Christian Rost
1826-1896, German

The Mitherless Bairn
1826-1896, German

Engraving, image size: 17 3/4 x 22 5/8 inches, painted by Thos Faed, A.R.A., inscribed "Engraved by C. Rost" lower right.

Painting

Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

River View
1831-1923, British

Etching, image size 13 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches, published 1884, pencil signed, framed

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.