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Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Daniel Webster With Bust of Washington
1808-1888, American

A very fine original engraving of Daniel Webster, after the painting by Thomas B. Lawson, image size 26 1/2 x 18 inches, 1852, engraved and printed by C. E. Wagstaff and Jos. Andrews, in what appears to be the original frame. Daniel Webster was a noted Senator, lawyer and politician from New Hampshire, who also served as secretary of state twice, under the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore.

Drawing

Christmas Card     1944
1872- c.1950, American

Designed by the artist for the family's 1944 Christmas card, done on lightweight paper. It measures 7 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Dawes spent many years in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.