Recent Acquisitions

1859-1939, American

This is a great desert scene by Southwest American artist George Elbert Burr. Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, c. 1929, pencil signed and titled. George Elbert Burr studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for a short time, but was otherwise self taught. He began his career as a commercial artist for several publications, including Harper's Weekly and Scribner's magazine. In 1906 Burr moved to Colorado, then later to Arizona, where he became known for his remarkable etchings of the rugged landscape of the American southwest.

Cow and Calf
1912-1985, American

This 1934 lithograph by the American artist Ira Moskowitz measures 9 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed, plate dated.

Co-operative Farm
1890–1985, American

This 1948 wood engraving by the American artist Grace Albee measures 6 5/8 x 8 inches, pencil signed and titled. Albee studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and was known for her scenes of rural life. Her works are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery and the Boston Public Library. Label with artist provenance included.

Jimmy, Jerry and Smoky
1895-1963, American

Lovely and endearing is this Diana Thorne lithograph of three terriers waiting patiently for their reward. It measures 10 3/4 x 16 inches, pencil signed and plate titled, framed. Thorne was born in Russia but move to Canada at an early age, living on various farms where her love of all animals began. Thorne was known for her ability to show motion in her dog images by her use of solid lines and light and dark tones.

Chinatown, Monterey
1851-1932, American

This 1886 etching by the American artist, Blanche Dillaye, titled: China Town, Monterey Ca, the image measures 3 1/16 x 4 7/16 inches, pencil signed, plate remarque of the title on left border and one of young chinese boy on right border, after the painting by W. A. Reaser,this etching is printed on Satin, an unusual but beautiful surface to print on. Dillaye studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Eakins, learned etching from the master printmaker, Stephen Parrish.

Three Women
1931 - ?, German

This color wood engraving by the German artist Werner Jacob Korsmeier measures 16 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches, pencil signed, dated, titled in German and numbered 25/50. Created in 1985 with an annotation by the artist on the top margin, "For my dear Dorothy, Werner", publishers blindstamp on lower margin, label on backing with artist provenance.

And David Played the Harp
1901-1990, American

This 1955 artist proof by the German-American master printmaker, Fritz Eichenberg measures 12 1/4 x 6 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin, framed, in an edition of 200.

Approaching Storm
1912-1985, American

This is a dramatic southwest landscape by Ira Moskowitz. Image size 9 5/8 x 12 3/8 inches, 1941, signed and dated in the image, pencil signed and titled.

From the Mountain Top
1912-1985, American

This is a very fine original lithograph of a mountaintop view across a lake with gentle hills rolling away to the horizon. The image size is 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches, published in 1933 in a very small edition of 24, signed and dated in the image, pencil signed, numbered and titled.

1912-1985, American

A panoramic view with men haying in the foreground, this lithograph measures 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches, 1954, pencil signed, dated and titled.

Portrait of a Young Girl

This is a sweet original 19th century American school portrait of a young girl. Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 inches, oval, unsigned, with a New York stamp on the back, c. 1860, in an ornate period gilt frame, most likely the original. Although this painting is unsigned, it is quite well painted, probably by a very competent artist.

Live Oak Shadows
1876-1925, American

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.

The Castro Adobe
1876-1925, American

A very fine original etching of General Castro's adobe house in San Juan Baptista, California. Image size 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, 1920, pencil signed and titled.

Eiffel Tower
1884-1961, European

A great Paris etching by Austrian artist Lilly Steiner, image size 13 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches, 1923, edition of 50, pencil signed and dated. Steiner created this expressive image of the Eiffel Tower the year Gustave Eiffel died, possibly as an homage to the architect.

Artillery Train
1889-1946, American

This is an evocative original etching by Kerr Eby, inspired by his experiences in Europe during WWI. The image size is 4 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches, published in 1919 in an edition of 100, cat: Giardina-30, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the "imp" indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

Fishing Quarter, Martigues
1875-1952, British

This is a beautiful sundrenched scene of the French fishing town of Martigues by British artist and historian Martin Hardie. Etching, image size 9 7/8 x 7 inches, c. 1920, hand signed in ink.

1880-1950, French

This is a gorgeous original etching in colors with a remarkable sense of movement and energy. Image size 14 5/8 x 25 inches, 1927, pencil signed, with a blindstamp in the lower left margin. Born in Toulouse, France, Icart moved to Paris as a young man where he began studying art and working as an artist in the fashion industry. He became known for his iconic Art Deco style etchings of young women, his images combining an impressionistic influence with a 20th century sense of femininity and fashion.

A Peasant Woman
1861-1931, German

A rare original etching by German Impressionist artist Lesser Ury, image size 6 1/2 x 5 3/ 8 inches, c. 1920, edition of 100, pencil signed. There is a repaired tear along the entire top margin, but it does not affect the image and will be easily covered by a window mat.

The Woman in the Temple
1859-1921, Scottish

This is a very fine original etching by Scottish artist William Strang. The image size is 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1883 in an edition of 60, cat: University of Glasgow-35, pencil signed below the image, titled and inscribed 'first plate' in the lower margin. A very classically styled composition of a biblical scene, this etching features a rich impression with nice plate tone.

Mouth of the Coquet
20th Century, British

Etching, image size 5 78 x 10 12 inches, c. 1910, edition of 50, pencil signed and numbered below the image, titled in the lower margin. A delicately rendered landscape on a medium weight wove type paper with ample margins.


Cabin by the Fjord
1842-1914, Norwegian

This is an incredibly detailed, atmospheric Norwegian landscape of a small cabin at the edge of a fjord, the distant hills fading into a soft morning mist. It is painted in oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, 1871, clearly signed "A Rasmussen 71" in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame.


Two Tigers
1868-1932, German

Drypoint etching, image size 4 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, 1913, ed. of 35, pencil signed. From "10 Radierte Tierstudien von Max Slevogt."


20th Century, American

A very fine scratchboard image of a stormy coastline, sight size 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1948, initialed and dated in the image, pencil signed on the window mat, framed.