This is an original etching and drypoint by American artist James M Whistler. The title is "The Forge", An interior view of the Blacksmith and his apprentices. The image printed on a thin Japan type paper has in image size of 7 5/8X12 1/2 inches. Extensive use of plate tone, a rich impression, This impression is the 6th state of 6 prior to the cancellation of the plate. It was created in 1861 as part of his series, "The Thames Set" It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 68. A fine image in very nice condition.
This is an impressionistic original color etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (French 1872-1936) The title of this work is:
"Le Bouquet de Violettes", it was created and printed in 1903 in the first edition of only 65 signed proofs. A larger edition was published after the signature was added to the plate. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 17 1/2X11 3/4 inches. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries, it appears in the Chase catalog as image number 105. 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 etching by American artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler. The title of this image is "Soupe A Trois Sous", It was created and printed in 1859 and according to the Glascow catalog this image was never published. The etching measures 5 7/8X8 7/8 inches, printed on a thin Japan laid paper, very fine condition, nice use of plate tone in the foreground. Soupe à trois sous ' is French for 'Soup for three sous', which was very cheap soup, and implies that the restaurant was a very basic café/bar. Whistler's first title, 'Café des Pieds Monilles' implies a particular café. 'Café des Pieds Monilles' is almost certainly a garbled reference to the Parisian Café des Pieds-Humides ('Café of the Wet Feet'). However, this title seems to have been immediately rejected in favour of the more familiar ' Soupe à trois sous '.(glascow)
This is an original pencil signed mezzotint by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The title is: Breaking up of the Agamemnon No. II. This mezzotint was created in 1880, one of his most popular images, like the earlier etched impression done 10 years earlier in just etched lines. This image is made up of tone as well as lines in the composition... This subject illustrates the last of the wooden hulled warships, The Agamemnon, at the breakers yard . With the setting sun behind it is truly a romantic view of the end of an era of tall wooden ships. The image measures 9 3/4X18 3/8 inches. Pencil signed lower right border, this is the IX/IX state. Printed on a heavy weight wove type paper. A rich dark impression. "The Agamemnon in the process of being dismantled is moored to a buoy in the Thames opposite Greenwich...."
This is an early 20th century landscape painting, oil on canvas titled: "The Oak", it was created circa 1920-30's. It is signed lower left corner with the initials A. F. and also initialed and titled on the back of the canvas. The painting itself measures 18X24 inches. A fine impressionistic view of a woodland scene with a figure in the background. Very good condition, the artist is a mystery. This might possibly be the work of Alexis J. Fournier...
Watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower right, 1807, 20 x 27 inches in a gold 29 x 25 inch frame. A beautifully detailed watercolor that remains vibrant, even after over 200 years. Ramsay Reinagle first studied under his father, Phillip Reinagle, before going on to study in Italy, Holland, and Rome. Reinagle painted portraits, historical subjects, animals, and landscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of Painters in Watercolours.
This is an oil on panel by Belgian artist Frans Van Severdonck (1809-1889) The painting showing Ducks and chickens measures 6 7/8X10 3/8 inches. It is signed and dated 1889 in the lower center and also identified on the back of the panel. "Franz van Severdonck was a master of animals and created numerous compositions with sheep, horses and chickens. " This painting could use a light cleaning. But is quite presentable as it now hangs.
THis is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. This etching titiled: "Les Liseuses", The readers, also known as The Picture Book was created and printed in 1903, It is editioned as 45/65 in pencil lower left and hand signed by the artist in pencil lower right. The image measures 19 1/8X14 7/8 inches. This etching is nicely framed with archival materials.
This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler. The title: "Fumette", was created and printed in 1858, as part of the series, "The French Set" The image measures 6 1/2X4 1/4 inches. This is the 5th state of 5 which includes the printers address in the lower left corner of the image.
The name whistler is plate signed lower right. Framed. This impression is very richly inked with extensive plate tone in the backgroun of the subject.
Eloise ('Fumette') (fl. 1840-1858). Éloise - also called Héloïse - posed for Fumette, Whistler's first partner, Héloïse was a grisette, a vivid and fiery character. A grisette, as described in Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de Bohème (1848/1851) and Alfred de Musset's poem Mimi Pinson (1845), was a working girl, a young seamstress or milliner, fun-loving and faithful as a lover.
This is an oil on board painting by American Boston artist Sam Thal. The piece is titled and dated on the back of the board, Gloucester Landscape, 1939. The painting measures 18X24 inches, it is signed lower left corner. he studied for three years (1923-26) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and spent the next ten years producing architectural sculpture in association with George K. Loeser at Harvard University.
By the mid-Thirties, the artist was able to devote all of his time to painting, sculpting and etching. Later in the decade, he assisted in the establishment of art education programs under the aegis of the Federal Art Project. Thal also taught life drawing classes at Garland Junior College in Boston, the Boston Architectural Club and the Boston Museum of Modern Art (now the Institute of Contemporary Art).
This is an original aquatint etching by American artist Doel Reed. This image was created and printed in 1941 in an edition of 100. This was originally sold through Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 8 15/16X14 7/8 inches. Pencil signed lower right.
This is an original oil on artist board painting by Auburn N.Y. artist George W. King (1836-1922) This view of a farm with cattle has an image size of 14X10 inches. It is signed lower left corner and is housed in an early gilt frame. This painting from circa 1880 is in good condition with only a few very minor spots of touchup mostly at the very edge of the board.
Etching with drypoint, image size 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1890, edition of 20, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. The young girl in this portrait is Helleu's daughter Ellen.
This is a James McNeill Whistler etching titled : Old Hungerford Bridge. This etching and drypoint was created in 1861 as part of his Thames series. The image measures 5 1/4X8 1/4 inches. This impression is state iii/iv. The plate was later cancelled after the 4th state. This etching is framed. It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 76.
This is a very cool lithograph on zinc, image size 12 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches, 1919-1920, from a very small edition of 27 or fewer impressions, cat: Czestochowski-134, printed by Bolton Brown, pencil signed. Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This image is a beautiful homage to the ancient Greeks, which Davies portrays in his distinctive style that is at once quite classical and quite modern.
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