This is an oil on board painting by American Boston artist Sam Thal. The piece is titled and dated on the back of the board, Gloucester Landscape, 1939. The painting measures 18X24 inches, it is signed lower left corner. he studied for three years (1923-26) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and spent the next ten years producing architectural sculpture in association with George K. Loeser at Harvard University.
By the mid-Thirties, the artist was able to devote all of his time to painting, sculpting and etching. Later in the decade, he assisted in the establishment of art education programs under the aegis of the Federal Art Project. Thal also taught life drawing classes at Garland Junior College in Boston, the Boston Architectural Club and the Boston Museum of Modern Art (now the Institute of Contemporary Art).
This is an original oil on artist board painting by Auburn N.Y. artist George W. King (1836-1922) This view of a farm with cattle has an image size of 14X10 inches. It is signed lower left corner and is housed in an early gilt frame. This painting from circa 1880 is in good condition with only a few very minor spots of touchup mostly at the very edge of the board.
This is a James McNeill Whistler etching titled : Old Hungerford Bridge. This etching and drypoint was created in 1861 as part of his Thames series. The image measures 5 1/4X8 1/4 inches. This impression is state iii/iv. The plate was later cancelled after the 4th state. This etching is framed. It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 76.
Etching with drypoint, image size 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1890, edition of 20, pencil signed. 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. The young girl in this portrait is Helleu's daughter Ellen.
This is a very cool lithograph on zinc, image size 12 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches, 1919-1920, from a very small edition of 27 or fewer impressions, cat: Czestochowski-134, printed by Bolton Brown, pencil signed. Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This image is a beautiful homage to the ancient Greeks, which Davies portrays in his distinctive style that is at once quite classical and quite modern.
Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines and precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y. 1943; the First Prize in Black and White Section at the 12th Annual Exhibition of the Irvington Art and Museum Association, Irvington, N. J. 1945; and the First Prize in Black and White at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Bridgeport Art League, Bridgeport, CT. 1945.
This is an original oil on artist board by American artist George A. Hays (1854-1945). The scene of Cows Watering at a pond measures 11X14 inches. It is signed lower left corner and is from circa 1910. Hays was best known for his Lanscapes with cattle. He lived in New Hampshire and later in Providence RI. He was a member of the Providence Art Club, where he exhibited from 1888 to 1940; Society for Independent Artists, Copley Society, and Providence Watercolor Club. This painting is housed in a period gilt frame.
This is an oil on canvas board painting by Rockport artist Stanley Woodward. The title written on the back is: The Old Grist Mill, Sudbury Ma. Painted circa 1920 this painting has an image size of 12X16 inches. Clearly signed lower right. Framed in a modern metal leaf gilt frame. The over all frame measures 18X22 inches.
This is an original etching by Well known Belle Epoch artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this work is: "Parisienne", it was created and printed in 1906 in an edition of 200, published by Georges Petit. The image measures 19 1/2X13 1/2 inches. It is signed in pencil lower left within the image. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries. 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 etching by Arthur Briscoe measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. Ink signed and numbered on cream laid paper, 1924. Cat: Hurst-85. Framed. Briscoe is known as one of the finest marine etcher 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. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris.
Etching, image size 15 x 8 1/2 inches, 1934, cat: Hardie- 269, ed. 80, signed and editioned in black ink, pencil titled along bottom of sheet, also plate signed and inscribed "McBey New York 22 October 1929". Ref: "Fine Prints of the Year 1934"
This is a fine example of the important etching by Jean Baptiste Corot. This etching is titled: Enviorns De Rome, it was created in 1866, this proof is the second state A. of three. Printed on Holland Paper, This printing had the addresses of:" Cadart and Luquet Editeurs, 79 Rue St Jacques 303 Paris" A rich impression, Catalog Delteil 6 II/III. Framed, previously sold by Kennedy Galleries in New York.
This is an original oil on canvas painting of an Ox and Cart coming down the road. The painting has 3 intials lower right, they seem to read: "W. ?. S." Weve been unable to make out who the artist was. We feel the painting is from the late 1890's and is most likely American in origin. The painting was expertly done. The canvas laid on board measures 19X13 inches and is in a 19th century gilt frame.
A remarkable etching by James McBey of the New York City skyline from Weehawken, NJ, this etching measures 8 x 14 7/8 inches, 1940, cat: Hardie-277, plate signed and dated, hand signed and numbered "XXVII" in ink. Born into poverty McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. McBey lived in New York for several years, and his images of the city are considered some of his finest work.
Drypoint etching C. 1900. Pencil signed in the lower right. A rare print. Repaired tear in the top edge of the paper, not in the image. An intense and brooding portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 21 x 13 inches on 26 x 18 inch 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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