This is a very sweet miniature landscape, oil on academy board, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, c. 1870, in a lemon gold frame. Although this painting is unsigned, it is quite delicately painted, apparently by a very competent hand.
This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.