Incredible British Tonalist Landscape
1820-1845, Active, British

Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches, signed and dated 1851 lower right. Although initially known for his sporting scenes his work really excels in his atmospheric landscapes. The powerful light of the sunset reflecting off the dark, rugged landscape suggests qualities similar to Joseph M.W. Turner, the father of British Romanticism. The human in this scene is of small consequence compared to the majestic beauty surrounding her. Jones exhibited work at the British Institute, The Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.


The Land is Rich
1867-1947, American

This etching by Paul King measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. Paul King gained professional acclaim early in the 20th century for his seascapes, portraits, landscapes and rural scenes. Becoming an accomplished lithographer while still in his teens he studied with H. Siddens Mowbray in New York and later in Holland with Willy Sluiter and Evert Pieters. He was an illustrator for Life and Harpers Magazines and a book publisher. He received honors for his paintings from the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design.


Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.