This is a very rare original etching by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published in 1921 in an edition of 100, cat: Ordeman-205, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. There is some old masking tape residue in the margins, but this is outside of the image area and will be covered by a window mat. This print is quite scarce, and an unusual subject for Benson; in most of his images the landscape serves as a backdrop for wildfowl or hunters but in this etching he focuses on the land and river, creating an atmospheric summer scene.
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 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 handsigned woodblock print by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. This work is titled: "Ghetto", it was created and printed in 1942. It is a very scarce image by this artist. It was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 9 3/4X10 7/8 inches. pencil signed titled and dated in the lower margin. This image was printed in an edition of only 26 signed proofs.. Isac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. Those were difficult days for a captive people under the czarist yoke, but it was not long before young Isac’s assertive spirit emerged. At sixteen he was arrested and condemned to death, along with several of his classmates, for protesting compulsory uniforms and weekend curfews. His classmates were shot but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Fortunately, Friedlander’s skills in drawing and the portraits he did of his prison guards and their children came to the attention of a local functionary, who took an interest in him. In four years he was released. The war years of the 1940’s found him deeply troubled in spirit by the reports of sufferings and persecution of his people throughout Nazi-dominated Europe. Having experienced first hand in his youth the depth of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, he now produced his heart-rending and powerful prints of the holocaust.
Friedlander’s woodcuts, wood engravings, and etchings are powerful expressions of the human condition. Death took him in 1968, but not before his spirit found renewed expression in his masterful prints of life among America’s urban blacks as the winds of social change were gathering to redress the wrongs of generations.
This remarkable etching is one of Eby's finest prints, and is featured on the front cover of the Giardina catalog. The image size is 8 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1931, cat: Giardina-168, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. This image is one of several landscapes Eby made depicting his house in Westport, Connecticut and with it's rich tonal range and vivid contrasts, it is by far one of his most impressive images. This etching features a very richly inked impression on a medium weight watermarked wove type paper.
This is an original watercolor and gouache painting of a Sailing vessel. Created in the mid 19th century. The painting measures 18 1/2X27 inches. The overall condition is good, there is some bleed through from the original wooden backing. The painting came to us in what appears to be the original maple 19th century frame. The overall frame measures 21 1/2X29 1/2 inches. the painting has the artists initials lower left, E.W. The ship shows a British flag, and the ship is named on the hull "the Sensation"
This is an oil on artist board by American artist Susan Riker Knox. This painting was exhibited in a show by Association of Women Painters and Sculptors in New York in 1915. The label is on the back of the painting. The image measures 12X14 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. An effective use of impasto (thickly applied paint.) technique, A fine bright spring day in New England.
This is an original lithograph, hand signed and dated by American artist Edward A. Wilson. This image, Rolling Pipe was done as part of a series relating to pipeline installation in the 1940's. The image measures 11 X 13 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type paper.
Etching, plate size: 15 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches, image size: 13 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches, 1887-1888, cat. Schneider-133, remarque lower left, inscribed lower right: "Selected for Mr. E. Q. Kennedy", printed by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, on parchment, pencil signed lower right.
This is an original serigraph by American artist Will Barnet. The title is Reflections, this image was created and printed in 1971. The image is pencil signed, titled and has the edition as 81/225. The image measures 22X14 inches. Barnet was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and, on a scholarship, went to New York to study at the Art Students League.
This is a quite rare original lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin. It was created between 1973-1974 in the Boston Studio in collaboration with lithographer Herb Fox. This image is not in the Fern O'Sullivan catalog. The image measures 11X10 inches. This lithograph is hand signed in pencil, inscribed as A.P. lower left and has the Herb Fox blind stamp in the lower margin. Beautifully framed with archival materials.
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 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 lithograph by American artist Stow Wengenroth. It is titled: Winter Visitor, Greenport, N.Y. This lithograph was created and printed in 1965 in an edition of 60. The image measures 10 3/16X16 1/8 inches. Pencil signed lower border. This lithograph won a Gold Medal of Honor from the Rockport Art Association.
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