20th Century American


The Concert
1896-1991, American

An energetic original lithograph by American artist Minna Citron, this image measures 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches, published in 1933 in a very small edition of 20 impressions, pencil signed, dated and numbered. Minna Citron studied at the School of Applied Design for Women and the Art Students League in New York, and in the 1930s worked for the Federal Arts Project as an art teacher and muralist. She became known as a social realist, with many of her images depicting everyday life in New York City.


Market Day
1894-1986, Polish-American

This is a very fine original etching, image size 7 1/8 x 9 inches, c. 1920, hand signed in ink and inscribed "To Dr. Charles Oppenheim with best wishes". Lionel Reiss was born in Poland but grew up in New York City; he was known for his images of Jewish life and culture, and in the 1920s spent several years traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East creating many images of everyday life in the Jewish communities he visited.


Seated Nude
1865-1928, American

A very fine original etching by American artist Warren Davis, this image measures 7 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club. This image is a great example of Davis' use of delicate lines and simple compositions to elegantly capture the beauty of the female figure.


Here They Come!
1862-1951, American

This is a fantastic original etching with drypoint by by American sporting artist Frank Benson. The image size is 13 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, published in an edition of 150 in 1928, cat: Ordeman-278, pencil signed. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.


Sioux in Green Oval
1922-2000, American

This is a vibrant original lithograph in colors by American artist Leonard Baskin. The image size is 24 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches oval, 1974, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 655, artist's proof apart from the published edition, pencil signed and notated "AP", printed on a full sheet of Arches paper with deckle edges. Leonard Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings.


Bath Abbey
1838-1915, American

This rare, early 20th C. etching by Francis Hopkinson Smith measures 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled. Smith was an author, artist and engineer, writing many books but also known for his atmospheric watercolors and oils. In his early years he is credited with building the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. At the age of 50 he gave up his engineering career and devoted the rest of his life to writing and painting.


Goose Boy
1891-1969, American

This colored etching by Dorsey Potter Tyson measures 5 x 4 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered with the artists stamp in the upper left corner, c. 1930. Label with artist provenance on backing. Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord. His technique of printing in color was similar to a monoprint technique; he would hand color the plate with oil based printers ink for each impression, rather than coloring in the black line etching after it was printed.


The Piper
1869-1954, American

This is a beautiful original woodblock in colors by American artist Bertha Lum. The image size is 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, 1916, pencil signed, dated and numbered 61. Bertha Lum studied art and design at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1907 traveled to Japan where she studied the art of wood cutting with master print maker Bonkotsu Igami in Tokyo. Throughout her life Lum traveled between American and Asia living for years in China and in California.


Train Station
1903-1975, American

A great etching and aquatint, image size 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed. Beatrice Cuming was a WPA artist who specialized in urban and industrial scenes of New York and New England. In this etching, she beautifully captures the atmosphere of a railway station at night, the billowing plumes of steam from the trains illuminated by glowing streetlights against the deep night sky.


Switch Engines, Erie Yards, Jersey City
1898-1954, American

This is a remarkable original lithograph by American artist Reginald Marsh. The image size is 9 x 13 3/8 inches, published in 1948 in an edition of 253 by the Print Club of Cleveland, stamp verso, cat: Sasowsky-30, pencil signed. Reginald Marsh studied at the Yale School of Art where he was a prolific illustrator and cartoonist, then at the Art Students League in New York where he concentrated on studying fine art, especially the work of the Old Masters.

Painting

Spring Meadow
1836-1892, American

Oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 16 inches, c. 1880, unsigned, attributed to Alexander Wyant, in a period gilt frame.

Print

Venice Cathedral

Etching, image size 11 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, c. 1920, on watermarked Van Gelder laid type paper, ineligibly signed in pencil.

Drawing

Boulder Landscape
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 7 1/4 x 9 inches.

McAuliffe was active in the late 19th century and produced public works, especially in Everett, Mass: Roman Catholic Cathedral, St John's, and Parlin Library. His specialties were maritime and religious subjects.