A luminous color etching with aquatint by Manuel Robbe, under his pseudonym Alphonse Lafitte. Image size 19 x 11 7/8 inches, published in Paris in 1920, pencil signed "A Lafitte", with a blindstamp in the lower left margin. Manuel Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium during the ‘Belle Epoch’ of early 20th century France. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.
This is a vibrant original hand colored etching by American artist D. P. Tyson. The image size is 12 x 14 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 100, pencil signed "DP Tyson, imp", the 'imp' indicating that Tyson printed this impression himself. This etching comes in the original frame, with a label on the back indicating that this image was "printed in color by hand at one printing and without retouching". Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord.
A delicately colored aquatint of the Grampion Mountain range in the Scottish Highlands, this image measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 150, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled.
An early etching by Gene Kloss, this is a very richly inked scene of boats moored on the quiet harbor waters of San Francisco Bay. The image size is 9 x 10 inches, published in 1935 in a small edition of 75, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Gene Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier, changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. On their honeymoon, the Kloss's traveled to and fell in love with Taos, New Mexico.
A very fine etching of a small farm in the British countryside, this image measures 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, published in an edition of 75, c. 1928, pencil signed, numbered and titled. Charles Tunnicliffe grew up on a farm in Sutton, England before earning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Art in London. His rural farming background stayed with him into adulthood and greatly influenced his artwork; he became known for his remarkably lifelike images of farm animals, draft horses and oxen in particular, in which he beautifully captures the heft and the strength of the mighty creatures.
This etching by Renoir measures 6 1/4 x 4 inches. Created in 1910 on laid paper, it is a late impression from the original plate from 1910. Delteil 23. Framed.
This 1886 etching by Lucien Dautrey measures 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches. It is plate initialed and pencil signed on the l.r. Dautrey was a distinguished pupil of Courtry and Felix Bracquemond and a member of the Society of French Artists.
This 1913 etching by Daniel Shaw MacLaughlan measures 6 1/4 x 10 inches. Published in 1913, it is pencil signed, Roullier #213.
This original etching by Levon West measures 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and titled. Levon West studied at the Art Students League with Joseph Pennell, who greatly encouraged him to pursue his etching career which he did by traveling to Spain for a year to study techniques used by the masters. His first important etching came as a sketch of Charles Lindberg's plane, the "Spirit of St. Louis" which he presented to the New York Times the day after Lindberg's famous trans-Atlantic flight. The etching was front page news. From there Wests' career took off.
This is a remarkable original etching by William Lionel Wyllie, image size 9 1/4 x 14 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker in early 20th century London. He studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, then at the age of 15 began his studies at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.