20th Century American


Spoleta-Italy
1879-1964, American

This etching of Spoleto, Italy by Ernest Roth, measures 8 7/8 x 14 inches, plate dated 1951, pencil signed, AAA print, framed.


White Tails in the Morning
1889-1946, American

Pencil signed and editioned etching by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, created and printed in 1935 in an edition of 100, image measures 8 1/4 X 12 1/2 inches. The scene was most likely done in Connecticut. Signature has the "imp" after the artists name meaning that he printed this image himself.


Fishermen in the Fog
1875-1962, American

This original etching by the American artist Gordon Grant measures 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches and is signed in pencil, l.r. Gordon Grant was born in California and was sent alone to Great Britain around Cape Horn when he was thirteen years old for his education. He worked as a staff artist for New York World and Harper's Weekly, covering both the Boer War and the Mexican Revolution, but became most widely known for his marine paintings and fine prints.


U.S.S.Columbia Under Construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J.-1942
1887-1953, American

A beautiful etching by John Taylor Arms measuring 12 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, printed in 1945, state II, cat: Fletcher-390. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.


Sharpening the Seythe
1884-1960, American

This 1937 wood engraving by the American artist, Julius Lankes measures 9 1/8 x 6 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated. Lankes attended the Art Students' League of Buffalo and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His father worked in a lumber mill and used to bring home scrapes of wood. "It was like getting a daily present," wrote Lankes. His work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and by William Morris.


Rural Delivery
1896-1974, American

This early lithograph by the New England Regionalist artist Paul Sample measures 9 x 13 1/4 inches, pencil signed, AAA label included. Sample was known for his portrayal of life in rural New England in the 1950's. He was the artist in residence at Dartmouth College, a position he held from 1938 to 1962. In 1941 he was inducted into the National Academy.


Rocks, Eastport
1906-1978, American

This early lithograph by the American artist Stow Wengenroth measures 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, 1931, in and edition of 75, cat: BPL-4. Wengenroth studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock, NY and George Ennis in Eastport, ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.


City Lights, Madison Square Garden
1894 - 1965, American

Known for his urban architecture, this 1940 image of Madison Square Park by Ernest Fiene measures 11 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed, AAA 395, Coven 85, AAA label included. Fiene was schooled at the National Academy of Design in NYC and printmaking at the Art Students League. This image was illustrated in Fine Prints of the Year in 1932 and published as an AAA print in 1940 in an edition of 250.


Mountain Pines
1887-1953, American

This atmospheric winter scene by the American artist, Ronau Woiceske measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, pencil signed and titled. Woiceske was born in Bloomington Indiana and studied at the St Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. He was involved in the WPA, and became known for his atmospheric etchings of snowy winter scenes. He was a member of the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Association of Etchers.


A Breton Calvary
1887-1953, American

This 1932 etching by the American artist John Taylor Arms measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches, signed in the artists hand, 3rd state (inscription removed), part of his Miniature Series, #16, cat: Fletcher-247B, printed by Frank Welch in an edition of 47.

Painting

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.

Print

Madonna dei Candelabri
1813-1892, French

Engraving, Prov. Gray: 539, Blind Stamp,., see Passavant II, p.168, engraved 1841, Proof, before letters; Image size 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; plate size 181/8 x 15 1/2 inches; paper size 30 1/4 x 23 7/8/ inches; blind stamp Rittner & Goupil, Paris l.l.

Drawing

Across the River
1872- c.1950, American

A very fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 7 1/2 x 11 inches.