Recent Acquisitions


Stream in Winter
1880-1964, American

This winter landscape by Samuel E. Armour measures 16 x 11 inches and is signed on the lower right corner. Oil on masonite, framed, with title identification label on backing. Armour was a landscape painter, sculptor and teacher. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was a member of the Rockport Art Association.


Spring Plowing
1889-1965

This wonderful etching by Louis Szanto measures 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Pencil signed. Szanto was a Hungarian born painter and etcher, studying in Vienna and Budapest before WW1. After the war he traveled through Europe gaining an international reputation for his paintings and etchings. In the early 1930's, Szanto moved to the United States where he worked on art projects commissioned by the W.P.A. He created many traditional American views and often worked in collaboration with the artist, Andrew Karoly.


"How About It?"
1885-1954, American

This adorable etching by Marguerite Kirmse measures 7 x 9 5/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Born in England, Krimse was a proficient musician as well as an artist spending much of her spare time sketching at the London Zoo. Moving to American her interest in art deepened. She became a regular at the Bronx Zoo and it was reported that the keepers would let her into some of the cages to sketch the inhabitants.


The Promising Puppy
1896-1982, American

This original etching by William Schaldach measures 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered. Annotated message to "the Winns..." on the lower margin written in the artist's hand. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.


Hunting Dog With Quail
1896-1982, American

This original etching by William J. Schaldach measures 8 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches. Pencil signed. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman. Schaldach was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Society of American Etchers, and the Independent Society of Printmakers.


The Old Cock
1876-1964, British

This wonderful original etching by Winifred Austen measures 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches and is pencil signed. Austen was a painter, illustrator and a most highly regarded etcher.
Having a particular affinity towards birds and mammals of all kinds, they often found their way into her images. The naturalist Sir Peter Scott said, "She was certainly the best bird etcher of this century." She was a member of the Society of Woman Artist and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.


Tea House - Ocha
1907-1992, Japanese

This original color woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito measures 10 x 15 inches and is signed in white ink and is stamped. This is a first edition, framed, c. 1950. Saito studied both Western and Japanese art in Tokyo in the early 20th century, and although originally a painter, by 1940 he concentrated exclusively on color woodblock prints. He became one of the foremost Japanese artists of the mid 20th century, known for his distinct style of flattened, geometric, almost abstracted compositions in rich earthy colors.


A Pair of Grouse
1896-1969, American

This limited edition, artist proof by Aiden Lassell Ripley measures 8 3/4 x 13 /4 inches, is pencil signed and titled. Label on backing with artist provenance. Framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.


Grouse on a Pine Bough
1896-1969, American

This is a beautifully detailed original etching by American artist Aiden Lassell Ripley. The image size is 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published c. 1930, pencil signed and titled, framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.


La Promenade Sur Le Port
1887-1943, French

This 1935 line-engraving and etching, published by The Print Club of Cleveland, measures 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches and is pencil signed. Cleveland Print Club label with artist provenance included. Laboureur studied at the Academie Julian under Auguste Lepere before traveling extensively throughout Germany, Italy and Greece. He returned to Paris in 1910, just when Cubism was being explored, and fully embraced it, incorporating it into his distinct style. He founded the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Indépendants in 1923 and its members included Braque, Dufy, Vlamnick, Laurencin and Segonzac.


Standard Fisheries
1894-1979, American

This 1941 etching by John Winkler measures 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches and is pencil signed. Winkler was originally from Austria coming to America at the age 16. After various jobs he impulsively enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute and soon discovered his talent as an etcher. He became good friends with John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in many major museums throughout the US and Europe.


La Foret de Melun
1886-1971, French

This Hermine David etching measures 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches and has a pencil annotation, "artist proof" on the lower margin. Plate signed. David was a well known painter and printmaker and was very active in the thriving artist community in Paris in the early 20th century. She was married to fellow artist Jules Pascin for several years, but in 1920 the couple divorced and David set up her own studio in Montparnasse. She went on to have a long successful career as an artist and illustrator and was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1932.


Telegraph Hill Wharves and Goats
1894-1979, American

A very fine etching of the hills above San Francisco Bay by John Winkler. Created in 1919, it measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches, is pencil signed and printed in an edition of 35. Winkler did a series of etchings portraying everyday life in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.


Eisbahn
1875-1943, German

This original etching by Paul Paeschke measures 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Paeschke studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin under Karl Kopping. He traveled extensively through Germany and other European countries. He mainly depicted the busy inner-city streets of Berlin and other cities and so he became an important chronicler of public life during the early 20th century. Paeschke created numerous masterly etchings, which can equally be placed next to the graphic works of Max Liebermann, Max Slevogt or Lesser Ury.


Main Boon - Hay Schooner
1894-1979, American

This fine original etching by John Winkler measures 4 x 6 1/4 inches and is pencil signed and numbered. Winkler attended the San Francisco Art Institute and became enamored with the art of etching. Known for his simplistic line, he was often compared to Whistler. He became good friends with fellow etchers, John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in major museums throughout the US and Europe.


Telegraph Hill Wharves
1894-1979, American

This original etching by John Winkler measures 3 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. Winkler was originally from Austria coming to America at age 16 looking for adventure. After various jobs he impulsively enrolled in the San Francisco Art Institute and soon discovered his talent as an etcher. He became good friends with John Taylor Arms as well as Arthur Heintzelman. His works are found in major museums throughout the US and Europe.


Job (2:13)
1890-1968, Latvian-American

This is a stunning original wood engraving with a beautifully geometric, slightly abstracted composition. The image size is 14 x 10 1/8 inches, published in an edition of 50, c. 1950s, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with a strong political message.


The Messenger
1890-1968, Latvian-American

A remarkable original etching by Latvian-American artist Isaac Friedlander, this image measures 13 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches, published in 1953 in a small edition of 30 impressions, pencil signed, titled, and numbered. Friedlander was born in the town of Mitau, Latvia, and as a young man spent several years prison. When he was released he traveled to Italy where he studied art and became friends with fellow expatriate Maxim Gorky. In 1929 Friedlander emigrated to the United States, becoming known for his evocative etchings and wood engravings, many with with a strong political message.


A Showery Day
1842-1914, American

Etching, image size 3 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1875, cat: Wright-6, unsigned. According to Wright, this was one of Moran's earliest etchings, and most likely one of the fifteen etchings that Moran exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.


Auteuil
1867-1931

This is an atmospheric Paris dock scene with the city skyline and Eiffel Tower rising in the distance by French artist Eugene Bejot. Etching with drypoint and aquatint, image size 10 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 1904, pencil signed. A very rich impression on a medium weight laid type paper with ample margins.

Painting

Study of a shaded pond
20th century, American

Watercolor, image size 9 x 11 5/8 inches

Print

Hamburg Harbor
1881-1962, Austrian

This is a remarkable original etching and aquatint of Hamburg Harbor in Germany. The image size is 15 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches, published in 1914 in an edition of 100 impressions, pencil signed and numbered, framed. This image is printed using two plates, one in black ink and one in gray ink to create a chiaroscuro effect with beautiful tonal range and rich contrast. Luigi Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature.

Drawing

Shaded View
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 8 3/8 x 11 inches, done on a gray, medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH, with its majestic views of Mt. Monadnock, where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.