This is one of the finest etchings by American artist James Whistler. This image titled: "Black Lion Wharf" was from his Thames series created in 1859. This image measures 5 7/8 X 8 3/4 inches. Printed on a laid type paper with watermark. This is an early printing between state iii/iv of iv. Very richly inked with extensive plate tone throughout. Very good condition, signed and dated within the plate at the right side of the image.
This is a fine hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. This portrait is of the artist's daughter Ellen. Created and printed in 1897 this etching measures 13X12 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower left border. Printed in a sepia toned ink and some touches of hand coloring.
This is an original etching by American artist James M Whistler. The title is "Eagle Wharf", this image was created and printed in 1859. Signed and dated within the plate. The image measures 5 7/16X8 5/16 inches. It is printed on a thin Japan paper which is rare. This is the only known state before the plate was cancelled. Its is from is series of Sixteen etchings on the Thames. (The Thames Set) A very fine impression. Annotated lower left border, "'Tyzac Whiteley & Co" an alternate title. catalog number is K-41.
This is a fine Belle Epoque portrait in drypoint by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The subject is: Madeleine Chéruit. This image measures 15 1/2X11 1/2 inches, hand signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right border. This drypoint is housed in a Foster Brothers period gilt frame.. Madeleine Chéruit was one of the most fashionable French dressmakers of her time. Her house of courture took inspiration from the Belle Epoque through to the Jazz Age.
This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau. measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors. Printed on a heavy wove type paper. 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. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station. This drypoint is nicely framed with archival materials.
This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Frank Benson. The title is: The Bridge, it measures 13 1/2X10 5/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right. This drypoint was created and printed in 1923, printed on a Whatman watermarked laid type paper. This etching was printed in an edition of 150 proofs. It appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 227. A fine rich impression with plate tone used in the printing of this impression.
This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist John Taylor Arms. This image is titled: In Memoriam, the view of the North Portal of Chartres Cathedral. It was from his French Church series. This etching was created and printed in 1939. It is from the 2nd state of two. Printed in an edition of 312. The image measures 14 5/8X12 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, Inscribed "to Roger and Belle Worsley", pencil signed and dated and also has a collectors red seal in the lower right corner of the sheet. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 317
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: Femme A L'Estampe, Woman with Print. It was created and printed circa 1906 in an edition of 100. The image measures 21X14 7/8 inches. It is editioned lower left and signed in crayon lower right. A beautiful French style gilt frame. Beautiful condition.
This is an original etching by American artist James McNeill Whistler. The title is: The Adam and Eve Tavern, Old Chelsea. This etching is plate signed with the butterfly monogram in the upper left sky. The image measures 7X11 15/16 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This etching was created in 1878. It is the third state of 3. A rich impression of this scarce composition.
This is an original etching by James Whistler. The title is: "Thames Police" It was created in 1859 as part of his Thames Set series on life on the river. The image measures 5 15/16X8 7/8 inches. Printed on a thin laid type paper. Very richly inked, the Fifth state of Six. An early rich inking. Good condition, there is a tear upper right corner of the border, away from the image area. Enough border for proper presentation.
This is an original engraving by French artist Jean Emile Laboureur. This engraving was created and printed in 1920. One of 6 pencil signed impressions prior to publication in L'Architectures in an edition of 500 unsigned impressions. The image measures 11 5/8X8 1/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower left. Very nicely framed with a linen matting. This is one of his largest images done in his distinctly cubist style.
This is a very fine original drypoint and aquatint color etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: Les Baigneuses (The Bathers). THis image wascreated and printed in 1911, published by Cercle de la Librarie in an ediiton of 200. This one is number 69. Printed on a medium weight arches wove type paper, The Librrie blind stamp lower left and hand signed in pencil. The image measures 15 3/8X22 1/4 inches. The catalog lists this image as Merrill-Chase 102. Excellent condition with a small repair in the lower border well away from the image area.
Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed
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 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.
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