20th Century American


Spirit of New England
1906-1978, American

A lithograph of a scene from Kennebunk, Maine. November 1956. Edition of 45. Catalog: Stuckey 234. Plate measures 9 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches on 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inch medium weight wove type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left.


The Storm
1889-1946, American

Giardina 191. C. 1937. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition 100. Pencil signed and annotated "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. A coastal scene in Maine. Print measures 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches on 13 1/8 x 19 inch watermarked laid type paper.


Owl
1906-1978, American

Plate measures 9 x 7 3/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch paper. Printed in April, 1973. Greenport, New York. Catalog: Stuckey 351. Edition of 135. This print has a wide tonal range and incredible texture.


Bark Metis Making Harbor
1887-1953, American

Colored etching and aquatint. Artist's proof. Pencil signed in the lower right. Edition of 200. Catalog: Fletcher 133. Plate size: 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches on 18 x 23 inch medium weight wove type paper. C. 1923. A dramatic and beautifully colored maritime etching.


Quail Shooting
1896-1969, American

Plate measures 8 3/4 x 14 inches on 13 x 18 1/4 inch medium weight watermarked wove type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. An excellent print that shows true mastery of light and movement, with a rich drypoint burr. This etching appears in his book "Sporting Etchings." Ripley studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.


Spring Visitors
1906-1978, American

Scene from Greenport, New York. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Catalog: Stuckey 330. February 1970. Stone measures 14 7/8 x 11 1/8 inches on 20 x 15 inch medium weight wove type paper. Edition of 75. A terrifically sharp print of two woodpeckers caught in the sun. The woodpeckers have much more contrast than the rest of the image, making them stand out even more.


October
1903-1996, American

Plate initialed in the lower left. Pencil editioned and signed in the lower right. Edition of 75. Plate size 7 3/8 x 6 5/8 on 10 x 9 1/8 inch thin laid type paper. C. 1952. The artist has skillfully captured the variety of contours and textures found in nature and and makes good use of negative space in this lively print.


Modernist Figure
1888-1971, American

Original woodblock print. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1934. Martin studied with Robert Henri at the ASL. He has exhibited in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1918 (solo); Calif. Art Club, 1919; Brooklyn Society of Min. Painters; Brooklyn Museum, 1933; NY World's Fair, 1939. His woodblock prints are quite rare..


Modernist Cityscape
1888-1971, American

Original woodblock print. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1934. Martin studied with Robert Henri at the ASL. He has exhibited in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1918 (solo); Calif. Art Club, 1919; Brooklyn Society of Min. Painters; Brooklyn Museum, 1933; NY World's Fair, 1939. His woodblock prints are quite rare..


Cavendish Church
1887-1953, American

C. 1944. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. "II" inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Number two in his "English Church" series. Edition of 155. Catalog: Fletcher 381. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 8 inch watermarked laid type paper. Collector's mark in lower right corner of paper. Arms worked on this plate for a total of 289 hours.

Painting

Artist's Self Portrait
$1450.00
1867 - 1954, American

Self portrait by American artist Laura Lee, oil on canvas, measuring 32 x 16 inches in a 35 x 18 1/2 inch silver frame. This painting came to us in a very small frame and was folded over to fit that frame. We had the work resized back to the original that the artist intended. The painting is signed and dated in the lower left, 1919. Laura Lee was a well known suffragette in Boston, a champion of the women's suffrage movement. She was known as the "Bloomer Girl" artist.

Print

Hilarion
b. Bologna 1560, Italian

Engraving, image size 6 7/8 x 5 5/8 in, plate signed, framed.

Drawing

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.