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