Norman Wilkinson
1878-1934, British

The Mayflower
1878-1934, British

Etching by the British artist, Norman Wilkinson, measuring 12 x 11 1/2 inches, pencil signed. Wilkinson, who usually worked in oils, watercolors and drypoint was primarily a marine painter, starting his artistic career on and around the ocean, schooling at the Southsea School of Art, traveling extensively throughout Europe and studying seascape painting with Louis Grier. He was a wartime camoufleur, credited with the invention of "Dazzel Painting", a type of camouflage that protected merchant ships during World War I.

Painting

Landscape with Sheep
1809-1889, Belgian

This is a beautiful painting of a ewe and her lambs in a summer meadow, with mallard ducks swimming nearby. It is painted with oils on panel and measures 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, 1860, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. There is an inscription in French on the back of the board, written in the artist's hand, but we have been unable to decipher it. Van Severdonck was a Belgian artist known for his small scale landscapes and images of farm animals, especially sheep.

Print

La Fourmi/The Ant
1853-1909, French

Lithograph, image size 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, "Photogravure Goupil" l.r., "Copyright 1894 by Boussod, Valadon & Co." l.l., titled "The Ant" l.r., "G. Dubufe" u.c. This photogravure by Albert Goupil was taken from a limited edition, eight volume, folio sized set of books entitled “Art of the World,”. Published by the French art gallery Boussod, Valadon & Co. in 1893. The original painting was by Guillaume Dubufe and was originally exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the new world.

Drawing

Waterside Study
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 6 x 8 1/2 inches. McAuliffe was active in the late 19th century and produced public works especially in Everett, Mass: Roman Catholic Cathedral, St John's; Parlin Library. His specialties were maritime and religious subjects.