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William Callcott Knell
19th c., British

Painting

Summer Morning
1872- c.1950, American

A sunlit scene of a summertime meadow by Dexter Dawes, this watercolor measures 14 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches; it was painted c. 1935 and is signed by the artist. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.

Print

The Arts of War
1828-1899, French

Etching, image size 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, after a fresco by Sir Frederick Leighton, 1881, "Published London April 1, 1881 by The British and Foreign Artist Association" u.r., and "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1881 by Knoedler and Co. in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington" u.l., printed l.l. "Painted by Sir Frederick Leighton, P.R.A." and "Etched by A. Gilbert" l.r., publishers blindstamp l.r. and "The Arts of War" l.r.

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.