Percival Gaskell
1868-1934, British

Edge of the Lake
1868-1934, British

This atmospheric landscape by Percival Gaskell measures 6 3/8 x 11 1/8 inches. It is plate signed and pencil signed. British born Gaskell rose to fame along with his contemporary, Sir Francis Short in the engraving school at the Royal College of Art during the early 20th century. Known for his ability to create stunning effects of shade and light in his landscapes he became one of the foremost etchers in Britain of his time.


In the Garden
1868-1934, British

This very fine impression with its deep rich tones measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, c. 1930. Presented on cream wove paper, this original drypoint has wide margins with a sheet size of 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower border. Born in England and educated in Cambridge, Gaskell studied art in London and Italy before studying under Sir Frank Short at the Royal College of Art.


Dying Day
1868-1934, British

Mezzotint, image size 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, c. 1915, pencil signed below image, titled in lower margin.


Dawn
1868-1934, British

Mezzotint, image size 9 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, pencil signed. This is a very rich impression printed on chine colle adhered to a heavy weight wove type paper.


A Welsh Estuary
1868-1934, British

Etching, image size 5 5/8 x 9 7/8 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

Owari Province, Tsushima Tenno Festival
1797-1858, Japanese

This is a vibrant original color woodblock print by Japanese master printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige, from his series 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces'. The image size is 13 1/2 x 9 inches, published in 1853, with the Aratame censor seal. This image depicts the Tsushima Tenno Festival in Owari Province with elaborately decorated boats drifting down the river. Impressions of this image can be found in the collections of several prestigious museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".