Melville T. Wire
1877-1966, American

The Lazy Stream
1877-1966, American

This Melvin Wire etching measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Wire was a landscape impressionist creating over 30 etchings of abandoned barns and unpopulated landscapes. Belonging to no organized group of painters, Wire was a solitary figure using impressionist style to express his feelings about the land he loved.


West Shore
1877-1966, American

This etching by Melville Wire measures 8 1/8 x 11 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. AAA label included with artist provenance.


Hillside Pastures
1877-1966, American

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 11 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled.


Cabin by the River (Oregon)
1877-1966, American

Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches, circa 1945, signed and titled in pencil. The gallery has two impressions of this print, one of which is unsigned.


Columbia River Ranch
1877-1966, American

Etching, image size 7 3/16 x 9 15/16 inches, circa 1940

Painting

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.

Print

Schooner Roseway
20th Century, American

etching,ed.11/35,pencil signed

Drawing

Grove of Trees
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil sketch of a grove of trees with a landscape in the background by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 1/2 x 11 inches on a medium weight drawing paper. 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.