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Painting

Pastoral Landscape with Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a great original painting by George Arthur Hays, with several cows resting in a verdant landscape. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, 1908, signed lower left, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Evening
1907-2006, American

An interesting wood engraving by Walter Richards measuring 4 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches, pencil signed, c. 1935. Richards was an illustrator, painter and printmaker, studying with Stow Wengenroth in Maine. Richards was known for his images of industrious rural scenes and his use of strong, dramatic lights and darks.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink wash and one in pencil, image size of each 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.