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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903, American

Sketching, No. 1
1834-1903, American

Created in 1861, this fine etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler measures 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. It is #86 in the Kennedy catalog, the fourth of six states. On the lower margin it reads "London, Published December 1st, 1861, by Day & Son, Lith, to the Queen." It is housed in a wooden frame and is printed on medium weight wove paper. There is a double Whistler signature in the plate.

Painting

Monadnock  View
1872- c.1950, American

This hilltop view of Mt. Monadnock by Dexter Dawes, measures 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches and is pencil signed and dated 1932. 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

Young Man at the Pool
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 prints from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 7 x 4 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. The "Gold Rush" series were images portraying gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker, studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.

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.