20th Century American


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.


God's Mirror
1887-1953, American

A beautiful image of the Vermont countryside created by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measuring 1 5/16 x 2 3/8 inches, also titled "Vermont", it is pencil signed, dated and numbered #122 and plate titled. This is a 3rd State printing by Charles S. White, and is #384 in the Fletcher catalog. John Taylor Arms created this etching in 1944 and was part of his Christmas Card Series, #22 and his Miniature Series, #33, winning an award at the 1947 Chicago Society of Etchers Annual Exhibition.


Etruscan Horse and Figure
1935-2013, American

This image by George Miyasaki measures 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches, pencil signed, dated, editioned and titled. George Miyasaki, born in Hawaii, studied at California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California and went on to become one of the leading abstract expressionists in the San Francisco area known for his pioneering work in the field of printmaking. This print was originally offered through Associated American Artists in New York, the label is included.


Canadian Construction
1888-1966, Canadian

This contruction scene by the Canadian artist Dorothy Stevens measures 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches and is pencil signed. Stevens was not only known for her etchings but was also an accomplished painter, portraitist, illustrator and art teacher. Born in Toronto in 1888, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. During WWI she raised money for the war effort by donating a series of etchings depicting home-front subjects. Her prints were among the best produced under the program.


Fishermen Three
1888-1972, American

This 1938 etching by the American artist John Costigan measures 9 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled. This image is illustrated in Thomas Cravens, "A Treasury of American Prints", plate # 26. Costigan was known for his evocative images of hardworking farmers and their families, often set against the backdrop of the fields and landscapes of their daily lives. Costigan chose the common man as subject matter in many of his works. In this image his three children fish in a stream that ran through their upstate New York property. AAA label included with artist provenance.


Spirit of the Rain
1895-1987, American

This 1937 etching by the American artist, Peggy Bacon, measures 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled, 1937, cat: CL-122, published by AAA, label included with artist provenance, edition of 250. Born into an artistic family, Peggy Bacon's talents were apparent at an early age. By the age of 20, she had her first solo show in New York. She then went on to study at the Art Students League under John Sloan, Kenneth Hayes Miller and George Bellows.

Painting

Incredible British Tonalist Landscape
1820-1845, Active, British

Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches, signed and dated 1851 lower right. Although initially known for his sporting scenes his work really excels in his atmospheric landscapes. The powerful light of the sunset reflecting off the dark, rugged landscape suggests qualities similar to Joseph M.W. Turner, the father of British Romanticism. The human in this scene is of small consequence compared to the majestic beauty surrounding her. Jones exhibited work at the British Institute, The Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Print

Moses presented to the daughter of the Pharaoh
1656 - 1722, French

Engraving; circa 1740; after the painting by Georgion de Castel-franco, provenance: Gray Collection, Fogg Museum (on verso #123); image size 12 7/16 x 24 7/8 inches

Drawing

European Castle
1844-1920, American

Drawing, image size 10 1/4 x 17 inches