1872- c.1950, American
Dusk on the Riverbank
Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 1946, signed and dated lower right.
The Rocky Cove
Watercolor on paper, sight size 11 x 14 3/8 inches, c. 1930s, signed lower left, framed. Carroll Bill was an artist and architect, studying at Harvard Architectural School. He was a member of many artist's associations, including the Boston Architectural Club, the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the New York Society of Watercolor Painters, the New York Watercolor Club and the Springfield Art League.
20th Century, American
Watercolor on paper, sight size 13 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1960s, signed in the lower right corner, in the original silver metal frame with the artist's stamp on the back. Wotiz graduated from Brown University and became known for her oils and watercolors of the New England landscape and shoreline. She was a member of the North Shore Arts Association, the Concord Art Association and the Western Maine Art Group.
Morning on the Cape
This is an atmospheric early morning seaside scene by American artist William Worcester Churchill. Pastel on paper, sight size 12 x 18 inches, c. 1900, signed lower left, in a very fine period gilt frame. William Churchill was born and raised in Massachusetts, and attended the Boston Museum School before traveling to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. When he returned to Boston he opened a studio on Irvington St. and began a very successful artistic career, becoming well known for his indoor scenes and portraits as well as his landscapes in oils and pastels.
A warm, atmospheric summer landscape by Charles Harry Eaton, this painting is done with oils on canvas and measures 10 x 14 inches. It was painted c. 1890 and is signed "C Harry Eaton" in the lower right corner, in an ornate carved gilt frame.
1961 - , American
An Early Morning Walk
John Traynor's painting "An Early Morning Walk" measures 13 x 15 1/2 inches. This framed, oil on board, is signed on the lower right. Traynor paints in a classical style, imbuing his scenes with light and color with a mosaic-like "patching". Traynor, a New England artist, trained with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of NYC.
Gathering Pond Lilies
This is a beautiful original oil painting by American Impressionist Albert Babb Insley. It measures 16 x 24 inches, painted c. 1880, signed on the lower right. This painting comes in the original gilt frame with the title and the artists' NYC studio address inscribed on the stretcher. Insley was a successful artist from an early age, earning his first commissioned painting at the age of 14. He went on to study with Jasper Cropsey and George Inness, and was heavily influenced by the French Barbizon school as well as the Impressionists.
This is an atmospheric moonlit scene of a ship coming in to harbor, painted in oil on Academy Board and measuring 15 1/8 x 11 inches. It is obscurely signed "H. G. Lask..?" in the lower right corner; although we have not been able to determine the identity of the artist, this painting is certainly done by a skilled hand, very much in the style of James Gale Tyler. A very fine 19th century painting in an ornate period gilt frame.
Early Morning on the High Seas
This remarkable oil on canvas was painted by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith, c. 1930. The canvas measures 30 x 36 inches, and is signed in the lower right corner, in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C. Tarbell, then at the Art Students League of New York.
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.