James McBey


Etching from his Venice series of etchings. Done in 1925. Number 21 out of the edition of 80, This etching appears in the Hardie catalog as image number 250. The image measures 7 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches. J Whatman watermark laid-type paper. Collector's annotations in pencil at the lower edge of the sheet.


Signed and numbered in ink. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. C. 1921. Plate measures 7 3/8 x 12 7/8 on 8 3/4 x 15 inch laid type paper. Catalog: Hardie 213. Print 8 in an edition of 76. Born into poverty, McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. This print has a unique perspective as well as a rich drypoint burr.


This is an original etching by British artist James McBey.  It is titled: Manhattan, a view of the Bridges of New York.  Hand signed in ink lower right and editioned as XXVI in the lower left border.  This etching was created and printed in March 1930.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.


This is an original etching by British artist James McBey.  The title is: Laguna Veneta, it was created and printed in 1924.  The image measures 7X147/8 inches.   Hand signed in sepia ink, Numbered lower left XX.  Fine use of plate tone in the sea and sky.  Printed on an antique laid type paper.  This image appears in the Salaman catalog as image number 73.  Last sold by M. Knoedler and Co in New York.


This is a fine hand signed etching by British artist James McBey.  The title is: A Mirage, it was one of his Venetian series, created and printed in , 1928 in an edition of only 76.  This image measures 11 13/16X14 3/8 inches.  This image was published in Fine Prints of the Year in 1928.  Fine use of plate tone in the sea and sky.


This is a very rare find.  The original pen and ink study for the well known etching, The Sussex by British artist James McBey.  This was one of his best known WWI works.  The subject is the Sinking of the Sussex a British Mail Boat that was torpedoed by a German Submarine in the English Channel.  The Bow was blown off and the wreck beached on the sands near Boulogne.  This pen and ink is hand signed and located as Boulogne and dated 1916.  McBey was on site and did many studies of this scene of destruction.  This is one of the most finished studies done before he created the well known etching.  The image measures 8 1/4X15 1/2 inches.  Drawn on a watermarked laid type sheet.  The drawing needs restoration, foxing marks throughout the sheet.