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Painting

Spring Meadow

Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, c. 1880, unsigned, in the style of Alexander Wyant, in a period gilt frame.

Print

Maria Sybilla Merian
1922-2000, American

This is a very fine portrait of 17th century artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian by Leonard Baskin. Etching in colors, plate size 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 90, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 550, pencil signed and numbered, framed. In the era of abstract expressionism, Leonard Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired.

Drawing

Mountain Landscape
1844-1942, American

This watercolor landscape by Horace Burdick measures 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches and is signed on the lower left and matted. Burdick attended the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and was known throughout his career as a portrait and landscape painter of oils and watercolors. He did many White Mountain scenes as well as New England coastal scenes. This image is from the artists estate.