Black Bass Breaking
1896-1982, American

A very fine etching with aquatint by American sporting artist William Joseph Schaldach, image size 5 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1937 in an edition of 50, pencil signed and titled. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening where he learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman. Schaldach was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Society of American Etchers, and the Independent Society of Printmakers. His work was exhibited at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1939 New York Worlds Fair, and the American Watercolor Society.

Painting

Punts at a Quiet Landing
1815-1877, French

Oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, cradle backing, signed lower right, in an ornate period gilt frame. A very well regarded artist of the French Realism movement, Emile Lambinet was born in Versailles and studied with Horace Vernet and John Baptiste Camille Corot. Both of these artists greatly influenced Lambinet's mature style of painting, as can be seen in this image, with the exacting details and bright atmosphere of Vernet and the subtle color palette with just a few accents of saturated color of Corot.

Print

The Fisherman's Home
1859-1921, Scottish

Measuring 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, "The Fisherman's Home" is very similar to Strang's painting of the same name from 1905 which is owned by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This richly inked print from the Baldwin-Wallace College collection is also signed in pencil by the artist along the lower right edge of the image.

Drawing

Walden
1870-1959, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, signed l.r. "J. Watson Davis", publishers remarks are below image in pencil(not seen) and are taken from Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden" from the chapter "The Bean field" and read "I cherish them, I hoe them (early and late), I have an eye to them (and this is my) days work".