Recent Acquisitions


Boston Fish Pier
1895-1975, American

This 1929 original drypoint etching by Samuel Chamberlain measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, pencil signed on the l.r., numbered and titled. Chamberlain became well known for his carefully rendered etchings and drypoints of both European and American cityscapes as well as very detailed landscapes. This image is #82 in the BPL catalog.


A Grassy Riverbank
1851-1931, American

A very fine original etching, this image measures 13 1/2 x 10 inches, published c. 1900, pencil signed. A beautiful, richly inked impression with nice plate tone, printed on a laid type Japan paper with ample margins. Blanche Dillaye was born in New York City, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and in Paris, and in 1883 studied etching technique with Stephen Parrish.


The Gleaner
1857-1926, French

This original etching, after Jules Breton, by Lucien Dautrey measures 9 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches. Created in 1885, this image was Dautrey's first important plate exhibiting it at the Salon of 1885 for which he received an Honorable Mention. Dautrey was a distinguished pupil of Courtry and Felix Bracquemond and a member of the Society of French Artists. Remarque at bottom right of woman putting on coat.


Figure Study

An original lithograph measuring 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Framed.


Study of a Nude
1852-1931, French

This original lithograph by Jean-Louis Forain measures 10 x 12 inches on a sheet size of 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Created c. 1898 in probably a small but unknown edition. Cat: Johnson 48.4. Forain was an important French Impressionist painter, lithographer and etcher. Friends with Degas for over 50 years and heavily influenced by Daumier, he enjoyed depicting scenes of everyday life in the city of Paris. This print was intended for a portfolio to have been published by Ambroise Vollard. Forain was a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.


Bearskin Neck
$350.00
1901-1969, American

This is a very fine original lithograph of Bearskin Neck, a small neighborhood in the town of Rockport, Massachusetts. The image size is 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches, published in 1945 in an edition of 50 impressions, pencil signed and titled.


Scholar
1921-2007, American

Lithograph, image size 13 1/8 x 9 3/4, c. 1970s, pencil signed, titled and numbered.


The Rampart of Verdun
1880-1947, French

This is a dramatic lithograph of a group of soldiers in the midst of battle in France during WWI. The image size is 17 x 11 7/8 inches, 1916, hand signed and numbered, framed. Lucien Jonas was an official military artist in France during WWI and traveled extensively through the front lines, creating many paintings, drawings and prints depicting the heroism and bravery of the soldiers on the front lines.


Torso
1892 - 1973, American

A dramatic lithograph by Russian- American artist Louis Lozowick, this image measures 11 x 7 3/4 inches, published in 1929 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Flint-42, pencil signed and numbered, in an ornate hand carved wood frame. Lozowick was born in Ukraine and studied at the Kiev Art School for several years before moving to the United States where he attended the National Academy of Design and Ohio State University.


Between Tides
1875-1962, American

A quiet image of fishing boats moored in a small harbor by Massachusetts artist Gordon Grant, this lithograph measures 9 x 12 inches, published c. 1940 by the Associated American Artists, pencil signed.


Munter Und Kind
1858-1925, German

A soft ground etching by German Expressionist artist Lovis Corinth, this image measures 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, state I/III, cat: Schwarz-41,"LC" monogram in the upper left of the image, a faded signature below the image, framed. Corinth began his career studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and went on to study under Bouguereau at the Academie Julian in Paris. He later returned to Germany and became a member and eventually president of the Berlin "Sezession." Corinth is best known for his prints and paintings of figures and portraits.


Nude with English Newspaper
1913-1981, English

This is an evocative original lithograph by British post-modernist artist Reg Butler. The image size is 16 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches, published in 1955 in a very small edition of 18 impressions, pencil signed, dated and numbered. In 1953 Butler won the 'Unknown Political Prisoner' competition and became one of the foremost British sculptors of the 20th century, known for his slightly abstracted female nudes.


Sugar Boats Off Greenwich
1851-1931, British

This lovely atmospheric image by William Wyllie measures 4 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, pencil signed on the l.l. and created c. 1920. This is a view of Greenich from the Isle of Dogs with a view of the Royal Navel Academy on the left with the domes of the Royal Observatory high in the background. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker, studying at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then at the at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm".


H.M.S. Renown
1851-1931, British

This delicately etched image of the warship "Renown" leaving Portsmouth harbor accompanied by a squadron of biplanes measures 4 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches. Signed on the l.l. in pencil, c. 1920. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker in early 20th century London. He studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and 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.


Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House
1857-1926, American

A beautiful architectural cityscape by master printmaker, Joseph Pennell. Measuring 8 x 11 inches, it is pencil signed with publishers label on the backing. Created in 1905 in an edition of probably 75, cat: Wuerth #379. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.


Concerto
1900-1981, Polish American

This original etching by Frederich Taubes measures 10 x 8 1/4 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Created in 1939 in an edition of 250 and published by the American Artists Association. Taubes was a well known painter, printmaker, author and lecturer. Born in Poland and educated in Vienna, Taubes eventually became a student at the Bauhaus studying color theory with Johannes Itten. Moving to NYC in 1930 he became a society portraitist with a very wealthy and famous clientele.


Boat Builders, Essex
1901-1981, American

This etching and drypoint by Phillip Kappel measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches, is signed by the artist on the l.r., c. 1957, framed. Kappel was born in Hartford, Conn. and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. He was employed as an artist for several shipping companies and much of his work documents these ships and their sailors. At age 26, Kappel was the youngest person ever admitted to "Who's Who in America." Artist provenance on label on backing.


Powder Snow, New Milford, Conn.
1901-1981, American

This wonderful New England scene by Phillip Kappel measures 9 x 7 1/2 inches. Published in 1953 by the AAA in an edition of 250, this image is signed and titled with an inscription by the artist on the lower margin. Framed.


Bird
1922-2000, American

A remarkable original etching by Leonard Baskin, this image measures 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1960s in an edition of 200, not in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered, framed. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and after a three year stint in the Navy, studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy. Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.


The Strabismic Jew
1922-2000, American

This is a very striking original woodcut, the image size is 41 x 22 1/2 inches, published in 1955, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 259, pencil signed and titled, inscribed "For Jay & Moe", framed. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative woodcuts, lithographs, and etchings. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and after a three year stint in the Navy, studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy.

Painting

The Farmyard
1844-1902, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.

Print

The Pond at Ville - d'Avray
1801-1879, French

Etching after Corot, image size: 6 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches, plate size: 7 7/8 x 11 3/16 inches, plate signed lower right.

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.