This is an original etching by French Barbizon artist Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875) The title of this work is: The Large Shepherdess, it was created and printed in 1862. I/I....The only state created. The plate measures 12 1/2X9 1/4 inches. Signed in the plate lower left, edition is unknown. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Catalog: Delteil 18. This is one of his best known etchings.light toning to the sheet, wide borders all around, some repair tape in the lower left corner of the border, well away from the image area.. A strong rich impression of this important image.
This is one of the finest etchings by American artist James Whistler. This image titled: "Black Lion Wharf" was from his Thames series created in 1859. This image measures 5 7/8 X 8 3/4 inches. Printed on a laid type paper with watermark. This is an early printing between state iii/iv of iv. Very richly inked with extensive plate tone throughout. Very good condition, signed and dated within the plate at the right side of the image.
This is one of the most important etchings from the French Church series by American artist John Taylor Arms. It is titled: Le Penseur de Notre Dame, this etching was created and printed in 1923, the first state of two printed by Frederick Reynolds. The image measures 12 1/2X 10 1/8 inches. Printed on a cream laid paper. Hand signed in pencil lower right border. This image was published in his book, Churches of France and the 1934 edition of the Print Collector's Quarterly.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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...."
This is an original etching with aquatint by American artist John Taylor Arms. The title is: The Sarah Jane, New York. This etching was created and printed in 1920 in an edition of 50 in this the second state with the added aquatint. The image measures 10 /4X7 1/4 inches. It is hand signed and dated in pencil and inscribed, Frederick Reynolds, Printer. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 56.
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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