This is a very grand watercolor by noted British artist Joseph Nash (1808-1878). The sight size of this painting is 26 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches, it was painted in 1846 and is signed and dated in the lower right corner. Joseph Nash studied art and architecture with Augustus Charles Pugin, becoming known for his finely detailed images of British architecture, from cathedrals to castles and manors. He would very often place a group of people in the foreground of his compositions, in a way that brought life and energy to the architecture, as can be seen in this image.
A beautiful drypoint etching by the New England artist, Chauncey Foster Ryder, measuring 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed with Chicago Society of Etchers blind stamp on the l.l., in an edition of 325, 1943. Ryder studied at the Art Institute and Smith's Academy in Chicago before enrolling at the Academie Julien in Paris where he studied for two years. His work was exhibited at the Salon from 1903 to 1909.
Ink and wash, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, inscribed on reverse "J. Bosch 1773 in de manier van N. Berchem met stoffazie na A.v.d.Velde" (In the manner of Nicolae Berchem [Dutch, 1620-1683] and Adriaen van de Velde [Dutch, 1636-1672]), framed.