To be sold together, available for purchase are two of the familiar Alaska scenes after original paintings by famed Alaskan artist SYDNEY LAURENCE (1865-1940), originally offered through Griffin's store in Juneau, AK. Each measures 9" by 7" inside the original mats (and 19 1/2" by 15 3/4" as framed). Titles are "Prospector's Camp", and "Trapper's Cache". The prints are in excellent condition. This series of images after Laurence's paintings was evidently offered to the tourist trade in Juneau at mid century, and they have scattered far and wide. The signatures resemble Laurence's, but it appears that these would have been produced after his death in December 1940. The artist was born in Brooklyn and painted in the St. Ives art colony in England in the 1890's, while also entering some works into the Paris Salons. For unknown reasons, he came to Alaska around 1903 or 1904 and within fifteen years became the first professionally trained artist in the state to achieve prominence. Laurence's paintings sell at auction for many thousands of dollars, so those fond of his work might well consider owning some of these attractive prints. The glass is non glare variety that should be discarded. Measurements are 9" by 7" and 15" by 12 1/2" as identically framed. See other Alaskan works in my shop and several other Griffin's prints after Sydney Laurence paintings.
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