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Two (2) Xanthus Russell Smith (Pennsylvania/Maine, 1839-1929) pencil on paper drawings. 1st item: Pencil on paper drawing titled FARMSTEAD AT SHOEMAKERTOWN depicting a small farmstead and large trees. Titled, signed with monogram. and dated ,X.S. Aug 15th 1876, lower right. Dated, Aug 22d 1876, lower left center. Copy of Schwarz, Philadelphia, PA gallery label with artist information, en verso. Housed in a contemporary gilded frame. Sight – 7" H x 11 1/2" W. Framed – 15 3/4" H x 20 1/4" W. 2nd item: Pencil on paper drawing titled BARQUE WITH TOP MASTS CARRIED AWAY OFF GOUSTER N.G. depicting a ship and rowboat in the water. Titled, inscribed, signed with monogram, and dated, "Lower masts, very large – yellow – with white bands around them Fore sails aback & in shadow – movin sails full – in light – Bround days mass of shadow on bow – – X.S. July 30th. 1881", below image. Vose Galleries, Boston, MA gallery label with artist information, en verso. Housed in a contemporary gilded frame. Sight – 5 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W. Framed – 15 3/4" H x 15 3/4" W. Note: Xanthus Russell Smith was a noted painter of Marine and Civil War subjects. Born into a family of artists, he was educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He served in the Navy during the Civil War, and became known as America's foremost painter of Civil War Naval engagements. Later in life he primarily produced landscapes and photographs. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Minute foxing spots, surface of sheet. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition. Areas of toning, largest 1", top left and right of sheet. Minute foxing spots, surface of sheet. Not examined outside of frame.