Irwin D. Hoffman
1901-1989, American

Cigarette Underground
1901-1989, American

A striking original etching, this image measures 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1938, pencil signed and titled, the "imp" after the artist's name indicating that he printed this impression himself. Irwin Hoffman attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School starting at the age of 15. After graduation, he won the Paige Traveling Scholarship which allowed him to travel and study throughout Europe for several years. When he returned from Europe, Hoffman set up a studio in New York City, and became especially known for his portraiture.


Job 16:18
1901-1989, American

Etching, image size 11 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches, 1941, pencil signed and inscribed from Job 16:18 "O Earth cover thou not my blood, and let my cry have no resting place."


Fiesta
1901-1989, American

Etching, 1939, Image Size: 5 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed


Pastorial, Puerto Rico
1901-1989, American

Etching, 9 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled

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

Sheep on the Village Green

Etching, image size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, initialed in the plate lower right

Drawing

Shaded View
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, done on a gray, medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH, with its majestic views of Mt. Monadnock, where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.