The Farmyard
1844-1902, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.


March of the Weavers

This is an evocative etching by Kathe Kollwitz, from her series "The Weaver's Revolt". Image size 8 x 11 3/8 inches, mid century restrike published by Von der Becke, blindstamp in the lower right margin, with the label from Ferdinand Roten Galleries. Kollwitz was a German Expressionist artist known for her dramatic images of the poor, especially women and children, and the stark realities of poverty and war. Her two most famous series are the 'Weaver's Revolt' and the 'Peasant War', both inspired by historical events.


Christmas Card 1945
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1945, image size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.