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.


Girl With Scarf
1898-1980, American

This original lithograph by Alexander Brook measures 8 x 6 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Brook was mainly a landscape, still life and studio nude artist. He painted in the Realist tradition. In 1930 one of his oils won him 2nd prize to Picasso's 1st prize at the Carnegie International exhibition. At the early age of 17 he enrolled in the Art Students League and became friends with many of his fellow art students, including Raphael Soyer and eventually married the well known artist, Peggy Bacon.


Christmas Card 1940
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing, 1940, image size 9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches.