Unidentified Old Master

Portrait of Rembrandt

An interesting Old Master print of an artist gazing out at the viewer with a blank canvas at his back. Measures 7 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1400's, unsigned.


Band of Peasants, Resting in  the Mountains

This etching measures 3 1/16 x 3 inches. Illegible signature in the plate.


Helena Augusta Constantine

This is an early wood engraving of an ancient Roman coin depicting Saint Helena Augusta Constantine, the mother of the 3rd century emperor Constantine the Great. This wood engraving measures 17 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, published c. 1680, with a poem in German below the image.

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

Circus Clown
1893-1949, Russian-American

Etching, sight size 5 x 4 inches, 1928, pencil signed and dated "Simkha Simkhovitch 1928", edition of 40 prints. Framed.

Drawing

Christmas Card     1944
1872- c.1950, American

Designed by the artist for the family's 1944 Christmas card, done on lightweight paper. It measures 7 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Dawes spent many years in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.