Low Tide, Provincetown
1903-1992, American

Black and white photograph, image size 9 7/8 x 13 inches, hand signed 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

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

Fantasia America - 1880
1909-1982, American

Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, 1971, Series A, numbered 2/6, titled and signed in pencil, framed.

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.