Featured Drawings

This is an original pen and ink illustration by Everett Shinn, done for the story, The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, published by John C. Winston Company, Chicago 1940. This illustration is titled in pencil in the upper edge and signed with the artist's initials lower left, drawn on illustration board.  The board measures 18X14 inches.


This is an original hand signed watercolor on board landscape scene with figures By Rhode Island Artist C.Gordon Harris, signed lower right corner. The image measures 14 3/4X22 inches.  Some toning on the two sides.  Very rich colors.


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 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.