Toyohara Kunichika
1834-1900, Japanese

Five roles of a great Kabuki actor
1834-1900, Japanese

Color woodblock, triptych, five characters played by a great kabuki actor, image size 13 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches


Portrait of Kabuki Actor
1834-1900, Japanese

Color Woodblock print by Chikanobu Toyohara, framed


The Helmet
1834-1900, Japanese

Color woodblock, circa 1850s, image size 14 x 9 1/4 inches, framed


Writing on the Wall
1834-1900, Japanese

Color woodblock, image size 14 1/4 x 9 13/16 inches, circa 1880


Kabuki
1834-1900, Japanese

Color woodblock, image size 14 1/4 x 9 13/16 inches.

Painting

Fall Landscape with Sheep
1848-1923, American

A great New Hampshire landscape by William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 16 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner, in a beautiful modern gilt frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.

Print

Rocky River
1862-1951, American

This is a very rare original etching by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published in 1921 in an edition of 100, cat: Ordeman-205, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. There is some old masking tape residue in the margins, but this is outside of the image area and will be covered by a window mat. This print is quite scarce, and an unusual subject for Benson; in most of his images the landscape serves as a backdrop for wildfowl or hunters but in this etching he focuses on the land and river, creating an atmospheric summer scene.

Drawing

Old Maple
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of an old maple tree by the Marlboro artist, Dexter Dawes. It measures 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches on a sheet of medium weight drawing paper. "Ask ?" is written on the l.l. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.