Alessandro Mastro-Valerio
1889-1953, Italian/American

Morning
1889-1953, Italian/American

This is a gorgeous original mezzotint, image size 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, published in a small edition of 30 in 1935, reproduced in "Fine Prints of the Year 1935", pencil signed and numbered. Alessandro Mastro-Valerio was born and raised in Italy and studied at the Salvatore Rosa Art Institute in Naples before moving to the United States. He became known for his graceful mezzotints of female nudes; this image is one of his earliest mezzotints, yet his distinctive style of richly sculptural figures and a deep, atmospheric sense of light and shadow is already well established.


Morning Papers
1889-1953, Italian/American

Mezzotint, image size 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 1941, pencil signed

Painting

Almost Home

Oil on board, image size 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, unsigned.

Print

Country Houses
19th century, French

Etching aquatint, dated 1929, image size 6 7/8/ x 9 1/4 inches, broad borders, pencil signed

Drawing

House With Trees
1872- c.1950, American

This pen and ink drawing, by Dexter Dawes, measures 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.