American

Moonlit Sailing

A captivating nocturnal seascape in the style of Mauritz Frederik De Haas, who was well known for his nocturnes. No apparent signature. Oil on canvas. Painting measures 18 x 30 inches in a 25 x 38 inch period gilt frame.

The Homestead

This is a framed oil on canvas painting by William Preston Phelps. The canvas measures 24 x 36 inches in a 33 x 44 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower left. The subject is likely his family homestead in Chesham, New Hampshire. William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter. In 1876, he travelled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

Segovia

A 10 x 15 1/4 inch watercolor painting in a 16 1/4 x 22 inch gold frame. Pencil signed and titled in the lower left. MacLaughlan studied in Boston and was heavily influenced by James McNeill Whistler.

Tonalist Sunset Landscape

This is an oil on canvas painting. Signed "C. P Appel" in the lower left and dated 1923. Painting measures 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches in a 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inch 20th century gilt frame. Appel is known for romantic landscapes and marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles. He studied at the New York School of Art with Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase and later with Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League. He became a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City in 1906.

Pownal Valley

Watercolor painting of the Pownal Valley in the southwestern corner of Vermont, near Williamstown, Massachusetts. Pencil signed "W. Lester Stevens, N.A." in the lower right. Initialed and titled on the back. The painting measures 22 x 30 inches in a 30 x 37 inch gold frame. William Lester Stevens was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. By the age of eighteen, he had exhibited his first piece at the National Academy of Design and entered the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. In 1921, together with fifty other artists, he founded the Rockport Art Association.

New England Woods in Winter

This is a signed oil on canvas painting adhered to a board, measuring 17 x 11 1/4 inches in a 21 x 15 inch gold frame. William Preston Phelps was a plein air painter, known as the "Painter of Monadnock." He spent most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, and he painted many landscapes of farms, fields, and forests, on and around Mount Monadnock. In 1876, he traveled to Europe and began studying at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. He later moved to New York and then back to Europe with his friend William Meritt Chase.

A Summer Day

This is a 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas in an ornate gold 15 x 18 1/4 inch frame, signed "G. A Hays" in the lower left. The title and date of creation are inscribed on the back. C. 1909. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, New Hampshire and spent his adult life in Providence, becoming one of Rhode Island's most popular 19th century artists. Hays self taught and was a member of the Providence Art Club, where he exhibited from 1888 to 1940, the Society for Independent Artists, the Copley Society, and the Providence Water Color Club.

Cattle and Sheep in a Pasture Beside a Stream

This is an oil on canvas painting that measures 18 x 24 inches in a gold 24 x 29 3/4 inch frame, and is signed in the lower left. A luminous painting with incredible colors. Charles Franklin Pierce was born in Sharon, NH and spent his early years on the family farm, where he found inspiration for his paintings. In 1864 he moved to Boston to attend art school and from there went to England, Scotland, and Wales to sketch the countryside. Pierce moved back to Boston, became a leader of the Boston Art Club, and married Luena Wilder of Peterborough, also a notable artist.

Winter

This mountain landscape by the American artist William R. Davis measures 8 x 10 inches, oil on board, indistinctly signed l.l., framed.

Summer Shadows

A lovely oil on canvas, c. 1905, measuring 15 x 12 inches, initials on the lower left corner of the painting,"A.T.S". Boston School early 20th century, with Boston canvas label on the back. (M)

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