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Painting

Mt. St. Michel
1839-1909, English

Vibrant oil seascape, c. 1880, by British artist, Sarah Louisa Kilpack. Painting size measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches in a period frame that measures 10 x 13 inches, signed l.l., oil on paper on board, location written on backing. Born in London in 1839, at an early age Sarah Louisa Kilpack was recognized as a talented pianist and artist, but after a series of misfortunes she gave up the piano and concentrated exclusively on her painting.

Print

Quai Voltaire au Printemps
1877-1942, Czech

This sunny Paris street scene was created in 1914 by Czechoslovakian artist Tavik Frantisek Simon. Soft ground etching and aquatint, image size 12 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches, pencil signed, edition of probably 250, cat: Novak 225.

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.