Gilbert Stuart
1755-1828, American

George Washington
1755-1828, American

Engraving by Cornelius Tiebout (1770-1830) after Stuart, image size 20 1/8 x 13 inches, sheet size 25 x 18 inches. This engraving is after the "Landsdowne" portrait, named for the British nobleman who commissioned the original painting by Stuart. It was first published by Tiebout in 1801. This is a later re-strike issued by William Smith, Philadelphia, c. 1865.

Painting

The Road Home
1829-1913, Canadian/American

Oil on panel, 9 x 11 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. This is a wonderful tonalist view of a horse drawn hay wagon bound for home in the bleak cold of winter. This painting is by well known Canadian painter Francois B. De Blois. His formal art education includes studies in Europe under Charles-François Daubigny, probably in Paris or Auvers sur Oise a suburb to the north of Paris; and under Vincenzo Marinelli in Naples, Italy.

Print

The Foundry
20th century, European

Etching, plate signed and dated 1910 image size 4 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches

Drawing

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.