Recent Acquisitions


Le Marche aux Fleurs
1872-1936, French

This is a beautiful sun drenched Paris street scene by French artist Manuel Robbe. Etching and aquatint in colors, image size 14 x 10 3/4 inches, c. 1910, pencil signed, framed. One of this leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images. In this scene, he beautifully captures the atmosphere of the bright Paris street as two women buy flowers from the vendors.


Clichy
1872-1936, French

An atmospheric original etching with aquatint in colors, this image measures 23 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1910 in an edition of about 100, pencil signed and numbered '89'. One of this leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


The Old Grist Mill
1890-1970, American

This is a very fine original painting of an abandoned mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts by Rockport artist Stanley Woodward. Oil on board, 12 x 16 inches, signed in the lower right corner, titled and inscribed on the back, in what appears to be the original frame. Stanley Woodward was a Rockport painter, known for his landscapes and marine paintings. He exhibited his work at many prestigious institutions, including the Pennsylvania Academy, Corcoran Gallery, National Academy, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


The Towing Path
1818-1910, British

This is a rare early state etching by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 1864, state VI/XIII, cat: Schneiderman-72, pencil signed. 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. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.


Seeing Things
1885-1954, American

This is a sweet original etching of a Scottish Terrier puppy by American artist Marguerite Kirmse. The image size is 6 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches, 1926, pencil signed and titled. Marguerite Kirmse was born in England but moved to America as a young woman. She always had a profound love of animals and became a regular at the Bronx Zoo, sketching the inhabitants. She was especially known for her images of dogs, depicting many breeds from Scottish Terriers to Pekingese to the field hunting breeds which she and her husband raised in Bridgewater, Conn.


Gloucester Fishermen
1885-1957, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.


Three Dogs
1892-1968, American

A fine original etching, image size 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1934 in an edition of 100 proofs, plate signed and dated, pencil signed.


Woman Reading
$750.00
1893-1977, British

This is a very fine original wood engraving by British artist John Nash. The image size is 6 x 4 1/2 inches, published c. 1930 in a very small edition of 20, pencil signed and titled in the lower margin. Primarily a self taught artist, John Nash was a renowned painter and printmaker and founding member of several prestigious artist groups, including the London Group in 1914, the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920 and the Colchester Art Society in 1946.


Burgos
1887-1953, American

This is an atmospheric original etching of the cathedral in the town of Burgos in Northern Spain. Image size 8 1/2 x 13 inches, 1924, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher-142, Spanish Church Series #2, pencil signed and dated. According to Fletcher, this etching is also called "A Spanish Town Revisited".


Plumed Serpent
1887-1953, American

A beautifully detailed miniature etching by John Taylor Arms, image size 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches, 1940, cat: Fletcher-344, Miniature Series #27, Yucatan Series #1, pencil signed.


The White Heron
1876-1964, British

This is a gorgeous original etching by British artist Winifred Austen. This image is very rare, it is Austen's first published etching, done 1906 a very small edition of only 10 impressions. The image size is 8 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches, pencil signed, framed. Winifred Austen was a painter, illustrator and a most highly regarded etcher, known especially for her remarkably lifelike images of birds.


Rough Going
1889-1946, American

An evocative image of WWI by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, this etching with drypoint measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 60, second published state, 1919, Giardina cat: 29. Eby's WWI experiences in France lead to this richly inked image of infantry marching through the results of war.


Desert Freight
1889-1946, American

This 1922 drypoint etching by Harold Kerr Eby measures 8 3/4 x 14 inches in an edition of 90, state IV, pencil signed, Giardina cat: 71. A richly inked image, based on Eby's visit to Algeria in the early 20's.


New England Winter
1889-1946, American

A delicately rendered original etching, this image measures 7 x 13 3/4 inches, published in 1930 in an edition of 90, cat: Giardina-153, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating the Eby printed this impresssion himself. A rich impression with beautiful plate tone, a weak section of the plate mark on the upper left side of the image.


The Japanese Gates of Tori in Kyoto, Winter
1877-1942, Czech

This is a beautiful etching in colors of winter in Japan by Czech artist Tavik Frantisek Simon. The image size is 14 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, 1928, edition of 195, pencil signed, framed, Novak cat: 478. T. F. Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.


Communipaw, N.J.
1837-1926, American

Etching, image size 3 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches, 1885, titled and inscribed in pencil. This image is Moran's small version of a larger etching that he exhibited at the New York Etching Club in 1886.


Salt Marshes
1889-1946, American

This is an atmospheric original etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The image size is 9 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, published in 1930 in an edition of 90, cat" Giardina-156, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. A very rich impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a medium weight laid type paper with ample margins.


Windmill Hill, No. II
1818-1910, British

A very fine original etching, this image measures 6 x 8 3/4 inches, 1877, cat: Schneiderman-153, pencil signed. 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. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.


Asakusa Kinryuzan Temple
1870-1949, Japanese

This beautiful color woodblock print by the Japanese landscape artist, Tsuchiya Koitsu measures 15 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches, signed on the lower left, framed. Created in July of 1938 in the shin hanga tradition, Koitsu was known for his "dramatic use of light and color". His landscape prints are considered equal to the master shin hanga artists, Kawase Hasui, Kasamatsu Shiro and Yoshida Hiroshi.


Deep Water
1906-1978, American

A beautiful lithograph by the American artist, Stow Wengenroth, measuring 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 50. This image is of Winter Harbor, Maine, created in October of 1941, Stuckey cat: 110, framed. 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.

Painting

Petrean Place
1907-1982, British/American

This collage by Nora Unwin measures 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches and is matted and framed. Created in 1972, Unwin gives the viewer a look past a rocky seawall to the water's distant horizon line. Her use of cloth, textured paper, glue and colored ink skillfully adhered to a painted background was one of her favorite mediums to display her genius, giving the viewer this three-dimensional effect. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

Print

L'espoir Du Gain Inspire La Gayte Et Dissipe L'ennuy D'un Voyage
1726-1780, French

Etching, image size 10 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches, c.1760, printed by Berghem.

Drawing

Immigrant Couple
$225.00
1903-?, American

This drawing in pastel by Nancy Dyer measures 11 x 15 inches. Signed in the lower corner, sheet mounted on board, c. 1930.