1861-1947, British

This is a very rare original photograph by British photographer Alexander Keighley, titled "Peace." The sight size of this photo is 22 3/4 x 15 inches; it was created in 1904 as the Royal Commission for the St. Louis Exhibition, and won the grand prize for photography in that event. It comes in the original art deco oak frame with the original label from the St. Louis Exhibition, as well as the customs label from 1904 on the back. Keighley was a founding member of "The Linked Ring," a leading group of the British "Pictorialist" movement. These photographers were dedicated to making the relatively new medium of photography into a fine art form, using a number of techniques to create soft, painterly, atmospheric photos. This image is one of Keighley's most recognizable, due to the considerable fame that it received at the St Louis Exhibition.


On the Road to the Farmhouse
1838-1909, American

This c. 1870's landscape of life on the farm by Alfred Cornelius Howland measures 17 x 13 inches and is signed on the l.l. Oil on canvas, laid on board and framed in a gold period gilt frame. Howland was born in Walpole, NH in 1838. Early in his career he learned the art of engraving and studied drawing and lithography in Boston. At the age of 22 he traveled to Germany to study at the Royal Academy and from there to Paris, where he studied with the talented Barbizon artists, Corot, Millet and Rousseau whose tonalist influence affected Howland's style for the remainder of his career.


Around the Horn
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 4 x 7 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. This series portrayed gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.


Three Figures
1899-1974, American

Graphite on paper, image size 18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, signed in pencil lower left, framed