Jacques Villon
1875-1963, French

La Pedicure
1875-1963, French

This is a very rare early proof etching by Jacques Villon titled "La Pedicure". The image size is 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; this print was published in 1907 in an edition of 50, although this is an early state before the published edition. It is pencil signed and notated "Essai" which translates as "test" or "trial". This image is very richly inked with beautiful plate tone and has several of the artist's fingerprints in black ink around the edges of the sheet, all away from the image.


Renee a Bicyclette (Un Debut)
1875-1963, French

Drypoint and aquatint etching, image size 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, 1906, numbered 14/50 l.l., pencil signed l.r., published by Sagot, Paris, with the blindstamp l.r. A richly inked impression with ample margins.


Fete Champetie
1875-1963, French

Etching,on olive toned laid paper,image size:8 3/4X3 1/2 inches,pencil signed

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

Wildcat Canyon
1876-1925, American

Etching and engraving, image size 7 x 10 inches, edition of 50, plate signed l.r. "Haskell" and pencil signed l.c. "Ernest Haskell".

Drawing

White Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 21 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches and is dated "July 7, 1929" on the lower margin. 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 drawings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club