Joseph Lauber
19th C.

Primitive Methods Of Early Days
19th C.

Etching, 8x12 1/4, plate signed


Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.


Passing Fancy
1908-1978, American

Lithograph, image size 8 x 6 1/16 inches, pub. 1934, signed and titled in pencil, also plate signed, edition of 25 or fewer (McCulloch 98). Freeman is known for his depictions of urban life in the Depression era 30's. In this one, a glimpse of nightlife on a busy city street.


Christmas Card 1948
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, 1948, image size 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches.