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Painting

Portelet Bay, Jersey
1839-1909, English

Vibrant oil seascape, c. 1880, by British artist, Sarah Louisa Kilpack. Painting size measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches in a period frame that measures 10 x 13 inches, signed l.l., oil on paper on board, location written on backing. Born in London in 1839, Sarah Louisa Kilpack was recognized as a talented pianist and artist but after a series of misfortunes she gave up the piano and concentrated exclusively on her painting.

Print

The Valley of the Toucque
1874-?, French

Etching after Troyon, image size: 6 3/4 x 9 inches, plate signed lower right

Drawing

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.