A Woodland Spring
1857-1927, American

This is a richly painted, atmospheric woodland scene by the New England artist Joseph H. Greenwood. Oil on board, 6 x 8 inches, 1898, signed and dated on the lower right. Greenwood started out as a factory worker and then a teacher and eventually became Worcester's most noted landscape painter who preferred to paint the natural beauty of rural New England's four seasons. He was influenced by his contemporaries, George Inness and Willard Metcalf and studied in the Boston area with R. Swain Gifford and John Appleton Brown.


Three Musicians
1900-1971, British

This hand colored etching by Elyse Ashe Lord measures 15 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and numbered. Elyse Lord was a British artist, although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality.


All-y, All-y In Free
20th c., American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left