This is a fine period impression of the well known color woodblock print by Japanese artist Hasui Kawase. The title is: Snow at Hie Shrine, it was created and printed in 1931. It has his stamped Sui Seal signature. It was published by Watanabe, with the C. Seal on the right side next to the image. Printed on a Japan laid type sheet. This woodblock is in very fine condition, rich color only the very lightest trace of light toning where the old window mat lay. The image measures 14 1/4X9 1/2 inches, on a sheet size of 15 1/4X10 1/2 inches. This was last sold by T.. Shiota in San Francisco. In Japanese the title reads, Hokuto No Yuki, Hiye Jinja. Dated 6th year of Showa Era, Ganjitsu, New Year 1931.
This is a very scarce early etching by American artist Isabel Bishop. The title is: In Front of the 42ND Street Library, it was created and printed in 1927 by the artist in an extremely low number. The image measures 3X4 inches, Printed on a wove type sheet of buff toned paper. Very fine condition. This image was later published as an unsigned posthumous edition of 60 in 1989. THis image appears in the Teller catalog as image number 3.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 a fine original lithograph on Chine applique by American artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. The title Before the Act, was created and printed in 1932 in an edition of only 40. Pencil signed and dated, printed by Grant Arnold, Woodstock. The image measrues 13 1/4X9 3/4 inches. Very fine condition. This image appears in the Davis catalog as image number 54.
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title of this work is: Nocturne, (ou Le Flirt), The image measures 13 5/8X17 3/8 inches. It is signed lower left by hand within the image. This image appears in the Michael catalog as image number 35, created and printed in 1906 in an edition of 100. Nicely framed with archival materials.
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 a very rare original lithograph by New Orleans artist Caroline Wogan Durieux. This impression is signed, titled and numbered 5/8 in pencil in the lower border. Also inscribed in the border: "printed by the artist". The image measures 14 1/2X10 inches.
Caroline Wogan Durieux is best known for her satirical, often pessimistic depictions of people and events. She was born in New Orleans in 1896, and showed early proficiency, studying art with brothers William and Ellsworth Woodward at Newcomb College, spent several years in Cuba. In Mexico by 1926, she befriended Diego Rivera , the muralist and social activist, and his wife, Frieda Kahlo . Durieux shared Rivera's leftist and egalitarian views.
THis is a rare color etching with aquatint by French/Japanese artist Tsuguharu Foujita. The title is: Le Petit Garcon, it was created and printed in 1929, This is numbered as ix/x 9 of 10. Before the later edition of 100 Published by Editions Artistiques Apollo, Paris. From his series, Les Enfants. The image measures 14X11 1/4 inches, on a sheet size of 20 1/2X16 1/2 inches. Pencil signed, printed on a Chine colle on Japan paper. Catalog Buisson29.. Very fine condition.
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.
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