Graphite on paper, image size 18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, signed in pencil lower left, framed
Pastel on board, 9 x 12 inches, c. 1900, signed, in the original frame.
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. This expressive watercolor by Ortlip measures 15 x 22 inches and is signed and dated by the artist. It is in its original frame with a NJ label on the back.
Watercolor, image size 14 x 10 1/8 inches, dated 1885 and signed Geo. C. Bell
Watercolor on paper, image size 13 1/4 x 18 1/8 inches, 1950, signed and titled in pencil, l.r. This is a study for the painting, "Debussy's Clouds," which was featured on the program for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's concert in December 1950.
This is an original watercolor painting by Boston artist William Goodrich Beal (1855-1919) This piece is signed and titled lower left "Cornwall" under the artist's signature. The painting came to us in what appears to be the original frame with an early Macy's label NY. The painting measures 5 1/2X9 inches. The painting is in very good condition, the color is still rich. The overall frame size is 8 1/4X11 3/4 inches
Watercolor, image size 9 x 11 5/8 inches
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)
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.
The blue background paper measures 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Signed in the lower left. The artist's choice of pastel was ideal for capturing the texture of this unique animal!
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.
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