Sir Frank Short
1857-1945, British

Strolling Players, Lydd
1857-1945, British

A wonderful etching depicting a band of strolling musicians and their caravan, by the British etcher, Sir Frank Short, measures 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches. Pencil signed on the l.r., Hardie cat: 335, 1907.

A South Coast Road, Pegwell Bay
1857-1945, British

Etching, image size 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, 1903, 2nd state, cat: Hardie-323, printed on cream laid paper, blindstamp l.r. margin, pencil signed.

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.

Cottage And Harvesters
1857-1945, British

mezzotint, 6 1/2x11, pencil signed


Narragansett Bay
1835-1910, American

A lovely 1884 marine scene, by the American Luminist landscape painter, Edmund Darch Lewis. Sight size is 14 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches and is signed and dated on the lower right, watercolor with gouache, framed. A recognizable talent at an early age, Lewis studied under the German born, Hudson River School artist, Paul Weber. The Philadelphia Public Ledger described Lewis as "a tremendous talent, great freedom from tradition." His art was in high demand from the beginning and he developed a national following.


Flying Widgeon
1862-1951, American

A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds.


Across the River
1872- c.1950, American

A very fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 7 1/2 x 11 inches.