Recent Acquisitions


The Concert
1896-1991, American

An energetic original lithograph by American artist Minna Citron, this image measures 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, published in 1933 in a very small edition of 20 impressions, pencil signed, dated and numbered. Minna Citron studied at the School of Applied Design for Women and the Art Students League in New York, and in the 1930s worked for the Federal Arts Project as an art teacher and muralist. She became known as a social realist, with many of her images depicting everyday life in New York City.


Chevaux au Repos

This is a beautiful original 19th century etching, possibly after a painting by French Barbizon artist Charles-Francois Daubigny. The image size is 7 3/4 x 5 1/8, unsigned, on a watermarked laid type paper. There is an inscription in French in the lower margin attributing this etching to Daubigny, but we were unable to find this image in the catalog of Daubigny's etchings.


Market Day
1894-1986, Polish-American

This is a very fine original etching, image size 7 1/8 x 9 inches, c. 1920, hand signed in ink and inscribed "To Dr. Charles Oppenheim with best wishes". Lionel Reiss was born in Poland but grew up in New York City; he was known for his images of Jewish life and culture, and in the 1920s spent several years traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East creating many images of everyday life in the Jewish communities he visited.


Seated Nude
1865-1928, American

A very fine original etching by American artist Warren Davis, this image measures 7 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club. This image is a great example of Davis' use of delicate lines and simple compositions to elegantly capture the beauty of the female figure.


Here They Come!
1862-1951, American

This is a fantastic original etching with drypoint by by American sporting artist Frank Benson. The image size is 13 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, published in an edition of 150 in 1928, cat: Ordeman-278, pencil signed. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.


Windy Day Near Santa Cruz
1855-1940, American

This is a rare original etching by Edith Loring Getchell Pierce after a painting by California artist William Keith. The image size is 9 x 12 3/4 inches, published in 1886, pencil signed. A very rich impression with beautiful plate tone on medium weight laid type paper. Edith Loring Getchell Pierce was one of the leading women etchers of the of the American Etching Revival. She studied etching with Stephen Parrish and Peter Moran, and was greatly influenced by the American Tonalist and Barbizon painters.


Sioux in Green Oval
1922-2000, American

This is a vibrant original lithograph in colors by American artist Leonard Baskin. The image size is 24 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches oval, 1974, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 655, artist's proof apart from the published edition, pencil signed and notated "AP", printed on a full sheet of Arches paper with deckle edges. Leonard Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings.


Fall Landscape with Sheep
1848-1923, American

A great New Hampshire landscape by William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 16 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner, in a beautiful modern gilt frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.


New England Farm in Spring
1848-1923, American

This is a luminous springtime landscape by New Hampshire artist William Preston Phelps. Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 inches, c. 1890s, signed in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, with a label from the Godwin Gallery. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, many of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.


Lu Ruelle
1870-1945, Belgian

This 1906 etching by Jules de Bruycker measures 13 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled and plate dated. Jules de Bruycker was a Belgium born artist whose images were inspired by ordinary people on the streets and in the market places. Heavily influenced by Frank Brangwyn and James Whistler, he was considered the most important Belgian etcher in the early 20th Century.


Bath Abbey
1838-1915, American

This rare, early 20th C. etching by Francis Hopkinson Smith measures 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled. Smith was an author, artist and engineer, writing many books but also known for his atmospheric watercolors and oils. In his early years he is credited with building the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. At the age of 50 he gave up his engineering career and devoted the rest of his life to writing and painting.


Goose Boy
1891-1969, American

This colored etching by Dorsey Potter Tyson measures 5 x 4 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered with the artists stamp in the upper left corner, c. 1930. Label with artist provenance on backing. Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord. His technique of printing in color was similar to a monoprint technique; he would hand color the plate with oil based printers ink for each impression, rather than coloring in the black line etching after it was printed.


Monhegan Island Seascape

This is a luminous original seascape with a great Arts and Crafts style look. It is painted in oils on artist board, 9 1/2 x 13 inches, 1917, housed in a hand carved Whistler style period walnut frame. This painting is signed and dated in the lower left corner, although we have not been able to identify the artist. There is also an inscription on the back of the board which reads "Sketch from Monhegan Maine. To friend *** John Wood."


The Piper
1869-1954, American

This is a beautiful original woodblock in colors by American artist Bertha Lum. The image size is 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, 1916, pencil signed, dated and numbered 61. Bertha Lum studied art and design at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1907 traveled to Japan where she studied the art of wood cutting with master print maker Bonkotsu Igami in Tokyo. Throughout her life Lum traveled between American and Asia living for years in China and in California.


Train Station
1903-1975, American

A great etching and aquatint, image size 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed. Beatrice Cuming was a WPA artist who specialized in urban and industrial scenes of New York and New England. In this etching, she beautifully captures the atmosphere of a railway station at night, the billowing plumes of steam from the trains illuminated by glowing streetlights against the deep night sky.


Low Tide, Honfleur
1861-1933, American

This is an atmospheric etching in sepia ink, image size 4 3/8 x 6 inches, 1887, cat: Rice-84, signed and dated in the plate. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes; and was also a very talented architect. He was close friends with fellow New England etcher Stephen Parrish and was a member of Saint-Gaudens' Cornish Art Colony.


Bucko Mate
1873-1943, British

A powerful image of the "Bucko Mate" by the marine artist, Arthur Brisco. It measures 6 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches on laid paper. Published in 1926, it is ink signed and numbered. Cat: Hurst 152, framed. The "bucko mate" was the captains right-hand man who made sure the sailors towed the line. The great trading ships of the late 19th C. and into the early 20th C. were ruled by brute force. Many men met their deaths on these ships because they were driven to their limits and beyond in their quest to get to the California goldfields first.


Typhoon, The Burst Topsail
1873-1943, British

This dramatic scene by Arthur Brisco measures 8 x 11 3/4 inches and is ink signed and numbered. Published in 1924 on laid paper, cat: Hurst-94, framed. Briscoe was one of the finest marine artists' of the 20th. century. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them.


Hauling the Net Aboard
1873-1943, British

A great etching depicting men of the trawler "Guess Again" by the well known marine artist, Arthur Brisco. Created in 1926 at the height of his career and published by H.C. Dickins, it is signed and numbered in ink. Cat: Laver-77, Hurst-162, framed. Brisco was so pleased with the beauty of this image that he chose to exhibit it at the Royal Academy in 1927. The foreground figure is a character known as "Old Sam" who Brisco features in a number of his etchings having deeply impressed him with the hardship of the trawlerman's lot.


The Look-out, Sunrise
1873-1943, British

A beautiful image by the marine artist, Arthur Brisco, created in 1925. Signed and numbered in ink on Strasbourg Lily watermarked paper in an edition on 75, cat: Hurst 122.7, framed. Briscoe was one of the finest marine artists' of the 20th. century. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat.

Painting

A Pair of Rockport Scenes
1888 - 1954, American

A great pair of New England harbor scenes by Rockport artist Anthony Thieme. Both paintings are oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, c. 1935, both signed "A. Thieme"in the lower right corner, in matching frames. One of the most popular artists associated with the Rockport School, Anthony Thieme was born in Rotterdam, Holland. His early training in fine art was with George Hackler at the Royal Academie of Fine Arts in the Hague; he later studied at the German Academy and with Italian masters Garlobini and Mancini.

Print

Street Scene
1849-1918, French

23/35, pencil signed, 8 x 10 5/8

Drawing

Church Fair Bill
1872- c.1950, American

A sketch of a church fair bill with Mt. Monadnock in the background by Dexter Dawes measures 10 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches.