The Old Orchard

The Old Orchard
1872- c.1950, American

A beautiful scene of a summertime apple orchard done in pencil by Dexter Dawes, a Marlboro, NH artist. 7 3/4 x 11 inches.

Painting

Grazing Sheep at Dusk

Grazing Sheep at Dusk
1827-1884, French

Sheep grazing at the end of the day are featured in this oil on canvas by the French painter, Francois-Auguste Ortmans. Canvas size is 13 x 16 inches, signed and dated l.r., housed in a ornate gold frame, identified on a printed German label affixed to the stretcher also with a canvas stencil from Ancienne Maison Valle, Paris, on the reverse, and with a partial Parisian framemaker's label on the back of the frame.

Print

The Smiling Woman

The Smiling Woman
1900-1971, British

This is an elegant original hand colored etching, image size 12 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches, c. 1940s, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality.

Drawing

Christmas Card

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink wash and one in pencil, image size of each 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.