19th Century European


Une Matinee D'Hiver au Quai de L'Hotel Dieu
$1200.00
1847-1898, French

This rare, pencil signed Felix Buhot etching measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/8 inches, published by Cadart, Paris in 1876. Title, artist and publisher info printed on lower margin, B/G 123, state IV of XII, some soiling in the outer border. Credited with the revival of etching in France during the 19th Century, Buhot was known for his atmospheric images of city life in Paris.


Frontispiece for "Album De La Societe Des Aqua Fortistes"
1833-1914, French

Printed by Delatre in Paris, this Felix Bracquemonde frontispiece measures 14 x 9 3/4 inches, published by Alfred Cadart, Paris. Created in 1865, this bold allegorical etching was created as the frontispiece to a volume of the renowned periodical of the Société des Aqua-Fortistes, a group promoting etching as a fine art. Richly inked on watermarked Aqua-Fortistes laid paper, which was made especially for these publications.


La Charrue
1870-1911, Dutch

Dutch etching by Pieter Dupont measuring 5 x 8 3/8 inches, c. 1900, printed by A. Porcabeuf, Paris, l.r., for Gazette des Beaux-Art, l.l., title and artist name, l.m.


Cheval de Labour
1870-1911, Dutch

Etching and drypoint by the Dutch artist, Pieter Dupont, measuring 5 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches, plate signed.


La Prostitution
1849-1934, French

This c. 1886 etching from the French artist, Paul Albert Besnard, measures 12 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, editioned (three of 100), plate 10 of 12 from a series titled "La Femme", delteil 56(2nd state). 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.


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.

Painting

Landscape with Sheep
1809-1889, Belgian

This is a beautiful painting of a ewe and her lambs in a summer meadow, with mallard ducks swimming nearby. It is painted with oils on panel and measures 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, 1860, signed and dated lower right, in a period gilt frame. There is an inscription in French on the back of the board, written in the artist's hand, but we have been unable to decipher it. Van Severdonck was a Belgian artist known for his small scale landscapes and images of farm animals, especially sheep.

Print

Old Farmhouse
1905-1963, American

Lithograph, image size 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled "Julius Tanzer" l.r. and "Old Farmhouse" l.c., the artist worked during the depression and was a member of the WPA.

Drawing

Into the Woods
1872- c.1950, American

This mixed media drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 11 3/8 x 10 inches on medium weight paper. Dawes summered in southern NH with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock, where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.