Sears Gallagher
1869-1955, American

Surf, Monhegan
1869-1955, American

A brilliant seascape by the renowned artist, Sears Gallagher. Created c. 1920, sight size is 13 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches and is signed by the artist on the lower right. On the back of the sheet, written in the artist hand, is the title and the artists signature. Known for his etchings and watercolors of historic streets and landmarks in and around Boston, he also had a love of marine settings and created many scenes of coastal Maine, especially Monhegan Island.


Old and New Boston
1869-1955, American

This Sears Gallagher etching measures 13 x 6 inches and is pencil signed on the lower left margin. A ghostly image of the Boston Custom House Tower looms in the background contrasting with a much more detailed foreground of city dwellers going about their daily routine.


St. Ives Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England
1869-1955, American

This fine 1912 etching by Sears Gallagher measures 5 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower left margin. Born in Boston, Gallagher studied drawing and watercolor locally, later refining his skills at the Academie Julian in Paris. Gallagher became one of America's leading etchers and watercolorists, known for his New England landscapes, historic Boston landmarks as well as views of New York, Venice and England's Cornish seacoast.


Somerset Club, Boston
1869-1955, American

This street scene by Sears Gallagher measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower left margin. Born in Boston, Gallagher studied drawing and watercolor locally, later refining his skills at the Academie Julian in Paris. He is best known for his images of historic sites and landmarks in Boston.


The Boston Customs House
1869-1955, American

Etching, image size 8 1/2 X 6 3/4 inches, pencil signed, framed

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

Figures in the Field
1888-1972, American

Etching, 5/50, image size 8 7/8 x 13 15/16", pencil signed, N.A.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned