19th Century European


Head of a Peasant
1859-1921, Scottish

This original mezzotint by the Scottish artist William Strang measures 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, printed by L. Goulding, pencil signature, l.r., 1882, S#15.


The Three Sisters
1818-1910, British

"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.


Portrait of Rodin
1837-1911, French

This original drypoint etching by Alphonse Legros was created in 1881 and is pencil signed. A delicately etched image of the world-renowned sculptor and artist, Auguste Rodin. Cat: Bliss 237, 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Artist provenance on backing with label from "Halcyon Days LTD, framed.


The Towing Path
1818-1910, British

This is a very fine early state etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The image size is 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, 1864, state IX/XVII, cat: Schneiderman-72, signed titled and dated in the plate, 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.


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.

Painting

Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.

Print

Abandoned Warehouse
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 13 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled "Julius Tanzer" l.r. and "Abandoned Warehouse" l.c.

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.