Recent Acquisitions


The Beguiling of Merlin
1838-1906, French

This 1877 etching by the French artist, Adolphe Lalauze, after Sir Edward Burne-Jones measures 10 x 6 inches, on heavy weight paper, "Planche XI" printed on upper margin. The image shows Merlin's infatuation with Nimue, the Lady of the Lake, who is reading from a book of spells.


Paris Print Stalls
1877-1968, French

Color aquatint of the Paris print stalls with Notre Dame Cathedral in the background by Frederic Leve measuring 7 x 10 inches, pencil signed, framed.


Gnarled Maple

An interesting woodblock print, of an old maple tree, measuring 8 x 9 7/8 inches, unsigned on handmade laid paper.


The Stairway
20th Century German School

Etching by the German printmaker, Bertha Lebert, measuring 8 1/2 x 6 inches with pencil signature.


The Walled Road

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and numbered.


Portrait of a Priest
1885-1960, Belgian/American

A very fine original etching with drypoint by American portrait artist Josef Pierre Nuyttens. Plate size 7 x 4 1/4 inches, 1919, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, with an inscription in ink below the image which we have not been able to decipher. Framed, with a stamp from Thomas B Kenedy, New York on the back.


Haymaking
1883-1968, British

This is a richly inked original etching, image size 4 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches, c. 1920s, edition of 100, pencil signed and titled. This etching comes in what appears to be the original frame with a label from the Gage Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.


Coney Island Study
1898-1954, American

This is an expressive original drawing by American Social Realist artist Reginald Marsh. Watercolor and inkwash on board, 5 x 4 inches, c. 1930s, signed in the lower left corner, framed. Reginald Marsh studied at the Yale School of Art where he was a prolific illustrator and cartoonist, then at the Art Students League in New York where he concentrated on studying fine art, especially the work of the Old Masters.


Manscape, from the "Falling Man" series
1927-2009, American

This is a vibrant original silk screen print by Ernest Trova, from his 'Falling Man' series. Image size 24 x 24 inches, sheet size 28 x 28 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 175, pencil signed, numbered and dated, in a high quality aluminum frame with a label on the back from Pace Gallery, New York. Ernest Trova was a Missouri artist, and lived for most of his life in the St Louis area. He was primarily a self taught artist, known for his paintings, prints and sculptures with a distinct combination of surrealist and pop art style.


The Bathers
1858-1911, American

This is a richly colored original painting by American artist Charles W. Stetson. Oil on canvas, 9 x 14 inches, 1893, signed and dated in the lower left corner, in what appears to be the original gilt frame. Charles Stetson was a self taught artist and founding member of the Providence Art Club. He was known as a 'colorist' for his richly hued landscapes and figure studies, many of which have a dreamlike, allegorical quality. Memorial exhibits of his work were shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Detroit Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.


Anais II
1890-1978, English

This 1930 etching of "Anais", the artist's first wife, measures 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r., framed, Fletcher cat: 67, in an edition of 111. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, he was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the great masters, Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. A self-taught etcher who became one of the best portrait etchers in art history being elected into the Royal Society of Painter - Etchers and Engravers in 1921.


Viba
1890-1978, English

This elegant etching done in 1929 by the British printmaker, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst measures 8 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed, framed. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, he was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where Botticelli and da Vinci had a lasting influenced on him. A self-taught etcher who became one of the best portrait etchers in art history.


Amberly Boy
1890-1978, English

A beautiful image of a young boy by the master printmaker, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst measuring 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1928, Wrights cat: 62, framed. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, he was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where Botticelli and da Vinci had a lasting influenced on him. A self-taught etcher who became one of the best portrait etchers in art history, being elected into the Royal Society of Painter - Etchers and Engravers in 1921.


Amiens Cathedral (Jour d'Inventaire)
1849-1918, French

This beautiful 1907 etching with drypoint of "Inventory Day" by August-Louis Lepere measures 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, in an edition of about 166, Saunier cat: 344, illlustrated in "Etchers and Etchings", Joseph Pennell, 1929, p. 199. Dated and signed in the plate and pencil signed, l.r., framed. 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.


Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburg
1881-1939, American

Etching by Hopper Emory measures 8 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches and is pencil signed. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.


Waving Goodbye
1881-1939, American

This etching by Hopper Emory measures 6 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.


London Street Scene
1881-1939, American

"London Street Scene" by Hopper Emory measures 6 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches and is pencil signed. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.


House of John Alden and Pricilla
1881-1939, American

This Hopper Emory etching measures 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, is pencil signed and titled. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.


Baltimore Harbor
1881-1939, American

This 1924 harbor scene by Hopper Emory measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches and is pencil signed and titled, in an edition of 25. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.


The Mackeral
1881-1939, American

A 1926 etching by the American artist, Hopper Emery measuring 9 7/8 x 7 inches, pencil signed and titled with additional provenance, written in the artists hand, on the lower margin. Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.

Painting

Portrait of a Child
1893-1986, American

Oil on wood panel, circa 1960, image size 9 5/8 x 8 inches,

Print

The Battle of Manila Bay
19th Century, American

Etching,image size:8 1/8X12 3/8",pencil signed

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing, image size 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches.