The Country Manor
1808-1878, British

This is a very grand watercolor by noted British artist Joseph Nash (1808-1878). The sight size of this painting is 26 1/8 x 18 3/4 inches, it was painted in 1846 and is signed and dated in the lower right corner. Joseph Nash studied art and architecture with Augustus Charles Pugin, becoming known for his finely detailed images of British architecture, from cathedrals to castles and manors. He would very often place a group of people in the foreground of his compositions, in a way that brought life and energy to the architecture, as can be seen in this image.


The Voyage of Life- Youth
1801-1848, American

Engraving by James Smillie after the painting by Thomas Cole, 1860, published by B. B. Russell, Boston. This is a fully lettered proof with the poem by J H Daniels, and the inscription, "From the original painting by Thomas Cole in the possession of Rev'd Gorham D Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York." In a period walnut frame.


The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.