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Lithographs


Infantry, Chateau-Thierry
1889-1946, American

A rare lithograph by Kerr Eby, this image of WWI was published in 1920 in an edition of 75- 100 impressions. Image size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, cat: Giardina-45, pencil signed. Known for his delicate, atmospheric etchings, Eby created only four lithographs, all of which are images inspired by his service overseas during WWI. According to Giardina, the town of Chateau-Thierry was the site of a battle in 1918 which held the Germans back from their advance to Paris.


Hauling the Net
1888-1976, German/American

A dramatic lithograph by Robert von Neumann, this framed image measures 10 1/4 x 14 5/8, published in 1944, pencil signed and titled. This image also appears in "American Prize Prints of the 20th Century" by Albert Reese with the alternate title "Trapnet Fishing on the Great Lakes". Reese writes that this "is a print of unusual power, in which the figures of the fishermen are fused into a vigorous dynamic design, a design which unifies the men and boat in the form of a traditional pyramid.


The Hurdy-Gurdy Boy
1824-1879, American

This is a rare original lithograph by American artist and lithographer William Morris Hunt. The image size is 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches, published in a small edition in 1857, after the painting by Hunt which is now in the collection of the MFA Boston. William Morris Hunt was one of the earliest American lithographers. He was also a painter and studied the French Barbizon style in Europe with Millet, a close friend. Hunt is widely credited with bringing the Barbizon style of painting back to the U.S.


Spinner Play
1904-1967, American

This dynamic football scene is a very rare original lithograph by American artist Benton Spruance, titled "Spinner Play". The image size is 13 7/8 x 19 1/4 inches, published in 1934 in a small edition of 50, pencil signed, numbered and inscribed, "For Dear Collet with best regards- Spruance". This print has an approximately 2 inch repaired tear in the lower center of the image just above the margin, but it really is barely perceptible. Benton Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.


Gallery Visit
1905-1963, American

This lithograph by Julius Tanzer measures 15 x 11 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Junk Shop
1905-1963, American

Julius Tanzer's lithograph "Junk Shop" measures 14 x 10 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Entree de la rue du Bazar a Ste. Jean d'Acre
1788-1839, German/French

This framed lithograph by Engelmann after Vernet, measures 17 x 10 3/4 inches. It is plate signed and titled on the lower margin. Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, France and trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux. He studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault’s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he traveled to Munich, Germany to study lithography and is largely credited with bringing lithography to France.


Washington Bridge Tower
1872- c.1950, American

This lithograph by Dexter Dawes measures 11 5/8 x 15 1/4 inches, one in a series of lithographs of the construction of the George Washington Bridge that Dawes created between 1927 and the bridges' completion in 1931. This suspension bridge would eventually connect Ft. Lee, NJ to Manhattan across the Hudson River. Swiss born engineer Othmar Amman made this gigantic structure look "light and airy" with its miles of intertwined steel cable. Considered by some to be the noblest of bridges it became a symbol of the art and craft of the civil engineering profession.


George Washington Bridge Construction
1872- c.1950, American

This lithograph by Dexter Dawes measures 12 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches and is pencil signed by the artist. This is one in a series of lithographs of the construction of the George Washington Bridge that Dawes created between 1927 and the bridges' completion in 1931. This suspension bridge would eventually connect Ft. Lee, NJ to Manhattan across the Hudson River. Swiss born engineer Othmar Amman made this gigantic structure look "light and airy" with its miles of intertwined steel cable.


Zeppelin Over the Washington Bridge
1872- c.1950, American

This lithograph by Dexter Dawes measures 11 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches and is pencil signed by the artist. This is one in a series of lithographs of the construction of the George Washington Bridge that Dawes created between 1927 and bridges’ completion in 1931. This suspension bridge would eventually connect Ft. Lee, NJ to Manhattan across the Hudson River. Swiss born engineer Othmar Amman made this gigantic structure look "light and airy" with its miles of intertwined steel cable.

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Lady Macbeth
1752-1812, English

Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after the painting by Henry Fuseli, sight size 24 x 18 inches, 1784, framed.

Drawing

A Young Man
1940-, American

Crayon and watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches, signed "K. Bokov", l.l.