Etching, image size: 7 11/16 x 11 5/8 inches, 1891, 2nd state, ed. 1/12, cat. Delteil 90
This is a gorgeous original lithograph of ancient Greek ruins by Joseph Pennell, from his series "In the Land of Temples", based on his travels through Greece and Italy. The image size is 16 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches, published in 1913 in a very small edition of 50, printed on a watermarked wove type paper, pencil signed. In his book "In the Land of Temples", Pennell writes of this print "Swept away is everything, mysteries and all— all that remains is the great pavement on which stand the stumps of columns; yet I doubt if it was finer ever. And the long drive out over the sacred way, the long, quiet day; and the long drive back, with the Acropolis growing more and more majestic in the twilight, were perfect."
This is a rare pencil signed impression by Mary Nimmo Moran, etching, roulette and mezzotint, image size 7 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches, 1883, plate signed and dated, pencil signed. A beautiful impression in sepia ink with ample margins. Mary Nimmo Moran was one of the leading women etchers of the late 19th century, and along with her husband, Thomas Moran was at the forefront of the etching revival. Known for the originality and boldness of her etchings, Mary Nimmo Moran was a member of the Society of Painter-Etchers and the only female member of the Fellows of London's Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.
A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this is an early woodcut portraying the artist dressed as a priest. The image size is 21 1/4 x 10 inches, published in 1952, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-193, pencil signed and dated, notated 'artist's proof', framed. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, and over the course of his long career he created many self portraits which beautifully showcase the evolution of his style.
An atmospheric scene of Rockport, Massachusetts, this is one of Wengenroth's early lithographs, published in 1935 in a small edition of 50 impressions. The image size is 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches, cat: Stuckey-51, pencil signed. Stow Wengenroth was one of the preeminent lithographers of 20th century America, known for his atmospheric, incredibly detailed images of the New England landscape and coastline. He studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock NY and George Ennis in Eastport ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.
This 1928 etching by the British printmaker Arthur Briscoe measures 7 x 11 3/8 inches, hand signed in ink and editioned as 32/75. 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 a very rich impression of a great sporting etching by Frank Benson. The image size is 9 x 11 inches, published in 1918 in an edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-131, pencil signed and numbered "6". This etching is titled "Marshes at Evening" in the Ordeman catalog, although it is titled in the artist's hand on the lower margin as "Evening in the Marshes". In his catalog of Benson's prints, Ordeman quotes John Taylor Arms, who said of Benson, "[He] has achieved the distinction of founding a school- that of the modern sporting artist. In this, his followers and imitators have been many; his equals none." In this image, a flock of ducks come into the marsh to roost, silhouetted against the still bright sky of a midsummer evening.
This is an original lithograph by American artist George Bellows. The title of this work is: "The Return to Life", from his series "Men Like Gods" This lithograph was created and printed in 1923. It is pencil signed by both Bellows and his printer Bolton Brown. The edition was only 40. The image measures 18X14 1/2 inches. Archival framing.
This is an original color woodblock print by French artist Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) The title is: "Chagrins D'Amour, Kusaie Est Carolines", it was created and printed in October 1940, pencil signed with the Butterfly seal. The edition is 330 impressions. The image measures 15 5/8X11 7/8 inches. Jacoulet moved to Tokyo Japan and was influenced both by the Asian subjects that he encountered and the modern Japanese woodblock printing of the 20th century.
This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Armin Landeck. It is titiled: "Demolition No. 1", it was created and printed in 1940 in an edition of 100. The image measures 7X9 inches. It is pencil signed and dated in the lower right border. Excellent condition.
Etching, image size 7 5/8 x 16 1/4 inches, 1870, state IX/XI, cat: Schneiderman-133, pencil signed. According to Schneiderman, the Agamemnon was one of the last wooden hulled warships built in England, shown here moored on the Thames, ready for demolition. Haden was commissioned to by P.G. Hamerton to create an etching of the old ship for the newly founded art magazine 'The Portfolio.'This remarkable image became one Haden's most successful prints.
This is a large drypoint etching by British artist James McBey. It is titled: "A Regatta on the Grand Canal". This etching was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 89, this one is impression number 42. The image measures 8 7/8X15 3/8 inches, printed on a wove type buff toned sheet.It is hand signed in ink in the lower right border. A fine impression, well inked. This image appears in the Hardie catalog as image number 248.
This is an original hand signed color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this etching is: "Le Pont de L'Isle Adam" it was created and printed in 1927 in an edition of 100. The etching is pencil signed in the lower right. This etching was formally sold by Merrill Chase galleries in Chicago. The image mesures 13 1/2X21 inches. It is in a fine 24X30 inch gold frame with the Merrill Chase labels on the back.A fine impression, 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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