Edward Lange. Bay View House. Gouache, ink and watercolor on paper, c. 1880. Signed Edw. Lange, Elwood, L.I. Showing the resort hotel at the corner of Maxwell Avenue and West Main Street.
Edward Lange (1846-1912) painted more than one hundred scenes on Long Island between 1871 and 1889.
Frances Webb Roosevelt. Bayville Beach. Watercolor on paper, 1980. Signed F.W.R., with inventory number 692.
Frances Roosevelt (1917-1995) studied art in Kansas City before beginning her career as a professional painter. She lived for over forty years in Oyster Bay, where she painted most of her landscapes. A well-known portrait artist, she taught art at C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York. She was a graduate of Smith College (class of 1939) and, in 1944, married Quentin Roosevelt, a grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Frances Webb Roosevelt. Old Orchard (detail). Watercolor on paper, 1958. Signed Frances Roosevelt.
Old Orchard at Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr, and his wife Eleanor. Today it serves as a museum, with administrative offices on the second floor.
Squirrel in Oak. Early 19th century. Theorem painting on velvet.
Theorem painting was a traditional folk art of 19th century America, in which designs were created by stencils and overlays. Pigments were normally hand-mixed and applied to velvet to produce soft tonal and textural effects.
Lucy T Hagen. Beeckman [sic] Beach (detail). Watercolor and pencil on paper, undated [1940s]. Signed Lucy T. Hagen.
Watercolorist Lucy Trotter Hagen (1871-1955) lived at Locust Knoll, a four-acre estate on East Main Street in Oyster Bay. Source: Spinzias, Long Island's Prominent North Shore Families, 341.