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 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 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 etching and drypoint by British artist Muirhead Bone. The title is: "Windy Night, Stockholm", it was created and printed in 1935 in an edition of 93. The image measures 11 7/8X7 5/8 inches. Very fine condition, printed on a medium weight wove type paper. This image appears in the Dodgson catalog as image number 457. The image also appears in the Guichard Book, "British Etchers 1850-1940.
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 an original color aquatint etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953). The title of this work is "On Lake Como"...It was created and printed in 1919 in a small edition of only 63 signed proofs. The image measures 4 7/8X9 3/4 inches printed on a medium weight laid type paper, good condition a few minor handling creases in the border. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 22. One of the first of his experimental color etchings, the etching is hand signed and dated in pencil by the artist.
Etching, image size: 9 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed lower right
A very rare original woodblock print by Latvian- American artist Isac Friedlander The title of this work is "Mother", it was created and printed in 1939, editioned as 5/15. The woodblock print is hand signed, titled and editioned in pencil by the artist. The image measures 10 1/8X8 inches on a 15 1/2X12 1/2 inch wove type medium weight paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.
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.
This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Louis Legrand. This etching is titled: "La Fille a sa tante", the girl with her aunt....This etching was created and printed in 1893 in an edition of 100. It came from his series "Les Petites du Ballet", (the Little ones of Ballet). The image measures 14 1/4X8 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, pencil signed lower right border. This image appears in the Arwas catalog as image number 77.
An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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