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Painting

Walden
1870-1959, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, signed l.r. "J. Watson Davis", publishers remarks are below image in pencil(not seen) and are taken from Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden" from the chapter "The Bean field" and read "I cherish them, I hoe them (early and late), I have an eye to them (and this is my) days work".

Print

Summertime
1871-1954, Swedish-American

A remarkably dynamic image of a clear summer day, this linocut measures 9 x 12 inches, published in 1928, cat: Greenough-52, pencil signed and titled. Sandzen was born in Sweden and studied with Anders Zorn and Richard Berg before moving to Paris to study with Edmund Aman-Jean. In 1894 he accepted a teaching position at Bethany College in Kansas, where lived and taught for the rest of his life. He was a noted painter and printmaker and an important member of the Prairie Print Makers, who selected his print "A Kansas Creek" as their first gift print.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

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.