Benton M Spruance
1904-1967, American

Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust
1904-1967, American

Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.


Ecclesiastes - Essay 2
1904-1967, American

Lithograph, image size 18 x 13 inches, edition of 30, 1945, print signed, dated, edition number, and title in pencil. Plate signed "BS" l.r. Fine & Looney 246. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.

Painting

The Whalemen
$9800.00
1875-1962, American

A beautiful framed seascape by the American artist, Gordon Grant. Canvas size is 28 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1940, signed l.l., titled on backing, owned by the same family since 1971. Gordon Grant was born in California. At 13 years of age he traveled alone to Great Britain on a sailing vessel, around Cape Horn, for his education. This experience stayed with him for the rest of his life. He is most widely known for his marine paintings and fine prints.

Print

Kagoshima Shiroyama
1902-2000, Japanese

This is a very fine original woodblock in colors, image size 10 3/8 x 15 inches, c. 1950s, with the artist and publisher's stamps in the right margin, from the series of "Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks.

Drawing

Landscape With Distant Lake
1881-1939, American

This Hopper Emory pen and ink lake vista, measures 6 1/8 x 10 inches and is signed on the l.r., printed on heavy weight paper.