Most collectors consider this etching, "Venetian Mirror" (The Grand Canal, Venice) by John Taylor Arms his masterpiece....This original etching created and printed in 1935 has an image size of 6 1/4X14 1/4 inches on a sheet size of 10 3/8X18 inches. It was printed on a laid type paper with the "David Strang" watermark. Strang was also the printer of this edition for Arms, numbered "II" with edition of 100 written in pencil. There is also an inscription to Mr. Kenneth Jaffray Warm Regards, and signed twice in pencil. The detail is beyond belief, a true "tour de force". By one of the finest American printmakers. This etching appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 289. Archivally Framed.
Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed
This is an original pencil signed color etching by French master Manuel Robbe. This color etching is titled: "Examen Intime" it was created and printed in 1901 in an edition of 100 signed proofs. This etching has an image size of 12 3/4X9 3/4 inches. This color etching was published by Editions Sagot in Paris with their blind stamp in the lower border. This image was last sold by Merrill Chase Gallery in Chicago. It is beautifully framed and has all of their gallery information on the back of the frame. This etching is in flawless condition, the colors are bright.
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.
This is an original etching by American artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler. The title of this image is "Soupe A Trois Sous", It was created and printed in 1859 and according to the Glascow catalog this image was never published. The etching measures 5 7/8X8 7/8 inches, printed on a thin Japan laid paper, very fine condition, nice use of plate tone in the foreground. Soupe à trois sous ' is French for 'Soup for three sous', which was very cheap soup, and implies that the restaurant was a very basic café/bar. Whistler's first title, 'Café des Pieds Monilles' implies a particular café. 'Café des Pieds Monilles' is almost certainly a garbled reference to the Parisian Café des Pieds-Humides ('Café of the Wet Feet'). However, this title seems to have been immediately rejected in favour of the more familiar ' Soupe à trois sous '.(glascow)
This is an original pencil signed drypoint etching by British artist: Dame Laura Knight, R.A. R.W.S....The title of this work is:
"Sleeping Dancer". It was created and printed in 1925 in an edition of only 18. The image measures 9 7/8X13 3/4 inches. A very fine and rich impression, effective use of drypoint in the velvety shadow areas. "Laura Knight was already established as a leading British painter by the time she began printmaking. Consequently, her style was already fully formed and her bold modern approach is unmistakable throughout her printed work. It is for her circus and dressing room scenes that Dame Laura Knight is now especially famous."
This is an original pencil signed lithograph by American artist Robert Riggs. The title of this work is: "The Third Round", it was created and printed in 1932, one of a series of Boxing images that Riggs is best known for. The size of this image is impressive. The image measures 14 3/8X19 3/8 inches. Very fine condition, framed, archival materials. "Robert Riggs's dream at age eleven was to join the traveling carnival troupes that he saw in Decatur and picture in a hundred or so drawings that reveal his precocious talent. After studies at the Art Students League in New York from 1915-1917, he worked as an illustrator for the Philadelphia advertising agency N.W. Ayer and Son. In 1918 he spent time in Paris, where he took courses at the Academie Julian. He produced his first lithograph in 1932, on themes from the popular world of boxing "
This is an original etching by French artist Jacques James Tissot. It is titled:" L'Enfant Prodigue", from the series The Prodigal son in modern life. "The fatted calf" This etching was from the first state of 2 in an edition of 100. This edition was done before the type set text under the image and this one is quite rare that it is also hand signed by the artist in the lower right corner as well as plate signed and stamped with the red seal in the lower left. The image measures 10 3/4X14 1/2 inches, the platemark measures 12 1/4X14 1/2 inches. Printed on a wove type medium weight paper. A finely inked impression....
An early etching by Gene Kloss, this is a very richly inked scene of boats moored on the quiet harbor waters of San Francisco Bay. The image size is 9 x 10 inches, published in 1935 in a small edition of 75, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Gene Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier, changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. On their honeymoon, the Kloss's traveled to and fell in love with Taos, New Mexico. For over a decade they split their time between Taos and Berkely, CA; Gene Kloss becoming a central figure in the artistic communities of both states. This etching is in pristine condition and features a richly inked impression with superb plate tone on a heavy weight wove type paper.
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.
Lithograph, image size 15 3/8 x 18 inches, 1932, pencil signed. Born in Poland, Max Weber emigrated to Brooklyn, New York with his family at the age of 10. He went on to study art at the Pratt Institute in Boston, then traveled to Europe where he was influenced by the groundbreaking work of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Henri Rousseau. Weber returned to America, bringing with him the cubist and modernist ideas and techniques that he learned in Europe, and is considered by many to be one of the forefathers of American modernism.
Engraving by Alfred Jones after the painting by William Sidney Mount, image size 12 1/2 x 16 inches, sheet size 17 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches, published in 1843 by the Apollo Association, printed by J. Dalton.
This is a rare original etching by American 19th century artist Stephen Parrish. The title of this work is "A Gale at Fecamp,Normandie" It was created and printed in 1886. This was Parrish's only etching with such complete remarques all around the central image. The etching measures 13 3/4X15 3/4 inches. The remarques show all of the life and memories of Parrish's trip to France in the 1880's. This etching is hand signed in pencil and is a vary scarce image. It appears in the Schneider catalog as image number 117. "He was clearly influenced by the symphonic margins of French etcher Felix Buhot, with whom he had correspondence. The remarques reveal Parrish's lively sense of humor"....This etching is framed and appears to be in excellent condition.
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.
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