Etching by the American artist, Joseph Pennell, measuring 11 x 8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Werth-349, repair tear within image. 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.
20th C., American
Architectural etching created by the American artist, Kent Hagerman, measuring 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches, pencil signed and titled.
Etching with drypoint by Ernest Haskell measures 10 5/8 x 5 inches, plate signed, 1923. This was a presentation print for the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. Ernest Haskell was born in Connecticut and in the early 20th century spent time in both New York and Paris. While in Europe he met Whistler and was inspired to take up etching; his style was greatly influenced by the work of Whistler as well as that of Rembrandt, Da Vinci and Durer.
"The Three Sisters" by Sir Francis Seymour Haden measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, pencil signed, 1868, state VI/V, cat: Schneiderman-119. 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.
Considered Simmons most desirable and famous work of art, this 1923 etching and drypoint measures 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 50 or less. Simmons was born in Spain to artistic parents and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. He loved wild life and spent much of his time sketching at the Natural History Museum and at various zoos. First introduced to etching by John Marin, Simmons became a master of the drypoint engraving.
This 1925 etching of an old woman by the Austrian artist Arthur Paunzer measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches, plate dated and pencil signed. Paunzer studied at the Academie Julien in Paris and traveled to Italy where he studied art and architecture. His works are included in the Albertina Museum, Vienna, the British Museum, London, Princeton University Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, pencil signed, l.r.
This etching by the American artist Huc Mazelet Luquiens measures 2 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Born in 1881 in Massachusetts of French speaking parents, he received his masters in Fine Art from Yale before traveling to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Julian. After a visit to his sister's home in Hawaii in 1917 and finding the landscape irresistible, he spent the rest of his life there first starting the art department at the University of Hawaii and teaching there for many years and also co-founding the Honolulu Printmakers which still exists today.
This lovely image of a young girl by the English printmaker Mortimer Menpes measures 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and is pencil signed with an "imp" after his name indicating he was the printer. Etching and drypoint, dated 1882 in the plate. Menpes attended the School of Art in London in 1878 and started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1880. He became a major figure in the etching revival, producing more than seven hundred different etchings and drypoints, which he usually printed himself.
This c. 1935 wood engraving by Nora Unwin measures 3 x 3 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and titled in an edition of 30. Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH. She was a renowned artist, printmaker and children's book illustrator, and contributed greatly to the revival of wood engraving in 20th century America.
A lovely oil on canvas depicting children playing war games. The image is unsigned but we are attributing this painting to the French artist, Pierre Edouard Frere. Sight size measures 10 x 7 7/8 inches and is housed in a period gilt frame measuring 13 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Frere was known for his images of children, usually of the lower classes, experiencing the joys and struggles of their very young lives.
1889-1971, New England
This 1940 chiaroscuro wood engraving by the American artist Thomas Nason measures 6 x 10 inches, pencil signed and dated, in an edition of 250, two blocks; black and gray, for Associated American Artists, cat: BPL-300. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric wood engravings of the New England landscape.
This etching and mezzotint by the American artist Samuel Chamberlain measures 13 x 9 3/8 inches, pencil signed, edition 7/100, cat: BPL 111, 1932, inscribed on the lower margin by the artist, "With warm good wishes from the Chamberlains - SC". A lovely image of the New York skyline including Wall Street created by Chamberlain in May of 1932. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.
This is a lovely original portrait by Anders Zorn, image size 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, 1912, cat: Hjert-159, unsigned proof, printed on Van Gelder Zonin watermarked paper with the original label from Arthur H Halo & Co, NY. Anders Zorn's artistic talents were obvious at an early age. At 15 he entered the Royal Swedish Academy of Art in Stockholm and at 20 years old, at a student exhibition, he entered his watercolor painting "In Mourning" which now hangs in the National Museum in Stockholm. This recognition was the start of a long and accomplished career for Zorn.
Color etching and aquatint by Luigi Kasimir measuring 18 x 23 1/2 inches, pencil signed, cat: Lorenze #63, c. 1923, edition 300. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions.
This color etching and aquatint by Luigi Kasimir measures 18 x 23 1/2 inches, pencil signed, cat: Lorenz #62, c. 1923, edition of 300. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions.
This etching by Mortimer Menpes measures 12 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches, pencil signed, c. 1902, edition of 50, looking towards the Gothic Baldachin. Menpes attended the School of Art in London in 1878 and started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1880. He became a major figure in the etching revival, producing more than seven hundred different etchings and drypoints, which he usually printed himself.
This 17th century engraving by the Dutch artist, Cornelius Visscher, measures 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, c.1655, on laid paper with partial collectors seal on back. "A.V. Oftade pinxit et excud., C. Visscher fecit aqua forti. and Ger. Valk Excudit" printed on bottom margin. Born into the city of Haarlem during the early decades of the 17th century where a diverse artistic community prospered, Visscher became one of the most accomplished and celebrated printmakers of the time.
Watercolor study for Hotel Meynier d'Oppede cultural festival held yearly in Aix-En-Provence in southern France. Sheet size is 20 x 15 1/4 inches, 1970, pencil signed "Imbert".
Abstract watercolor study for poster by Jean Claude Imbert, 1970, sheet size 20 x 15 1/4 inches.