Leonard H. Mersky
20th C.

Painting

Portrait of Marguerite Chitterton Albee

Portrait of Marguerite Chitterton Albee, oil on canvas, unsigned, 19th century, Massachusetts School. Original period frame, size 34 x 29 inches, sight size, 25 1/2 x 20 inches. Identity of Albee furnished by former owner.

Print

Bird
1922-2000, American

A remarkable original etching by Leonard Baskin, this image measures 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1960s in an edition of 200, not in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and after a three year stint in the Navy, studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy. Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.

Drawing

Winter Scenes
1872- c.1950, American

Two nice sketches of houses with snow-covered rooftops by Dexter Dawes. They both measure 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches on a medium weight drawing paper.