Melville T. Wire
1877-1966, American

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

A Mountain Lake
1847-1899, Belgian

This is a very fine original painting by Belgian artist Jules Montigny. Oil on canvas adhered to board, 5 x 8 7/8 inches, 1866, signed and dated in the lower right corner, in a period gilt frame.

Print

Two Girls in Party Hats
1907-1973, American

Lithograph, image size 13 3/16 x 9 7/16 inches, c. 1945, Bengtz immigrated to America in 1927 and attended the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. During World War II, the Raytheon Corporation hired Bengtz as a technical illustrator of radar equipment. His drawings were so exacting that they looked like photographs. In the 1930’s Bengtz headed the drawing and graphic arts departments at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was a well known and respected teacher spending many hours of his personal time helping his students.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned