This is an original handsigned woodblock print by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. This work is titled: "Ghetto", it was created and printed in 1942. It is a very scarce image by this artist. It was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 9 3/4X10 7/8 inches. pencil signed titled and dated in the lower margin. This image was printed in an edition of only 26 signed proofs.. Isac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. Those were difficult days for a captive people under the czarist yoke, but it was not long before young Isac’s assertive spirit emerged. At sixteen he was arrested and condemned to death, along with several of his classmates, for protesting compulsory uniforms and weekend curfews. His classmates were shot but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Fortunately, Friedlander’s skills in drawing and the portraits he did of his prison guards and their children came to the attention of a local functionary, who took an interest in him. In four years he was released. The war years of the 1940’s found him deeply troubled in spirit by the reports of sufferings and persecution of his people throughout Nazi-dominated Europe. Having experienced first hand in his youth the depth of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, he now produced his heart-rending and powerful prints of the holocaust.
Friedlander’s woodcuts, wood engravings, and etchings are powerful expressions of the human condition. Death took him in 1968, but not before his spirit found renewed expression in his masterful prints of life among America’s urban blacks as the winds of social change were gathering to redress the wrongs of generations.
This is a quite rare original lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin. It was created between 1973-1974 in the Boston Studio in collaboration with lithographer Herb Fox. This image is not in the Fern O'Sullivan catalog. The image measures 11X10 inches. This lithograph is hand signed in pencil, inscribed as A.P. lower left and has the Herb Fox blind stamp in the lower margin. Beautifully framed with archival materials.
This is an original drypoint etching by British artist William Russell Flint. The title is Aragonese String Makers, it was created and printed in 1930. It is editioned as impression number XXVII... The image measures 9 1/2X14 3/4 inches. Printed on an early laid type paper, R.G. 1820. The image is signed in sepia ink lower right border. A very rich inking with extensive use of plate tone in the sky and land. A beautiful impression. This image was reproduced for the book "Fine Prints of the Year, 1931, published by Malcolm Salaman
This is a fine original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title of this work is: La Coquette. It was created and printed circa 1905. It is hand signed with pen and ink in the lower right border. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. The image measures 14 1/8X10 3/16 inches. This image appears in the Merrill Chase catalog as image number 22. A fine example of his "belle epoque" style of expression.
This is an original drypoint etching by Scotish artist David Muirhead Bone. It is titled: Fish Market no.2, Venice. It was created and printed in 1915. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right border and has an image size of 9X11 1/2 inches. A very rich impression showing a rich drypoint burr in the inking. This image appears in the Dodgson catalog as image number 344.II. Previously sold by Arthur Harlow in New York.
This incredible image by the British etcher, Arthur Briscoe, measures 8 1/8 x 15 3/8 inches, inked signed and numbered, 73/75, created in 1931. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists 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. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches, pencil signed
Etching with drypoint, image size 9 1/4 x 11 1/2, 1934, edition of 40, pencil signed and numbered. This print is also in the MoMA collection.
This is an original mezzotint engraving by Dutch artist Jacob Gole (1660-1737) This image, The Drawing Lesson was created after the painting by Godfrey Schalcken. This image identified in the lower border has an image size of 9 3/4X7 7/8 inches. Printed on an early laid type paper, some foxing but overall very fine condition. It has a collectors seal in the lower border, "H de t stat".
This is a very rare original etching by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published in 1921 in an edition of 100, cat: Ordeman-205, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. There is some old masking tape residue in the margins, but this is outside of the image area and will be covered by a window mat. This print is quite scarce, and an unusual subject for Benson; in most of his images the landscape serves as a backdrop for wildfowl or hunters but in this etching he focuses on the land and river, creating an atmospheric summer scene.
This is an original lithograph by American artist John S. deMartelly. The image, Old Moon was created and printed in 1938 and sold by Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 10 1/8X13 3/4 inches. One of his best regionalist images. Much in the style of Thomas Hart Benton of whom the artist knew and worked with while at the Kansas City Art Institiute in the 1930's and early 40's. This lithograph is framed with the AAA label on the back.
This is a very fine etching and drypoint by Charleston artist Alfred Hutty. The title is: My Doorway on Tradd St, Charleston S.C. This etching is pencil signed by the artist with his snail design after his name. The image was created and printed in 1941. The image measures 10 1/2X7 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. Very fine condition, a rich impression.
This is an original serigraph by American artist Will Barnet. The title is Reflections, this image was created and printed in 1971. The image is pencil signed, titled and has the edition as 81/225. The image measures 22X14 inches. Barnet was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and, on a scholarship, went to New York to study at the Art Students League.
This is a finely detailed wood engraving by American artist Hendrik Glintenkamp (1887-1946) The title is: Manhattan construction, Radio City, N.Y. It was created and printed in 1932, and is numbered 25/100. Hand signed in pencil lower border and also on the back of the sheet. Very fine condition.
This is an original etching by Charleston artist Alfred Hutty. This image is titled: My Charleston Studio, it was created and printed in 1931. The image measures 7 1/2X9 inches. Hand signed in pencil with his snail monogram. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.
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