This 1906 etching by Jules de Bruycker measures 13 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled and plate dated. Jules de Bruycker was a Belgium born artist whose images were inspired by ordinary people on the streets and in the market places. Heavily influenced by Frank Brangwyn and James Whistler, he was considered the most important Belgium etcher in the early 20th Century.
This rare, early 20th C. etching by Francis Hopkinson Smith measures 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled. Smith was an author, artist and engineer, writing many books but also known for his atmospheric watercolors and oils. In his early years he is credited with building the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. At the age of 50 he gave up his engineering career and devoted the rest of his life to writing and painting.
This colored etching by Dorsey Potter Tyson measures 5 x 4 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered with the artists stamp in the upper left corner, c. 1930. Label with artist provenance on backing. Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord. His technique of printing in color was similar to a monoprint technique; he would hand color the plate with oil based printers ink for each impression, rather than coloring in the black line etching after it was printed.
A great etching and aquatint, image size 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed. Beatrice Cuming was a WPA artist who specialized in urban and industrial scenes of New York and New England. In this etching, she beautifully captures the atmosphere of a railway station at night, the billowing plumes of steam from the trains illuminated by glowing streetlights against the deep night sky.
This is an atmospheric etching in sepia ink, image size 4 3/8 x 6 inches, 1887, cat: Rice-84, signed and dated in the plate. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes; and was also a very talented architect. He was close friends with fellow New England etcher Stephen Parrish and was a member of Saint-Gaudens' Cornish Art Colony.
A powerful image of the "Bucko Mate" by the marine artist, Arthur Brisco. It measures 6 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches on laid paper. Published in 1926, it is ink signed and numbered. Cat: Hurst 152, framed. The "bucko mate" was the captains right-hand man who made sure the sailors towed the line. The great trading ships of the late 19th C. and into the early 20th C. were ruled by brute force. Many men met their deaths on these ships because they were driven to their limits and beyond in their quest to get to the California goldfields first.
This dramatic scene by Arthur Brisco measures 8 x 11 3/4 inches and is ink signed and numbered. Published in 1924 on laid paper, cat: Hurst-94, framed. Briscoe was one of the finest marine artists' of the 20th. century. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them.
A great etching depicting men of the trawler "Guess Again" by the well known marine artist, Arthur Brisco. Created in 1926 at the height of his career and published by H.C. Dickins, it is signed and numbered in ink. Cat: Laver-77, Hurst-162, framed. Brisco was so pleased with the beauty of this image that he chose to exhibit it at the Royal Academy in 1927. The foreground figure is a character known as "Old Sam" who Brisco features in a number of his etchings having deeply impressed him with the hardship of the trawlerman's lot.
A beautiful image by the marine artist, Arthur Brisco, created in 1925. Signed and numbered in ink on Strasbourg Lily watermarked paper in an edition on 75, cat: Hurst 122.7, framed. Briscoe was one of the finest marine artists' of the 20th. century. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat.
This etching by Arthur Briscoe measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. Ink signed and numbered on cream laid paper, 1924. Cat: Hurst-85. Framed. Briscoe is known as one of the finest marine etcher of the 20th. century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris.