19th Century European
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.
This is a very rare wood engraving by August-Louis Lepere, image size 11 3/4 x 17 7/8 inches, 1890, pencil signed and dated. The full title of this image is "Paris Sous la Neige, vu du Haut de St. Gervais". It is a remarkably detailed, atmospheric scene of Paris under the gently falling snow, from the vantage point above the city at the top of the Cathedral of St Gervais.
This is an exceptionally rich etching by French Master Jean Baptiste Camille Corot. The plate size is 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, 1863, state III/III, cat Melot-C5, provenance: Kennedy Galleries. This atmospheric landscape is from Corot's series of etchings of the Italian countryside and features a very rich impression with beautiful plate tone printed on a heavy weight wove type paper with ample margins.
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.
This engraving by Benoit Audran II measures 14 1/2 x 11 inches after a painting by A. Watteau.
This color lithograph in red ink by the renowned French Post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was created in 1896, originally printed in a very small edition of 12 impressions on a thin laid paper, cat: Adhemar-211. This impression is a later restrike printed on a cream colored wove type paper, with a monogram in the plate lower left, framed.
This fine atmospheric etching by Alphone Aufray de Roc 'Bhian was done in 1882 by this French landscape artist. It measures 11 7/8 x 19 inches and is plate signed and dated and pencil signed in the lower right corner. Known for his fine command of atmosphere and mood in his etched lines, Alphone Aufray de Roc 'Bhian exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1864 - 1882.
An atmospheric early proof by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, this scene is of the river Test outside the town of Romsey, near Southampton Bay. The image size is 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, published in 1859, state II/IV, cat: Schneiderman-23. This original etching features a very rich impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a laid type paper.