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This is a very fine original drypoint and aquatint color etching by French artist Manuel Robbe.  The title is: Les Baigneuses (The Bathers).  THis image wascreated and printed in 1911, published by Cercle de la Librarie in an ediiton of 200.  This one is number 69.  Printed on a medium weight arches wove type paper, The Librrie blind stamp lower left and hand signed in pencil.  The image measures 15 3/8X22 1/4 inches.  The catalog lists this image as Merrill-Chase 102.  Excellent condition with a small repair in the lower border well away from the image area.

$2400.00

This is an original etching by James Whistler.  The title is: "Thames Police"  It was created in 1859 as part of his Thames Set series on life on the river.  The image measures 5 15/16X8 7/8 inches.  Printed on a thin laid type paper.  Very richly inked, the Fifth state of Six.  An early rich inking.  Good condition, there is a tear upper right corner of the border, away from the image area.  Enough border for proper presentation.

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Watercolor and graphite on paper, visible size 12 1/8 x 27 1/2 inches, dated 1882, signed lower right

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Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed

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This is an original engraving by French artist Jean Emile Laboureur.  This engraving was created and printed in 1920.  One of 6 pencil signed impressions prior to publication in L'Architectures in  an edition of 500 unsigned impressions.  The image measures 11 5/8X8 1/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower left.  Very nicely framed with a linen matting.  This is one of his largest images done in his distinctly cubist style.

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This is a fine original oil on board painting by American artist William Henry Howe.  This image of Village life in Normandy France.  A subject that he was well known for in the late 19th century.  This view of carts unloading the days catch has an image size of 9 3/4X13 1/4 inches.  The painting is signed lower left William Henry Howe. with a partial date after the name.

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This is an impressionistic original color etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (French 1872-1936) The title of this work is:
"Le Bouquet de Violettes", it was created and printed in 1903 in the first edition of only 65 signed proofs. A larger edition was published after the signature was added to the plate. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 17 1/2X11 3/4 inches. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries, it appears in the Chase catalog as image number 105. 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.

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THis is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe.  This etching titiled: "Les Liseuses", The readers, also known as The Picture Book was created and printed in 1903, It is editioned as 45/65 in pencil lower left and hand signed by the artist in pencil lower right.  The image measures 19 1/8X14 7/8 inches.  This etching is nicely framed with archival materials.

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This is an original oil on Canvas painting of a Grand Child''s Birthday present.  The painting is signed lower right corner but not easy to make out.  It looks like H. J. ..........?  The canvas measures 17X14 inches and came in a fine period gilt frame.  There is one repaired tear in the lower center of the canvas and some cracking to the paint.  Over all a very fine painting highly detailed.  Guaranteed to be   a mid to late 19th century work.  Most likely British or American origins...

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This is an original pencil signed mezzotint by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden.  The title is: Breaking up of the Agamemnon No. II.  This mezzotint was created in 1880, one of his most popular images, like the earlier etched impression done 10 years earlier in just etched lines.  This image is made up of tone as well as lines in the composition... This subject illustrates  the last of the wooden hulled warships, The Agamemnon,  at the breakers yard .  With the setting sun behind it is truly a romantic view  of the end of an era of tall wooden ships.  The image measures 9 3/4X18 3/8 inches.  Pencil signed lower right border, this is the IX/IX  state.  Printed on a heavy weight wove type paper.  A rich dark impression.  "The Agamemnon in the process of being dismantled is moored to a buoy in the Thames opposite Greenwich...."

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Watercolor on paper, signed and dated lower right, 1807, 20 x 27 inches in a gold 29 x 25 inch frame. A beautifully detailed watercolor that remains vibrant, even after over 200 years. Ramsay Reinagle first studied under his father, Phillip Reinagle, before going on to study in Italy, Holland, and Rome. Reinagle painted portraits, historical subjects, animals, and landscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of Painters in Watercolours.

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This is an early 20th century landscape painting, oil on canvas titled: "The Oak", it was created circa 1920-30's.  It is signed lower left corner with the initials A. F. and also initialed and titled on the back of the canvas.  The painting itself measures 18X24 inches.  A fine impressionistic view of a woodland scene with a figure in the background.  Very good condition, the artist is a mystery.  This might possibly be the work of Alexis J. Fournier...

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Oil on canvas, 15 x 21 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, attributed to John Appleton Brown, partial monogram lower left corner, in a period frame. John Appleton Brown was born in Newburyport, Ma and studied painting with Albert T. Bricher and Benjamin C. Porter, then traveled to Paris to study with Emile Lambinet. He became known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes of New England and images of apple orchards, earning himself the nickname "Appleblossom Brown." Brown was a member of the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design. He exhibited his work at the Paris Salon, The Boston Art Club, The Carnegie Institute, and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as in exhibitions with the Society of American Artists and the National Academy of Design.

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This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler.  The title: "Fumette", was created and printed in 1858, as part of the series, "The French Set"  The image measures 6 1/2X4 1/4 inches.  This is the 5th state of 5 which includes the printers address in the lower left corner of the image.

The name whistler is plate signed lower right.  Framed.  This impression is very richly inked with extensive plate tone in the backgroun of the subject.

Eloise ('Fumette') (fl. 1840-1858). Éloise - also called Héloïse - posed for Fumette, Whistler's first partner, Héloïse was a grisette, a vivid and fiery character. A grisette, as described in Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de Bohème (1848/1851) and Alfred de Musset's poem Mimi Pinson (1845), was a working girl, a young seamstress or milliner, fun-loving and faithful as a lover.

 

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This is an original drawing by American artist William Morris Hunt 1824-1879.  This drawing of a Violinist  is signed lower left corner, also identified as Mrs Thaxter, Celia Thaxter his close friend.  The drawing done on a textured artist board is dated on the back July 20th 1876.  The image done in charcoal, pencil  has an image size of 10 3/4X 8 3/4 inches.  It has been shown in an earlier show as titled The Violinist.  Hunt was a close family friend to Celia and died during a visit to Appledore Island in 1879...  On the backing board there is an inscription, From Katherine Thaxter to Joseph Frost, 1945...

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