Leonard H. Mersky
20th C.

Painting

The Whalemen
1875-1962, American

A beautiful seascape by the American artist, Gordon Grant. Canvas size is 28 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1940, signed l.l., titled on backing, owned by the same family since 1971. Gordon Grant was born in California. At 13 years of age he traveled alone to Great Britain on a sailing vessel, around Cape Horn, for his education. This experience stayed with him for the rest of his life. He is most widely known for his marine paintings and fine prints.

Print

Le Voyageur a l'Abri  (The Sheltering Traveller)
1837-1911, French

Etching and aquatint, image size 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches, Bliss 83, pencil signed, l.r "A. Legros", laid watermark paper, collectors stamp.

Drawing

Christmas Card     1944
1872- c.1950, American

Designed by the artist for the family's 1944 Christmas card, done on lightweight paper. It measures 7 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Dawes spent many years in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.