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George C. Wales
1868-1940

Rum and Bibles
1868-1940
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
1868-1940
Winged Racer

etching, 1927, pencil signed, 5 1/2x7 1/4


The Fore Chains
1868-1940
The Fore Chains

etching, 1922, ed. 54, 9 7/8x7, pencil signed


Red Jacket
1868-1940
Red Jacket

etching, 1921, pencil signed, 7x9 3/4,

Painting

Abstract
b.1910, American
Abstract

Oil on board, visible size 14 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches, signed lower right, framed

Print

Lifting Potatoes
1859-1921, Scottish
Lifting Potatoes

1882, etching, 6 1/4x9

Drawing

Nude Study, Reclining
1893-1986, American
Nude Study, Reclining

Drawing, image size 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, pencil signed