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Painting

The Homestead
1848-1923, American

William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Framed oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Signed in the lower left. The subject is likely his family homestead in Chesham, New Hampshire.

Print

La Casa di Mario, Venice
1878-1970, American

Pencil signed "H A Webster" in the lower right. C. 1930. Catalog: Webster 105. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Signed artist's proof. Plate destroyed. This print has a rich drypoint burr and dramatic use of light and shadow. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon.

Drawing

Autumn Hills
20th Cent., American

This delightfully vibrant watercolor painting measures 10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches on heavy weight textured watercolor paper. Signed in the lower left.