This etching by the British artist Seymour Haden measures 7 x 10 1/4 inches, pencil signed, plate dated 1874, I/V, Cat: Schneiderman-144. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.
This is a fine original etching by British artist Samuel Palmer, "The Herdsman's Cottage" this image was created in 1850 and is the second state of two with the artists initials lower left border. The platemark measures 4 7/8X4 5/8, a rich impression on an antique laid type paper. Some glue remains on the back of the sheet only in the border area from where the etching was once taped to a backing board. The image and immediate area are in pristine condition. This image appears in the Palmer catalog as image number 3. The image size measures 3 7/8X3 inches.
This is an original etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The title is: The Inn, Purfleet, It was original composed and created in 1869. This etching was done in 11 states, this was the published version and designated as X/XI before the plate was cut down. This etching is pencil signed, the image measures 7X10 inches, printed on a medium weight laid type paper. The image appears in the Schneiderman catalog as image number 127. The scene was taken "from the left bank of the tidal waters of the lower Thames, some twelve miles east of London."
This is an original etching with drypoint by British artist Seymour Haden. The title is Cowdray Castle with Geese. It was created and printed in 1882, this is the forth state of five. Hand signed in pencil , printed on a laid type paper. Titled and dated lower left in the image. The image measures 6X9 1/2 inches. This image appears in the Schneiderman catalog as image number 208.
This is an original etching by French artist Alphonse Legros. It is a portrait of British etcher Sir Charles Holroyd. Created circa 1889. This image has a plate size of 11X7 inches, printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right corner of the border.
"Sir Charles Holroyd was one of the most prolific etchers of his generation. He was taught by Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art and his work shows the considerable influence of his close friend William Strang. Sir Charles Holroyd was appointed first Keeper of the Tate Gallery and later Director of the National Gallery. These posts ensured that he did not need to depend upon printmaking for his livelihood; consequently, his etchings were not issued in formal editions. Impressions of his etchings were only taken when required and, as a result, many of his printed works are very scarce indeed.
Alphonse Legros was the single most influential European printmaker upon the development of the etching revival in England. Born in Dijon, Legros was persuaded to move to London by Whistler, whom he had met in Paris. Legros rapidly achieved recognition for his highly accomplished etchings and in 1875 was placed in charge of the etching class at the Royal College in South Kensington and the following year was made Professor of Fine Art at the influential Slade School. It was during his eighteen years in this post that Legros was to exert a formidable influence upon the direction of an entire generation of British printmakers." ( thank you, Mr. Campbell)
This is an original etching by French artist Felix Bracquemond (1833-1914) The title of this work is: Les Mouettes, Sea gulls. It was created and printed circa 1880, pencil signed lower right border and signed within the plate lower right. This is one of his most important images. The platemark measures 7X10 1/4 inches on a sheet size of 10X13 1/2 inches. Printed on a heavy weight wove type paper.
This airy, impressionistic line etching depicts a man fishing in a forested landscape. Etched circa 1900, its measurements are 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches and it is signed "A. Legros" lower right. Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College.
This is one of the most impressionistic mezzotint studies created by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. It is titled: "Grayling Fishing", it was created and printed in 1897. It is state II/V. This is a beautiful impression but does have a long touched up scratch on the right side of the composition. Pencil signed, by Haden and also signed by Golding, his printer. There are printing instructions on the lower left of the border by Golding. The image measures 7 1/2X11 3/4 inches.
This framed lithograph by Engelmann after Vernet, measures 17 x 10 3/4 inches. It is plate signed and titled on the lower margin. Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, France and trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux. He studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault’s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he traveled to Munich, Germany to study lithography and is largely credited with bringing lithography to France.
Drypoint etching. Max Blach Wien collector's stamp on back. Pencil signed "A. Legros" in the lower right. Plate measures 3 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches on 7 x 9 1/4 inch watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric scene with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Bliss 364. A rare print.
A color lithograph by Ferdinand Perrot. In the lower right: "Dessine & Lith. par Ferd. Perrot." Dated November 27th, 1838. Image measures 16 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches on 21 3/8 x 30 1/8 inch wove type paper. Published by Turgis.
A romantic original etching by Louis Legrand, image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, 1895, edition of 50, state V/V, cat: Arwas-102, pencil signed and numbered. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery. His work has also been compared to that of Toulouse-Lautrec, although in fact much of Legrand's work predates that of Toulouse-Lautrec, including a series of drawings and etchings that Legrand made of the Moulin Rouge and it's dancers.
This detailed French etching measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Created in 1853, it is plate initialed, titled and dated. The inscription on the lower margin reads "La Cabane des bucherone, dans les bois du Buron, pendant l'automne de 1853."
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