Watercolor 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, signed "G. Sheffield" l.l., sepia on paperboard.
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. "
Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right, framed. (M)
Conte study, 1961, image size 13 x 10 1/4 inches, pencil signed, framed
Ink and ink wash drawing. C. 1950's. Drawing measures 9 x 14 inches in a grey 18 1/4 x 23 1/2 inch distressed wood frame. Pencil signed in the lower right.
This is an interesting original drawing of a european fountain, it is unsigned but certainly reminds one of a number of post impressionist artists. We are unable to tell where this image occurred but it shows many people strolling around the Fountain. It is pencil, charcoal and whiting. The image measures 12X15 inches, drawing on a thin japan type paper tipped to a cardboard backing.
This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.
This is an original charcoal drawing by American illustrator Karl Godwin (1893-1962) This drawing showing a woman holding a rifle and protecting her homestead. The drawing measures 11 3/4X15 3/4 inches, It is clearly signed lower right corner. The drawing is laid down between boards but is very presentable just as it appears.
Godwin was one of the illustrators for readers digest.
Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, titled in pencil upper left.
Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.
This two sided drawing by Stephen Parrish measures 6 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Done in black ink, c. 1890, with a Maxfield Parrish Jr. family stamp on the lower right and upper left in black ink. Another drawing of a homestead with split rail fence, possibly his own, in on the reverse.
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