Portrait of Miss Davenport
1856-1939, German

Oil on Academy Board, 12 x 9 inches, signed and inscribed "M. v. Schmaedel/M√ľnchen" lower right, period frame. The sitter is identified in a copy of a letter dated August 3, 1905, from Seth Mendell to William C. Davenport, President of The Machinists' Bank, Taunton, Massachusetts, in an envelope affixed to the back of the painting. Provenance: Estate of N. David Scotti, Providence, Rhode Island.


Les Operations Du Jury De Peinture
20th Century European, French

This color lithograph by Henri Dangon measures 10 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches. From the April, 1914 issue of "Le Sourire", it depicts many of the artists of the day including Boutigny, Laurens, Paul Chabas and Henri Martin, all of which are printed on the bottom margin. Le Sourire or "the Similie" was a French satirical journal that featured top notch artistic talent published at the turn of the century in Paris.


Christmas Card     1944
1872- c.1950, American

Designed by the artist for the family's 1944 Christmas card, done on lightweight paper. It measures 7 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Dawes spent many years in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.