19th Century European


The End
1867-1945, German

This is a very rare pencil signed original etching by German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz. The image size is 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, 1897, plate 6 from Kollwitz's 'Weaver's Revolt' series, "Orig Rad von Kate Kollwitz" lower left, "Druck von O. Felsing, Berlin-Chlttbg" lower right, pencil signed, with the label from Nielsen Gallery, Boston. This is an early state, before lettering was added below the image. A very rich impression with a remarkable sense of light, shadow and texture.


Benjamin Franklin
1752-1814, French

Mezzotint with colors created in 1789 by the French artist Francois Janinet, measuring 9 3/4 x 8 inches, plate signed and dated, after an oil painting by J.S. Duplessis, 1778. Franklin's birthday noted in French on bottom margin. There is a tear within the image. Janinet was the son of an engraver and was schooled by him until he entered the Royal Academy to study painting. Known as a portraitist after his successful renditions of "Miss Bertin", the Queen's milliner and Marie Antoinette as well as famous theater personalities.


The Prisoner
1746-1828, Spanish

This is an evocative original etching by Spanish artist Francisco Goya, also titled "The Captivity is as Barbarous as the Crime". The image size is 3 13/16 x 2 7/8 inches, c. 1810, published by the Gazettes des Beaux-Arts, printed by Delatre, Paris.


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.


Sous les Figuires (Beneath the Fig Trees)
1863-1951, French

A romantic original etching by Louis Legrand, image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, 1895, edition of 50, state V/V, cat: Arwas-102, pencil signed and numbered. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery.


Fulham
1818-1910, British

This original etching and drypoint by the British artist, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, measures 4 1/2 x 11 inches, cat: Schneiderman 22, 1859, XII/XII, plate titled and initialed, printed on chine colle. 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.


Lion Hunt
1798-1863, French

Etching by Eugene Delacroix measuring 4 x 5 inches, signed in ink by the artist and the printer, Frederic Laguillermie. Framed.


A Brig at Anchor
1818-1910, British

A fine original etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 1870, state V/V, published in 'The Portfolio, VII' (1876), cat: Schneiderman-134, signed and dated in the plate. Although this image is the published state, the rich tones and delicate drypoint lines indicate this to be an early impression, before these details were worn away during publication. A beautiful impression on a thin Japan paper.


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.


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.

Painting

The Cove
$1200.00
1875-1962, American

This is a vibrant original watercolor by American artist Gordon Grant. The sight size is 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches, signed lower left, framed, with the original label from Vose Galleries, Boston. Gordon Grant was born in California and sent to Great Britain for his education. He worked as a staff artist for New York World and Harper's Weekly, covering both the Boer War and the Mexican Revolution, but became most widely known for his marine paintings and lithographs.

Print

Bathers
1875-1952, British

etching,image size: 8X10 3/4 inches,1922,pencil signed

Drawing

Ramshackle House
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 12 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches