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Philip Kappel
1901-1981, American

Mender of Shoes - Rabat, Morocco
1901-1981, American

This etching by Philip Kappel measures 8 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches. A 1st proof, created in 1945, is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


Slack Water, East River, N.Y.
1901-1981, American

This early proof by Philip Kappel, c. 1930, measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


The Holystoners-Bound for Haiti
1901-1981, American

Etching, drypoint, image size 9 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, 1935, pencil signed l.r. "Philip Kappel". Selected for "Fine Prints of the Year", 1936, pl.74. The image was made on the Columbia Line's Bogota or Columbia. The Haitian crew used soft volcanic tufa to scrub down the wooden decks. The bulldog, center, was the vessel's mascot.


Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


In Tow
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


Topsail Schooners in a Match
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 x 6 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


A Marine Pathway
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, 1934, plate signed and pencil signed.


Sail and Steam
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1935, plate signed and pencil signed.


Chatham Bar
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 3 1/8 x 4 inches, c. 1942, pencil signed. A small landscape overlooking the ocean on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


The Mill at the Falls
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8, plate signed and pencil signed.


Curiosity
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed


Sailboat
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, pencil signed


Street in Morocco
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, pencil signed


Old Love
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 6 7/8 x 8 13/16 inches, inscribed "Artist Proof"


The Windjammer
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 10 x 7 inches, inscribed "Artist Proof", pencil signed lower right


Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, printed on "J Whatman" watermarked paper, pencil signed


Flies versus worms
1901-1981, American

Drypoint etching, 1954 AAA edition of 250, image size 7 7/8 x 10 inches, pencil signed


Cartegana Harbor
1901-1981, American

Etching, 1937 AAA edition of 250, image size 10 x 8 incvhes, pencil signed

Painting

Lake in the Mountains
1813-1891, American

Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches, c. 1875, signed "SL Gerry," l.l, in what appears to be the original gilt frame. Samuel Gerry was a self-taught artist known for his majestic mountain landscapes, especially of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Although he didn't have much formal training, he was greatly influenced by the work of Thomas Cole and A. B Durand, as well as some artists of the European schools. In the 1840s, Gerry was considered the leader of the White Mountain School of landscape painters.

Print

Portrait of Kabuki Actor
1834-1900, Japanese

Color Woodblock print by Chikanobu Toyohara, framed

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".