19th Century European
An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
This is a gorgeous, Whistleresque etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The image size is 6 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1865, state V, cat: Schneiderman-114, 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.
A beautiful etching by William Unger created c. 1880. It measures 7 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches and is framed and matted.
Etching, 1876, image size 5 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches, plate signed
Etchings, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed.
This is a very rare nocturnal scene by French artist Auguste- Louis Lepere. Etching, image size is 4 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1893, cat: LB-71, pencil signed and numbered "16". Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.
This is a very richly inked original etching by French artist Albert Besnard. The image size is 11 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches, published in 1887 in an edition of fewer than 100 impressions, cat: Coppier- 63, pencil signed. Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.
A fine etching in sepia ink by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century. This image measures 6 x 8 7/8 inches, 1892, state III/III, cat: Schneiderman-207, pencil signed. A richly inked impression with very nice plate tone.
Lithograph in colors, image size 16 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches, 1917, monogrammed within the image, pencil signed. Publisher's information lettered below the image.
This mezzotint by Charles Turner, after a drawing by J.M.W. Turner, measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches. This is from J.M.W. Turners' "Rivers of England" series, Plate J, and published in London, 1823, by W.B. Cooke. Engraver, title, publisher and date are located on lower margin.