Jacques Nicolas Tardieu
1718-1795, French

Bon de Boullongne
1718-1795, French

Engraving after Gilles Allou, 1749, image size 13 5/8 x 9 3/8 in, sheet 19 1/8 x 15 1/8 in, Randall 3665, Fogg Museum provenance

Painting

Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Moorings
1860-1929, American

This 1890 etching by Edith Penman measures 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches in an edition of 60. It is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin with the address of the publisher, Christian Klackner, in the plate. This image was printed by the artist in black ink on cream wove paper.

Drawing

Treetops
1872- c.1950, American

A fine sketch by Dexter Dawes measuring 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches on medium weight drawing paper. A small unfinished sketch of trees is on the reverse. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.