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Charles Townley
1746-1800, British

Mrs. Jenny Deering (at Houghton)
1746-1800, British

Mezzotint after Sir Peter Lely, image size 15 x 11 1/8 inches, 1787, published by John & Josiah Boydell, London. The full title is "Mrs. Jenny Deering. In the Common Parlour at Houghton." Thread margins.


A Sea Officer
1746-1800, British

Engraving after William Hogarth, image size 13 x 11 in, plate size 15 1/8 x 11 in. Published by J. Nichols & Co., Red Lion Passage.

Painting

The Road Home
1829-1913, Canadian/American

Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe (c.1870) under Charles-François Daubigny (see AskART) probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli (see AskART) in Naples, Italy.

Print

Distention
1922-2000, American

This etching by Leonard Baskin, c. 1965, measures 36 x 14 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. An artist proof, printed on a hand-shaped etching plate, using a heavy weight paper. It is #522 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalog. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and founded The Gehenna Press. After a three year stint in the Navy, Baskin studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy.

Drawing

Hollyhocks
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil/pastel drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 24 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches and is dated "July 30, 1927" on the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for much of his subject matter in his drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club