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


Abstract Grand
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for festival poster by Henri Guibal, 1970, sheet size measuring 19 5/8 x 16 inches, inscription by artist on lower border.


The Old Mill At Valley Stream

1878, etching, 5x7 1/4, plate signed


Winter Scenes
1872- c.1950, American

Two nice sketches of houses with snow-covered rooftops by Dexter Dawes. They both measure 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches on a medium weight drawing paper.