Drypoint etching, image size 14 x 12 7/8 inches, 1939, pencil signed and numbered 22/100
This is an original hand signed color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this etching is: "Le Pont de L'Isle Adam" it was created and printed in 1927 in an edition of 100. The etching is pencil signed in the lower right. This etching was formally sold by Merrill Chase galleries in Chicago. The image mesures 13 1/2X21 inches. It is in a fine 24X30 inch gold frame with the Merrill Chase labels on the back.A fine impression, Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
With his hand application of color no two images look exactly the same, a very painterly technique.
This is an original pencil signed wood engraving by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander. This image is titled Self Portrait, New York and dated 1935. The image measures 10 3/4X8 3/4 inches. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.
This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Louis Legrand. This etching is titled: "La Fille a sa tante", the girl with her aunt....This etching was created and printed in 1893 in an edition of 100. It came from his series "Les Petites du Ballet", (the Little ones of Ballet). The image measures 14 1/4X8 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, pencil signed lower right border. This image appears in the Arwas catalog as image number 77.
An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The title is Driftway, which was Eby's home in Westport, Connecticut. This etching has an image size of 8 3/8X14 inches. It was created and printed in 1928 in an edition of 90. Eby left a skim coat of ink to create tone in the sky. This etching is pencil signed lower right with the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this impression himself. This was the first depiction that he did of this subject. He later in 1931 created Driftway, Moonlight,1933, Driftway, Evening and Days End, Driftway in 1939. This image appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 132.
This is a very rare etching from a scarce, unpublished plate by Francis Sydney Unwin. The image size is 12 1/8 x 16 inches, 1916, pencil signed; a richly inked impression on a fine cream colored Japan paper. Unwin studied at the Winchester School of Art and the Slade School; he traveled extensively throughout Europe and spent several months in Egypt drawing the tomb interiors for an archaeological expedition. He then settled in London, becoming known for his landscapes and remarkable interior architectural views, such as this finely detailed image of the Albert Hall. Unwin died at the age of 40, after suffering from tuberculosis for much of his adult life.
This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Louis Legrand. The title is: "Devant la Fenetre" (by the window) It was created and printed in 1908 from his series: "Le Petite Classe", published by G. Pellet, Paris. This etching measures 15 1/2X11 1/4 inches. This image was printed in an edition of 100 of which this is 40/100, printed on a simi-parchment, hand signed in pencil.
This is an original etching and aquatint by American artist J. Jay McVicker. The title is: Tropical Wash Day, this was created and printed in 1946. Pencil signed by the artist and also signed and dated in the plate. The image measures 8 1/4X15 1/4 inches. Richly printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Very fine condition. A student of Ella Jack and Doel Reed at Oklahoma State University. he joined the faculty and remained in in Stillwater OK for the rest of his life..
This is an original watercolor on Ivory painting, circa 1820. This miniature came to us sealed in a bronze frame with domed glass. The image measures 4 1/4X3 1/2 inches. The painting is signed lower right, Cales....? Possibly French in origin, there appears to be some minor foxing on the work, its possibly just on the glass inside, but this work is sealed up and weve been unable to open it. The backing appears to be of tortoise shell. Overall in good shape a bit of damage to the floral design at the top of the frame. Our photo shows reflection on the left and right edges of the painting, these do not appear on the original artwork.
This is an original drypoint by American Sporting etcher Frank Benson. The title is "Waders", this drypoint was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 150 signed proofs on Whatman type paper. The image measures 7X12 inches. Excellent condition, pencil signed lower left by the artist.
Etching by Jacques Reich after the painting by Giovanni Boldini, image size 20 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches, 1916, pencil signed. Whistler's signature is etched below the image, Boldini's in the lower left corner of the image.
This is a fine hand signed etching by American Artist Stephen Parrish. The title of this work is "Evening, Gloucester, 1883". The image measures 8 5/8X14 inches. This image appears in the Schneider catalog as image number 77. "To the right of the mast is the tower of the 1869 City Hall, still standing, Next to the right is the sharply pointed spire of the Baptist church, now gone. At the far right are the buildings of the Rocky Neck Marine Railways." Fine use of plate tone in the sky and sea.
This is an original two color woodblock print by American artist Leonard Baskin. The title is: "Frightened Boy and His Dog". It was created and printed in 1954. This image is numbered as 16/210. The image measures 12 1/2X14 inches, printed on a hand made Japan type paper. Pencil signed and titled by the artist lower image. One of his most iconic early woodblock prints.
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