This is a fine early etching by American artist Joseph Pennell. The title is: Below Chestnut Street Bridge, Philadelphia. This pencil signed etching was created and printed in 1884. The image done on a thin Japan paper measures 11 7/8X10 inches. This image appears in the Wuerth catalog as image number 88, A fine impression with good use of plate tone in the sea and sky. A rare early etching by this New York artist.
Michael Willmann (1630-1706) Three-quarter length portrait of an aged bearded man, gazing downwards,after Rembrandt, etching c. 1660/70, on fine laid paper, 16,5 x 12,8 cm, 6 1/2X5 3/4 inches, copy in reverse after an etching by Rembrandt (B. 260, New Ho. 84). The etching was listed as a work by the Rembrandt-school (Rovinski Elèves 31, Bartsch-Claussin II. 111.31); in New Hollstein the sheet is attributed to Michael Willmann now, who was a collaborator in the studio Rembrandt. Very rare. Thread Margins, two stains in the upper center and right edge, apparently old glue residue.
This is an original etching, pencil signed by American artist Kerr Eby. The title is: Winter Wheat, it was created and printed in 1933 and appears to be a view of his Westport Connecticut home. The image measures 6 3/8X11 5/8 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. It has the "imp' after his name, meaning that he printed this impression on his own press. The edition was 100 and appears in the Eby catalog as image number 176. Nice use of plate tone in the sky.
Color etching, image size 10 5/8 x 6 5/8 inches, pencil signed and numbered 63/100
This is a beautifully energetic original etching with drypoint by French artist Hermine David. The image size is 9 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, published in 1927 in a small edition of 40, pencil signed and numbered. A rich impression on a medium weight watermarked wove type paper. Hermine David was born and raised in Paris and at the age of 16 was accepted into the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, later going on the study at the Academy Julien. She was a well known painter and printmaker and was very active in the thriving artist community in Paris in the early 20th century. She was married to fellow artist Jules Pascin for several years, but in 1920 the couple divorced and David set up her own studio in Montparnasse. She went on to have a long successful career as an artist and illustrator and was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1932.
This etching by John Taylor Arms, from his French Church Series is titled:"Saint Catherine's Belfry, Honfleur", it was created and printed in 1932. The pencil signed image measures 13 5/8X7 1/8 inches. A very rich impression, printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 248.
Passerelle du Pont-au-Change, après l'incendie de 1621 (The Footbridge temporarily replacing the Pont-au-Change, Paris, after the fire of 1621, after Della Bella)1860. Etching by French artist Charles Meryon, 1860. This etching has an image size of 4 11/16X9 inches. It is the 7th state of 9 and appears in the Delteil/Wright catalog as image number 50. Published in teh Gazette des Beaux Arts, vol. 8 Nov.1, 1860.
A remarkable original linocut, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and titled. Albert Abramovitz was known for his dramatic images with sharp social commentary, many portraying the hardships of daily life for working class people in both America and Russia. Born in Latvia, Abramovitz studied at the Imperial Art School in Odessa and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. While in Paris he was a member and juror of the Paris Salon, and won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Rome and Turin, Italy. In the 1920s Abramovitz emigrated to America, first the west coast then settled in New York City where he lived for the rest of his life. He created a number of prints for the WPA, and his work was included in exhibitions by the Union of American Artists, the American Artist's Congress, the ACA Gallery and the National Academy of Design.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms. The title is: The Old Order, The Church of Saint Mary and Arlington Row, Bridge over Coln River at Bibury. This etching was created and printed in 1948 in an edition of 200. The image measures 5 3/8X8 inches. Printed by David Strang. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 412. Nice condition, printed on a medium weight laid type paper.
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