F. Leslie Thompson
20th C.

Solitude
20th C.

This is a vibrant color etching and aquatint by F. Leslie Thompson; a quiet scene of an old tree by a lake, bathed in the warm light of the setting sun. The image size is 8 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1940s, pencil signed and titled.

Painting

Children's Battle
1819-1886, French

A lovely oil on canvas depicting children playing war games. The image is unsigned but we are attributing this painting to the French artist, Pierre Edouard Frere. Sight size measures 10 x 7 7/8 inches and is housed in a period gilt frame measuring 13 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Frere was known for his images of children, usually of the lower classes, experiencing the joys and struggles of their very young lives.

Print

Edgar Thomson Works
1857-1926, American

This is a great industrial scene of the Edgar Thomson Works steel mill on the banks of the Monongahela River in East Pittsburgh, PA. Etching, image size 11 x 8 inches, published in 1909 in an edition of 90, cat: Wuerth-517, pencil signed. The Edgar Thomson Works was built in 1873 first producing was steel rails for the railroads. In 1995 the mill was designated a historic landmark and is still in operation today.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.