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

Early Autumn
1857 - 1915, American

This is a very atmospheric landscape by William C. Fitler, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, c. 1890, signed in the lower left corner, in a period carved walnut frame. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Fitler studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was known for his tonalist inspired landscapes of New York and New England. He exhibited his work widely in the late 19th century, including at the National Academy, the Brooklyn Art Club, the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Street Scene with Donkeys, Toledo
$175.00
1880 - 1968, American

Etching, image size 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches, c. 1915, unsigned, estate stamped on reverse, titled in pencil, possibly in the artist's hand. Kuehne was an American artist who studied in NYC before traveling extensively throughout Europe. After returning to the U.S. he became friends and colleagues with Edward Hopper, William Glackens and Charles Prendergast. From 1914-1917, Kuehne lived and worked in Spain creating many landscapes and architectural scenes, including this lively street scene in the city of Toledo.

Drawing

An Old Bridge
1846-1938, American

This two sided drawing by Stephen Parrish measures 6 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Done in black ink, c. 1890, with a Maxfield Parrish Jr. family stamp on the lower right and upper left in black ink. Another drawing of a homestead with split rail fence, possibly his own, in on the reverse.