Irwin D. Hoffman
1901-1989, American

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."

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


The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.


Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)
1849-1918, French

This beautiful 1907 etching with drypoint of "Inventory Day" by August-Louis Lepere measures 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, in an edition of about 166, Saunier cat: 344, illlustrated in "Etchers and Etchings", Joseph Pennell, 1929, p. 199. Dated and signed in the plate and pencil signed, l.r., framed. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.


Meadow View
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of a distant meadow viewed through a shaded grove of trees by Dexter Dawes. It measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches, on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.