This is a beautiful sundrenched scene of Mt Desert Island, Maine, by American Impressionist Frank Rehn. Oil on canvas, 17 x 27 inches, 1874, signed and dated lower left, with a label from the Gallery of Chas F Haseltine, Philadelphia on the back, in an ornate period gilt frame. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Frank Rehn studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and went on to become a successful painter, primarily known for his land and seascapes.
A wonderful painting by the "father of Russian Futurism", David Burliuk. Oil on canvas board, 13 x 13 inches, framed, signed on the lower left. Painted with heavy impasto brushwork. Burliuk studied at the Royal Academy in Munich and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his most active period he participated in many important avant-garde exhibitions in Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Munich. The appearance of the Futurists, as they called themselves, liked to wear gaudy waistcoats, sometimes painted animals on their faces, and wore wooden spoons in their lapels.
19th Century, American
This is a very fine original painting of grape vines growing over a stone wall by 19th century American artist J. M. Taft. Oil on academy board, 23 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches, c. 1890s, clearly signed in the lower left corner, in what appears to be the original gold frame. With a label from C.F. Chretien & Bro, Buffalo NY on the back. This painting is quite well done, with soft brushstrokes and a great sense of depth.
An interesting scene by one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints, Kuniyoshi. It measures 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches and is signed on the l.r. Member of the Utagawa school, his range of subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals.
Woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada measuring 14 x 9 5/8 inches, signed and sealed, l.r. and l.l. Kunisada was a trendsetter in the art of the Japanese woodblock print. Known for his kabuki and actor prints, he also did a number of bijin-ga (prints of beautiful women) prints. Kunisada was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.
Woodblock print by Kunisada measuring 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches. Signed and sealed, l.r. Known as one of the “giants” of the Japanese print. Kunisada was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan.
This is a great original etching of the Art-Deco building in St. Paul, Minnesota by New Yorker illustrator and WPA artist Theodore G Haupt. This etching was published in 1931, the same year that the building was constructed. The image size is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, plate signed and dated, pencil signed. A rich impression on a laid type paper.
A fine original wood block print, this image measures 5 x 3 inches, published in 1926 in an edition of 30, pencil signed, dated, numbered and titled.
This is a cool night view of a starry sky above the ship's prow. Woodblock in colors, image size 4 1/2 x 3 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.
This is a very fine etching by Stephen Parrish after a painting by Henry Ward Ranger. The image size is 18 x 23 3/4 inches, published by Klackner in 1887, cat: Schneider-124, with a remarque in the lower center margin, pencil signed by both Parrish and Ranger. In her description of this etching, Schneider writes that "there is a good match between the sensibilities of the painter, Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916), and the printmaker, Parrish, so the result is a masterful etching."
1933 -, Japanese
This 1986 engraving by Ryohei Tanaka measures 6 1/2 x 8 inches and is pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin, framed. Ryohei Tanaka began his artistic career rather late at the age of 30, studying with the Japanese master, Furuno-sensei. He loved the medium of etching and what he was most interested in portraying were places where man and nature came together. He held several solo shows plus numerous traveling exhibitions throughout Japan, the U.S. and Europe. His works are included in the Fogg Museum, BMFA, The MET and the David Rockefella Collection.
This beautiful etching by Edward Julius Detmold measures 14 9/16 x 11 1/2 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Edward Julius Detmold's artistic talents were apparent at an early age. He and his twin brother, Charles Maurice Detmold, were both considered well beyond their years in their artistic abilities. Their watercolors were being exhibited at the Royal Academy by age 13, the youngest artists to be admitted at the time.
This 1891 mezzotint by William Strang measures 11 3/4 x 12 inches. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Printed by David Strang, the artists' son, with his pencil signature, l.l.
This is a very rare early view of Hartford, Connecticut. Oil on tin, 6 1/4 x 8 inches, c. 1860s, in a period 19th. C. gilt frame. An inscription in pencil on the back reads, "St John's Spire, Hartford, Conn". Although this is unsigned, we attribute this landscape to Charles DeWolf Brownell, whose style is very similar. It is well painted with very fine brushwork and details.
A pair of vibrant color woodblock prints, image size of each 3 3/8 x 3 1/4 inches, c. 1920s, indistinctly signed, in matching frames.
A group of eight original wood engravings by Nora S. Unwin, image size of each 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches, grouped in a common mat, in a 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inch frame, pencil signed. These wood engravings were given to the previous owner directly by the artist.
A beautiful image of two deer by Peterborough NH artist Nora S. Unwin. Color woodblock, image size 6 3/4 x 5 inches, edition of 50, c. 1950s, not in the McGoldrick catalog, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH. She was a renowned artist, printmaker and children's book illustrator, and contributed a greatly to the revival of wood engraving in 20th century America.
Etching with drypoint, image size 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed. Philip 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."
A beautiful color woodblock print by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, considered the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. This 1887 image is from his series "100 Aspects of the Moon" which included 100 oban size woodblocks, between 1885-1892, in which the moon appears in all but a few providing a unifying motif for the series. This image measures 13 x 8 7/8 inches, signed and sealed on the l.l., engraver and publisher info on the l.l. border, poem by the female poet Oshun Hitotose, u.r., Stevenson 49.
A lovely scene of the Dutch countryside during summer harvest by Berend Adrianus Bongers. The painting size is 14 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches and is housed in a period frame measuring 25 1/2 x 39 inches. Signed by the artist on the lower right with a date of "1906" found on the back of the frame. Bongers was a "Delft" master and painted in the manner of the "Hague School" where views of domestic life and its daily activities were often painted. Educated at the Academy of Art in The Hague, he painted landscapes, portraits, genre scenes and still lifes.