he developed a national following.

Print

Vegetable Market
1872-1941, French

Etching, image size 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches, edition of 60, pencil signed and numbered. Provenance: Brooks Reed Gallery, Boston. Brouet was born to a poor family in Paris in 1872, and as a teenager worked as an apprentice lithographer and lute maker. He attended the Ecole des Beaux Artes, under the tutelage of Gustave Moreau, and was then introduced to etching by Auguste Delatre. He went on to become one of the most successful original etchers of the early 20th century in France, specializing in scenes of daily life of the working class as well as his remarkable images of dancers.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1941
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1941, image size 10 7/8 x 7 inches.