Helen D. Cote
20th Century, American

The Bird Catcher
20th Century, American

Etching, image size: 15 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches, inscribed "artists proof" lower left, 1965, pencil singed and dated lower right.

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

Naught Can So Deform the Human Race Like the Armourer's Iron Embrace
1922-2000, American

A very interesting wood engraving by Leonard Baskin, measuring 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan -371, edition 250, 1959, published on handmade Amalfi paper, from the series "The Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.

Drawing

Summer Meadow
1872- c.1950, American

"Summer Meadow" by Dexter Dawes measures 12 x 9 inches. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.