Etching, image size 14 1/4 x 6 inches, signed and dedicated in pen "A Mon Ami Mil..." (To My Friend Mil...).
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 etching by American artist Leonard Baskin. It is a portrait of Hercules Seghers, the Dutch old master painter. This portrait was created and printed in 1962. It appears in the Fern-OSullivan catalog as image number 432. The image measures 17 3/4X14 1/2 inches. Printed in two colors. It is pencil signed and editioned as 1of 12 in roman numerals. Beautifully framed with archival materials.
This is an original etching on toned chin collet by French artist Charles Meryon. The title is: La Pompe Notre-Dame, Paris. This etching was created in 1852. The image measures 6 3/4X10 inches. It is the VII/IX state, 7th of 9. In the bottom margin is printed the title, "Public Par L'Artiste" in the lower left. In the lower right is "Imp. A. Delatre, R.s. Jacques 171" This image appears in the Delteil catalog as image number 31...
Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.
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.
This is an original etching by American artist James MacNeill Whistler. The title is Drouet, Sculptor, it was created in 1859, plate signed,dated and titled. The image measures 8 7/8X6 inches. This etching is according to the Glascow catalog is image 2 a. This etching appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 55. A rich impression printed on a medium weight laid type paper. The subject is: M. Drouet, the French sculptor.' This etching came with the original label from print dealer Frederick Keppel.
Original etching and drypoint by French artist of the Belle Epoque era, James Jacques Tissot. The title is: L'Ete, this image was created and printed in 1878 in an edition of 100 unsigned proofs. The image measures 14 3/4X8 3/8 inches. Printed on a cream toned laid paper. The sitter is Kathleen "Kate" Newton (1854-1882), Tissot's Irish muse and mistress from 1871-82. Tissot portrayed her as a personification of summer in this etching. This image appears in the Wentworth catalog as image no. 43...A very fine impression in an archival picture frame.
This is a rare etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. This etching and drypoint is titled: The Fisherman. It was created and printed in 1864. Hand signed in pencil which is quite rare for this image. Printed in a warm toned ink, the image measures 5 1/2X8 7/16 inches. This etching is the 5th state of 5 with extensive use of plate tone in the water and sky. Haden was an avid fisherman, and apart from doing etchings and being a well respected surgeon, he spent his spare time fishing across Britain. This etching is matted and framed.
This is a scarce original pencil signed etching by American artist Stephen Parrish. The title of this work is: "The Harbor of Cannes, 1886" . This image was created when in November of 1885 Parrish arrived in Cannes. "The harbor was so beautiful that it inspired this etching." (R.S.) The image measures 11 7/8X18 5/8, printed on a medium weight wove paper called "Imperial Japan". Excellent original condition, a rich warm tone to the sheet. This etching was last sold by Hermann Wunderlich, the label appeared on the back of the frame, this etching is currently matted, not framed. An excellent rich impression.. This image appears in the Schneider catalog as image number 116.
This is an original early etching by Italian Old Master Giovanni B. Piranesi. The title is; Veduta in Prospettiva della gran Fontana dell'Acqua Vergine detta di Trevi. This was created and printed in 1773. It is from the first state of 3 before numbers. From his series Vedute di Roma. The image measures 18 3/4X28 1/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper with circular watermark and the typical fold in the center. Very fine condition, Cataloged at Hind 104.
This is a fine original lithograph by German artist Lovis Corinth. The title Tal Grund (The Valley) from the series Vorfruhling im Gebirge (early spring in the Mountains). It was published by Euphorion Verlag, Berlin in 1922 in an edition of 125 impressions. This was part of a series of 5 lithographs. The image measures 12 3/4X17 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.
This is an original pencil signed etching by French artist Jacques Villon. The title of this work is: "Maternite", it was created and printed in 1952, it is editioned as 15/75. The image measures 11X7 1/2 inches.
in very fine condition.
A great sporting etching by American artist and member of 'The Ten', Frank W Benson. Image size 13 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, 1928, edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-278, printed on Whatman paper, pencil signed. Frank Benson 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.
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