Calm Harbor
1903-1992, American

Black and white photograph, image size 9 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches, hand signed and titled in ink. Called the "Ansel Adams of Cape Cod," Gregory was born in Brooklyn, NY and studied at the Art Students League with John Sloan. In the early 1930s he moved to Provincetown, MA and started his photography business, becoming well-known for his Cape Cod landscapes and portraits of the local people. In 1936 he was named one of the 73 most noteworthy graphic artists in the country and in 1948 he had a solo show of his work at the Smithsonian Museum.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Hudson Avenue Foundations
1857-1926, American

Etching, image size 8 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches, Wuerth 807, printed on Arches wove paper, plate signed "JPennell 1923" pencil signed "J Pennell" l.c., private plate, etched for the Brooklyn Edison Co.

Drawing

Still Life with Cosmos and Larkspur
1872- c.1950, American

This is a very fine floral still life by Dexter Dawes, watercolor on paper, c. 1930s, unsigned.