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Painting

The Farmyard
1844-1902, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.

Print

Study for a Decoration
1890-1978, English

This is a very fine original etching by Gerald Brockhurst, image size 6 x 4 5/8 inches, 1926, edition of 76, pencil signed and inscribed "To Ben- from Brock" below the image, and "Happy Christmas" in the lower margin. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him.

Drawing

Monadnock View
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of Monadnock by Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. Pencil on medium weight paper, measuring 11 x 15 inches.