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

Barbizon Landscape with a Country Road
1841-1916, American

Oil on canvas, 18 x 23 1/2 inches, in a very fine period gilt and gesso frame. There is a partial obscure signature and date in the painting lower right, the early label on the back is from the gallery of Charles G. Calder who was a well known Providence, R.I. painting dealer, also on the back is a partial label from Whitaker studios. This is a fine Barbizon style landscape painting by American artist George William Whitaker. Whitaker was a teacher and important painter in Providence R.I. and was known as an American tonalist, influenced by George Inness and Alexander Wyant.

Print

Review of the Troops
19th century, Japan

Color Woodblock, triptych, image size 13 13/16 x 27 15/16 inches

Drawing

White Birch
1872- c.1950, American

Pen and ink by Dexter Dawes measuring 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. "White Birches H. Hill June 29 - 1915" written in the artist hand on the lower margin.