Two (2) Arthur Prince Spear (Massachusetts/California/District Of Columbia, 1879-1959) offset prints, including one (1) after his oil painting titled "Sunrise", 1921, depicting three water nymphs surrounded by fish lifting the sun from the water towards the early morning horizon. Signed "Arthur Spear" in pencil, lower right under image. Second lithograph is after Spear's pastel drawing titled "The Swing", 1921, depicting a young woman in a flowing dress on a swing against a naturalistic background. Inscribed and signed "To Alice Arthur Spear" in pencil, lower right in the image. Ink stamp with date "Sept 8 1953" with framing gallery label, en verso. Both housed under glass in black wooden frames. Sights rangingin size from 14 5/8" H x 19 3/8" W to 26 3/4" H x 20" W. Frames range in size from 20 1/2" H x 25" W to 28 1/2" H x 22" W. Mid 20th century. Provenance: The items included in this lot and Lot 664 are believed to have been gifts from Spear to family members of Ruth Norton White, daughter of Edward Little, subject of the painting in Lot 133. Note: "Sunrise" is featured as the cover art of the book "Arthur Spear 1879-1959", published by the Warren Historical Society, 1981. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning. Not examined outside of frames.
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