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.


Plantation Party
1901-1981, American

lithograph,1940,plate signed,14 5/8X18 1/8",R

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Banks of the Oise
1848-1921, French

Etching after Rousseau, image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches, 1883, plate signed

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing with two images, image sizes 4 3/8 x 5 and 5 x 6 1/8 inches.