Etchings


A Pair of Florals
1900-1971, British

This is a beautiful pair of floral still life color etchings by Elyse Ashe Lord. The image size of each is 9 x 7 inches, edition of 75, c. 1940s, pencil signed and numbered, in matching Asian styled period gilt frames, likely the originals. Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination.


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.


Cornwall
1889-1946, American

This is a very fine original landscape by Kerr Eby, inspired by the artist's travels through Great Britain and France in the early 1920s. Etching, image size 5 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches, published in 1927 by the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, cat: Giardina-120, pencil signed.


Le Marche aux Fleurs
1872-1936, French

This is a beautiful sun drenched Paris street scene by French artist Manuel Robbe. Etching and aquatint in colors, image size 14 x 10 3/4 inches, c. 1910, pencil signed, framed. One of this leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images. In this scene, he beautifully captures the atmosphere of the bright Paris street as two women buy flowers from the vendors.


Clichy
1872-1936, French

An atmospheric original etching with aquatint in colors, this image measures 23 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1910 in an edition of about 100, pencil signed and numbered '89'. One of this leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


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.


Seeing Things
1885-1954, American

This is a sweet original etching of a Scottish Terrier puppy by American artist Marguerite Kirmse. The image size is 6 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches, 1926, pencil signed and titled. Marguerite Kirmse was born in England but moved to America as a young woman. She always had a profound love of animals and became a regular at the Bronx Zoo, sketching the inhabitants. She was especially known for her images of dogs, depicting many breeds from Scottish Terriers to Pekingese to the field hunting breeds which she and her husband raised in Bridgewater, Conn.


Gloucester Fishermen
1885-1957, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.


Three Dogs
1892-1968, American

A fine original etching, image size 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1934 in an edition of 100 proofs, plate signed and dated, pencil signed.


Burgos
1887-1953, American

This is an atmospheric original etching of the cathedral in the town of Burgos in Northern Spain. Image size 8 1/2 x 13 inches, 1924, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher-142, Spanish Church Series #2, pencil signed and dated. According to Fletcher, this etching is also called "A Spanish Town Revisited".

Painting

Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

Print

The Great Mirror of Folly
$325.00

This illustrative page from "The Great Mirror of Folly", 1720, was a volume of text with 76 engraved plates, documenting the international joint-stock scandal instigated by John Law. This great "Theater of Folly", representing the origin, progress, and downfall of the South Sea Bubble in France, England and Holland, is a collection of engraved plates with caricatures of the schemes of John Law and the Mississippi Company that lured clients to invest in establishing colonies in Louisiana and Canada with fatal results. Text below the image is in Dutch.

Drawing

The Blacksmith Shop
1875-1939, American

This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.