George C. Wales

Rum and Bibles

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

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

The Fore Chains

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


Mt Desert from Bar Island
1848-1914, American

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene of Mt Desert Island, Maine, by American Impressionist Frank Rehn. Oil on canvas, 17 x 27 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower left, with a label from the Gallery of Chas F Haseltine, Philadelphia on the back, in an ornate period gilt frame. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Frank Rehn studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and went on to become a successful painter, primarily known for his land and seascapes.


1864-1919, American

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches, twice signed and dated 1918 in the plate, pencil signed.


Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.