This is an original lithograph by American artist John S. deMartelly. The image, Old Moon was created and printed in 1938 and sold by Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 10 1/8X13 3/4 inches. One of his best regionalist images. Much in the style of Thomas Hart Benton of whom the artist knew and worked with while at the Kansas City Art Institiute in the 1930's and early 40's. This lithograph is framed with the AAA label on the back.
This is a finely detailed wood engraving by American artist Hendrik Glintenkamp (1887-1946) The title is: Manhattan construction, Radio City, N.Y. It was created and printed in 1932, and is numbered 25/100. Hand signed in pencil lower border and also on the back of the sheet. Very fine condition.
This is an original block print by Kansas artist Birger Sandzen. The title of this image is: Kansas Farm, titled lower left and hand signed lower right in pencil. This image was later named Kansas Landscape and Farm on the Smoky. This image is apparently from the first printing. Done in an edition of 100 the image measures 6 3/8X9 inches. Printed on a buff toned wove type paper. Overall good condition, a line of old tape on the back at the upper edge of the sheet. Sandzen was one of the founders of the Prairie Print Makers.
Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches, pencil signed
This incredible image by the British etcher, Arthur Briscoe, measures 8 1/8 x 15 3/8 inches, inked signed and numbered, 73/75, created in 1931. 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 linoleum engraving by American artist Albert Abramovitz (1879-1963) The title is: Song of Iron, created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 25l. This pencil signed and titled image measures 14X11 1/8 inches. Fine condition, printed on a buff toned wove type paper. "
Three blacksmiths work as a team to forge a sickle on an anvil. The man to the left secures the iron on the anvil while the middle figure gets ready to strike the blade. The third man, on the right, readies his hammer to strike when the other is finished.
The sickle was a symbol of solidarity between the peasantry and the working class during the Russian Revolution,
Aquatint, image size 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches, 1918, cat. Hardie-163, pencil signed. One of Short's largest aquatints, this scene depicts two fishermen on the Bure at Stokesby Ferry near Acle in Norfolk.
Etching with drypoint, image size 9 1/4 x 11 1/2, 1934, edition of 40, pencil signed and numbered. This print is also in the MoMA collection.
This is an original drypoint etching by British artist William Russell Flint. The title is Aragonese String Makers, it was created and printed in 1930. It is editioned as impression number XXVII... The image measures 9 1/2X14 3/4 inches. Printed on an early laid type paper, R.G. 1820. The image is signed in sepia ink lower right border. A very rich inking with extensive use of plate tone in the sky and land. A beautiful impression. This image was reproduced for the book "Fine Prints of the Year, 1931, published by Malcolm Salaman
This is an original color woodblock print by French artist Auguste Lepere (1849-1918) The title of this work is: Bucolique Moderne, Modern Arcadia. It was created and printed in 1882. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. This printing is the first state of V. The image measures 10X15 inches. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right border.
This is a beautifully colored etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this work is" Claudine" it was created and printed in 1903 and Published by Sagot in Paris. The image measures 12X9 3/4 inches, printed on a medium weight Arches watermarked laid paper. deckeled edges, a very rich impression, excellent condition. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and then the Ecole des Beaux Artes. His technique of hand coloring the images means that no two are exactly alike, a very painterly technique.
This is a fine original etching by French artist James Tissot. The title is: Reverie, it was created and printed in 1880 in an edition of 100. The image measures 9X 4 7/16 inches. The image is plate signed and dated upper right corner of the image, printed on a medium weight laid type paper. A very rich impression, nicely framed. This image appears in the Wentworth catalog as image number 52.
This is an original lithograph by French artist Georges Rouault. This is a portrait of Gustave Moreau, the teacher and mentor of Rouault. It is known as the portrait in the little hat. This pencil signed impression is the 3rd state of 4 with the edition of 25. It was later published in state 4 with an edition of 350. This lithograph was created and printed in 1926. The image measures 9 1/8X6 3/4 inches. This image is cataloged as F. 57.
This is a beautiful sun drenched scene of Havana, Cuba by Scottish artist James McBey. Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, 1940, plate signed and dated, hand signed and numbered "XXXVIII" in ink. Born into poverty McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited.
This is an original mezzotint engraving by Dutch artist Jacob Gole (1660-1737) This image, The Drawing Lesson was created after the painting by Godfrey Schalcken. This image identified in the lower border has an image size of 9 3/4X7 7/8 inches. Printed on an early laid type paper, some foxing but overall very fine condition. It has a collectors seal in the lower border, "H de t stat".
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