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Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

The Reader (Nathaniel Royds)
1883-1948, English

Plate signed and dated 1920. Signed "Lumsden imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. A skillfully done portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 7/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch thin watermarked laid type paper. The subject is the Reverend Nathaniel Royds, the father-in-law of the artist.

Drawing

St. Nicholas Church
19th century

Ink Wash, image size 6 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 1774, information written on lower edge "Rodmel" and "Iford Oct. 17th, 1774.