John Stockton deMartelly
1903-1979, American

The Evangelist
1903-1979, American

Framed lithograph from 1941. Number 27 in an edition of 100. Pencil titled, editioned, signed and dated by the artist. Image measures 13 9/16 x 9 7/8 inches in 21 1/4 x 26 1/2 inch frame. The subject is deMartelly's New Hampshire neighbor, Lizzie Osgood. The Osgood sisters had a reputation for their devotion to the Bible, which deMartelly makes light of in this picture. The banner behind Osgood's head and the black cat in the upper right emphasize Martelly's suspicion of organized religion. Cat: Zink 19. One of his independent regionalist lithographs.


Old Man Towne Bought a New Scythe, 1938
1903-1979, American

A beautiful light-filled lithograph by the American artist, John Stockton deMartelly, measuring 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, cat: Zink 45, published by AAA, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, traveling to Italy and London to continue his studies. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life.


Give Us This Day
1903-1979, American

This is a beautiful original lithograph by American Regionalist artist John deMartelly. The image size is 13 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches, 1937, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, as well as in Italy and London. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life.


Ride-a-Cock-Horse
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 9 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches, 1940, AAA edition, cat. Zink-56, pencil signed


Blue Valley Fox Hunt
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 12 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches, 1936, cat: Zink-10, pencil signed, framed. According to deMartelly's son, Michael, the figure dozing beneath the tree on the left of the image is deMartelly's friend and fellow artist Thomas Hart Benton.

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

Les Musiciens Contents
1721-1788, German

Engraving, plate size 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1760.

Drawing

The Country Manor
$1600.00
1808-1878, British

This is a very grand watercolor by noted British artist Joseph Nash (1808-1878). The sight size of this painting is 26 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches, it was painted in 1846 and is signed and dated in the lower right corner. Joseph Nash studied art and architecture with Augustus Charles Pugin, becoming known for his finely detailed images of British architecture, from cathedrals to castles and manors. He would very often place a group of people in the foreground of his compositions, in a way that brought life and energy to the architecture, as can be seen in this image.