Recent Acquisitions


Construction Work, Moscow
1879-1963, Latvian/American

A remarkable original linocut, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


Worker's Head
1879-1963, Latvian/American

This is a beautiful, intimate portrait of a Depression-era worker by Albert Abramovitz. Linocut, image size 7 x 4 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


The Hold Up
1879-1963, Latvian/American

A dramatic original linocut by Albert Abramovitz, image size 6 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


Worry
1879-1963, Latvian/American

This is an evocative original linocut, image size 9 x 7 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy.


The Accordion Player
1891-1966, British

A richly inked original etching, image size 5 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed. An excellent impression on a medium weight watermarked laid type paper.


Doge's Palace from St. Mark's Bay, Venice

This is a gorgeous Venice scene, painted in oil on panel, c. 1870s, signed "Ziem" in the lower left corner, in a heavy period gilt frame. This painting is attributed to French artist Felix Ziem (1821-1911), who was known for his atmospheric images of the city of Venice. Although we have been unable to ascertain this painting is by Ziem, the style, subject, and composition certainly look like his work. Regardless of the artist, this is a beautiful, richly hued painting of the distinctive Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Bay, Venice.


All Hands
1873-1943, British

This is a very dramatic original etching by British Marine artist Arthur Briscoe. The image size is 8 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, 1926, edition of 75, hand signed and numbered in ink. This etching is tastefully framed with what appear to be archival materials, provenance Egon and Joan Teichert Fine Prints, NY, label on the back of the frame. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century.


Praying Girl
1867-1945, German

This is an evocative original etching by Kathe Kollwitz, image size 7 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches, created in 1892, published by Von der Becke c. 1945 and sold by the Associated American Artists, New York, framed, with the AAA label on the back. Kollwitz was a German Expressionist artist known for her dramatic images of the poor, especially women and children, and the stark realities of poverty and war.


Mother and Child
1867-1945, German

A tender image of a mother and her young child by German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz, this etching measures 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches, published by Von der Becke in 1910, sold by the Associated American Artists, New York, framed, with the original AAA label on the back. Kollwitz was a German Expressionist artist known for her dramatic images of the poor, especially women and children, and the stark realities of poverty and war.


Mt Desert from Bar Island
$3650.00
1848-1914, American

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene of Mt Desert Island, Maine, by American Impressionist Frank Rehn. Oil on canvas, 17 x 27 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower left, with a label from the Gallery of Chas F Haseltine, Philadelphia on the back, in an ornate period gilt frame. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Frank Rehn studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and went on to become a successful painter, primarily known for his land and seascapes.


Russian Soldier on a Horse
$14500.00
1882-1967, Russian/American

A wonderful painting by the "father of Russian Futurism", David Burliuk. Oil on canvas board, 13 x 13 inches, framed, signed on the lower left. Painted with heavy impasto brushwork. Burliuk studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his most active period he participated in many important avant-garde exhibitions in Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Munich. The appearance of the Futurists, as they called themselves, liked to wear gaudy waistcoats, sometimes painted animals on their faces, and wore wooden spoons in their lapels.


Wild Grapes
$325.00
19th Century, American

This is a very fine original painting of grape vines growing over a stone wall by 19th century American artist J. M. Taft. Oil on academy board, 23 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches, c. 1890s, clearly signed in the lower left corner, in what appears to be the original gold frame. With a label from C.F. Chretien & Bro, Buffalo NY on the back. This painting is quite well done, with soft brushstrokes and a great sense of depth.


The Floating Palace
$195.00
1797-1861, Japanese

An interesting scene by one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints, Kuniyoshi. It measures 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches and is signed on the l.r. Member of the Utagawa school, his range of subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals.


Geisha Holding Wakizashi
1786-1864, Japanese

Woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada measuring 14 x 9 5/8 inches, signed and sealed, l.r. and l.l. Kunisada was a trendsetter in the art of the Japanese woodblock print. Known for his kabuki and actor prints, he also did a number of bijin-ga (prints of beautiful women) prints. Kunisada was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.


Geisha With Lotus Flowers
1786-1864, Japanese

Woodblock print by Kunisada measuring 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches. Signed and sealed, l.r. Known as one of the “giants” of the Japanese print. Kunisada was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.


St Paul's Women's Club Building
1902-1990, American

This is a great original etching of the Art-Deco building in St. Paul, Minnesota by New Yorker illustrator and WPA artist Theodore G Haupt. This etching was published in 1931, the same year that the building was constructed. The image size is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, plate signed and dated, pencil signed. A rich impression on a laid type paper.


Mermaid St. Rye
1862-1941, American

A fine original wood block print, this image measures 5 x 3 inches, published in 1926 in an edition of 30, pencil signed, dated, numbered and titled.


RMS Orsova
1862-1941, American

This is a cool night view of a starry sky above the ship's prow. Woodblock in colors, image size 4 1/2 x 3 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.


Quebec
1846-1938, American

This is a very fine etching by Stephen Parrish after a painting by Henry Ward Ranger. The image size is 18 x 23 3/4 inches, published by Klackner in 1887, cat: Schneider-124, with a remarque in the lower center margin, pencil signed by both Parrish and Ranger. In her description of this etching, Schneider writes that "there is a good match between the sensibilities of the painter, Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916), and the printmaker, Parrish, so the result is a masterful etching."


Big Tree #3
1933 -, Japanese

This 1986 engraving by Ryohei Tanaka measures 6 1/2 x 8 inches and is pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin, framed. Ryohei Tanaka began his artistic career rather late at the age of 30, studying with the Japanese master, Furuno-sensei. He loved the medium of etching and what he was most interested in portraying were places where man and nature came together. He held several solo shows plus numerous traveling exhibitions throughout Japan, the U.S. and Europe. His works are included in the Fogg Museum, BMFA, The MET and the David Rockefella Collection.

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

Petition
1900-1971, British

Color etching, image size 18 3/8 x 14 inches, pencil signed and numbered 15/75

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.