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

Summer Shadows

A lovely oil on canvas, c. 1905, measuring 15 x 12 inches, initials on the lower left corner of the painting,"A.T.S". Boston School early 20th century, with Boston canvas label on the back. (M)

Print

Across the Railroad Tracks
1879-1961, American

This early 20th century etching by the American artist Robert Hogg Nisbet measures 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled. Nisbet's artistic talents were apparent at an early age, enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design at age 8. With some schooling in NY and time abroad, he later taught at Brown University. Among his many accomplishments were several etching awards, and the National Arts Club prize. Near the end of his life he settled in Kent, Conn where he founded the Kent Art Association.

Drawing

Still Life with Cosmos and Larkspur
1872- c.1950, American

This is a very fine floral still life by Dexter Dawes, watercolor on paper, c. 1930s, unsigned.