Recent Acquisitions


Give Us This Day
1903-1979, American

This is a beautiful original lithograph by American Regionalist artist John deMartelly. The image size is 13 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches, 1937, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, as well as in Italy and London. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life.


Le Clown a la Grosse Caisse
1871-1958, French

This is a vivid original aquatint etching by French Expressionist artist Georges Rouault. The image size is 12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, published in 1930, cat: Chapon-Roualt 200, from the 'Cirque' series. Georges Rouault was born into a poor family in Paris and at the age of 14 was apprenticed to a glass painter for 5 years. After his apprenticeship he studied the Ecole des Beaux Artes under Gustav Moreau, where he also met Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Henri Manguin, and Charles Camoin.


Cigarette Underground
1901-1989, American

A striking original etching, this image measures 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1938, pencil signed and titled, the "imp" after the artist's name indicating that he printed this impression himself. Irwin Hoffman attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School starting at the age of 15. After graduation, he won the Paige Traveling Scholarship which allowed him to travel and study throughout Europe for several years. When he returned from Europe, Hoffman set up a studio in New York City, and became especially known for his portraiture.


Mount Monadnock
1877-1963, American

A lovely view of Mount Monadnock by the American Impressionist, Everett Longley Warner. Sight size is 11 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches and is signed on the l.r., c. 1940. Warner was a successful painter and printmaker. While studying at the Arts Student League with George Bridgmen his work was included in many art competitions including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design. He was a founding member of the Old Lyme Art Colony in Connecticut along with Childe Hassam and Abbott Thayer. Framed, with artist provenance on the backing.


Seascape at Sunset

A very nice oil on masonite. This c. 1950 oil painting is signed on the l.l. but we can not decipher the signature. Sight size, 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches, framed.


New York Skyline
1890-1983, American

This is a richly detailed original etching of New York City, the image size is 12 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed. Louis C. Rosenberg was a successful artist and architect; he studied at several prestigious Universities- The University of Oregon, Eugene, the American Academy in Rome, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and continued to practice both art and architecture throughout his long career.


Fishing on the Riverbank

This is a very sweet miniature landscape, oil on academy board, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, c. 1870, in a lemon gold frame. Although this painting is unsigned, it is quite delicately painted, apparently by a very competent hand.


Portrait Bust of a Young Girl
1887-1948, Italian/American

This is a beautiful cast bronze portrait of a young girl by Italian/American artist Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The bust is 14 inches tall and stand on a base of green marble, signed by the artist on the lower corner, dated 1912, with a Benjamin Zoppo, New York foundry mark. Scarpetti was born in Italy and graduated from the Royal Italian Academy before emigrating to America.


Pont Neuf, Paris, No. 1
1867-1956, British

An incredibly rich impression of this sepia toned etching by one of the leading printmakers of 20th century Britain, Sir Frank Brangwyn. The image size is 21 3/4 x 29 5/8 inches, published in 1916, pencil signed. Brangwyn was born in Belgium, but as a child moved to London with his family. He was primarily a self-taught artist, although he did receive some training from three of the most influential British artists and designers of the turn of the century, Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, William Morris and Siegfried Bing.


Tracks, Oberhausen
1857-1926, American

This is a fantastic scene of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings in Oberhausen, Germany by American artist Joseph Pennell. Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Wuerth- 606, pencil signed "J. Pennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This etching is printed on an early antique watermarked laid type paper with trimmed margins and a tab signature, in the style of Whistler.


Birds in the Bloom
1907-1982, British/American

This c. 1950 wood engraving by Nora Unwin measures 7 x 5 3/4 inches. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered on the lower margin. It is not in the McGoldrick catalogue. Born into the well known Unwin book publishing family in England, Nora showed her artistic talents from an early age and was schooled heavily throughout her early years in numerous creative arts. She studied at the RCA in London before coming to the US in 1946 and is credited with much of the revival of wood engraving in America in the early part of the 20th century.


Surf at Bass Rocks
1906-1978, American

A beautiful lithograph of the coastline of Gloucester, MA by Stow Wengenroth measuring 8 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches. Published in 1976 on heavy weight laid paper, pencil signed, numbered and titled. Cat: Stucky-364. Stow Wengenroth was one of the preeminent lithographers of 20th century America, known for his atmospheric, incredibly detailed images of the New England landscape and coastline. He studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock NY and George Ennis in Eastport ME.


Open Air Market
1881-1935, French

This color etching by Armand Coussens measures 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. Published c. 1920, pencil signed and numbered and printed on heavy weight paper. Coussens studied under Alex Lahaye at the Beaux-Arts in Nimes, France where he eventually became professor of drawing. His landscapes and figure studies were of everyday life on the street, often with delicate colorings on very detailed plates.


Paris Etchings
1876-1936, French

A lovely collection of 50 etchings with watercolors by the French etcher, Eugene Louis Veder. Created in 1927 upon the urging of Albert Morance, the prominant art publisher and one of Veders main supporters. It consists of 50 loose etchings with a title page and a contents page all housed in a protective slip cover. Printed on BFK Rives paper, in an edition of 500, with each etching signed in the plate. This was to be his last collection and some consider it his best work.


Taos Pueblo
1904-1989, American

This is a very fine Southwest woodcut by Edwin Earle, image size 4 x 8 inches, monogrammed in the image, pencil signed and titled.


Hands Etching- O Laborum
1818-1910, British

This is a very cool original etching of the artist's hands and etching tools working an etching plate. The image size is 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches, published in 1865, state V/VII, cat: Schneiderman- 84, plate signed. A very rich impression on BFK watermarked laid type paper. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler.


The Great Bazaar, Constantinople
1890-1983, American

A great etching of a bustling Turkish market, this image measures 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published in 1927, from the series "Constantinople Etchings by L. C. Rosenberg", pencil signed. Louis C. Rosenberg was a successful artist and architect; he studied at several prestigious Universities- The University of Oregon, Eugene, the American Academy in Rome, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and continued to practice both art and architecture throughout his long career.


L'Equipage Retourne (The Crew Returns)
1872-1936, French

A luminous color etching with aquatint by Manuel Robbe, under his pseudonym Alphonse Lafitte. Image size 19 x 11 7/8 inches, published in Paris in 1920, pencil signed "A Lafitte", with a blindstamp in the lower left margin. Manuel Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium during the ‘Belle Epoch’ of early 20th century France. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


The Sing Song Boat
1891-1969, American

This is a vibrant original hand colored etching by American artist D. P. Tyson. The image size is 12 x 14 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 100, pencil signed "DP Tyson, imp", the 'imp' indicating that Tyson printed this impression himself. This etching comes in the original frame, with a label on the back indicating that this image was "printed in color by hand at one printing and without retouching". Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord.


In the Grampion Mountains
1879-1945, English

A delicately colored aquatint of the Grampion Mountain range in the Scottish Highlands, this image measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 150, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled.

Painting

Cabin by the Lake
1854-1927, American

This is a luminous scene of a cabin by a still lake with the glowing colors of the setting sun lingering in the sky, casting blue shadows over summer landscape. Pastel on paper, sight size 12 3/4 x 17 inches, c. 1900, signed in the lower right corner. This pastel comes tastefully displayed in a period maple frame. Clarence Braley was a Massachusetts artist who specialized in pastel and watercolor landscapes. He was a member of the New Bedford Art Association and exhibited his work at the Boston Art Club and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

A Lane Near Tenby

Etching, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, plate signed.

Drawing

Strand End - Topshum
1898-, British

Pencil Drawing, image size 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, pencil signed and titled.