Etching by the American artist, Joseph Pennell, measuring 11 x 8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Werth-349, repair tear within image. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes.
20th C., American
Architectural etching created by the American artist, Kent Hagerman, measuring 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches, pencil signed and titled.
Etching with drypoint by Ernest Haskell measures 10 5/8 x 5 inches, plate signed, 1923. This was a presentation print for the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. Ernest Haskell was born in Connecticut and in the early 20th century spent time in both New York and Paris. While in Europe he met Whistler and was inspired to take up etching; his style was greatly influenced by the work of Whistler as well as that of Rembrandt, Da Vinci and Durer.
"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.
Considered Simmons most desirable and famous work of art, this 1923 etching and drypoint measures 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 50 or less. Simmons was born in Spain to artistic parents and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. He loved wild life and spent much of his time sketching at the Natural History Museum and at various zoos. First introduced to etching by John Marin, Simmons became a master of the drypoint engraving.
This 1925 etching of an old woman by the Austrian artist Arthur Paunzer measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches, plate dated and pencil signed. Paunzer studied at the Academie Julien in Paris and traveled to Italy where he studied art and architecture. His works are included in the Albertina Museum, Vienna, the British Museum, London, Princeton University Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, pencil signed, l.r.
This etching by the American artist Huc Mazelet Luquiens measures 2 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Born in 1881 in Massachusetts of French speaking parents, he received his masters in Fine Art from Yale before traveling to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Julian. After a visit to his sister's home in Hawaii in 1917 and finding the landscape irresistible, he spent the rest of his life there first starting the art department at the University of Hawaii and teaching there for many years and also co-founding the Honolulu Printmakers which still exists today.
This lovely image of a young girl by the English printmaker Mortimer Menpes measures 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and is pencil signed with an "imp" after his name indicating he was the printer. Etching and drypoint, dated 1882 in the plate. Menpes attended the School of Art in London in 1878 and started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1880. He became a major figure in the etching revival, producing more than seven hundred different etchings and drypoints, which he usually printed himself.
Etching, image size 5 x 4 inches, plate titled, dated and initialed.