This original, 1904, soft-ground etching and mezzotint by Sir Frank Short measures 6 x 14 3/8 inches. It is pencil signed on the l.r. with publishers info printed on the bottom, center. Hardie 83 ii/ii. Short was a British master printmaker known for his enormous technical powers coupled with his sense of spontaneity. In this image, man and beast struggle to survive a cold and bleak winters day. Short's use of rich blacks and moody whites and grays suggests the severity of the elements. He designed this image from a watercolor in the Victoria and Albert Museum by the artist Peter De Wint.
This ethereal watercolor by Mariano Ortuzar measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed and dated on the l.r. Ortuzar, a Chilean born artist, spent years in religious institutions in the study of theology which greatly influenced his painting technique, perspectives and color. A great sense of the mystical and spiritual comes through in his work. Known for his beautiful landscapes of his native Chile, his paintings also include images of Europe, Asia and America. This original watercolor comes framed with the artists bio on the back.
Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.
19th Century, British
This original landscape by H. Wayland depicts a child walking along a peaceful country lane. An oil on canvas measuring 12 x 23 inches with the artists' signature in the lower right and a brass plaque with the artists name on the lower center. It appears to be housed in its original frame. Title is on the reverse.
This is a remarkable original etching by William Lionel Wyllie, image size 9 1/4 x 14 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker in early 20th century London. He studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, then at the age of 15 began his studies at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.
A great sun-drenched western scene, this etching measures 12 3/8 x 10 3/8, published in 1936, pencil signed, dated and titled. Palenske was equally an outdoorsman and an artist, spending much of his time out riding and exploring the western wilderness. His etchings reflect his great love of the outdoors, as in this image of two riders pausing to look up at the rugged mountain terrain.
This vibrant color woodcut by Charles Hovey Pepper measures 12 3/8 x 9 inches. Created c. 1906, it is signed in the block as usual and trimmed to the edges. This image is from the artists estate with provenance on the backing. Pepper was born in Waterville, ME, son of Dr. George Pepper, President of Colby College. He studied at the Arts Student League before traveling to Paris and attending the Academie Julian. He opened a studio there, exhibiting at the Salon from 1894-1898.
This is a great original color lithograph, pencil signed, dated, and inscribed 'epreuve d'artiste' (artist's proof), but we have been unable to decipher the signature. The image size is 12 x 21 1/4 inches, 1979, with a stamp from the "Ministerio de Cultura Y Educacion" of Spain on the back of the sheet. This is a very cool, abstract composition with vibrant colors; the style looks quite familiar to us, but we have been unable to confidently attribute this print to a specific artist.
Etching in colors, image size 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, c. 1920s, edition of 150, pencil signed and titled, in the original frame and grasscloth mat, with the original label on the back.
This is a beautifully vibrant original lithograph in colors by Russian born artist Nicolai Cikovsky. The image size is 21 3/4 x 16 inches, sheet size 26 x 20 inches, published in 1965 in an edition of 100, pencil signed and numbered. Cikovsky studied at the Vilna Art School, the Penza Royal Art School and the Moscow High Tech Art Insititute before emigrating to the United States in 1923. He settled in New York City where he met fellow Russian born artist Raphael Soyer, whose Social Realism greatly influenced his style of painting.
A fine original etching by an important French artist, this image measures 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, published in 1912 in a small edition of 35, pencil signed and numbered. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.
This is a very rare nocturnal scene by French artist Auguste- Louis Lepere. Etching, image size is 4 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1893, cat: LB-71, pencil signed and numbered "16". Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.
1872- c.1950, American
A vibrant, lifelike watercolor on paper, sheet size 18 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches, 1930, signed and dated in ink.
A stunning original etching by American artist William Bicknell (1860-1947) after the painting by Winslow Homer. This is a very rare early pencil signed proof, before the remarque and lettering of the Hamburg-American Steamship Line. The plate size is 27 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches, published in 1906 by the John A. Lowell Bank Note Co., Boston, plate signed by Homer, pencil signed by Bicknell. This is a superb, richly inked impression on a heavy weight wove type paper with ample margins.
This is a fantastic image of the rooftops of New York City by American artist and architect Armin Landeck. Copper engraving, image size 17 3/4 x 20 5/8 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 100, cat: Kraeft-121, pencil signed. Armin Landeck was born in Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1927, then went on to study art and printmaking at the Art Students League in New York and spent a couple of years traveling through Europe, studying the art and architecture of the landmark European cities.
A view from "Great Meadow Ferry Road" measures 16 x 24 inches. Created c. 1950-60, oil on board, it suggests a beautiful, sunny winters' day in New Hampshire. Arthur Herrick lived in Westmoreland and was known for his landscapes of the area including Mt. Monadnock. The estate stamp is on the backing and an inscription with the location.
This richly printed etching by Otto Bacher measures 6 7/8 x 10 inches. A rare print, created in 1880, pencil signed. An important American printmaker and illustrator, Bacher studied at the Royal Academy in Germany and from there he made his way to Venice where he established his own studio. It was here that he met the artists James McNeill Whistler, an important influence on his work.
This 1919 etching and aquatint by John Taylor Arms measures 7 1/2 x 5 inches. This is the third state in an edition of 50. Printed by Frederick Reynolds, it is pencil signed by both the artist and the printer on the lower margin. Framed. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.
This lithograph by Victoria Huntley measures 8 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and dated on the l.r. on medium weight paper with wide margins. Huntley grew up in the NYC area and attended the Arts Student League of NY studying under John Sloan and Max Weber.
1872- c.1950, American
A beautiful scene of Mt Monadnock by Marlborough, NH artist Dexter Dawes. Watercolor on paper, sight size 14 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, in the original frame. Dawes studied at the Art Students League in New York, and split his time between his native New Jersey and Marlborough, NH. He created many images of the New Hampshire countryside, this view of Mt Monadnock is one of his most vibrant.