Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.


Le Graveur
1867-1947, French

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1930, unsigned, printed on laid paper, re-strike.


The Village Church
20th Century, American

This is a quaint rural scene of a small village church, scratchboard, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.