A beautiful dusky landscape by noted American Tonalist artist John Francis Murphy. Painted in oil on chamfered panel, this landscape measures 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches, 1921, indistinctly signed lower right, signed or identified and dated on the back, in a period gilt frame. John Francis Murphy was one of the leading artists of the American Tonalist movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.