This is a beautiful cast bronze portrait of a young girl by Italian/American artist Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The bust is 14 inches tall and stands on a 6 inch base. signed by the artist on the lower corner, dated 1912, with a Benjamin Zoppo, New York foundry mark. Scarpitta was born in Italy and graduated from the Royal Italian Academy before emigrating to America. He was a very successful sculptor, creating commissions for the Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building, the Church of St John the Evangelist and Church of the Sacred Blood, as well as portraits of Mussolini, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Springer; in 1914 he was awarded the Bartlett Prize from the National Academy of Design.
This oil on canvas painting of an Autumn Stream was the work of American Tonalist Franklin de Haven (1856-1934). This painting measures 30X24 inches. It is signed lower right corner and was created circa 1918. A fine tonalist study of a stream at a lower angle of view. de Haven was a member of the Salmagundi Club where he had numerous shows and won many awards for his impressionistic works of art. This painting was quite similar to the one illustrated on page 464 of the Cleveland Book on American Tonalism.
This is an original etching by American artist James M Whistler. The title is "Eagle Wharf", this image was created and printed in 1859. Signed and dated within the plate. The image measures 5 7/16X8 5/16 inches. It is printed on a thin Japan paper which is rare. This is the only known state before the plate was cancelled. Its is from is series of Sixteen etchings on the Thames. (The Thames Set) A very fine impression. Annotated lower left border, "'Tyzac Whiteley & Co" an alternate title. catalog number is K-41.
This is a fine oil on wooden board by American artist Charles Paul Gruppe. This scene of a springtime river is signed lower right Ch P. Gruppe. The painting measures 12X16 inches. Very fine condition, recently cleaned and varnished. Housed in a fine Period carved frame.
This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Frank Benson. The title is: The Bridge, it measures 13 1/2X10 5/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right. This drypoint was created and printed in 1923, printed on a Whatman watermarked laid type paper. This etching was printed in an edition of 150 proofs. It appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 227. A fine rich impression with plate tone used in the printing of this impression.
This is an original oil on canvasboard painting by American artist Charles Paul Gruppe (1860-1940) This painting is signed lower right Char P. Gruppe. On the back is an old label with the title: In a Dutch Canal, Delft. This painting from circa 1900 has a canvas size of 8X11 1/2 inches. Housed in a reproduction 19th century gilt picture frame.
This is an original watercolor and ink was drawing done for the Book Poems of Childhood, 1943. This work was painted by American artist and illustrator Everett Shinn. This work is hand signed in the lower edge by Shinn. Absolutely this is the original drawing that was used for the book, the printers proof is on the back of the frame. The drawing measures 14X24 on illustration board, very good condition, archivally framed. This image , was created for the for the book, Poems of Childhood by James Riley, published by Gosset & Dunlap, in 1943.
This is a fine Belle Epoque portrait in drypoint by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The subject is: Madeleine Chéruit. This image measures 15 1/2X11 1/2 inches, hand signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right border. This drypoint is housed in a Foster Brothers period gilt frame.. Madeleine Chéruit was one of the most fashionable French dressmakers of her time. Her house of courture took inspiration from the Belle Epoque through to the Jazz Age.
This is an original painting by American artist Platt Powell Ryder. This scene of the Village Market Place was painted circa 1870, signed by Ryder lower right with ANA after his name, when he was an established member of the National Art Academy. The painting is oil on board, framed underglass. Excellent condition in what appears to be the original 19th century frame. The painting itself measures 7 3/4X10 1/4 inches. The frame itself has some chips to the corners.
This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist John Taylor Arms. This image is titled: In Memoriam, the view of the North Portal of Chartres Cathedral. It was from his French Church series. This etching was created and printed in 1939. It is from the 2nd state of two. Printed in an edition of 312. The image measures 14 5/8X12 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, Inscribed "to Roger and Belle Worsley", pencil signed and dated and also has a collectors red seal in the lower right corner of the sheet. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 317
A beautifully painted interior scene by Belgian artist Jean de la Hoese (1846-1917) This painting is signed lower right De La Hoese. It is an oil on panel measuring 12 3/4X9 3/8 inches. Painted on a mahogany chamfered panel. Excellent condition, housed in a modern french frame.
This is a very fine original etching and aquatint by American artist John Taylor Arms. The title is: Early Morning, North River (Black Rock). This pencil signed etching was created and printed in 1921, printed by Frederick Reynolds in an edition of 100 impressions. A superb impression which measures 9 1/2X7 1/2 inches. This etching is framed. The Fletcher catalog has this as image number 100. One of his best known New York City images.
This is an original etching by American artist James McNeill Whistler. The title is: The Adam and Eve Tavern, Old Chelsea. This etching is plate signed with the butterfly monogram in the upper left sky. The image measures 7X11 15/16 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This etching was created in 1878. It is the third state of 3. A rich impression of this scarce composition.
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: Femme A L'Estampe, Woman with Print. It was created and printed circa 1906 in an edition of 100. The image measures 21X14 7/8 inches. It is editioned lower left and signed in crayon lower right. A beautiful French style gilt frame. Beautiful condition.
This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau. measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors. Printed on a heavy wove type paper. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.
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