Etchings

Iscrizioni delle Camere Sepolcrali

A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. The full title is "Iscrizioni nelle Camere sepolcrali de' Liberti, e Servi, ec. della Famiglia di Augusto," which means "Inscriptions in the burial chambers of the Liberti, and Servi, etc. of the Family of Augustus." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. State III/III. Catalog: Ficacci 308. The plate measures 15 1/2 by 19 inches on 22 1/4 28 3/4 inch paper. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma".

Sand and Sea, Cape Cod

This is an etching from 1921. Catalog: Giardina 52. Plate measures 7 x 13 1/2 inches on 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inch wove paper. A well inked impression. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp" in the lower right, the "imp" indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. Edition of 90.

Souvenir de Toscane

A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches on 7 1/2 x 11 inch laid paper. State IV/V. Catalog: Delteil 1. Published by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1903 to illustrate the obituary article on Corot by Louis Gonse. Printed by A. Salmon in Paris, France in 1875. Plate signed in the lower left. The plate for this image was discovered by Felix Bracquemond in a box of nails in Corot's home.

Le Dernier Roman

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Provenance Merrill Chase Galleries, according to a label on back with a detailed biography of the artist. Plate signed in the lower left and numbered in pencil "No. 55" below the signature. Plate measures 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches in a gold 31 x 24 1/2 inch frame. 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.

Femme se Deshabillant

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1905. Edition of 100. Signed in orange crayon in the lower right. Plate measures 13 x 11 inches in a 23 1/4 x 20 1/5 inch gold frame. A fine impression. Catalog: Merrill Chase 125. Provenance Merrill Chase galleries, according to a label on the back. 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.

Le Pont de L'isle Adam

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1927. Edition of 100. Catalog: Chase 197. Provenance Merrill Chase Galleries, according to a label on the back. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 21 inches in a 24 x 30 inch gold frame. A fine impression. 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.

New York from Governor's Island

An etching from 1915 with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Wuerth 668. Edition of 80. Tab pencil signature. Plate measures 7 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches on 7 1/4 x 11 7/8 watermarked laid paper. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture.

Sailboats and Seagulls

A drypoint etching C. 1920. Pencil signed in the lower left. Plate measure 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches on 11 x 15 1/4 inch laid paper. Wyllie uses plate toning and delicate lines to expertly capture the waves in this print. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker, studying at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then at the 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.

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