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Francis Vivares
1709 - 1780, French

At the Ruins
1709 - 1780, French

Etching image size 11 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, plate signed lower left, Vivares founded an engravers school, member of the Society of Artists he exhibited in 1766 and 1768. His reproductions of Claude de Lorrain were widely appreciated.

Painting

Self Portrait
1899-1992, American

Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 inches, 1942, signed and dated, in a fine period frame, very likely the original. A member of the Rockport Art Association, Mildred Jones is included in the Association's 1940 publication, with the following brief biography, "Born in Scranton, Pa. Studied at Philadelphia and at Paris Academies under Henri Royer. Since her marriage, has worked in London, New York, Boston and Rockport, where concentrating on portraiture, she studied with the late Maurice Compris. Has recently exhibited in the Rockport, North Shore, and Boston Art Club Galleries."

Print

San Francisco 1849
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 prints from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 4 x 7 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. The "Gold Rush" series were images portraying gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker, studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.

Drawing

Edge of the Field
1872- c.1950, American

This landscape drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches and is signed in the lower right corner. 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.