This is an interesting original watercolor painting of a monument and reflecting pool. This watercolor came to us unidentified as to the artist but it is a very competent hand that created this work. on the back of the illustration board is a New York art dealer, N.E. Montross. The painting measures 11 1/2X19 1/2 inches, no apparent signature. About Montross:
"The Montross Gallery is named after its founder and first director, Newman Emerson Montross (1849−1932). The gallery, which opened in 1878, represented leading American artists of the time, including Thomas Dewing, Abbott Thayer, Dwight William Tryon, Horatio Walker, and Alexander Wyant, and sold work to collectors such as Thomas B. Clark, Charles Lang Freer, George Hearn, and John Johnson. This commitment to the American art movement deepened in the 1900s, when the gallery hosted the annual exhibitions of the Ten. "
This is a very fine Hudson River School landscape, oil on academy board, 9 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, c. 1880s, unsigned, in an ornate period gilt frame. Although this painting is unsigned it is quite well painted, evidently by a very competent artist.
Etching, image size 4 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches, plate titled "Public Library - Woburn" l.l., plate signed "EHC 1880" l.r. This etching is out of the publication by Estes and Lauriat titled "Famous Etchers".
This 19th century, American School etching measures 6 x 7 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled with an illegible signature on the lower margin.
This is an early unsigned oil on canvas painting of a Brother and Sister. We would date this to the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The style is very familar, similar to Chandler or Amni Phillips but we cannot determine who actually painted this portrait. The painting measures 36X29 inches. There is a New York canvas stamp on the back, the painting has a couple of early repairs but nothing major, the work could use a reline and a couple of small spots of touch up. The frame, of the period does have a few chips and losses but overall the painting has a great look just as it now appears.
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