Sidney Litten
English, 1887-1949

Marshes
English, 1887-1949

"Marshes" is an atmospheric landscape by Sydney MacKenzie Litten done in an edition of 80. It measures 7 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. While attending the Royal College of Art in London, Litten became a pupil of Frank Short, who is credited with the revival of the messotint and aquatint process in England. Litten became well known for his landscapes and their sense of space and his architectual views. Living in London he became the Senior Master at the St. Martins School of Art.


The Gate of Justice, Granada
English, 1887-1949

Etching, image size 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, ed. of 80, pencil signed and inscribed "XV"


Venice Harbor Scene
English, 1887-1949

Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed and editioned


Coming Home
English, 1887-1949

etching, 1928, edition: 58/75, image size: 7 7/8x9 3/8 inches,pencil signed

Painting

Rockhill
1907-1982, British/American

Mixed media, sight size 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, titled and dated l.r. "rockhill 67", framed. Nora Unwin was a children's illustrator and author. Born near London, England into a family where several members were engaged in publishing and printing. She is best known for her work in book illustration and wood carving. After moving to the States she became a member of the National Academy of Design in New York and earned a Newbery mention for "Mountain Born", and a Newbery Medal for "Amos Fortune, Free Man". The Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire is the keeper of the Nora S.

Print

Lancaster County Farmer
1891-1965, American

Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 1945, cat: Smith-268, printed on watermarked Rives paper, blindstamp from the Society of Print Connoisseurs in l.l. margin, pencil signed.

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".