Reinhold H. Palenske
1884-1954, American

Ice River Country
1884-1954, American

A great sun-drenched western scene, this etching measures 12 3/8 x 10 3/8, published in 1936, pencil signed, dated and titled. Palenske was equally an outdoorsman and an artist, spending much of his time out riding and exploring the western wilderness. His etchings reflect his great love of the outdoors, as in this image of two riders pausing to look up at the rugged mountain terrain.


Steady Boys
1884-1954, American

Etching, image size 8 3/4 x 7 inches, pencil signed and titled.

Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

Winter Storm
1881-1939, American

Etching by Hopper Emery measures 7 x 4 7/8 inches and is pencil signed. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.

Drawing

Old Master Allegorical Scene

This early Old Master red chalk drawing in the style of Raphaello Santi has a partial fleur de lis watermark and is matted and framed. Image size is 8 x 5 1/8 inches, framed size is 15 x 11 1/4 inches.