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Painting

Whitby, Yorkshire
1803-1840, British

Oil on canvas, 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, c. 1830, signed "Chambers- Whitby" on the back of the sinking ship. A dramatic scene of a shipwreck in the stormy seas. Chambers was a painter from Whitby, Yorkshire, who specialized in seascapes. He was the son of a fisherman, and as a young boy served as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. He later spent some time in London as a set painter for the Pavillion Theater. Chambers was best known for his paintings of ships and naval battles, many of which are in museums and galleries in Britain.

Print

Boy With Cock
1922-2000, American

This linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 4 x 2 1/2 inches and is printed on a sheet size of 17 1/2 x 17 inches. An unsigned proof done in 1951 for "A Little Book of Natural History", published by The Gehenna Press in Worcester, MA., and is listed as #101 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue. 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

White Birch
1872- c.1950, American

Pen and ink by Dexter Dawes measuring 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. "White Birches H. Hill June 29 - 1915" written in the artist hand on the lower margin.