Portrait of a Young Girl

This is a sweet original 19th century American school portrait of a young girl. Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches, oval, unsigned, with a New York stamp on the back, c. 1860, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Although this painting is unsigned, it is quite well painted, probably by a very competent artist.

A Woodland Spring
1857-1927, American

This is a richly painted, atmospheric woodland scene by the New England artist Joseph H. Greenwood. Oil on board, 6 x 8 inches, 1898, signed and dated on the lower right. Greenwood started out as a factory worker and then a teacher and eventually became Worcester's most noted landscape painter who preferred to paint the natural beauty of rural New England's four seasons. He was influenced by his contemporaries, George Inness and Willard Metcalf and studied in the Boston area with R. Swain Gifford and John Appleton Brown.

Noon Shadows
1898-1989, American

A vibrant watercolor by Cleveland artist Gertrude Saastamoinen, measuring 11 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches. This 1924 country scene is initialed on the l.l. and comes matted and framed. Label on the backing with artist provenance included.

Still Life with Red Flowers
1884-1950, American

This is a vibrant original still life, oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches, c. 1920s-1930s, signed, framed. This painting appears to have been resized; there is a signature but it is on the edge of the canvas that has been folded over the stretcher and can only be seen from the back of the painting. Von Schlegell was a New York artist known for his vibrant still lives and landscapes.

Salt Marshes, Ipswich
1842-1906, American

This simple, atmospheric watercolor by the White Mountain artist, Frank Henry Shapleigh, measures 4 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches and is initialed and dated on the lower right corner. Framed. Shapleigh studied at the Lowell Institute of Drawing and later studied with Emile Lambinet in Europe. Back in the states he had a studio in Boston that he shared with John Appleton Brown and was a member of the Boston Art Club.

Beech Tree
1861-1926, American

This atmospheric landscape by the American impressionist, Henry Kenyon, measures 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, unsigned but with label from Childs Gallery stating "from the estate of the artist" on the backing. Kenyon is most known for his landscape and marine paintings, active in New England and Louisiana. After studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Kenyon traveled to Europe and studied at the Academie Julian under Jules-Joseph Lefebre and Gustave Boulange. He was a member of the Ipswich Art Colony and exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design shows in NYC.

Summer Shadows

A lovely oil on canvas, c. 1905, measuring 15 x 12 inches, initials on the lower left corner of the painting,"A.T.S". Boston School early 20th century, with Boston canvas label on the back.

My Garden
1865-1931, American

A beautiful Impressionistic garden scene, this painting measures 12 1/2 x 16 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1890, unsigned, framed. Known for her portraits and Impressionist inspired landscapes and garden scenes, Eurilda Loomis France studied art in Paris with Constant, Lefebvre, and Carolus-Duran. She lived in Paris with her husband, Jesse Leach France, for several years before returning to the United States and settling in New York.

At the Well, Brittany
1831-1915, American

This is a very fine original painting by American artist Enoch Wood Perry Jr. Oil on board, 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, 1894, signed and dated in the lower right corner, titled on the back, in a beautiful Eastlake period frame. Born in Boston, Perry grew up in New Orleans and as a young man studied art in Germany and in France with Thomas Couture. In 1854 Perry returned to the United States and traveled West where he painted for several years with Albert Bierstandt.

The Old Grist Mill
1890-1970, American

This is a very fine original painting of an abandoned mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts by Rockport artist Stanley Woodward. Oil on board, 12 x 16 inches, signed in the lower right corner, titled and inscribed on the back, in what appears to be the original frame. Stanley Woodward was a Rockport painter, known for his landscapes and marine paintings. He exhibited his work at many prestigious institutions, including the Pennsylvania Academy, Corcoran Gallery, National Academy, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Landscape with Sheep
1809-1889, Belgian

This is a beautiful painting of a ewe and her lambs in a summer meadow, with mallard ducks swimming nearby. It is painted with oils on panel and measures 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, 1860, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. There is an inscription in French on the back of the board, written in the artist's hand, but we have been unable to decipher it. Van Severdonck was a Belgian artist known for his small scale landscapes and images of farm animals, especially sheep.


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.


Christmas Card 1934
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and colored pencil drawing, 1934, image size 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.