American


Moonlight Sail
1839-1904, American

This wonderful moonlit scene by Charles Henry Gifford measures 5 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches, signed in the lower right, c. 1870 and appears to be in it's original gilt frame. Charles Henry Gifford (American Luminist) was a marine, landscape and portrait painter in the style of the Hudson River School. His interest in painting began at an early age and was heavily influenced by the New Bedford artists Albert Bierstadt, William Bradford and Albertus van Beest, instilling a love of painting in Gifford that was to last the rest of his life. He was best known as a luminist painter.


Dutch Harbor Scene
1870-1929, English/American

This lovely atmospheric image by Arthur Vidal Diehl measures 6 x 10 inches and is signed on the lower left. A beautifully done, sunset harbor scene created c. 1920. Oil on board, framed. Arthur Diehl was born in England but lived most of his adult life in the United States on the Cape. In his early twenties he traveled throughout Europe, studying and painting the Old World master works. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1899. Diehl didn't belong to any particular group and didn't profess to any one style but his images tended towards realism with a slant towards impressionism.


Coastal View
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Moskowitz mesures 12 x 16 inches. It is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.


The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.


A River View in Summer
1841-1916, American

This is a very fine original painting, watercolor on paper, sight size 15 1/2 x 21 inches, signed in the lower left corner, framed. Although the signature is hard to discern, we believe it to read "Enneking 92", and the style and palette of this painting certainly reflect the elder Enneking's work.


On the Road to the Farmhouse
1838-1909, American

This c. 1870's landscape of life on the farm by Alfred Cornelius Howland measures 17 x 13 inches and is signed on the l.l. Oil on canvas, laid on board and framed in a gold period gilt frame. Howland was born in Walpole, NH in 1838. Early in his career he learned the art of engraving and studied drawing and lithography in Boston. At the age of 22 he traveled to Germany to study at the Royal Academy and from there to Paris, where he studied with the talented Barbizon artists, Corot, Millet and Rousseau whose tonalist influence affected Howland's style for the remainder of his career.


Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.


Still Life with Cosmos and Larkspur
1872- c.1950, American

This is a very fine floral still life by Dexter Dawes, watercolor on paper, c. 1930s, unsigned.


Winter Landscape
1872- c.1950, American

A fine image of the Monadnock Region in mid winter, watercolor on paper, 12 x 16 inches, 1933, pencil signed and dated.


A Sandy Beach
1872- c.1950, American

A vibrant watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches, c. 1940s, initialed lower right.

Painting

Summer Landscape
1855-1927, German/American

Oil on canvas, 14 x 20 inches, signed lower left. Marie Osthaus Griffith was the older sister of Edmund Henry Osthaus, one of the most successful painters of hunting dogs in the United States in the 19th century.

Print

Kiyomizu Pagoda in Kyoto
1899-1984, Japanese

Woodblock, image size 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1960, signed upper right.

Drawing

Strand End - Topshum
1898-, British

Pencil Drawing, image size 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed and titled.