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Painting

A Country Road at Twilight
1833-1927, American

This is a fine Barbizon inspired landscape by American artist William Parsons Winchester Dana. Oil on canvas, 11 x 17 inches, 1909, signed and dated in the lower right corner, in a period gilt frame. Dana was born in Boston and as a young man spent some time at sea before traveling to Paris to study at the Ecole de Beaux Artes. He became known for his seascapes and images of the French landscape, which he often painted in a luminous softly lit style, greatly influenced by the French Barbizon school of painting.

Print

The New Moon
1857-1945, British

Aquatint, image size 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches, 1918, cat. Hardie-163, pencil signed. One of Short's largest aquatints, this scene depicts two fishermen on the Bure at Stokesby Ferry near Acle in Norfolk.

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.