Unidentified Old Master

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

Summer Landscape
1855-1927, German/American

Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 inches, signed lower left. Marie Osthaus Griffith was the older sister of Edmund Henry Osthaus, one of the most successful painters of hunting dogs in the United States in the 19th century.

Print

A Wheel of Three Generations in 1884
1856-1909, American

Etching, image size 13 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches, plate size 15 x 10 inches, 1884, printed on medium weight laid paper, plate signed "Otto H. Bacher Forest City", "A Wheel Of Three Generations In 1884" on bottom of print. Bacher began etching in Cleveland in 1876 and continued his art in Munich, Paris and Venice.

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.