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 guilt 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.
A very fine etching of a small farm in the British countryside, this image measures 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, published in an edition of 75, c. 1928, pencil signed, numbered and titled. Charles Tunnicliffe grew up on a farm in Sutton, England before earning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Art in London. His rural farming background stayed with him into adulthood and greatly influenced his artwork; he became known for his remarkably lifelike images of farm animals, draft horses and oxen in particular, in which he beautifully captures the heft and the strength of the mighty creatures.
A luminous original wood engraving by American Regionalist artist Rockwell Kent, this image measures 7 x 5 inches, published in 1933 for the Literary Guild of America, cat: Burne Jones-103, pencil signed, framed. Trained as a realist painter, Kent studied with William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, Arthur Wesley Dow, and Abbott Handerson Thayer; although he developed his own unique style and today is known as an American Symbolist and Regionalist artist.
This is a beautiful pastoral scene of a shepherd tending his flock in the glowing light of the setting sun. Oil on board, 10 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches, c. 1790s, unsigned, in a handcarved gilt frame.
This is a very fine original seascape by American artist Paul Saling. Oil on masonite, 14 x 13 3/4 inches, c. 1930, signed, in a modern heavily gilded art deco style frame. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes.
This original lithograph by Alexander Brook measures 8 x 6 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Brook was mainly a landscape, still life and studio nude artist. He painted in the Realist tradition. In 1930 one of his oils won him 2nd prize to Picasso's 1st prize at the Carnegie International exhibition. At the early age of 17 he enrolled in the Art Students League and became friends with many of his fellow art students, including Raphael Soyer and eventually married the well known artist, Peggy Bacon.
This etching by Renoir measures 6 1/4 x 4 inches. Created in 1910 on laid paper, it is a late impression from the original plate from 1910. Delteil 23. Framed.
This deeply emotional wood engraving print by Leonard Baskin measures 14 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Created in 1960, it is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, which is particularly evident in his images of flowers and the natural world.
This 1886 etching by Lucien Dautrey measures 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches. It is plate initialed and pencil signed on the l.r. Dautrey was a distinguished pupil of Courtry and Felix Bracquemond and a member of the Society of French Artists.
This 1913 etching by Daniel Shaw MacLaughlan measures 6 1/4 x 10 inches. Published in 1913, it is pencil signed, Roullier #213.
This original etching by Levon West measures 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and titled. Levon West studied at the Art Students League with Joseph Pennell, who greatly encouraged him to pursue his etching career which he did by traveling to Spain for a year to study techniques used by the masters. His first important etching came as a sketch of Charles Lindberg's plane, the "Spirit of St. Louis" which he presented to the New York Times the day after Lindberg's famous trans-Atlantic flight. The etching was front page news. From there Wests' career took off.
This 1938 lithograph by Doris Lee measures 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed and titled. Published by Associated American Artists in an edition of 250. Doris Lee was a successful Depression era artist. Born in Illinois, she studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and then in Paris with cubist painter Andre Lhote. Moving to Woodstock, NY to be near the ever growing artist colony, she became known for depicting life in rural America. In her later years she concentrated more on abstract images, concerned with pure form and color.
This ethereal watercolor by Mariano Ortuzar measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed and dated on the l.r. Ortuzar, a Chilean born artist, spent years in religious institutions in the study of theology which greatly influenced his painting technique, perspectives and color. A great sense of the mystical and spiritual comes through in his work. Known for his beautiful landscapes of his native Chile, his paintings also include images of Europe, Asia and America. This original watercolor comes framed with the artists bio on the back.
Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.
19th Century, British
This original landscape by H. Wayland depicts a child walking along a peaceful country lane. An oil on canvas measuring 12 x 23 inches with the artists' signature in the lower right and a brass plaque with the artists name on the lower center. It appears to be housed in its original frame. Title is on the reverse.
This is a remarkable original etching by William Lionel Wyllie, image size 9 1/4 x 14 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker in early 20th century London. He studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, then at the age of 15 began his studies at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.
A great sun-drenched western scene, this etching measures 12 3/8 x 10 3/8, published in 1936, pencil signed, dated and titled. Palenske was equally an outdoorsman and an artist, spending much of his time out riding and exploring the western wilderness. His etchings reflect his great love of the outdoors, as in this image of two riders pausing to look up at the rugged mountain terrain.
This vibrant color woodcut by Charles Hovey Pepper measures 12 3/8 x 9 inches. Created c. 1906, it is signed in the block as usual and trimmed to the edges. This image is from the artists estate with provenance on the backing. Pepper was born in Waterville, ME, son of Dr. George Pepper, President of Colby College. He studied at the Arts Student League before traveling to Paris and attending the Academie Julian. He opened a studio there, exhibiting at the Salon from 1894-1898.
This is a great original color lithograph, pencil signed, dated, and inscribed 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof), but we have been unable to decipher the signature. The image size is 12 x 21 1/4 inches, 1979, with a stamp from the "Ministerio de Cultura Y Educacion" of Spain on the back of the sheet. This is a very cool, abstract composition with vibrant colors; the style looks quite familiar to us, but we have been unable to confidently attribute this print to a specific artist.
Etching in colors, image size 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, c. 1920s, edition of 150, pencil signed and titled, in the original frame and grasscloth mat, with the original label on the back.