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Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

A Group of Wood Engravings
1907-1982, British/American

A group of eight original wood engravings by Nora S. Unwin, image size of each 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches, grouped in a common mat, in a 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch frame, pencil signed. These wood engravings were given to the previous owner directly by the artist. It was engraved for author Elizabeth Yates for the book Joseph; The King James Version of a Well-Loved Tale, published in 1947.

Drawing

Boats and Wagons on the Beach
1839-1892, British

Watercolor 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, signed "G. Sheffield" l.l., sepia on paperboard.