The Farmyard
1844-1902, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.


Vanneaux et Sarcelles
1833-1914, French

This etching and drypoint by Felix Bracquemond measures 10 x 7 5/8 inches, plate signed and dated, t.r., publisher and printer info on lower margin as well as title and publishers blindstamp, 1862. This is an example of Bracquemond's "Japonisme" style after being profoundly influenced by the work of Japanese master printmaker, Hokusai.


Meadow Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

Very nice sketch of a tree, standing alone in a meadow, with clouds in the background. This Dexter Dawes pencil sketch is dated 1913 and measures 6 x 9 inches and has sketching notes in the artists' hand on the lower margin.