Recent Acquisitions


Le 14-Juillet Au Village
1887-1943, French

This engraving and aquatint by Jean Emile Laboureur measures 5 x 5 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and numbered. Created in 1925, L-292.


Barnegat Cottage, Marblehead
1895-1975, American

An idyllic setting in this original etching by Samuel Chamberlain. Created in 1949 in an edition of 300. Pencil signed with an edition number on the lower margin.


Honfleur
1861-1933, American

This original etching by Charles Adams Platt measures 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches and was created in 1887. Plate signed, titled and dated. It appears to be in the original period frame.


Saint Mark the Evangelist
pre-1800

This is an early Italian Old Master miniature portrait of Saint Mark the Evangelist. It is painted in oils on oak panel, 4 x 3 1/8 inches, c. 1600, unsigned, with a possibly later frame.


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.


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.


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.

Painting

The Breakers
1897-1970, American

Oil on masonite, 20 x 24 inches, c. 1950, signed "A R Herrick," in the original frame built by the artist. Herrick was a well known artist in Westmoreland, NH, specializing in plein air landscapes and seascapes of New England. He was a member of the Copley Society of Boston, the Connecticut Academy of Arts and the North Shore Art Association. This dynamic image of crashing surf was most likely painted near Rockport, MA.

Print

Across Horseshoe Lake

Linocut on colored paper, image size 9 x 6 1/4 inches, 1982, pencil signed (illegible signature), dated and edition below image.

Drawing

Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.