John Stockton deMartelly
1903-1979, American

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.


Chore Boy
1903-1979, American

Lithograph, image size 9 x 12 1/8 inches, 1942, published by the AAA, cat: Zink-12, pencil signed and titled with the inscription "For Grant 6/57 in trade t'boot".


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

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Road Song
1876-1938, Canadian-American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed. Provenance: Frederick Keppel & Co. of New York.

Drawing

Into the Woods
1872- c.1950, American

This mixed media drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 11 3/8 x 10 inches on medium weight paper. Dawes summered in southern NH with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock, where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.