Philip Kappel
1901-1981, American

Mender of Shoes - Rabat, Morocco
1901-1981, American

This etching by Philip Kappel measures 8 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches. A 1st proof, created in 1945, is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


Slack Water, East River, N.Y.
1901-1981, American

This early proof by Philip Kappel, c. 1930, measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kappel was born in Hartford, CT, and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America."


The Holystoners-Bound for Haiti
1901-1981, American

Etching, drypoint, image size 9 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, 1935, pencil signed l.r. "Philip Kappel". Selected for "Fine Prints of the Year", 1936, pl.74. The image was made on the Columbia Line's Bogota or Columbia. The Haitian crew used soft volcanic tufa to scrub down the wooden decks. The bulldog, center, was the vessel's mascot.


Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


In Tow
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


Topsail Schooners in a Match
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 x 6 7/8 inches, c. 1935, artist's proof, pencil signed.


A Marine Pathway
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, 1934, plate signed and pencil signed.


Sail and Steam
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1935, plate signed and pencil signed.


Chatham Bar
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 3 1/8 x 4 inches, c. 1942, pencil signed. A small landscape overlooking the ocean on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


The Mill at the Falls
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/4 x 7 7/8, plate signed and pencil signed.


Curiosity
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed


Sailboat
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, pencil signed


Street in Morocco
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, pencil signed


Old Love
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 6 7/8 x 8 13/16 inches, inscribed "Artist Proof"


The Windjammer
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 10 x 7 inches, inscribed "Artist Proof", pencil signed lower right


Off El Morro
1901-1981, American

Etching, image size: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, printed on "J Whatman" watermarked paper, pencil signed


Flies versus worms
1901-1981, American

Drypoint etching, 1954 AAA edition of 250, image size 7 7/8 x 10 inches, pencil signed


Cartegana Harbor
1901-1981, American

Etching, 1937 AAA edition of 250, image size 10 x 8 incvhes, pencil signed

Painting

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

Kabuki Actors
1786-1864, Japanese

Color woodblock, image size 14 x 9 9/16 inches.

Drawing

Meadow View
1872- c.1950, American

A very nice pencil drawing of a distant meadow viewed through a shaded grove of trees by Dexter Dawes. It measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches, on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.