Ben Messick
1901-1981, American

Heavy Load
1901-1981, American

Lithograph, image size 12 x 8 inches, c. 1940, plate signed.


The Blind Musician and His Family
1901-1981, American

Lithograph, image size 9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches, c. 1940, plate signed.

Painting

Landscape with Sheep
1809-1889, Belgian

This is a beautiful painting of a ewe and her lambs in a summer meadow, with mallard ducks swimming nearby. It is painted with oils on panel and measures 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, 1860, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. There is an inscription in French on the back of the board, written in the artist's hand, but we have been unable to decipher it. Van Severdonck was a Belgian artist known for his small scale landscapes and images of farm animals, especially sheep.

Print

Dustin and Friends
1909-1995, American

Lithograph, 1942, image size: 14 x 10 inches, pencil signed

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.