William Patterson
20th C. American

20th C. American

Etching, image size 14 1/8 x 11 inches, pencil signed and titled "Patterson"l.r., "Sleeping" l.l.

Sunday Morning
20th C. American

Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches, 1981, pencil signed and annotated "artists proof." A wintry view of the chapel on the campus of UMass Amherst, where the artist was a professor from 1971-2002.

After Vermeer
20th C. American

Etching, image size 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches, pencil signed


Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.


The High Jump
b. 1911, American

Woodblock, image size 4 x 6 inches, 1937, initialed in the plate, pencil signed and dated. As is typical with this artist, he hand signed and dated his images on the paper window mat, rather than the sheet itself.


Grove of Trees
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil sketch of a grove of trees with a landscape in the background by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 1/2 x 11 inches on a medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.