This early 20th. century Franco/American oil painting by Rene du'l Arnet(?) measures 25 x 30 inches. Framed in a period gilt frame this fine impressionistic water scene with sunlit fields in the distance is well painted using a subtle color palette with a nice tonal and textural range.
Edge of the Pasture
A magnificent landscape by Thomas Nason created in 1935. Measuring 6 x 10 inches, it is the second state in an edition of 60. Signed in the plate and also pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin, it is #186 in the BPL catalog. Nason was know for his extraordinary ability to capture not only the look, but also the feel of the New England landscape. He used incredibly delicate lines to create rich texture and values through out his landscapes which are apparent here in this idyllic scene.
A remarkable self portrait by Ingaz Marcel Gaugengigl, the image size of this etching is 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, c. 1909, pencil signed. Gaugengigl was known for his finely detailed portraits and genre scenes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Bavaria, Gaugengigl studied art at the University of Munich before emigrating to the United States in 1878. He settled in Boston and became friends and colleagues with Sylvester Rosa Koehler, first curator of prints at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Off for the Day
This is a rare original etching of an atmospheric southern scene by Alfred Hutty. The image size is 7 x 10 3/4 inches, edition of 75, c. 1930s, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. Hutty was a very successful artist in his lifetime; he divided his time between Woodstock, NY and Charleston, SC, and was an important figure in the art scenes of both places. He began his career as painter in NY and was one of the first members of the Art Students League at Woodstock.
St. Clement Dames
This is a very rare early trial proof etching by Joseph Pennell, one of the foremost American etchers of the early 20th century. The plate size is 11 x 8 5/8 inches; the image itself measures 10 x 8 1/4 inches. It was created in 1906 and is pencil signed by both Pennell and Goulding, the printer. It is notated 'trial proof' in the lower right corner, the later published state of this image is #411 in the Wuerth catalog. As is typical of Pennell's prints, the margins are small, but adequate for proper presentation. This etching comes with original label from Frederick Keppel & Co, New York.
This is a very fine, exquisitely detailed original etching by Stephen Parrish, after a painting by Henry Ward Ranger. The plate size of this image is 21 5/8 x 27 inches, which includes the remarque below the image. This etching was commissioned and published in 1887 by C. Klackner; it is pencil signed by the artist and appears as #124 in Rona Schneider's catalog of Parrish's work.
The Country Manor
This is a very grand watercolor by noted British artist Joseph Nash (1808-1878). The sight size of this painting is 26 3/4 x 18 inches, it was painted in 1840 and is signed and dated in the lower right corner, framed. Joseph Nash studied art and architecture with Augustus Charles Pugin, becoming known for his finely detailed images of British architecture, from cathedrals to castles and manors. He would very often place a group of people in the foreground of his compositions, in a way that brought life and energy to the architecture, as can be seen in this image.
This is a fantastic scene of Native American dancers, which beautifully captures the energy and movement of the crowd. This etching measures 13 7/8 x 11 inches, created in 1962 in an edition of 50, and is pencil signed and numbered. Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier changing her name when she married the poet, Phillips Kloss in 1925. After traveling throughout the West they settled in Taos, NM where they found the culture and customs of the Native American Indians a constant source of creative study and growth as artists.
A fine Native American etching, this image size is 13 7/8 x 11 inches, created in 1967 in an edition of 75, pencil signed and numbered. Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. After traveling throughout the West they settled in Taos, NM where they found the culture and customs of the Native American Indians a constant source of creative study and growth as artists.
St. Ives Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England
This fine 1912 etching by Sears Gallagher measures 5 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower left margin. Born in Boston, Gallagher studied drawing and watercolor locally, later refining his skills at the Academie Julian in Paris. Gallagher became one of America's leading etchers and watercolorists, known for his New England landscapes, historic Boston landmarks as well as views of New York, Venice and England's Cornish seacoast.
Fighting Mad - Black Bass
This 1936, artist's proof, limited edition etching by W.J. Schaldach measures 5 3/4 x 5 inches. It is plate signed and pencil signed in the lower right corner. A publishers label with artist's provenance is included with this image. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.
This lithograph by Julius Tanzer measures 15 x 11 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Julius Tanzer's lithograph "Junk Shop" measures 14 x 10 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Speed - LIne, Mendoza
This lovely ink wash by John August Groth measures 10 1/8 x 17 inches and is signed by the artist on the image. A former editor of Esquire magazine, Groth chose to illustrate action-packed scenes with a technique he describes as "speed line". By witnessing events first-hand and using rough, unperfected lines he was able to capture the movement and excitement of the moment as seen in this "walk-up" start at the horse races.
This signed, charcoal on paper, portrait is by Paul Lewis Clemens. Sight size is 16 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches and is presented in a wooden frame. It is identified and titled on a label from James Vigeveno Galleries, Westwood Hills, Los Angeles, California, on the paper backing. A portrait, figure, genre and garden painter, Clemens studied at the University of Wisconsin with Oscar Hagen and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known for his movie star portraits of the Hollywood era in the 40s, but was also gifted for other styles, from French impressionism to Dutch linearity.
Entree de la rue du Bazar a Ste. Jean d'Acre
This framed lithograph by Engelmann after Vernet, measures 17 x 10 3/4 inches. It is plate signed and titled on the lower margin. Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, France and trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux. He studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault’s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he traveled to Munich, Germany to study lithography and is largely credited with bringing lithography to France.
19th Century, French
Mother and Child
This is a beautiful 19th century French painting, oil on canvas, measuring 12 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches. It is dated and initialed in the lower right corner, "HD 1864". After some research we believe it to be the work of Henry Dagneau, a 19th century French painter known for his genre and figure paintings. This is a sweet image of a mother knitting in the shade outside the house, while her baby naps peacefully in the cradle beside her. It is quite well painted, with nice tonal and textural range and subtle yet quite rich colors. It comes in what appears to be the original frame.
The Land is Rich
This etching by Paul King measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. Paul King gained professional acclaim early in the 20th century for his seascapes, portraits, landscapes and rural scenes. Becoming an accomplished lithographer while still in his teens he studied with H. Siddens Mowbray in New York and later in Holland with Willy Sluiter and Evert Pieters. He was an illustrator for Life and Harpers Magazines and a book publisher. He received honors for his paintings from the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design.
Hampton Court Palace
Created in 1906, this original etching by Joseph Pennell measures 6 1/2 x 11 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower margin, is #396 in the Wuerth catalogue and was probably done in an edition of 75. A publishers label is included with this image. Pennell did over 800 etching during his lifetime. His works were influenced by Meryon and Whistler, whose first biographer he became along with his wife. Much of his style and etching technique reflects Whistler's. His prints had many themes, including monuments, cities, factories and for one documentary series, the Panama Canal.
The Old Mill
This beautiful oil painting by Henry W. Kemper done in 1865 is signed and dated on the lower left corner. Sight size is 15 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches and it is displayed in its' original period frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. A traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.