George C. Wales
1868-1940

Rum and Bibles
1868-1940

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, 1931, pencil signed l.r. "George C. Wales", plate inscribed l.l. "Rum and Bibles for the West Coast of Africa G.C.W. 1931". Wales was born in Boston in 1868. He studied architecture at MIT and after graduation worked at a prominent firm in the Boston area eventually opening his own. It was only when he was nearing fifty that he became interested in the art of etching. His first exhibit was in 1921, by 1923 he had "mastered" the lithography process and in 1927 Wales published a book on etchings of American ships.


Winged Racer
1868-1940

etching, 1927, pencil signed, 5 1/2x7 1/4


The Fore Chains
1868-1940

etching, 1922, ed. 54, 9 7/8x7, pencil signed

Painting

Surf, Monhegan
1869-1955, American

A brilliant seascape by the renowned artist, Sears Gallagher. Created c. 1920, sight size is 13 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches and is signed by the artist on the lower right. On the back of the sheet, written in the artist hand, is the title and the artists signature. Known for his etchings and watercolors of historic streets and landmarks in and around Boston, he also had a love of marine settings and created many scenes of coastal Maine, especially Monhegan Island.

Print

Henry Prince of Wales
1698 - 1780, Dutch

Engraving, 1738, after a painting by Oliver "Henry Prince of Wales Son of King James I", in the collection of Dr. Mead, image size 14 x 8 3/4 inches

Drawing

Seashore
1872- c.1950, American

Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches, c. 1940s.