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

Returning Home, A herdsman and his flock
1775-1862, British

Watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower left, 1807, 20 x 27 inches

Print

Illustration For The Farrie Queen
19th C.

1882, Etching, 6 1/2x8, plate signed

Drawing

Modernist Landscape
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for a festival held at the Hotel Meynier d'Oppede in 1970, sheet size measures 19 5/8 x 16 inches. Guibal was known for his abstract motifs of wind, birds, women and the sea, exibiting in Paris, London, Stockholm and the US.