Margery Austin Ryerson
1886-1989, American

Child with Violin
1886-1989, American

Color etching, image size 5 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed. Early in her career, Ryerson worked as a teacher in NYC, and many of her early works drew inspiration from the children she taught.

Painting

The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.

Print

Cartouche With Shields
1610-1664, Italian

This cartouche etching attributed to Stefano della Bella measures 6 x 8 3/8 inches. Bella was an Italian painter and printmaker, studying in Rome under the patronage of the Medici Family.

Drawing

The Bibliophile

Pastel on blue-green toned paper, sight size 14 7/8 x 12 1/8 inches, c. 1840, unsigned, in the original gilt frame. (M)