Etching with drypoint, image size 11 1/2 x 13 3/16 inches, first plate (Guerin 69), pencil signed and titled
This original drypoint etching by Alphonse Legros was created in 1881 and is pencil signed. A delicately etched image of the world-renowned sculptor and artist, Auguste Rodin. Cat: Bliss 237, 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Artist provenance on backing with label from "Halcyon Days LTD, framed.
This 1926 etching by master printmaker Arthur Briscoe measures 7 x 11 7/8 inches and is signed in ink and editioned as 38/75. Lable on backing with provenance from C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, NY. Members of the crew aboard the trawler "Guess Again" concentrate on hauling the days catch aboard. The forground figure is "Old Sam" a figure Briscoe used in many of his images. This richly inked image was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1927. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
Drypoint etching, image size 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches, edition of 100, 1919, Hardie 168, printed on wove paper, pencil signed with artist's blindstamp. This image is considered one of the artist's finest works.
This is a very fine impression of the well known Whistler etching, "The Rag Gatherers", created and printed in 1857, this etching is plate signed, on the right side of the image. The image measures 6X3 1/2 inches. It is the fifth state of 5 with the edition of the two children in the interior space. This etching came to us framed with the Kennedy Galleries label on the back. Excellent condition, apparently printed on an antique laid type paper.
This is an original lithograph by German expressionist artist Kathe Kollwitz. The title of this work is: "Selbstbildnis im Profil nach rechts", Self Portrait. This work is unsigned as typical for this image. The image measures 18 3/4X11 3/8 inches. Third state of 3, Edition of 220, Klipstein catalog number 265. Printed on Cream Wove type paper.
Etching, image size 14 1/4 x 6 inches, signed and dedicated in pen "A Mon Ami Mil..." (To My Friend Mil...).
This 1927 marine etching by the British printmaker Arthur Briscoe measures 9 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches, hand signed in inked and editioned as 58/75. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
From his French Church Series #47, this 1947 award winning etching by John Taylor Arms measures 13 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, edition of 198, state II, cat: Fletcher-47. This image won five major awards between 1947 and 1951 including 1st Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1949. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.
Lithograph, image size 12 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches, 1936, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and a member of the WPA.
A truly remarkable original lithograph by Joseph Pennell, this image measures 21 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches, published in 1913 in a very small edition of 50, pencil signed, from Pennell's series of lithographs created in his travels through Italy and Greece. Printed on a cream colored laid type paper with the watermark "Ingres PMF Italia". In his book "In the Land of Temples", Pennell writes of this image, "Night was falling as I was coming back from drawing by the river Ilissos. The subject was the most impressive I saw in the Land of Temples, and in the gathering darkness I drew it as well as I could."
This is a beautiful, intimate etching by the renowned French Barbizon artist Jean Francois Millet (1814-1875). The image size is 6 x 5 1/8 inches, plate size 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, state V of VI, cat: Delteill- 17, plate signed and dated. This etching, based on the painting of the same name, was created by Millet for the 'Gazette des Beaux-Arts' in 1861. This is a very richly inked inked impression, printed on a medium weight laid type paper with ample margins.
A great sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 14 x 10 7/8 inches, 1922, cat: Ordeman-213, pencil signed. A very rich impression on a medium weight laid type paper. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.
A superb portrait of Brockhurst's first wife Anais, this etching measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, published in 1927 in an edition of 111, pencil signed. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture.
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