Ronau William Woiceske
1887-1953, American

Refuge
1887-1953, American

This is a beautiful original drypoint etching of a flock of sheep taking shelter from a blustery winter day by American artist R. W. Woiceske. The image size is 9 3/8 x 14 1/8 inches, published c. 1940 in an edition of 50, pencil signed and titled. Woiceske was born in Bloomington Indiana and studied at the St Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was involved in the WPA, and became known for his atmospheric etchings of snowy winter scenes.


Afternoon Shadows
1887-1953, American

Drypoint, image size 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, 1937, edition of 50, signed and titled in pencil

Painting

Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.

Print

Old House At Strowdwater, MA
19th C.

etching, image size: 3 3/4x6 inches, plate signed

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.