American


Fall Landscape with Sheep
1848-1923, American

A great New Hampshire landscape by William Preston Phelps, this painting measures 16 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner, in a beautiful modern gilt frame. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, most of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.


New England Farm in Spring
1848-1923, American

This is a luminous springtime landscape by New Hampshire artist William Preston Phelps. Oil on canvas, 12 x 18 inches, c. 1890s, signed in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame, with a label from the Godwin Gallery. Known as the "Painter of Monadnock", Phelps lived most of his life in Dublin and Chesham, NH, with the exception of several years he spent studying art in Europe. He painted many scenes of the area landscape of farms, fields and forests, many of which were set against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Monadnock.


Monhegan Island Seascape

This is a luminous original seascape with a great Arts and Crafts style look. It is painted in oils on artist board, 9 1/2 x 13 inches, 1917, housed in a hand carved Whistler style period walnut frame. This painting is signed and dated in the lower left corner, although we have not been able to identify the artist. There is also an inscription on the back of the board which reads "Sketch from Monhegan Maine. To friend *** John Wood."


A Pair of Rockport Scenes
1888 - 1954, American

A great pair of New England harbor scenes by Rockport artist Anthony Thieme. Both paintings are oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, c. 1935, both signed "A. Thieme"in the lower right corner, in matching frames. One of the most popular artists associated with the Rockport School, Anthony Thieme was born in Rotterdam, Holland. His early training in fine art was with George Hackler at the Royal Academie of Fine Arts in the Hague; he later studied at the German Academy and with Italian masters Garlobini and Mancini.


Stream in Winter
1880-1964, American

This winter landscape by Samuel E. Armour measures 16 x 11 inches and is signed on the lower right corner. Oil on masonite, framed, with title identification label on backing. Armour was a landscape painter, sculptor and teacher. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was a member of the Rockport Art Association. (M)


Portrait of a Young Girl
1818-1882, American

This is an incredibly lifelike original portrait by American artist Thomas Le Clear. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches, sight size 21 x 17 inch oval, c. 1865, signed, in an ornate period gilt frame. Thomas Le Clear began painting as a child, selling his first painting at the age of 12. He was primarily self-taught, although he did study for a time with Henry Inman in New York City. Le Clear became a very well regarded artist known for his portraits and genre scenes and painted portraits of many important figures of his time, including Ulysses S. Grant, John Bell, and William Cullen Bryant.


Coastal View
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Moskowitz mesures 12 x 16 inches. It is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.


The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.


On the Road to the Farmhouse
1838-1909, American

This c. 1870's landscape of life on the farm by Alfred Cornelius Howland measures 17 x 13 inches and is signed on the l.l. Oil on canvas, laid on board and framed in a gold period gilt frame. Howland was born in Walpole, NH in 1838. Early in his career he learned the art of engraving and studied drawing and lithography in Boston. At the age of 22 he traveled to Germany to study at the Royal Academy and from there to Paris, where he studied with the talented Barbizon artists, Corot, Millet and Rousseau whose tonalist influence affected Howland's style for the remainder of his career.


Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

Painting

Monhegan Island View
1883-1956, American

Oil on canvas, sight size 16 1/2 x 40 inches, c. 1910, signed l.l. "F. Weber", framed. Weber grew up in Columbia, SC but was educated in Germany where he graduated in Berlin in 1903. His artistic education began in Paris at the Ecole National des Beaux Arts and the Julian Academy. Ferdinand Humbert, Jean Paul Laurens, Raoul Verlet and Paul Richer were his teachers. He is known for his etchings, sculptures and paintings which are exhibited in many public and private collections.

Print

Embankment, Cleopatras Needle
20th Century, British

Drypoint etching, 9 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1933
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and watercolor drawing, 1933, image size 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches.