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

Landscape With Cows
1835-1925, Dutch

A lovely atmospheric oil on wood panel by the Dutch artist Julius Jacobus van de Sande Bakhuyzen. Image size is 6 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches, framed size is 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches, signed l.l., housed in a period qilt frame, c. 1890. Bakhuyzen was born in 1835 in Holland, the son of a well known painter, Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen, who instucted him until he entered the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Print

Destroyers in Wet Basin at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
1887-1953, American

A superb original etching by John Taylor Arms, this image measures 10 x 17 1/4 inches, published in 1943, state III/III, cat: Fletcher- 377, U.S. Navy Series #2, pencil signed and dated. This image shows the ships U.S.S. Radford, Quick, and Mervine at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, South Kearney NJ. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture.

Drawing

The Front Door
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of a country home, shadowed by trees on a summer day by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 5/8 x 11 inches.