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Painting

Running Before the Gale
1879-1967, American

This is a stunning painting by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). This dramatic scene of a ship with foul weather rigging is painted in oils on canvas and measures 36 x 42 inches, painted c. 1930. It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner and comes in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C.

Print

The Rainy Day
1861-1933, Danish

A very fine original mezzotint, this image measures 16 x 24 1/4 inches, c. 1931, pencil signed. Peter Ilstead was an important Danish mezzotint artist in the early 20th century, whose work is credited with starting the 'Copenhagen Interior School' style of painting and printmaking. He specialized in quiet, tranquil indoor scenes with an atmospheric, Vermeer-like quality.

Drawing

Bringing Home the Flock
1875-1909, American,N.Y.

Pastel on board, 9 x 12 inches, c. 1900, signed, in the original frame.