Philip Kappel
1901-1981, American

Boat Builders, Essex
1901-1981, American

This etching and drypoint by Phillip Kappel measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches, is signed by the artist on the l.r., c. 1957, framed. Kappel was born in Hartford, Conn. 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." Artist provenance on label on backing.


Powder Snow, New Milford, Conn.
1901-1981, American

This wonderful New England scene by Phillip Kappel measures 9 x 7 1/2 inches. Published in 1953 by the AAA in an edition of 250, this image is signed and titled with an inscription by the artist on the lower margin. Framed.


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.


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 "Curiosity"
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

Boats and Wagons on the Beach
1839-1892, British

Watercolor 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, signed "G. Sheffield" l.l., sepia on paperboard.

Print

The Messenger
1890-1968, Latvian-American

A remarkable original etching by Latvian-American artist Isaac Friedlander, this image measures 13 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches, published in 1953 in a small edition of 30 impressions, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with with a strong political message.

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.